11. Before Computers
Before computers, we relied on T-squares, rulers & ink. Workers map Cambridge electrical system in 1950.
Selfie with a stick, 1934.
This is Helmer Larsson and his wife Naemi Larsson. They lived in Stöpafors, Wermland, Sweden.
13. Rwandan Man
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923.
14. Physics of Surfing
A California teacher teaching the physics of surfing (1970).
He remade the picture this year.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee (1971).
One year later they were divorced. Another year after that, he overdosed twice. Six years later he was dead.
The seduction of the guard, Stockholm, Sweden, 1970s.
The royal guard is right outside the Stockholm Palace where he stands guard, guarding the Stockholm Palace (where the king doesn’t live but still) and the Drottningholm Palace where the king actually lives, they also have has a couple of ceremonies.
World War I amputee fitted with a welding arm, 1920.
18. A Blind and a Paraplegic
A blind man carrying a paraplegic man who can see, Damascus, 1889.
19. Kohl and Mitterand
French President François Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1984 at Douaumont cemetery.
The Battle of Verdun is considered by many the most blood-stained battlefield in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 800,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometers.
On September 25, 1984, 70 years after the start of the First World War, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met the French president François Mitterrand at the Douaumont cemetery in Verdun. The men stood in long, dark coats, without an umbrella. Mitterrand extended a hand to Kohl – a gesture of friendship symbolizing the lessons learned from a frightful past. Both heads of state were silent. They firmly held onto each other’s hands, for several minutes. The German Press described the scene as “a picture that will go down in history”. It was a sign, above all, for the war torn generation that the longstanding enmity between the Germans and the French has finally come to an end.
This gesture was made more powerful by the fact that Mitterrand had been injured in the Second World War in Verdun and captured by German soldiers and Kohl’s father had fought in the First World War in the surrounding hills.
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Elvis with a young polio patient, 1958.
This is how she looks today.
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