Gordie Howe with a young Wayne Gretzky in 1972.
A woman on Omaha Beach looks out at ruined ships used in the D-Day storming of Normandy, France. Photograph by David Seymour, 1947.
Puyi, Emperor of Manchuria and final Emperor of the Qing Dynasty in China on his capture by forces of the Soviet Union at the close of the Second World War, 16 August, 1945.
Walt Disney, First Ever Disneyland Opening day, 17 June 1955.
Japanese POW’s bath in disinfectant to kill off lice and other disease carrying parasites, June 1946 in Burma during Operation Nipoff.
A Chinese couple on a bicycle take cover beneath an underpass as tanks deploy overhead in eastern Beijing on June 5, 1989.
Cutting hay, New Mexico / Palace of the Governors Archives Circa -1925.
School’s out for summer in Belleville, Illinois, in 1974.
U.S. Marines in a trench on the Western Front / circa 1918.
Polish armored car Korfanty made by Polish fighters in Woźniak foundry. It was one of two created in 1920.
Participants in opening events for the municipal pool, Clovis, New Mexico - Photographer: Jack Hull for the Clovis Times - 1937.
Wounded men of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, receive cigarettes and food after they had stormed Omaha beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
First female firefighter in the Russian Empire. Maria Aleskeevna Ermolova. St. Petersburg, 1910.
Inspiration for the Wright Bros, Otto Lilienthal performing a gliding experiment on his artificial hill, ca. 1895.
Federal agents inspecting a truck ingeniously camouflaged by liquor dealers in Los Angeles, California - 1926.
The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1966.
Preparing models and set to film the first ‘Godzilla’ movie, 1954.
Margaret Thatcher and Nancy Reagan with their husbands at 10 Downing Street, London 2 June 1988.
Bodies of German soldiers killed during brutal hand-to-hand fighting with troops of the Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front, Breslau, 1945.
A group of blind children feeling the stuffed walrus at Sunderland Museum, 1913.
Smoke dominating the skyline in the Potteries Industrial area of Staffordshire, England - Circa 1960.
Sitting down in an explosive situation to clean out 3 days worth of Saipan sand Marine Private First Class Raymond L. Hubert, 1944.
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