I’m reintroducing Throwback Thursday on Crash Course. There are so many fascinating historical photos to be shared – because history is pretty cool!
1945 : 13-yr-old actress Elizabeth Taylor, holding one of her many pets, a black cat named Jill.
May 1936 : The Hindenburg dumps water to ensure a smoother landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey
The airship made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in 1936, transporting 2,600 passengers in comfort at speeds up to 135 km/h (85 mph).
1931 : Film star Charlie Chaplin attends the premiere of his newest film City Lights in Los Angeles, accompanied by his guests of honor: physicist Albert Einstein, and his wife, Elsa Einstein
An old homestead on a farm in Washington state. The picture was made in 1908. Notice the cat up on the beam of the log cabin. The guns, butter churn and spinning wheel – all reminding us of the self-sufficient lifestyle of the first part of the last century.
1939 : 10 year old Jacqueline Bouvier sitting on a fence during Memorial Day celebrations at the Turf and Field Club, Belmont Park, Long Island, New York.
1915 : Vintage photo of an Irish family from Waterford
1935 : An amazing photograph freezing a moment of youth and innocence when a young boy tries to share a soda with a kitten at the Boston Yacht Club.
1918 : Customers infront of a Ford Model T which has been converted into a sandwich shop on the streets of Washington D.C.
1930 : A plane flies over Christ the Redeemer Statue under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Around the 1910s most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. These young women of the Bill Mill in Macon, GA were photographed Jan 19, 1909.
Introduced in 1894, Bibendum (commonly known as The Michelin Man) is one of the world’s oldest trademarks. This is a 1910 photo of Bibendum.
March 1950 : A group of visitors nervously wait their turn to kiss the Blarney Stone at Cork, Ireland.
The Blarney Stone is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the stone.
1949 : Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage, New York City.
1951 : Two construction workers stop for lunch-break, 60 storeys above New York City
1922 : Collection of U.S. mail in Washington D.C. was made a little more difficult by the recent blizzard that swept through.
It is hard to imagine tromping over the mounds of ice and snow with a sack filled with mail slung over your shoulder.
When women first began to work out with weights during the late Victorian era, it was considered dangerous to have them lift anything heavy and so they were given only two- or four-pound wooden dumbbells.
Here are two cheerful ladies work out in their street clothes in a photograph c. 1910 by Willis T. White.
One of earliest photographs of US Capitol, c. 1846, before expansion & installation of great dome.
The first dog in Antarctica.
1912 : Blizzard the pup in Antarctica as a member of the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) was a scientific team that explored part of Antarctica between 1911 and 1914. It was led by the Australian geologist Douglas Mawson, who was knighted for his achievements in leading the expedition.
1955 : Two young Inuit boys and dog pose by the beach in Alaska
Inuit are a group of indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. In the United States and Canada the term “Eskimo” was commonly used to describe the Inuit.
1965 : Cheerleader training under Bill Horan of the American Cheerleaders Association, Alabama
1951 : Two ecstatic little girls, Paris, France.
1954 : Marilyn Monroe reads Joyce’s Ulysses at the playground, Long Island, New York shot by Eve Arnold.
As it turns out she really was reading the book when the photographer took this picture.
1949 : Vintage portrait of a cute little Girl with Curlers in Los Angeles
Photo by Ida Wyman
1952 : Teenagers on top of the Pulpit Rock, Ryfylke, Norway
Pulpit Rock is a famous tourist attraction and consists of a steep cliff which rises 604 metres above Lysefjorden.
This superb 1917 photo is a reminder of what winter can do
1917 : This fountain was let to continuously run on Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan during winter as a result slowly layer upon layer the fountain turned into a 30 foot ice spectacle
Most newspapers across US had this photo on their coverpage with title : ‘Ice fountain on Washington Boulevard.’
1912 : A rare picture of 10 year old Charles Lindbergh with his pet dog, Little Falls, Minnesota.