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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
1893. Man, probably Tempest Anderson’s (pioneer of vulcanology) team member standing in a spiracle on a lava plain in Iceland 1906. Italian village Boscotrecase destroyed by volcanic ash and lava during Vesuvius eruption 1924. Calvin Coolidge (right) 30th president of United States on his Vermont farm with his wife (left) and son John (middle) […]
Shocking, surprising, interesting and rare images from past. Part 001 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 […]
Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 and today has more than 5 millions citizens – it’s the second biggest city of Russia. The city has a unique charm, its downtown is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Saint Petersburg was renamed to Petrograd in 1914 and to Leningrad in 1924. The images in this post […]