@History_pics (49 Photos)

10 Mar

A friend of ours recently retweeted a picture posted by ClassicPics which caught our attention. A quick glimpse of their pictures and we knew it was a perfect fit for our next feature. If you enjoy historic photos of all sorts then make sure to stop by and say hello to @History_Pics.

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Two of the most influential people in the digital world today; Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. 1991

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True friendship

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Two monkeys on a tricycle. 1934

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The Angels Flight funicular railway, Los Angeles. 1960

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This photo is inxplicable

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The US 'Rum Chaser Dexter' covered in ice, 1926

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The Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosion ever created by humans. It broke windows over 900km from ground zero!1961

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The Angels Flight funicular railway, Los Angeles. 1960

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The colourful Nathan Road in Hong Kong

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The making of Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back. 1979

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The opening day of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope in 1977

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Real love lasts forever - a 6000 year old kiss, discovered on an excavation site in Iran, 1972

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Some Easter presents for Hitler

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Stockholm, Sweden in 1873, by Johannes Jaeger. It was one of the first panoramic images ever.

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The aftermath of the bombing of Dresden, Germany. 1945

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Probably the most famous classic photo ever Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper (1932

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Performance of Queen at Live Aid in Wembley Stadium, London. 1985

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Opening the Mona Lisa after WWII. In the war, it was hidden under the bed of the curator of the Louvre Museum. 1945

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\Men never change... Vilnius, 1965

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Gary Coleman and Mr. T on an episode of the A-Team, 1980s

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Father and son watching the launch of the Apollo 11 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 1969

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Eruption of the Vesuvius, as a U.S. Army jeep drives by shortly after the arrival of the Allied forces in Italy 1944

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Dali Atomicus (retouched version) by Philippe Halsman. It took 28 attempts to get this perfectly-timed shot! 1948

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Incredibly sharp photograph of Petersburg, Virginia in 1865

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Hoboken, New Jersey, 1954. A beautiful photo made by Eliott Erwitt.

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In 1969, the American Niagara Falls were de-watered for 6 months to prevent destruction of the Falls due to

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Bruce McCandless, the first person ever to make an untethered spacewalk using a manned maneuvering unit. 1984

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Chaos during rush hour in Chicago, 1909

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Confidence

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Construction workers looking up to the giant propellers of the Titanic. 1912

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Brilliant classic photograph of a board track racer, Otto Walker. Circa 1915

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Babe Ruth knocked unconscious after chasing a foul ball into a wall at Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C. 1924

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Auto dump. Escondido, California, April 1972. Via @big_picture

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Animal handlers of the Oregon Zoo took an elephant out to meet the other animals. She seems to like the sea lion!

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Acrobats doing a balancing act atop the Empire State Building, 1934

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Aerial photograph of Disneyland in 1962

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Amazing photo of world's largest gathering of canoes and kayaks in Fourth Lake, New York, via @NatGeoPhotos

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An illustration from 1908 of a future mobile phone.

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A worker relaxing during the construction of a skyscraper in New York in the beginning of the 20th century.

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A wonderful photo of Marilyn Monroe on Santa Monica Beach, 1962, by George Barris. It was her last photoshoot.

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A train driver had a very bad day, at Montparnasse station in France, 1895

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A soldier in Vietnam with a simple message

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A carrier pigeon sent from a British tank, in France 1918

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A circus woman with a rollerskating chimpanzee, by Stanley Kubrick. New York City, 1948.

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A construction worker on the Golden Gate Bridge doesn't seem to mind the height! Ca. 1935

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A prediction from 1910 of what 'the future' (2000) would look like. This was the artist's idea of a Video-telegraph.

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A man waving to his relatives on the other side of the Berlin Wall, 1967

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A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was frequently used during WWII

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A game in Yankee Stadium, New York, somewhere in the late 1930's

These pictures are just a few of many great ones posted over at History Pics.

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