44 Photos From Extraordinary Moments In History 

By | November 15, 2022

Telephone ad from 1959.

Get ready for some great historical nuggets of interest and intrigue. We have 44 - count 'em - 44 photos that chart extraordinary, fascinating, and plain bizarre moments in history.

To wet your whistle, not only do we have a young Marilyn Monroe working in a munitions factory, but we also have awestruck photos of the first tattoo lady, the Statue of Liberty's face arriving by boat, Bea Arthur's military ID, a hunky 21 -year old Winston Churchill, and baseball great Lou Gherig's audition photo to play the role of Tarzan.

Let's journey forth into the wild world of imagery intrigue - with photos that will leave you with some great factoids. Onward! 

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Which is your favorite phone in this ad? Is it the old-timey phone of the past or the phone of the future? First, I'm wondering why hipsters haven't picked up on the old-timey for their artisan coffee shops. Meanwhile, the phone of the future is...blowing my mind! In 1959, why did they think this would be so futuristic? Was a fatter phone the thing of Ray Bradbury sci-fi novels? And how far ahead were they thinking in the future - was it like 4 months?

Ironically, 1959 was the same year the first car phone was invented. The General Post Office radio telephone service for cars launched in South Lancashire, England.

Batgirl Gets Fitted

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It's the 1960s, and Yvonne Craig is being dressed for her role as Batgirl for the campy ABC TV show, Batman. Though you can't tell from this photo, Batgirl wore a purple and yellow outfit. It gets better, she also rode around on a purple motorcycle - just like Prince did. How cool is that?

Craig has been called a pioneer of female superheroes for television. She also appeared on Star Trek as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy." I haven't seen the episode, but I assume she gets busy with Capt Kirk.