A vinaigrette of historical footage from past years. Issue 143

Funny photos, interesting events and people who made history - all this is in the new selection.

Model of the Moon in the Chicago Museum, 1894

The Moon was well mapped in the 19th century - it had been observed through telescopes since the time of Galileo, and the landing of the first astronaut did not take place until 75 years later.

Unicycle, Germany, 1925

An unusual vehicle, which was characterized by poor visibility and handling, as well as a lack of hydraulics.

Electricians turn on the lights on the Eiffel Tower, 1937

High above the Seine River, two electricians are installing electric lights on the Eiffel Tower that will illuminate the World's Fair at night.

Street photographer. Warsaw, 1946

Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser drives through traffic. Framingham, Massachusetts, 1939

The Snow Cruiser is a huge, futuristic vehicle designed to explore Antarctica.

Built in 1939. Its length was 17 meters, its height was almost 5 meters, and it weighed 34 tons.

In January 1940, the all-terrain vehicle was delivered to Antarctica, where it turned out that the “Snow Cruiser” could not move in the snow, since the wheels were immersed in the snow a meter and were spinning helplessly.

It was abandoned in Antarctica in 1941 and is believed to have been lost in the ice.

Paris, 1963. The author of this unusual frame is Melvin Sokolsky

Known for his Bubble series, where he used glass spheres to create surreal and whimsical photographs.

Sokolsky often placed the sphere in unusual and unexpected places, such as a rooftop or on busy city streets.

Photographing giraffes at the National Zoo. Washington, USA, 1926

Children setting up bowling pins

Before the invention of pin-setting machines (pinspotters), pins were manually set by children (pinboys), Great Britain, 1914.

Kangaroo versus photographer, England, 1967

Circus performer Fred Loney holds 22 wooden chairs in his teeth. London, 1956

Each chair weighs almost 4 kilograms.

Lumberjacks and sequoia, USA, late 19th century. Saw length 32 ft (975 cm)

Celebrating the end of Prohibition. USA, 1933

Prohibition was a period in American history (1920-1933) when the production, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages was illegal. This era had a profound impact on American society, culture, and politics, leaving a lasting legacy.

Women in swimsuits pose with a prize bull. Vancouver, 1927

Class at the school of underwater photographers Bruce Mosert, 1954

Bruce Mosert was one of the pioneers of underwater photography - in the early 1940s, he developed special waterproof housings for cameras.

In most cases, the photographer photographed girls or women doing household chores at the bottom of the lake.

California farm where you could swim and play with alligators freely, 1920s

In 1907, Joseph "Alligator Joe" Campbell and Francis Victor Ernest Sr. opened an alligator farm near the Los Angeles film studio.
The farm contained more than 1,000 reptiles, making it the largest collection in the world.

Newlyweds in traditional Bulgarian costumes, Sofia area, Bulgaria, 1892

San Luis Potosi. Mexican Road, 1890s

Nomadic Iranian Baloch people walk past a Buddha statue in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 1933.

In 2001, the statues were destroyed by the Taliban, who considered them pagan idols.

Head of the Statue of Liberty at the World's Fair in Paris 1878

In 1886, the statue was donated to the United States. The idea for the statue originated in 1865 as a symbol of friendship between France and the United States.

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