Historical Photos

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Some of these photos are historical treasures and possibly one of a kind.

During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.

Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.

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

The photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sank in April 1912.

1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.

This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). A team of soldiers and scientists used a German-madeV-2 missile equipped with a camera to capture this shot — making it the first photo in space.

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

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm (31.5″) “Schwerer Gustav ” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-caliber rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

George S. Patton’s Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.

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.

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

Samurai ~ 1860 – 1880

A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.

Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.

Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.

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

John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.


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