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January 12, 2015

10 of the greatest Photos: History Porn, at Random.

Clickety-click most images for hugeness! Most photos from Wikimedia or r/historyporn, Imgur, all linked.

As the famous saying goes, if we can’t remember the past, we won’t learn for the future. Enjoy these ten (eleven) random photos from among the millions of memorable moments our human race has encountered and created.

“This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me.” ~ Bill Gates,1994

 

A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974 

Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915. Colorized by me! [1920 x 1080] (i.imgur.com) This one definitely needs to be click-clicketied:

 

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks (1939) [736×987] (i.imgur.com)

A view we’ve never seen of a famous photograph: Charles Ebbets shooting his famous photograph, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”, while perching on the 69th floor of the GE building. 1932 [635×500](i.imgur.com)

 

A French boy introduces himself to Indian soldiers who had just arrived in France to fight alongside French and British forces, Marseilles, 30th September 1914 – [1755×1227] (i.imgur.com)

 

This is Trench Warfare. Photo taken by an official British Photographer during WWI, c.1917 [800×599] (i.imgur.com)

 

Women protesting the forced Hijab in Iran, days after the 1979 Revolution [595 × 418]

 

A disabled First World War veteran begging on the streets of Berlin, 1923 – [1024×768]

 

An incredibly rare, candid and original color photograph a B-17 bombardier heading toward Germany, 1940’s. [1280×859] (i.imgur.com)

 

 

Bonus: Four horsemen riding through the streets of Amsterdam on a ‘motorless day’, when cars are prohibited due to the oil crisis in the Middle East, 4th November 1973 – [1280×1016] (i.imgur.com)

 

 

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