1. celer-et-audax:

    The Austro-Hungarian SMS Szent Istvan capsizes after being struck by an Italian torpedo, 10 June 1918

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  2. wonderfulambiguity:

    Unknown photographer, Frankfurt on the Main: Tuchgaden, 1910

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  3. belzeboub:


    Italy, 1950s

    Photo: Ugo Mulas 

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  4. grand-bazaar:

    1962 Algeria - The Casbah

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  5. grofjardanhazy:


    I remember quite a few different designs from different countries.
    Although it seems pretty silly now, it’s pretty cool to see just how far personal protection, body armor, and armor vehicles have come since the First World War.
    The thought of rolling forward blindly Into machine gunfire is pretty is pretty horrifying.

    Oh, French mobile personnel shields from WWI! Love this!

    Similar ones were used by the Russians (here’s an example captured by some Germans):

    And the Detroit police had similar mobile armors against riot crowds and barricaded gunmen in the late 1950s:

    But snipers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were the REAL TRANSFORMERS during WWI:

    More interesting helmets and armors can be found here: The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

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  6. fewthistle:

    Serbia. Bass player on the way to play at a village festival. 1965

    Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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  7. grofjardanhazy:

    More photos with captions: Strange Historic Photos Of Intelligent Animals

    Some of the best vintage LOL pictures from history feature animals acting as intelligent as humans. Which — you be the judge of just how intelligent that really is.

  8. paplanalatt:



    Siófok, 1967. Fotó: Kéri Dániel

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  9. Montgomery, Alabama during the time of the bus boycotts. The Klan had passed out circulars advertising, “We believe in white supremacy, we need you — you need us.”

  10. Old photograph of an unidentified smallpox sufferer that comes from a copy of the 1910 medical textbook, “The Diagnosis of Smallpox” by Thomas Frank Ricketts.

    Smallpox was a highly contagious disease that caused lesions to form on the body and often resulted in severe scarring, blindness, and, in most cases, death. The World Health Organization declared smallpox to be officially eradicated in 1979.


  11. Rumanian dwarf (teacher and county clerk) on his farm in Felsővisó”

    In 1916 when the Romanians declared war on the Central Powers and invaded Transylvania, elements of the seasoned German Alpenkorps were deployed to support the flighty Austro-Hungarians. The Germans who fought on this front from August 1916 to the end of 1917 were named Karpathenkorps.

    Among these fellows was the officer Erich Hoffmann who was quartered in the village of Felsővisó. Hoffmann was a skilled and passionate photographer who took his camera with him wherever he went. In his time in Romania he managed to fill three photo albums with pictures of the local inhabitants, including many of the dwarf depicted above who taught at the local school.

    Orthodox Jews and the local inhabitants in their colourful traditional costumes were another favourite subject. Unfortunately, little more is known about Hoffmann or his fate.

  12. Little cowboy on horse

    From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

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  14. peerintothepast:

    Anne and Margot Frank

  15. hauntedbystorytelling:

    Virginia SCHAU :: Paul Overby, one of two drivers trapped in the cab of a truck, is pulled to safety by a rope on the Pit River Bridge, over Shasta Lake, CA, 3 May 1953 [Pulitzer Prize]