26 Fascinating Images from the Past
These interesting photos, in both black and white and color, 
portray profound moments from recent history. 
Each photo reveals a snapshot of a time gone by. 
Some of the photos show instants that shook the world. 
Other photos reveal ordinary moments that 
open a window for one to peek through into the past. 
1938: a policeman catches a few youngsters in Luton, England. 
They were sneaking a look at the Bertram Mill Circus' rehearsals.
1986: The Shuttle Challenger up close. 
Notice the brown smoke at the bottom right, 
indicating a leak, which led to its fatal explosion.
1986: The faces of onlookers as
they watch the Challenger explode.
1924: Friends in Ohio enjoy their new ride.
1963: Robert Kennedy being comforted by his children 
after learning of his brother's assassination.
1967: Halftime at the first Super Bowl.
1954: Ann Hodges shows off her bruise 
after being hit by a meteorite.
1948: The only items Gandhi left behind after his passing. 
1966: A young Meryl Streep as a cheerleader 
at Bernards High School, New Jersey.
1990: A father bids his son goodbye during the siege of Sarajevo.
1963: In Florida, less than a week before his assassination, 
John F. Kennedy watches the firing of a missile by a submerged nuclear submarine.
1936: The back of the Hoover Dam, rarely seen without water.
1952: Ronald and Nancy Reagan enjoying their honeymoon dinner 
at the Stork Club in New York City.
1941: Babe Ruth pays his respects at Lou Gehrig's funeral.
1882: Tom Torlino, a Navajo man, transforms his look at 
the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
1964: An early morning train ride in Japan.
1994: The funeral of Richard Nixon, attended by five US presidents.


1982: 86-year-old World War I veteran 
Joseph Ambrose attends a parade for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In his hands, 
he holds the flag that covered his son's casket, 
who was killed fighting in Korea. 

1934: In New York, Martin L. Lambert is 
denied a marriage license to Violet Hilton 
because she had a conjoined twin sister, Daisy. 
The judge considered it "immoral" to grant the license. 

1923: In Berlin a disabled World War I veteran begs for money.


1956: A common sign during apartheid in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1948: A young boy watches TV
for the first time from a store window. 

Waddy's Wagon
Nose Cone Art Brought to Life

1917: Mutual Film Vault: 900 Reels of Chaplin Films 
Ready to go out to the theatres.
1970: A rare glimpse of Venus, images from the Soviet probe.
The US Pentagon after the 9-11 attack by Islamic terrorists

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