Rarely Seen History August 20, 2019

1981. Williams X-Jet a.k.a. the flying pulpit. It did not become the part of our everyday life, however, it would be awesome to go to job with this tool 🙂 1964. Wicker children carrier box for scooters 1980. Charles, Prince of Wales dacing a Cossack dance when he visited the Soviet Union (Ukraine) Around 1955. […]

Rarely Seen History January 1, 2019

There weren’t a huge range of available cars in the Eastern Block, and the production of them were continously delayed. After someone paid an advance, he might wait 10-15 years to get the car in hand. And there were countries where the waiting time was even longer! The Communist Era was never able to produce […]

Rarely Seen History June 6, 2018

Actually the chosen title not really covers the reality because the illustrations presented below are not specifically designed for comics. Still, style and theme choice all reflect the world of comics. In this series, I’m presenting some of the less well-known drawers, who designed the covers and illustrations for the most popular American-adventure books. The […]

Rarely Seen History February 27, 2018

Actually the chosen title not really covers the reality because the illustrations presented below are not specifically designed for comics. Still, style and theme choice all reflect the world of comics. In this series, I’m presenting some of the less well-known drawers, who designed the covers and illustrations for the most popular American-adventure books. The […]

Rarely Seen History February 24, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! Cincinnati’s Price Hill Incline in the early 1900s   1913. Grinding metal at Crewe railway works, England   1919. Fish vendor in soviet Arkhangelsk   1930. Illegal distillery in Poland   1931. Archaeologists excavating the agora in Athens discovered a well hewn into the rock that contained the remains of 450 babies […]

Rarely Seen History February 11, 2018

1957. The Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep, also known as the flying Jeep, was developed for the US Army to takeoff and land vertically. They believed they could completely unleash the old rolling off-road vehicle.   1900. American woodcutters   1913. First all-Russian Olympic Games in Kiev. Riding and mowing Gymnastic with rakes and mowers.   1914. […]

Rarely Seen History February 6, 2018

1918. Tarzan of the Apes   1925.    1931.    1933.    1934.    1935.    1951.   1952.   1958.   1958.   1960.   1960.   1961.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1963.   1963.   1964.   1965.   1966.   1968.   1968.   1968. […]

Rarely Seen History February 3, 2018

The Soviet Union is an inexhaustible source of interesting, disturbing, shocking or simply rare photos. Here’s a pack of ’em: 1920. H.G. Wells meets V. I. Lenin   1922. Mounting of high-voltage power lines towers without crane. The upper parts were always rolled up (see right)   1927. From 1909 to 1930 there was a […]

Rarely Seen History January 31, 2018

If we hear the name Tippi Hedren, we do not have much to think about. But she is Melanie Griffith’s mother and she is an actress (Hitchcock: Birds, Marnie), a model, an anti-Vietnam war activist and an enthusiastic animal protector. She created the Shambala Lion Wildlife Reserve. Facebook Comments

Rarely Seen History January 28, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! 1901. Playground in Russian Empire, Cherkassy city. The name of the game is giant step   1910. US-Mexico border   1911. The 16 ton anchor for SS Titanic leaving N. Hingley & Sons, Netherton Iron Works, UK   1916. Cleaner vacuum cleaning the 2nd class wagons on the Russian Empire railway   1919. Red terror era. […]

Rarely Seen History January 23, 2018

Peter van Wijk – a Dutch merchant ship’s radioman – is the one who came to New York in the summer of 1979 and photographed the bustling, vivid color metropolis with his machine. You can see the whole collection at the same time, just as nowhere before. Facebook Comments

rarelyseenhistory January 22, 2018

Germany late 1970s, early 80s A clip from the Television series “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” with host Jack Palance that aired in the mid-1980’s. The story was about automobile safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt. The first half featured the familiar footage of crash test dummies in the ultra slow-motion from […]

Rarely Seen History January 20, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare The Blizzard of 1910 was considered the worst snowsorm to hit New York since 1888. A trolley plowed through the snow and wind during the heavy snowfall on New York streets in Jan. 1910. Facebook Comments

Rarely Seen History January 6, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare. Today some 18+! images are in at the end. 1886. Aleksandr Ilyich Ulyanov, older brother of Lenin. Hanged for an attempted assasination of Tzar Alexander III, aged 21. Facebook Comments

Rarely Seen History January 2, 2018

Today we will visiting in the 1980s’ Liverpool and its region. Watch out, 52 kicking photos coming! Liverpool fell to the depths never before seen in the early eighties. The economic recession, which is heavily affected by the city (and the country), mainly due to the shrinking industrial production and the endless factory closures have […]