11. The freestanding Tour Saint-Jacques
“The freestanding Tour Saint-Jacques”, by Charles Soulier, 1867.
Saint-Jacques Tower (Tour Saint-Jacques) is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas Flamel. This 52-metre (171 ft) Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie (“Saint James of the butchery”), which was demolished in 1797, during the French Revolution, – like many other churches, leaving only the tower. What remains of the destroyed church of St. Jacques La Boucherie is now considered a national historic landmark.
12. Boiler Explosion
Superheater Tubes and Boiler Flues, C&O T-1 #3020 Boiler Explosion, 1948.
Two crewmen died of burns when this Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad engine exploded at Chillicothe, Ohio, on May 12th. The explosion turned the flue pipes of the engine’s superheater unit in this twisted mass. A third crewman was injured.
13. Women Guerrillas
Three Soviet women guerrillas in action in Russia during World War II.
14. Unemployed Americans
Unemployed Americans of Great Depression, 1930s.
By early 1933, more than 12 million people, or 25 percent of eligible Americans, were unemployed. At the height of the Great Depression, half of all American families were living below subsistence levels. Local charities or groups organized many early soup kitchens, but the enormous need for relief prompted increased involvement from state and federal officials. By 1933, nearly 11,000 banks had failed, destroying the life savings of millions of Americans.
15. Cruiser Kalinin
Evening on the cruiser Kalinin. The Soviet Pacific Fleet, 1955.
16. Human-Powered Tractor
A human-powered tractor for moving heavy stones, England, c. 1880.
These types of wheels were later used on artillary pieces in WWI. Burrell-Boydell wheels used a chicken wish-bone shaped attachment and wheel that allowed the rails to move.
17. Nazi Officials
Goering and other Nazi officials look across the English Channel at the Cliffs of Dover, the closest they would ever get to invading Britain, 1 July 1940.
18. North and South Korean Soldiers
After the armistice agreement, North and South Korean soldiers stand guard at the 38th parallel, Korea 1953.
They now have tours of the DMZ run (partially) by the US Army. There are families that still live in the DMZ. Nobody new can move in. Those families have to stay there a certain percentage of the year in order to keep their land in the DMZ. Otherwise, they can have a home outside the DMZ too.
19. Grocery Store
Typical grocery store queue in Vilnius (the capital of current Lithuania), 1990 during the USSR consumer goods shortage.
At the end of 80s-begining of 90s, people had to spend hours in queues for buying simple stuff like bread, butter, milk, eggs etc. It was not due to economical problems, but due to mismanagement of the economy and lack of understanding of how an economy should work. It was a self-inflicted problem.
20. Samuel Decker
Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.
He designed them and guided his wife through building them. He later went on to become an official Doorkeeper at the U.S. House of Representatives.