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Flashes from our past – 002

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1893. Man, probably Tempest Anderson’s (pioneer of vulcanology) team member standing in a spiracle on a lava plain in Iceland

 

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1906. Italian village Boscotrecase destroyed by volcanic ash and lava during Vesuvius eruption

 

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1924. Calvin Coolidge (right) 30th president of United States on his Vermont farm with his wife (left) and son John (middle)

 

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7th November 1927. Communist parade on the muddy Red Square in Moscow. Note the old (made of wood) Mausoleum of Lenin on the left! 

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1929. Churchill and Chaplin meeting at the shooting ‘City Lights’. 

 

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1934. Small M1917 tanks in San Francisco during West-coast strikes

 

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1939-40. The Polish citizen, German nationality paramilitary forces ‘Selbstschutz’ (Self-defense) executing Polish civilians in Piaśnica-forest (Poland) during WW2 German invasion

The ‘Selbstschutz’ was formed between the two world wars, but its significance grew in the period of German threats of 1938-39. When the German troops crossed the border of Poland, the ‘Selbstschutz’ actions were proliferated against Polish civils whos attacked German nationalities living in Poland revenged German agression.

 

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1940. Russian soldiers of the Imperial (japanese) Manchukuo Army. Lots of russians fled from Russia after communist Soviet Union formed

 

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1940-1950-s, somewhere in US-south states. Negro warning sign to stay away from white area

 

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1943. Los Angeles. Two women show off a plastic bra – designed to help prevent occupational accidents among female war workers

 

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1950. A prisoner of war returned home from Soviet Union, Vienna, Austria

 

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1950. Haifa, Israel. ‘Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz’. All seven members of the jewish Ovitz family survived the Auschwitz death camp and Josef Mengele horrified medical experimentations in WW2

 

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November 1956. Soviet-friendly communist police force in Hungary during the hungarian revolution

 

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1963. Bill Clinton with his mother Virginia Clintonnal on a Christmas party

 

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1967. Custom early four-door Porsche. Made by american Troutman-Barnes company for William Dick Texas merchant’s wife. It was built of two half-cut 911S, the rear doors were made of reverse front doors

 

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1973. Scotland. Glasgow Subway before modernisation. This old railway system operated with cable-pulled trains (kinda San Francisco cable cars) and the cable was driven from a steam-powered plant until 1935. The really low-built cars was made of wood

 

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1974. The world’s first plastic, computer-designed building in Preston’s Fulwood district, England, is located on Kennington County Road and has a classroom in a elementary school. It is still in use until today: CLICK

 

 

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Late 1970-s. Roger Moore in London in front of Bond Street tabacconist

 

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1990. Beer arrived to soviet canteen

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Yugoslavian summers – 1983-85

Christmas for kids by Sears – 1977