Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rare Historical Photos

Rare Historical Photos 


Charles Duke's Apollo 16 mission Family Photo
During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.
F4U Corsair crashes
Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.
Cuban Missile Crisis JFK JBL
John F. Kennedy at NASA's Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.
Last photo ever taken of the Titanic
The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.
Oldest driveable car on Earth
1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.
First photo of space
This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). A team of soldiers and scientists used a German-made V-2 missile equipped with a camera to capture this shot. Making it the first photo in space.
Formal Surrender of Japan in 1945
Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.
Hitler looking at the 'Gustav' railway gun
Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.
General George S Pattons dog on the day of his death
George S. Patton's Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.
Goebbels Wedding (Hitler in the back)
Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.
Lt. Custer and his troops in 1862
George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.
Opening King Tut's Sarcophagus
Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
RAF pilot getting a haircut between missions
An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.
Manfred von Richthofen and his dog
Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.
Real Samurai
Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880
SAS team in North Africa, 1943
A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.
Soviet Soldiers take a break near Berlin
Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.
Tsar Nicholas and his friend 1899
Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.
Disney brothers, wives and mom when they opened the studio
Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.
Young and Duke training for Apollo 16
John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.

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