Rare historical photos part one

The first half of this collection of rare historical photos is quite compelling – do you remember some of these world-changing events?

5pm, September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right this was the result

5pm, September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right. This was the result.

1920's lifeguard

1920’s lifeguard

1928 fashion show at the beach

1928 fashion show at the beach

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A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away Las Vegas 1953

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953.

A most beautiful suicide - 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck 83rd floor of the Empire state building May 1 1947 She landed on a United nations limousine

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck on the 83rd floor of the Empire state building on 1 May, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine.

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A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale Chicago 1948

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961 

Space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

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Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug Sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. The sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua New Guinea during WWII

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Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece pathing suit 1907 She was arrested for indecency

Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece pathing suit in 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

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Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca 1890

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, circa 1890

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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression - turnips and cabbage

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression – turnips and cabbage

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Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

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Former slave showing whipping scars

Former slave showing whipping scars

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

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Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the carts as a trick

Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the carts as a trick

Hitler's officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool ca 1964

Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool circa 1964

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How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings - the baby cage ca 1937

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings? The baby cage, circa 1937

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroid 1929

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

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