“To grow old is mandatory. To grow up is optional.
The Statue of Liberty ‘s torch is parked in front of the western side of Madison Square in 1876.
A German Tank almost falls off a Russian bridge on July 4, 1941.
The first armed airplane of the Serbian army in 1915.
Women welders at Lincoln Motor Company in 1918.
> Times Square in 1922.
The dedication of the Washington Monument in 1885.
Trapeze mining in Bonne Terre Missouri 1917.
Julia Clark in her Exhibition Plane, 1911. Miss Clark was the third woman to receive a pilot’s license fromthe Aero Club of America. She was the first female pilot to die in an air crash in the United States in 1912.
Greyhound in 1923.
The crew of the USS Lexington abandon ship following torpedo strikes on May 9th,1942.Note: This pic is a treasure! It is of the USS Lexington (the Lady Lex.) which was sunk during the Battle of Midway. America had always had a Lexington ship in their navy, and after the Lady was sunk, The USS LEXINGTON, CV 16, was built in 1943 and sent out to sea, after shakedown cruise. It was called the “Blue Ghost”, and was reported sunk by the Japanese 5 different times! My husband was a plank-owner and fought on the “Ghost” till the end of the war. At the Lexington reunions, we were fortunate to meet members who were on the first Lexington (shown above) and were picked up in the waters by the Battleship Yorktown. Mary Dell Jones.
The attack on Pearl Harbor taken from one of the attacking Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941.
Southwest Airlines stewardesses back in the “good ole days” 1962.
They started with one plane. The President of the airline was also the head pilot and hisdaughter was a stewardess. As I recall the cost from Dallas to Houston or San Antonio was $15.00.
Inside the turrets of the USS Massachusetts, 1898.
Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. More than likely the earliest born individual captured on film.
A balancing act atop the Empire State Building in 1934.
Ansel Adams, 1979. He broke his nose during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, never had it repaired.The day Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right. (1967)
The Dalai Lama at age 2 in 1937.The London Underground in 1890.
Smuggling beer during prohibition sometime between 1920 and 1933.
Illuminated tires invented by Goodyear in 1961.
> Directional sound finders used to detect incoming enemy planes in 1917.
The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
The P G M-11 “Redstone” – the World’s First Nuclear Missile displayed in Grand Central Station, July 7, 1957.
Construction of The Lincoln Memorial in 1921.