German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 1942
A crashed Friedrichshafen FF.49 two-seat reconnaissance seaplane pokes out of the top of one of the taller buildings near its base in Germany (1918). You can just make out the “lozenge camouflage” pattern on the aircraft’s tail which was used from late 191
Cigarettes were promoted as being good for health, till early 1950s.
Smoking the Hookah --- location unknown --- 1850s
A thylacine or 'Tasmanian tiger' in captivity, circa 1930. The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936.
U.S. soldiers inspect a German 'V-2' rocket at the factory. Kleinbodungen, Germany, 1945.
Republican Assault Guard in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1936.
Leo Tolstoy with his granddaughter, Yasnaya Polyana, undated
Selfies In The 20's
Serbians are executed by soldiers of Austria-Hungary (Trebinje - Herzegovina - 1914)
Children looking at a circus billboard, 1930s.
The Optimistically Titled Emperor Bokassa I before his Solid Gold Eagle Throne. His coronation cost 1/10th of the Central African Republic/Empire's GDP
A woman sits under a chrome-plated hair dryer - 1928.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916
First Ronald McDonald played by legendary weatherman Willard Scott
Acrobats in India showing offf (1920s)
Some we'll known political figures enjoying friendship and laughter.
The Neptune, the first balloon used to carry mail during the Siege of Paris, being prepared for launching, 23 September 1870
Marilyn Monroe entertaining troops on stage in Korea (1954).
Georgian militiamen in the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish war
Bombardier Sergey Dupliy in an Il-4 or -6 medium bomber. Photograph by Yevgeny Khaldei, 1944.
Colorized by me: Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie
German SdKfz 164 Nashorn tank destroyer in the Alps, 1944
A locomotive and two coaches of the “Atlantic” in railroad exhibit near Baltimore, Maryland (November 1927).
Doctor Mae Jemison, the first black woman to fly in Space, 1992
Stephen King receives a light from 9-year old Drew Barrymore at the premiere of the movie, Firestarter
A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, (1961)
Интересные и редкие ретро-фотографии
История одной фотографии
Редкие фотографии знаменитостей.
Запрещённые в СССР документальные фотографии
Советская жизнь 1955-1960 гг. в цвете на страницах журнала "Смена"