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24 Random Old Photos from the Past

Vintage Photos | September 14, 2016

Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie "Schindler's List", on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland. 1943-44.
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September 1933 - Adolf Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways. This ceremony kicked off construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway.
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Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
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The RMS Olympic, the Titanic's sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.
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Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands today.
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The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935.
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The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.
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Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.
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Mark Twain in 1883.
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Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
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Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912.
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Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.
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Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966.
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The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.
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What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.
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Is this the mummified body of John Wilkes Booth? No... but it traveled the country for decades as a carnival exhibit under that claim. Circa 1939.
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Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950's.
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Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932.
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Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.
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The Japanese "War Tuba" used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.
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Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
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The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
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A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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