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Old Photos: Vintage Car Accidents – Vol 3

Vintage Car Accidents from the 1900s-1940s – Vol 3

Volume 3 of our old car accidents photos series. These vintage car accidents show automobiles and trucks after the crash in their wrecked, mangled conditions. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases….

June 17, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Carrie Fisher in Slave Leia Bikini

‘Slave Leia’ Goes to the Beach – Carrie Fisher in Bikini Promoting Return of the Jedi – 1983

These 14 rare vintage photos of Carrie Fisher in Slave Leia bikini at the beach promoting 1983’s Return of the Jedi are a must-see….

June 15, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Building the Hoover Dam

Building the Hoover Dam — 1931-1936

Construction of the Hoover Dam began in early 1931. The project took five years to complete and cost the lives of 112 men.

There were three valid bids submitted for construction of the dam. A joint venture consortium comprised of several organizations named Six Companies, Inc. submitted a bid of $48,890,955. …

June 6, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Becoming Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe — The Rise of Norma Jeane Baker

The following is a story written by Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse. It is promotion for a book, Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years, that details how an innocent minded Norma Jean Baker (then Dougherty) first became a model / actress and then transformed into globally renowned sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe….

May 31, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: 10 Shocking Historical Photos Explained – Vol 2

Shocking Historical Photos Explained – Vol 2

The saying is that a picture is worth a 1,000 words; while that is certainly true, combining rare historical photos with their sometimes shocking descriptions can create an even more powerful narrative. The following 10 historical photos all depict different shocking moments in history spanning the last century or two. Each image comes with a short description behind the photo to better tell its story: some are sad, some amazing, and some are even scary….

May 28, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Old Car Accident Photos – Vol 2

Old Car Accident Photos from the 1900s to 1940s – Vol 2

Volume 2 of our Old car accidents photos series. These old car accidents show automobiles and trucks after the crash in their wrecked, mangled conditions. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases. These old car accident photos show the not-so-pretty side of automobiling in the early 1900s….

May 6, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston fire of 1872 began at 7:20pm on November 9, 1872. The fire broke out in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83-87 Summer Street. The fire burned for approximately 12 hours before it was finally contained. During this time, it consumed approximately 65 acres (26 ha) of downtown Boston. 776 buildings and an extensive part of the financial district were destroyed, causing an estimated $73.5 million in damages. Thirteen people lost their lives in the inferno. …

May 4, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Photos

1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake struck the Northern California coast at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18. With an estimated magnitude of 7.9 and the epicenter only a few miles from the heart of the city, the earthquake and ensuing fire devastated what was the largest west coast city in America at the time.

Intense shaking was felt as far north as Eureka, California and eastward into Nevada. …

April 29, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Vintage Car Accident Photos

Old Car Accident Photos from the 1900s to 1940s – Vol 1

These old car accident photos show automobiles mangled, wrapped around trees, face down in ditches and more. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases. These photos depict the tragic side effect of early automobile accidents in American history….

April 14, 2018 / by / in