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Sunday, September 13, 2015


de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Once you see  interesting historical photos, you will never forget them.

Harvey Ball, creator of the Smiley Face Interesting Historical Photos 14Musician Kurt Cobain with poet William Burroughs, 1993 Interesting Historical Photos 01Salvador “I don’t do drugs I am drugs” Dal√≠ painting The Face of War, 1941 Interesting Historical Photos 02Portrait of three newsboys smoking outside Skeeter’s Branch, at Jefferson near Franklin Avenue at 11 in the morning, St. Louis, MO, May 9, 1910. Interesting Historical Photos 03Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient without gloves, a profound gesture that made her a gay hero. “It is hard to find words to express the aching loneliness and rejection I have found them experiencing as they approach the end of their lives…How will we treat them?” Interesting Historical Photos 04Hitler hated this photo and felt his knees were too knobby and his legs hairless and pale, and ordered the photo and negatives destroyed. Interesting Historical Photos 05Dr. Oilver Sacks, neurobiologist and author of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat”, does a full squat with 600 pounds, setting a state record back in 1961. Interesting Historical Photos 06Franz Reichelt attempts a Base Jump from the Eiffel Tower and falls to his death 1912 Interesting Historical Photos 07A “Bathing Machine”. If people were shy about walking from the changing room down to the beach in these (very revealing) bathing suits, you could get in a bathing machine which would be winched down into the ocean, from which you could then exit into the water. Interesting Historical Photos 08Mary Hemingway with some more of Ernest’s 23 cats. Interesting Historical Photos 09“Momma Ruth,” a seamstress who makes robes for the Ku Klux Klan in the process of taking an robe order for an Imperial Wizard (an officer within the KKK). Interesting Historical Photos 10Brigitte Bardot in a pub in London (1968), snapped by a paparazzo. Interesting Historical Photos 11Synthetic Street in Seattle, Washington. An entire fake street and park built to camouflage an underground B-17 factory during WWII. Interesting Historical Photos 12German guns pounding Dover, WWII. Interesting Historical Photos 13WWI: A German member of a “Trench Attack Squad” poses in steel body armor and two stick grenades. The armor, capable of stopping a pistol round but only superficially helpful against rifle fire, also helped protecting against bayonet and other edged weapons thrusts. The additional weight though fatigued the wearer quickly and defeated any tactical advantage he might have wearing it. Interesting Historical Photos 15A police officer on a Harley-Davidson transports a prisoner in a mobile holding cell (1921) Interesting Historical Photos 16A 1890’s telephone tower Interesting Historical Photos 17Housewife Barbara Dunlap under the effects of LSD. She is a volunteer in a psychiatric research study regarding the effect of LSD conducted by the International Federation for Internal Freedom, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 1963. Interesting Historical Photos 18Marilyn Monroe wearing the (sheer, tight, skin-color) dress that made the audience gasp when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”. It was so tight fitting, that she reportedly wore nothing underneath. May 19, 1962 Interesting Historical Photos 19The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in Paris by museum worker Vincenzo Peruggia who hid in a broom closet and walked out with it hidden under his coat. August 1911 Interesting Historical Photos 20Behind the scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Interesting Historical Photos 21The 1958 Hong Kong Cha-Cha Champion: Bruce Lee Interesting Historical Photos 22Osama Bin Laden and his judo masters Interesting Historical Photos 23The early Micky Mouse drawing by Walt Disney Interesting Historical Photos 24The Beatles’ last concert 1969 Interesting Historical Photos 25

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