Rare Historical Photos Pt. 10 [21 Pics]

Jan 22 2014

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

The original unveiling of the B-2 Spirit bomber in 1988. This was the first time the public got to see the ultra modern bomber in real life.

Black children standing behind a fence of a “whites-only” playground, 1956. Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Ronald Reagan “punching” Muhammad Ali at his visit to the White House, 1983.

American soldiers boarding their Huey helicopters. Northeast of Saigon, Vietnam, 1966.

German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg engineered and built the Schienenzeppelin in 1929 – a train that was powered by a 600 horsepower aircraft BMW V12 motor. Propulsion was by means of a propeller located at the rear, it accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143.0 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939.

Fat Man – the bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. Here it is seen on a transport carriage after assembly on Tinian Island, 1945.

Tupolev Tu-144 being tested in flight, 1969. It was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) ever made.

Baby cages designed for toddlers that lived in apartment buildings to get enough fresh air, 1939.

The view down Sacramento Street in San Francisco, California after the great earthquake of 1906.

A unique mugshot of young Joseph Stalin from 1911.

Assembly line of completed 1958 Chevrolet sedans and station wagons.

British rear gunner practicing shooting in a moving model cockpit on rails. World War I.

Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan meet at the summit meeting for the first time to discuss the “thaw” of the Cold War.

The view of Central Park at night in Manhattan, 1937.

The “Great Manta” that was captured by Capt. A.L. Kahn on August 26, 1933.

Henry Ford's modified Model T, the “Universal Car”. 1918.

Neil Armstrong making pizza. Houston, Texas, 1969.

Cliff House in San Francisco, California. 1955.

German flag at half mast after the Hindenburg accident in Washington DC. 1937

Colourized photo of London, England after a German aerial raid. 1940.

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Tags: b2, cold war, henry ford, joseph stalin, neil armstrong, rare historical photos, ronald reagan, san francisco, train, tu144

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