Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8 [20 Pics]

Mar 29 2013

Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here.

Filming of The Matrix. The movie utilized high tech (for that time) visual effects and 3D animation.

Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865.

F1 pilot ejects at extremely low altitude. The pilot survived with multiple fractures. 1962.

Fidel Castro smoking a Cohiba cigar in Havana, Cuba. 1984.

German engineers testing the Messerschmitt BF109 E3.

In 1955 Marilyn Monroe left Twentieth Century Fox, to move onto bigger and better things. As Marilyn put it, she was no longer "just a dumb blonde". She was a real renegade in the world of Hollywood. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene and moved to a room at the "Ambassador".

Golden Gate Bridge construction. 1937.

Jack in the Box, 1964. Charles Phoenix Archive.

Jimi Hendrix driving a dune buggy with an unidentified woman. October 6, 1968.

Manhattan, New York City. Circa 1908.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mugshot before he was jailed for "demonstrating without a permit" in Birmingham, AL. April 12, 1963.

Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris, France after WW2. 1945.

St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Quebec. Circa 1916. Shorpy.

NASA before Powerpoint. Life Magazine.

New York World's Fair, railroad pageant. People view the latest in locomotives. Shorpy.

Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911. You can see people walking right at the bottom of the frozen waterfall.

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. The first self service grocery store, opened 1916.

Saturn V lower stages under construction at Michoud Assembly Facility. All three pictured were used on lunar missions (Apollo 14-16). 1968. Wikipedia.

Rotterdam after a bombing, 1940. Photo taken after debris clean up.

City Hall and The Majestic Theater, San Francisco after the massive earthquake of 1906.

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