Photos From History Thread

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  1. Liquid

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    Excluding this original post, please limit your photos per post to a maximum of five.


    I like to derail the ACP thread from earthporn and sharks with interesting photos from history. Seems a worthy enough topic for its own thread.

    Colour Photograph Of LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II

    Sister ship of the Hindenburg, the pair were the only airships ever colour photographed during the golden age of airship travel.

    Scale with other large aircraft

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    And now for some of my previous submissions:


    First known glider photograph

    Otto Lilienthal with a manned glider. 1891.

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    1931 - Al Capone and his son getting a baseball autographed

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    (L-R) Julius, Milton, Minnie, Herbert, Simon, Leonard and Adolph

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    No? This is the Marx family in 1915.

    L-R again it's Groucho, Gummo, Mamma Marx, Zeppo, Papa Marx, Chico and Harpo

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    Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ford in the first Ford car; Ford Quadricycle

    c.1899-1901

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    Operation Crossroads - Baker Test - Bikini Atoll, 2nd Explosion

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    The German built USS Los Angeles floating over southern Manhattan. c.1924-28.

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    Another airship, the USS Akron, also flying over lower Manhattan.

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    1892, London - Tower Bridge Under Construction

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    1844, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Of Wellington

    The man who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. Here at the age of 77.

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    Good thread this one. Neat idea, and imho, worthy of its own thread.
    Don't know if I'll post much here, but I'll most definitely check it out on a daily basis, as I love historical photos. :tup:
     
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    He looks like he is already in :censored: for driving too fast.
     
  4. Cano

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    The pictures of the zeppelins are spectacular. Grrrreat thread, will contribute when I have some time and find something worthy to post.
     
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    Great thread topic. I'll look forward to viewing and contributing!
     
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    1941, Raising The German War Flag Over The Acropolis Of Athens

    A particularly striking occasion when one compares classical Athens and the Nazis.

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    March 1912, Belfast; RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic

    Olympic is being repaired after propeller damage. Titanic is one month away from her sole voyage.

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    @Liquid Maybe something in 1st post stating a limit number of photos per post? I believe this will easily become a very connection-heavy thread really fast.
     
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    The first airship photo is from at least 1930, as the Trump Building can be seen in the background. ;)
     
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    Here's some classical music stuff:

    A daguerreotype of Robert Schumann taken in 1850.
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    The only known photo of Frederic Chopin, taken in 1849.

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    Final rehearsal for the world premiere of Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony in 1910.

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    Johannes Brahms in 1853.

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    And him with Johann Strauss II some time in the 1890s.

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    Colourised shot of Broadway, Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe), Pennsylvania. 1940:

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    I'm going to echo Beerz and W3HS - great idea for a thread. In fact I'm going wild here with the likes. Being also familiar with many historical pictures I'm going to predict that this thread is bound to capture a whole bunch of extremely interesting pics.

    However, (there's always a 'however' with me, isn't there?) not to be negative but shouldn't this discussion be developed in the Photo Forums where the focus is more on what we see through the lens?

    Having said that (yes, there will also be a 'having said that') there's no doubt that these photos will have more exposure in the Rumble Strip.
     
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    Here is a picture of the Deck of a Great Lakes Lake Freighter. These ships transport all types of goods through the Great Lakes, but most of them carry iron ore and other metals. This is the deck of the then Louis W. Hill with a ton of cars on deck. Today, the vessel is the Valley Camp, and it is a maritime museum in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (USA).
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    I last went on it about 3 or 4 years ago, but at the time, you could tour the entire ship including the boiler room (it is a coal fired ship) and could walk around on deck. Also, this would be tiny in today's fleet. She is 550 feet long, and most of the current freighters are over 700 feet long.
     
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    Mounting of main guns on HMS Barham, 1914
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    American soldiers under fire of German artillery, Lucca, Italy, July 9, 1944
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    Nuclear tests in Nevada
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    T-35A heavy tank moving to frontline, Moscow, October 22, 1941
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    Oberst Otto Prahl, Kommandeur Grenadier Regiment 582, walking up the steps of my house c.1941 during the Nazi occupation:

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    His staff car and junior office outside my house:

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    Regiment 582 officer staff on the front steps:

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    And here's my daughter on those very same steps a couple of years ago:

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  19. Liquid

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    @axletramp Going off that second picture, you have quite a nice house.

    John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

    The first President of the United States to be photographed. Here he is in 1843, 14 years after leaving office.

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    William Harrison (1841)

    The first incumbent President to be photographed. In actuality this is an 1850 copy of an 1841 daguerreotype but this is still a taken image of President Harrison during his short tenure not long before his death.

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    Four Kings, 1908

    On the far right is the current King Edward VII (1901-1910), on the far left is his son the future King George V (1910-1936), in the background George's eldest son the future King Edward VIII (1936) and in the foreground George's second eldest son the future King George VI (1936-1952)

    Context: Edward VII is Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandfather, George VI is her grandfather, Edward VIII is her uncle and George VI is her father.

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    King George VI (1936-1952)

    Looking very entertained on a slide.

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    1941 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Roadster:
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    Not sure what car or track (if you know please inform me) but great shot:
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    One for @Slash:
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    A day at the races:
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    As you can see, I'm partial to some vintage motor sport photos.

    My home town over 100 years ago:
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    First line of production at Ford's Dagenham Motors plant, East London (also my home town):
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    @W3HS

    That second one definitely looks like Brooklands to me.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll cross reference it with some other photos of the time to see if we can settle that issue.

    The car appears to have similar features to some that I've drooled over in the past but I can't for the life of me remember the marque.
     
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    Yep, definitely Brooklands, and the car is the Napier-Railton. A beast with a monstrous 24 litres W12 (three banks of cylinders) engine.
     
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    :drool: Makes me weak at the knees. What a machine.
     
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    Now, this I find very interesting indeed. You know how you see photos and videos of the past and because the resolution of that is so poor you have this weird idea that the real world back then looked similar? By that I mean it's hard to visualise the late 1800s and early 1900s with the same resolution and clarity as we do today thanks to the technology available back then.

    Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist and photographer. He travelled across the spine of Russia documenting and photographing what he saw.

    All of the following were taken between 1909 and 1915 in monochrome and were later colourised.

    Sergey himself

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    Austro-Hungarian POWs

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    Switchman on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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    Jewish children with their teacher, Samarkand

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    Incredibly vivid. Reminds me of World War II in colour that (I think) the BBC put out. They added colour to the war footage and it was amazing to see what difference it made.
     
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    Interesting pair of pics of a gentleman near the beginning and ending of his career:

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    Admiral Jackie Fisher, some say the second most influential figure in Royal Navy history after Admiral Lord Nelson. Some (myself included) would say the most influential figure.
     
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    The start of what could have been the end of civilization. Cuban missile crisis.

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    Titan 2 rocket, Gemini space program. Flying into space in 60's technology relying on a computer with less processing power than a digital watch.
     
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    Samurai on a visit to Egypt. 1864.

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    Stereotype joke time: Where are their cameras?
     
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