Shocking, surprising, interesting and rare images from past.
1881. A snow blockade in southern Minnesota. On March 29, 1881, snowdrifts in Minnesota were higher than locomotives
1901. Before Tinder. Remote part of Montana. Woodsmen post an advertisement
The first military airplanes to be used by Latvia
Swastikas not means nazism. It’s an ancient religious icon used in Asia means: Sun, Prosperity, Good Luck.
Early 1930s. Circus elephant arrived to port of Newcastle upon Tyne, England
1935. Mao Zedong (center-left) and Zhou Enlai (far left) founding fathers of the communist China in Yanan (COLORIZED)
1936. An American woman managed to surprise Hitler with a kiss at the Summer Olympics in Berlin
Hitler was furious about the incident. Several of Schutzstaffel (SS) guards were dismissed in disgrace while several more were demoted in rank.
1939. Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, in Poland – as German war correspondent – watches in shock (and sec later fainted) as Wehrmacht troops kill 22 Jews
1940. Albert Einstein, his daughter (right) and secretary (left) become U.S. citizens
1941. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini visited eastern front in Soviet Union
1945. Soviet sailors raise the USSR’s naval ensign over Port-Arthur (now Lüshunkou, part of China), COLORISED
1950. South Korean military police interrogate North Korea POWs in Pyongyang
1959. Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy
1963. Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro at a stadium in Leningrad – during his visit in Soviet Union – using his own camera
1969. The Statue of Liberty, seen from Caven Point, NJ.
1983. Aftermath of a North Korean assassination attempt in Rangoon against Chun Doo-hwan, the fifth President of South Korea. President survived but 21 not
1990. DDR Volkspolizei meets a West Berlin motorbike cop, Friedrichstrasse Berlin after reunion of two-part Germany. Police forces worked paralell a couple of months until unionisation
1990. Workers at still functioning units of the Chernobyl power plant are measured for radiation after shift
1989. Pink Floyd plays in Venice, Italy on a massive floating stage