Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rarely Seen Photographs

 A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the Harley-Davidson Motor Company started out in 1903

 Testing football helmets in 1912

 A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920

 Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

 Traffic jam in New York, 1923

 A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926 (UPDATE: well, an alligator farm of course, as Roy notes in the comments below)

 World economic crisis, 1929

 Central Park in 1930

 Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930

Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

 Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

 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

 NY, Coney Island, 1940

 The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

 A man begging for his wifes forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948

 Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

 19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes in the comments below, Tanaka was not exactly a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.)

 Floridas last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

 NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s

 Muhammad Alis fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

 New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

 An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

 Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

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

 Robert De Niros cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

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