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Demonstration of a Morrison shelter, which was designed to protect the occupants from the debris if the house was hit by a bomb, around 1941 [2480x1870]

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  • aluminum_lizzard
    5 points Jun 16,2018, 12:52pm

    I’ve seen enough cartoons to know this is a pancake waiting to happen.

  • chrome-spokes
    1 points Jun 16,2018, 6:37pm

    "...120 out of 136 escaped from severely bomb-damaged houses without serious injury." ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_shelter#Morrison_shelter

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  • aluminum_lizzard
    5 points Jun 16,2018, 12:52pm

    I’ve seen enough cartoons to know this is a pancake waiting to happen.

  • chrome-spokes
    1 points Jun 16,2018, 6:37pm

    "...120 out of 136 escaped from severely bomb-damaged houses without serious injury." ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_shelter#Morrison_shelter

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Soviet soldiers are greeted by family and friends at the Belorussky railway station in Tverskaya Zastava Square after the end of the war in Europe. Moscow, May 1945. [3422 x 2263]

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  • pixeldorff
    9 points Jun 15,2018, 9:17am

    I love looking at pictures like this just to see random people I will never ever know anything about :)

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  • pixeldorff
    9 points Jun 15,2018, 9:17am

    I love looking at pictures like this just to see random people I will never ever know anything about :)

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Young couple in Budapest, during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 [2241 x 1500]

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  • Synchronyme
    18 points Jun 15,2018, 11:38am

    The man with the riffle was 17 years old and got killed by the soviet police 2 hours after this photo was taken. The woman escaped and died in 1990 in Australia. The man with the light trench-coat and the gun, on the left, is unknown. (source: this French/Hungarian book)

  • Turkeyoak
    9 points Jun 15,2018, 3:24pm

    Brave souls, fighting and dying for freedom.

    Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

  • heybuggybug
    3 points Jun 15,2018, 6:28pm

    Leonardo DiCaprio, is that you?

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  • Synchronyme
    18 points Jun 15,2018, 11:38am

    The man with the riffle was 17 years old and got killed by the soviet police 2 hours after this photo was taken. The woman escaped and died in 1990 in Australia. The man with the light trench-coat and the gun, on the left, is unknown. (source: this French/Hungarian book)

  • Turkeyoak
    9 points Jun 15,2018, 3:24pm

    Brave souls, fighting and dying for freedom.

    Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

  • heybuggybug
    3 points Jun 15,2018, 6:28pm

    Leonardo DiCaprio, is that you?

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Adams Square, Boston - 1905 [2800 x 2230]

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  • intothelist
    25 points Jun 15,2018, 8:40am

    They got rid of it in 1963, which explains why I've never heard of it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Square_(Boston)

  • Freittrain86
    14 points Jun 15,2018, 8:24am

    Make sure you always drink Bénédictine after dinner all meals.

    It's the best cordial

  • Jhuss96
    14 points Jun 15,2018, 11:20am

    I love seeing old photos of where I live. What I wouldn't give to walk around in the era of this photo, just to see what it's like.

  • Mickey_Malthus
    5 points Jun 15,2018, 11:27am

    Are any of the buildings in this shot still standing? -- From the shadows, this could be facing West, since I don't see 26 Court St, the background could be Court St. and Tremont?

  • Motorgoose
    2 points Jun 15,2018, 3:06pm

    People always say Boston streets are tiny because they were made for horse and carts. Looking at these old photos though, the streets are huge. Way bigger than the streets in Boston now a days.

  • I_Touched_The_Butt7
    2 points Jun 15,2018, 5:12pm

    Why is the quality of this photo so good?

  • n1Ck1999
    1 points Jun 15,2018, 10:08am

    I Love the Ole advertisements

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  • intothelist
    25 points Jun 15,2018, 8:40am

    They got rid of it in 1963, which explains why I've never heard of it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Square_(Boston)

  • Freittrain86
    14 points Jun 15,2018, 8:24am

    Make sure you always drink Bénédictine after dinner all meals.

