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A Blast from the Past

People have always loved documenting their daily lives and surroundings. Nowadays everyone has a camera that can fit in their pocket, and there's no need for a darkroom to see how your picture turned out. These historic photos remind us how far the ordinary moments in life have changed: the scenery, famous landmarks, modes of transport, and leisure activities.

1953: Helen Keller meets President Dwight Eisenhower.

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1912: Children lick large blocks of ice on a New York City sidewalk.

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1931: A young girl walks her kitten on a leash for the National Cat Club Show in London.

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1907: The Great Wall of China, before it was restored.

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1948: A Women plays beach tennis on a Tel Aviv beach.

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1900: Women's tennis being played at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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Marilyn Monroe enjoys a ride through New York City in a 1956 Ford Thunderbird.

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C. 1860-1880: Egypt's Ancient Pyramids of Giza.

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1887: Paris' The Eiffel Tower slowly comes to life.

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1912: A German fraternity experiment with taking a selfie in front of a mirror.

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1955: Young boys in Fort Worth, Texas don space helmets for the planetarium showing.

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1800s: A 3-story outhouse in St. Louis.

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C. 1912: An electric car at a charging station.

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C. 1880 - 1920: Immigrants from Austria-Hungary stand outside immigration sheds in Quebec, Canada.

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1927: Jeanne Devereux becomes the first licensed female hair stylist in New York City.

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1927: A railroad exhibit near Baltimore.

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1932: Charles C. Ebbet tales a photograph of the scenery of New York City from the GE Building in Rockefeller Center.

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1965: Sean Connery on set with Claudine Auger for his 4th James Bond film, Thunderball.

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1950's: Lynchburg, Virginia's Blair Parson store was famous for its 10,000 calorie Sunday.

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1973: During the Great Oil Crisis people enjoy a picnic on a deserted highway.

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1967: A phone booth in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashby neighborhood.

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1893: One of the first underwater photographs.

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1952: Dinosaur tracks were discovered in the bed of Texas' Paluxy River. Here they are being removed for preservation.

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1900: A market scene on Mulberry Street in New York City.

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H/T: www.lifebuzz.com

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