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Rarely Seen “Enchanted†Moments of US History
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Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab, 1894
 
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A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company†started out in 1903
 
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Testing football helmets in 1912
 
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Helmets again: A Pyramid of captured German ones in front of the NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1918
 
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A bar in New York City , the night before prohibition began,1920
 
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Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s
 
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Traffic jam in New York , 1923
 
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A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine , Florida , 1926
 
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World economic crisis, 1929
 
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Central Park
 
in 1930
 
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Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930
 
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Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s
 
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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
 
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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
 
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NY, Coney Island , 1940
 
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The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942
 
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A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court . Chicago , 1948
 
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Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York , 1949
 
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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.â€)
 
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Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955
 
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NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960′s
 
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Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963
 
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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969
 
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An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971
 
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Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston , 1972 by Arthur Tress
 
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A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974
 
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Robert De Niro’s 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 .
 
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Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983
 
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Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

 

 
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A lot of food for thought in this collection of photos Glen.  I was born in 1949...I am starting to know what my Grandpa felt like when people talked about the old days (he was 93 when he passed about 15 years ago).  Can you imagine the tabloids if Michel Obama sat on Mr T's lap now a-days??  :)  Brutal for sure.  :)

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How cool is that?   :thumbs: 

The greatest President in American history...

wore sweats just like mine.   :)  

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How cool is that?   :thumbs: 

The greatest President in American history...

wore sweats just like mine.   :)  

He "filled them out" more  :greetings-wavingblue:

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No...   :teasing-poke: 

he just pulled his up higher. 

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High Pockets!  :)

 

I love the look on the faces of the woman who's date is collapsing in her arms and the one outside of divorce court!  :ROTF:

 

That Mickey Mouse Club was scary!  :scared-ghostface:

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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

My wife is a quilter, if they did this again I bet she would take up baking!   :ROTF:     :text-lol: 

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I have to agree with Squonk the Mickey Mouse club one was rather creepy.

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High Pockets!  :)

 

I love the look on the faces of the woman who's date is collapsing in her arms and the one outside of divorce court!  :ROTF:

 

That Mickey Mouse Club was scary! 

 

 

Creepy was the first thought that ran thru my mind as well on the Mickey Mouse Club!

 

Very cool stuff Glen.

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Thanks, Glen. I love this stuff! Reminds me when I went to the doctor's or Dentist's office when I was a kid and leafed through the Life Magazines.

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