    It's the best cordial

  • Jhuss96
    14 points Jun 15,2018, 11:20am

    I love seeing old photos of where I live. What I wouldn't give to walk around in the era of this photo, just to see what it's like.

  • yuckyucky
    10 points Jun 15,2018, 9:00am

    what did they do to that city, vandals!

    Adams Square (1879–1963) was a square in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Now demolished, it was formerly located on the site of the current Boston City Hall in Government Center.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Square_(Boston)

  • Mickey_Malthus
    5 points Jun 15,2018, 11:27am

    Are any of the buildings in this shot still standing? -- From the shadows, this could be facing West, since I don't see 26 Court St, the background could be Court St. and Tremont?

  • Motorgoose
    2 points Jun 15,2018, 3:06pm

    People always say Boston streets are tiny because they were made for horse and carts. Looking at these old photos though, the streets are huge. Way bigger than the streets in Boston now a days.

  • I_Touched_The_Butt7
    2 points Jun 15,2018, 5:12pm

    Why is the quality of this photo so good?

  • n1Ck1999
    1 points Jun 15,2018, 10:08am

    I Love the Ole advertisements

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Donald Trump in the New York Military Academy- 1960's

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  • Chafla
    6 points Jun 14,2018, 1:30pm

    This was before the heel spurs ruined his military career.

  • Wickie
    8 points Jun 14,2018, 12:48pm

    Oh, so he liked to play military at school, but dodged actual service when called. Got it. This how some people actually convince themselves that privileged elites are true altruistic americans and actual honorable servicemen are anti-american?

  • ZZartin
    -1 points Jun 14,2018, 6:09pm

    So did they haze him to hard or not enough?

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  • Chafla
    6 points Jun 14,2018, 1:30pm

    This was before the heel spurs ruined his military career.

  • Wickie
    8 points Jun 14,2018, 12:48pm

    Oh, so he liked to play military at school, but dodged actual service when called. Got it. This how some people actually convince themselves that privileged elites are true altruistic americans and actual honorable servicemen are anti-american?

  • ZZartin
    -1 points Jun 14,2018, 6:09pm

    So did they haze him to hard or not enough?

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''Le Prince-President'' - Napoleon III, 1860 [419x603]

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Ground crew below scatter to flee the inferno of the Hindenberg. May 6, 1937. [1569 x 1600]

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  • repete66219
    1 points Jun 14,2018, 2:54pm

    Just an incredible image. Thank you for not colorizing this.

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  • repete66219
    1 points Jun 14,2018, 2:54pm

    Just an incredible image. Thank you for not colorizing this.

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Sheepshead Bay Speedway, Brooklyn, New York, 1918 [1600 x 1095]

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Abe Lincoln on the battlefield of Antietam, Maryland, October 2, 1862 [3683x4190]

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  • Fiveinchtaint11
    3 points Jun 13,2018, 4:32pm

    I always thought the guys standing with their hands in their jackets always looked cool. I’m gonna bring that back. 😂

  • mattathias1
    1 points Jun 13,2018, 5:08pm

    Allan Pinkerton left (that pinkerton) General McClernand right

  • Heartburn_tonight
    1 points Jun 13,2018, 7:20pm

    What does Lincoln have in his inside left coat pocket?

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  • Fiveinchtaint11
    3 points Jun 13,2018, 4:32pm

    I always thought the guys standing with their hands in their jackets always looked cool. I’m gonna bring that back. 😂

  • mattathias1
    1 points Jun 13,2018, 5:08pm

    Allan Pinkerton left (that pinkerton) General McClernand right

  • Heartburn_tonight
    1 points Jun 13,2018, 7:20pm

    What does Lincoln have in his inside left coat pocket?

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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak using Apple-1 system, 1976 [500x349]

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