History doesn’t have to be a long time ago. Live past thirty and you can remember history.
We even have photographs of history.
Here are a few startling and varied ones.
Let’s start with a knot unbroken for over three thousand years until this photograph was taken: the seal on Tutakhamen’s tomb.
The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922
Take a look at these guys. Prison photograph, you think?
Mafia boot camp?
No, 3 Princeton students after a freshmen v sophomores snowball fight in 1893.
Think that’s harsh? Take a look at this:
This is Carl Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy, after killing a leopard with his bare hands. They don’t make men like that anymore.
This is why:
You go round stuffing animals, it will always end in tears. You have to wait till they’re dead, Carl. And this was another bad idea:
Revolution can be tiring. So on May 15, 1960, Che Guevara along with boat mate Fidel Catro competed against Ernest Hemingway at the “Hemingway Fishing Contest” in Havana, Cuba.
I hope he caught a Red Emperor.
Here is a view of the employees of the New York Central Railroad in 1918, with a pyramid of captured German helmets, with Grand Central Terminal in the background.
Not something you see every day. Neither is this.
Members of the Klu Klux Klan sightseeing at the Capitol, 1925
I doubt that the current incumbent would have asked them in for tea in the Oval Office.
And now a photograph of the world’s first tweet.
Actually, it’s a Seattle City Light employee working at an analog Enns Power Network Computer, 1968.
He’s putting a picture of his cat on Facebook.
And last, here’s the original Christopher Robin with Pooh Bear. Oh and the guy is AA Milne, the guy who created them.
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