Rare historical photos

Awesome and Rare historical photos

Bob Marley playing soccer backstage.
(Contrary to popular belief,
that isn't Jimi Hendrix playing with him -
 it was a musician from "The Wailers".)

Aircraft await orders while being grounded on 9/11.
Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo: Halifax Airport.

Californian lumberjacks working in the Redwoods.
These trees have lived for thousands of years,
 so seeing photos like this saddens us
(the trees didn't hurt anyone).

Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from
his front yard. His son is at his side. Atlanta, GA, 1960.

A native American man overlooking the newly
 completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada, ~1868.

Microsoft staff. December 7, 1978.

A man on the corner is reading a newspaper which
 headline reads “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles Away from Paris”.
New York, May 18, 1940.

American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory”
that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot)
in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.

Boing 707 doing a barrel roll. When the test pilot
Tex Johnson was questioned about the stunt,
 he simply replied by saying – “Just selling airplanes”.

The Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms, Italy

The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912.

Bill (Clinton) & Hillary playing
volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 1975.

Howard Hughes inside of the H-4 Hercules,
more widely known as the “Spruce Goose”.
At the time, it was the largest airplane ever created. Photo: LIFE.

Train Derailment at Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France. 1895.

Steamboats in the Mississippi river, 1907. Photo: shorpy.

John F. Kennedy at NASA's Cape Canaveral
 Missile Test Annex in 1962.

Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the
 Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.

Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese
surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.

A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.

George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers,
 during the American Civil War.

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist,
examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888.

Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960.

Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé”
 through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.

Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate
 that he received at the age of 17,
showing his final grades from
the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6).

The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)
 was the first computer ever made. It combined, for the first time,
the high speed of electronics with the ability to be programmed
for many complex problems.
 It could add or subtract 5000 times a second,
a thousand times faster than any other machine.

One of the first McDonald's restaurants open in 1948.

The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by
[a salesman] Sam Walton.
 It was called Walton's Five and Dime.

The First Google Team in 1999.

Mathias Rust's Cessna 172 that landed illegally in the Red Square on May 28, 1987.
 A German amateur pilot that flew from Finland to Moscow
(while being tracked by the Soviet air defense as well as
Soviet Jet Interceptors - which never received permission to fire).

Henry Ford (the founder of Ford Motor Co.),
Thomas Edison (inventor of the phonograph,
 motion picture camera and the practical light bulb),
Warren G. Harding (29th president of USA)
 and Harvey Samuel Firestone
(founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) lounging together.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chatting in 1991.

Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army.

The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb.
The real boarding pass for RMS Titanic (Wiki'd link because of this).

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