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Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by KRYPTON INC., Apr 15, 2018.
Awesome Guts. Haven't seen most of these.
On September 30th, 1956, during a drunken argument in a New York City Bar, a man named Thomas Fitzpatrick claimed he could fly an airplane from New Jersey to New York in under 15 minutes. To prove himself, Fitzpatrick left the bar, stole an airplane from a New Jersey airfield at 3am, flew without lights or radio completely intoxicated, and landed the airplane in the street in front of the bar. The owner of the plane was so impressed that he refused to press charges, and Fitzpatrick was only fined $1000 for his stunt. Two years later, Fitzpatrick got into another drunken argument in which another bar patron refused to believe his wild story, so he did it again. This time finding himself in prison for 6 months.
The scientific and engineering pioneers at NASA make calculations in the pre-desktop computer age, 1961.
Seattle Metro bus back in the late 1960's.
Fashion shoots and street wear in London from the mid to late 60's.
In the late 1950's NASA with help from the military tested the effects of weightlessness on mammals. While we are all familiar with the use of primates in such experimentation, did you know that cats were also used? Tossed around in near weightless conditions to test the effect on their sense of balance. Here is both footage of such tests on a large aircraft performing near weightless maneuvers. In the picture below that a pilot does the same in cockpit, 1958.
The streets of Dublin on an average day in the early 1960's.
July 24, 1963, young Bill Clinton meets JFK and shook his hand.
Barbara Streisand and then husband Elliot Gould, 1963.
Is this the first selfie? Hunter S. Thompson at age 22 takes a self portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1960.
These iconic portraits were discovered by Dan Oppenheimer, a stained-glass designer in Memphis. They are the work of the late Jack Robinson, who shot celebrity portraits for Vogue in the 1960s. Later in his life, Robinson took up a career in a stained-glass, where he worked for Oppenheimer. When Robinson died in 1997, Oppenheimer handled his effects. In that closet in Memphis, he found approximately 150,000 prints from Robinson's 17-year photography career. Ever since, he's been cataloging and managing the Jack Robinson Archive. Now you can see more of his work in the book Jack Robinson: On Show: Portraits 1958-72, published in November, 2016.
Get ready 90's kids! Look at this summit of hipness circa 1991. Michael Jordan, Kid 'n' Play and DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince himself.
Elijah Wood and Leonardo Dicaprio in 1994.
Marshall Mathers AKA EMINEM long before the fame playing around with friends in the early 1990's.
Runners in the first Olympics of the modern era, April 6, 1896.
Hunters pose with one of many large piles of American Buffalo skulls. The 19 Century hunts nearly drove the species to extinction. The bones were processed into fertilizer.
A late 19th Century lion tamer poses with his "pride". I can't help but comment that these animals don't look well cared for.
Brazil was the last country in the New World to ban slavery, which it did in 1888. Here are some photos of the lives of slaves from this late period of human bondage in the Americas.
A lady with two slaves, in Bahia, Brazil, 1860
A detail from a photo of slaves going to the coffee harvest with oxcar. Vale do Paraiba, Sao Paulo, 1885.
Slaves at a coffee yard in a farm. Vale do Paraiba, Sao Paulo, 1882.
Black woman with white child on her back. Bahia, 1860.
I wish photography were older than what it is. Imagine what crazy pictures we'd have if photography had existed back in the Middle Ages or ancient times.
It would be amazing to have pictures of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
Here's the next best thing, a 3D reconstruction of one of them:
Joan Crawford accepting her best actress Oscar in bed after faking illness so she didn't have to go to the ceremony, 1946.
Joan Crawford posing with the 1963 Oscar winners despite not even being nominated for one that year.
Young Carrie Fisher watching her mum Debbie Reynolds perform
Mama Cass Elliot in London, 1968. She was the original Adele! Died too young :'(
I know that colorizing pictures from the era of black and white is somewhat controversial but some of the following pictures capture a lot of history, colorized or not.
The site of what would become the Eiffel Tower, July 1888.
Princess Elizabeth II, aged 18, 1944.
Captain Walter "Waddy" Young and his crew pose in front of their caricatures on their B-29 Superfortress , November 24, 1944.
Sir David Attenborough petting a macaw, ca. 1950-51.
"Here lies an unknown English Lieutenant killed in air combat". Western Desert, Egypt, 1941.
The Japanese Instrument of Surrender being signed on USS Missouri on September 2nd 1945.
Chicago North Line rail accident between Harrison Street and Wabash Avenue on, 1953.
Morning bathers in Las Vegas watch the mushroom cloud from an atomic test just 75 miles away, 1953. The cloud had a brilliant red and purple cast.
Moving a house using draught horses. San Francisco, 1908.
This thread is awesome. **** the useless 2010s.
That Las Vegas picture is just begging to be colorized.
So many questions after seeing this. Did the spectators know the testing would be happening? Did they know the danger? How many of them got sick from the radiation?
Machu Picchu now vs 1912.
Hiawatha Playfield, Seattle, 1912.
Chichen Itza, Mexico, before cleaning and restoration, 1892.
A very large organ pipe cactus in Baja California, 1895.
Photograph by Leon Diguet.
Toronto skyline circa 1930 vs 2013.
Not a joke... The day Sweden changed from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right, 1967.
The Green Line demarcation zone, Beirut, Lebanon 1982.
A canal being drained and cleaned in Venice, Italy, 1956.
Drive-in theater, South Bend Indiana, 1950s.
A grocery store at the time its Japanese-American owner is evicted. Oakland, CA, 1942. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.
First aerial photograph of Stonehenge. Taken during the summer of 1906 from a balloon, this is the first known aerial photograph of an archaeological site.
Gotta love them Canucks. Canadian soldiers serving in Korea made a makeshift hockey rink, 1952.