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Arky 10-14-2013 11:37 PM

40 Must-See Historical Photos
 
http://www.demilked.com/must-see-his...%28DeMilked%29

I thought I'd share this (from facebook - again).
Hard to describe what's going on but the pics are telling their story themselves.

thunderstruck 10-14-2013 11:59 PM

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Great post. I really enjoyed looking through the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

FoolInTheRain 10-15-2013 03:12 AM

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Amazing photos. I don't really know why, but photos of war-torn WWII era Europe are particularly fascinating.

Smoke 10-15-2013 06:39 PM

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Look real close at the 1963 Ronald McDonald - it's TV personality Willard Scott!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Scott

Thanks for sharing!

Dr_Watso 10-15-2013 06:53 PM

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The little girl and her doll outside her bombed out home...

Chills!

Arky 10-16-2013 12:28 PM

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Here's another pic, borrowed from facebook/Daily Pictures - I think it fits well into the existing collection. (I slightly increased the contrast of that pic.)

"Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle & Mobile Booking Cage, 1920"

MrInsanePolack 10-16-2013 04:20 PM

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Just can't get over how peaceful the suicide girl looks.

Arky 10-21-2013 11:58 AM

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Expanding the existing collection (source: facebook once more).

*250kg diving suit, 1911* (orig. text in Russian)

wildbil 10-21-2013 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Arky (Post 1191322)
Expanding the existing collection (source: facebook once more).

*250kg diving suit, 1911* (orig. text in Russian)

Amazing photos Arky, great history,Diving suits have come a long way. I had know idea we measured bathing suits.

Boom 10-21-2013 09:30 PM

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I just wanted to chime in and say thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it.

Most interesting pic? That would be hard to say, but the one that is sticking out in my head is the child cage or whatever where you kept your babies outside of the house suspended for some sunlight and fresh air.

Jeff Almeyda 10-22-2013 01:48 AM

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The pic of the white man pouring acid in the pool where the black people were swimming was
particularly disturbing. I never cease to be amazed at man's potential for inhumanity.

Anon La Ply 10-22-2013 04:13 AM

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Thanks Arky incredible pictures ... capturing periods times in history that remind us of how lucky we are to live in the modern age.

JustJames 10-22-2013 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda (Post 1191592)
The pic of the white man pouring acid in the pool where the black people were swimming was
particularly disturbing. I never cease to be amazed at man's potential for inhumanity.

Once you have a reason to discard empathy, it's easy.

Start to believe that "the others" are in every sense beneath you, and sub-human and this sort of behaviour - and far worse - follows. There's a sadly long list.

Anon La Ply 10-22-2013 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by JustJames (Post 1191641)
Once you have a reason to discard empathy, it's easy.

Start to believe that "the others" are in every sense beneath you, and sub-human and this sort of behaviour - and far worse - follows. There's a sadly long list.

The other issue is that, just because a being is "beneath" you, that's no reason to be ruthless and cruel. Don't we love our children and pets? Look at the face of the pool guy. He's an angry man and he's found people he can bully.

But there are so many other powerful pictures ... I used to work in OH&S so the baby cage really caught my eye - reminded me of the window scene in A Fish Called Wanda.

JustJames 10-22-2013 06:10 AM

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Interesting that you mention that "he's an angry man", ALP.

I did a quick google, just in case this was one of those pics where what is happening is not what the caption says.

And the caption in this case is correct.

But there was some back story. The acid guy's motel was up against the wall. He'd been firebombed by the KKK already and he was - apparently - pushed into doing something to fight desegregation. He was also described as a civic minded guy, involved in local charities and community groups. So he prolly was an angry man. Who can say how much anger was directed at his situation, and how much at the people in the pool?

None of which should be taken as any sort of justification for abhorrent behaviour, but we're right back at the free will discussion!

Arky 10-22-2013 11:10 AM

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One of my facebook friends cared to research on that diving suit some more.
Turns out that this was Chester E. Macduffee's invention. Here are some links.

http://playingintheworldgame.wordpre...s-diving-suit/

http://www.therebreathersite.nl/12_A..._Macduffee.htm


Jeremy Bender 10-25-2013 04:41 AM

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Several disturbing images for sure. I think the most starkly ironic photo is the image of a nice family home with child on Mom's lap watching the mushroom cloud as if it's a perfectly normal occurrence.

Arky 11-09-2013 08:52 AM

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facebook again - "Incredible colorized historical photos" - great work and interesting pictures.

http://imgur.com/a/YiOLx

dmacc 11-09-2013 11:38 AM

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Each of these are pretty powerful.

The one with the boy - "Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII" - needs to be shown this time of year especially with the gifting season coming. Many kids today expect and anticipate so much that they'd never get excited about something like this unless it was the latest fashionable pair of boots/sneakers/shoes.

Perspective is an amazing thing.

Jeremy Bender 11-09-2013 01:59 PM

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I agree, the sheer delight in that boy's face speaks volumes of the era he lived in.

TopHat 11-09-2013 09:50 PM

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Amazing photos, thanks for sharing.

Drumsinhisheart 11-21-2013 11:31 PM

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The baby cage. Today, even if it was a titanium cage you could hang a tank off of ... here comes CPS.

The suicide ... that's rough.

I sent the pic of the bathing suit to my wife. We've discussed that issue on numerous occasions.

My grandparents and parents era. Unreal.

Thanks for posting.

Arky 11-24-2013 11:04 AM

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I think this fits into the thread, too - I could do without some of those celebs (and I'm not familiar with a bunch of them).
Also, please ignore the half-nude pic(s). Christopher Walken alone justifies posting this, haha.

25 Celebrities When They Were Young
http://sobadsogood.com/2011/09/05/wh...es-were-young/

Drumsinhisheart 11-24-2013 03:06 PM

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Betty White ???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????

Beam Me Up Scotty 11-26-2013 08:20 AM

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Oh wow, thanks for posting.
The pictures in the OP are so humbling. I feel... Peaceful after seeing them all?
Very odd.
Again, thank you.

Arky 01-02-2014 09:33 AM

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Police mugshots in the 1920's
http://themetapicture.com/police-mugshots-in-the-1920s/

keep it simple 01-02-2014 09:47 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda (Post 1191592)
The pic of the white man pouring acid in the pool where the black people were swimming was
particularly disturbing. I never cease to be amazed at man's potential for inhumanity.

Absolutely. Just a disgusting image representing a limited mindset that regrettably still exists today.

shemp 01-02-2014 10:14 AM

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Dang....I thought I would be the first to invent Hippo power.


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