The Ice-Skating Cocktail Waiters of at the Grand Hotel les Bains

In the 1920s and 30s at the Grand Hotel les Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they had the right idea: serve drinks on its ice terrace by skating waiters. It took some practice getting the rest of the staff serve cocktails...

 
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The Solvay Conference: Gathering of Some of the Most Intelligent People on the Planet

The Solvay Conference was founded in 1912 by Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay. It was considered a turning point in the physics world. Held in Brussels, the conferences were devoted to preeminent open problems in both...

 

The Orphan Train Movement, 1854 – 1929

The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. It...

 

The Story of The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live

Frane Selak is called the world’s luckiest unlucky man. The Croatian music teacher has cheated death seven times. He’s been in a train wreck, an airplane crash, a bus crash, his car blew up a few times, he was hit by...

 

You’ll Find These Huge Arrows on the Ground All Over America. Where Do They Lead To?

 

1920s Police Mugshots – These Men Don’t Look Like They’re About To Get Jailed

These collection is one of a series of around 2500 “special photographs” taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. These “special photographs” were mostly taken...

 

Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourists)

An amateur photographer took these old pictures during one of their family trips to England and Europe from 1907 to 1922. These depicted day to day living from the late 1900s to early 1910s of some people in Italian cities...

 

Before Radar, These Giant Concrete “Sound Mirrors” Were Used To Detect Incoming Enemy Aircraft

Before the invention of radars, acoustic mirrors were used in Great Britain as early warning devices. The mirrors were built to detect incoming enemies by the sound of their engines. Source 4.5-metre-high (14 ft 9 in) WW1...

 

California’s 1000-year-old Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Fallen Over

The Pioneer Cabin tree was one of several “tunnel trees” that had been carved out and served as human amusements. The tree’s exact age and height were not immediately available, but sequoias can measure their ages...

 

Photos of Children Before Child Labor Laws Were Passed, 1908 – 1924

In 1908, sociologist and photographer Lewis Hine traveled to the town of Eastport, ME after he was hired by the US National Committee of Child Labour, to explore the difficult conditions in which children toiled before the...

 
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