A Peek into the Past

Some of these photographs are profound but most are mundane. Whatever they are, they afford us an opportunity to take a peek into the past. Each in their own way, offers but the merely glimpse into that past.
Main picture: 1924 – Friends in Ohio enjoy a ride in their new car

 

1982 - 86 year-old World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose attends a parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1982 – 86 year-old World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose attends a parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1994 - The funeral of Richard Nixon, attended by five US presidents

1994 – The funeral of Richard Nixon, attended by five US presidents

1990 - A father bids his son goodbye during the siege of Sarajevo

1990 – A father bids his son goodbye during the siege of Sarajevo

1986 - The Shuttle Challenger up close. Notice the brown smoke at the bottom right, indicating a leak, which lead to its fatal explosion

1986 – The Shuttle Challenger up close. Notice the brown smoke at the bottom right, indicating a leak, which lead to its fatal explosion

1970 - A rare glimpse of Venus, images from the Soviet probe

1970 – A rare glimpse of Venus, images from the Soviet probe

1966 - A young Meryl Streep as a cheerleader at Bernards High School, New Jersey

1966 – A young Meryl Streep as a cheerleader at Bernards High School, New Jersey

1964 - An early morning train ride in Japan

1964 – An early morning train ride in Japan

1963 - Robert Kennedy being comforted by his children after learning of his brother's assassination

1963 – Robert Kennedy being comforted by his children after learning of his brother’s assassination

1963 - In Florida, less than a week before his assassination, John F. Kennedy watches the firing of a missile by a submerged nuclear submarine

1963 – In Florida, less than a week before his assassination, John F. Kennedy watches the firing of a missile by a submerged nuclear submarine

1954 - Ann Hodges shows off her bruise after being hit by a meteorite

1954 – Ann Hodges shows off her bruise after being hit by a meteorite

1952 - Ronald and Nancy Reagan enjoying their honeymoon dinner at the Stork Club in New York City

1952 – Ronald and Nancy Reagan enjoying their honeymoon dinner at the Stork Club in New York City

1948 - The only items Gandhi left behind after his passing

1948 – The only items Gandhi left behind after his passing

1948 - A young boy watches TV for the first time from a store window

1948 – A young boy watches TV for the first time from a store window

1941 - Babe Ruth pays his respects at Lou Gehrig's funeral

1941 – Babe Ruth pays his respects at Lou Gehrig’s funeral

938 - A policeman catches a few youngsters in Luton, England. They were sneaking a look at the Bertram Mill Circus' rehearsals

938 – A policeman catches a few youngsters in Luton, England. They were sneaking a look at the Bertram Mill Circus’ rehearsals

1936 - The back of the Hoover Dam, rarely seen without water

1936 – The back of the Hoover Dam, rarely seen without water

1934 - In New York, Martin L. Lambert is denied a marriage license to Violet Hilton because she had a conjoined twin sister, Daisy as the judge considered it immoral to grant the license

1934 – In New York, Martin L. Lambert is denied a marriage license to Violet Hilton because she had a conjoined twin sister, Daisy as the judge considered it immoral to grant the license

1923 - In Berlin a disabled World War I veteran begs for money

1923 – In Berlin a disabled World War I veteran begs for money

1882 - Tom Torlino, a Navajo man, transforms his look at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania

1882 – Tom Torlino, a Navajo man, transforms his look at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania

 

Leave a Comment.

*