Can we have a history/rare picture thread?
New York in the 40s
Dresden Codex, one of only 4 Mayan "books" to survive the Conquistadores
The unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun's tomb, 1922
I have no context for this photo; I saved it off /b/
Mayans, Azteks and Inca were the bomb, man. Unprecedented cultural achievements. Pic related, a quipu.
which one is supposed to be Hitler?
obvious in this one, but the first one none of them look like him
Coloured image from new york in the late 40s.
from a google image search
1926: Members of Cañon City Klan No. 21 pose on and around the ferris wheel at the site of a carnival at 8th and Greenwood in Cañon City, Colorado. Klan members were invited by W. H. Forsythe, owner of the outfit and a klansman from Fort Collins, to don their gowns and pose for a group portrait. Houses and trees can be seen in the background. At left are a flying swings amusement ride and a ticket booth.
They are father and daughter.
Pic: Americans dragging some gooker behind an M113
>the one underneath the x-mark
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, also has Hitler in the background
Apollo Moon Landing being filmed in a bullywood studio
these threads always make me late for work. fuck you guys.
Galileo has to renounce his theory that the earth revolves around the sun in front of the inquisition.
In 1992 the pope admitted that Galileo had been right in 1633
Tell me about it. We have some of the highest taxed petrol in the world, and part of that tax was introduced ages ago as a "temporary" tax. A few times people have asked when it's going to be abolished, and basically politicians say it's never going to happen.
If politicians were obliged to keep their promises, they'd all be in jail. Except pic related, I suppose.
A picture of my Grandmother working at Hewlett Packard in the early 1950s.
She was probably the first woman at the company to work in a department other than the assembly line.
It made a little stir in the local news at the time and the photo was the one taken for the newspaper.
Aerial crowd shots are rarely used during large protest marches in metropolitan areas for the purposes of broadcast coverage of the protests by reputable news outlets, preferring "on-the-ground" coverage; this creates the illusion of the protestors and the police having roughly equal numbers and enhances the percieved power of the police departments, thus downplaying the size of the protest, even if crowd size estimates are provided.
Jerry Stiller is an Epic-level character; pic related
H.C. Andersons birth certificate.
How come the rope lasted 3200 years without falling apart? Rope is one of the fundamental human technologies. Archaeologists have found two-ply ropes going back 28,000 years. Egyptians were the first documented civilization to use specialized tools to make rope. One key why the rope lasted so long wasn’t the rope itself, it was the aridity of the air in the desert. It dries out and preserves things. Another key is oxygen deprivation. Tombs are sealed to the outside. Bacteria can break things down as long as they have oxygen, but then they effectively suffocate. It’s not uncommon to find rope, wooden carvings, cloth, organic dyes, etc. in Egyptian pyramids and tombs that wouldn’t have survived elsewhere in the world. Egypt’s desert conditions made possible the preservation of far more organic material than would have otherwise been the case. This in contrast to, say, Maya sites in Central America which are far younger, but from which almost no organic material has been recovered. The main difference is jungle vs desert conditions.
^ Copy and pasted from http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/unbroken-seal-king-tuts-tomb/
Have loads of war stuff.
Good rope lasts forever.
Rope overall is one of the most underrated achievements of the human era. I am a big rope fan myself and I know all kinds of rope.
Nowadays the ropes just seems so unauthentic and plastic. I have some pretty cool rope from the 1700's that blows the modern shit out of the water.