Really rare old photographs

In any selection of old photographs, there will be some that I have seen many times. In this collection, all were unique.

Main picture: World economic crisis, 1929

 

Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974

A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974

Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at a Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at a Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

Demolition workers play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

Demolition workers play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s

Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win

19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win

Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948

A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948

The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

NY, Coney Island, 1940

NY, Coney Island, 1940

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, c. 1930

Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, c. 1930

Central Park in 1930

Central Park in 1930

A quiet little job at an alligator farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926

A quiet little job at an alligator farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926

Traffic jam in New York, 1923

Traffic jam in New York, 1923

Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

A bar in New York City, the night before Prohibition began, 1920

A bar in New York City, the night before Prohibition began, 1920

A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the 'Harley-Davidson Motor Company' started in 1903

A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the ‘Harley-Davidson Motor Company’ started in 1903

 

 

 


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