28 of history’s most fascinating photos

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The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885.

An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942

Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley.

Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916.

A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966.

Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. April, 1961.

A female Lebanese fighter, 1982.

Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony. Bethel, New York, 14 August 1969.

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943.

 

Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893.

In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France, 1944.

Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo, 1933.

Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign, Cologne, Germany, 4th April 1945.

The beginning of the Hollywood era: the filming of the MGM screen credits, 1928.

A US Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel, 1969.

This worker in a Van Nuys CA factory in 1944 soon started calling herself Marilyn Monroe.

A Panzer III tank crewman surrenders to an advancing British soldier during the Battle of El Alamein, 1942.

One of the oldest photos of the Great Sphinx, from 1880.

Jimmy Page performing live with Led Zeppelin. Circa 1972.

A Matilda tank of the Australian 2/4th Armored Regiment on the Buin Road, Bougainville, 1945.

Charlie Chaplin without makeup.

German soldiers, 1942.

A baby cries at a bombed train station in Shanghai, 1937.

Soviet 152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, 1944.

Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.

Three German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, circa 1918.

Wirths Circus arrives at platform 9, Spencer St. station in Melbourne, Australia. Alice the 102 year old elephant helps unload the trains, 1948.

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