Rare Photos Of History

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    Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911
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    @Joe Riley : Amazing photo of the falls! The year my Mother came across the "pond" from Europe, February, two months before the Titanic sank.
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    Beam me up, Scotty....... image.jpeg
     
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    This photo was taken on the evening of 09/10/2001, by Evan Kuz.
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    Among the first acts of the Civil War was the Confederate troops‘ burning, in June 1861, of the strategic bridge across the Potomac River, that connected Berlin, Maryland, with the Virginia shore. Sketch of the original bridge.

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    The supports of that bridge can be seen at the left in the photo below.

    Two parallel pontoon bridges were assembled for the Union army to use in crossing the Potomac. In the foreground are supply wagons of the Army of the Potomac. The horizontal trace just behind the tents is a train that was in motion on the B&O Railroad during the exposure of the film for this photo. On the left are several stationary boxcars, probably on a siding. On the other side of the railroad tracks are more supply wagons, and past them is the Baltimore & Ohio Canal.

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    The pontoon bridges were made by connecting a series of boats.

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    The Punt Gun, which was able to shoot over a pound of ammunition in a single shot and deplete stocks of waterfowl. It was banned in 1860.

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    Sweden switched to driving on the right side of the road in 1967. This was the result on the first morning.

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    Scrap metal collection during WW2, Hazard, Kentucky

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    NYC cop stops traffic to allow a mother cat to carry her kitten across the street.
     
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    robert redford.jpg Robert Redford and child
     
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