Sharing Wonderful Historical Photos

I received these seventeen photos in an email, like the previous ones I put up. There was no information about where these came from or who took the photographs. They were interesting to me as I love history. I was sure that others would love to see them also. I put them in date order so it will be easier to see the progression. I hope you enjoy them.

The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844.
The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844. | Source

The Earliest Known Photo of Someone Drinking Beer

In 1844, the first known photo of someone drinking beer was taken. Why am I not surprised that it was in Edinburgh? They do look like they are having fun though.

Only known photograph of a black Union soldier with his family. ca.1863-65
Only known photograph of a black Union soldier with his family. ca.1863-65 | Source

Only Known Photo of a Black Union Soldier with Family

I love this photo. This man was fighting for the freedom of his race in this country. His reason for fighting is gathered around him. Many men have fought for their freedom and way of life and I am proud of them all.

A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the transcontinental railroad. Nevada, about 1868.
A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the transcontinental railroad. Nevada, about 1868. | Source

A Native American Looking on Progression

He is looking at the progression of this country, but we have to wonder if he was cursing and wondering how this was going to affect him and his race. The area looks familiar to me, having been raised in Northern Nevada. I wonder if that is the Truckee River down below? My dad worked near there for many years.

Three Princeton students after the annual Freshman-Sophomore snow ball fight. ca. 1893, Princeton, NJ.
Three Princeton students after the annual Freshman-Sophomore snowball fight. ca. 1893, Princeton, NJ. | Source

Results of a Snowball Fight at Princeton

These three look like they had a lot of fun and are now regretting it. Were they on the winning team or were they the losers? Who knows, but they are a lot of fun to look at. OUCH!!

Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900.
Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900. | Source

Japanese Archers

The Japanese men wore these loose pants at this time. They were practicing their archery so they could help defend their territory. Japan was ruled by feudal lords at this time in history. They had an Emperor that ruled the country. This photograph was taken sometime between 1860-1900.

The first official riders in New York City’s first subway, 1904.
The first official riders in New York City’s first subway, 1904. | Source

New York Subway Opens

In 1904, the New York City subway system opened for the first time. All of the important men of the time attended the grand opening to be the first to ride the subway trains. The subway cars have changed immensely in that time period, I notice. This looks more like carriage seats than train seating.

9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910).
9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910). | Source

Nine Kings in One Photo

On May 20, 1910; Nine Kings were together in Windsor Castle. In trying to find out what would bring these busy and important men all together at one time, I Googled the date. I found a few things, the first aircraft air display was held in Hendon, England; and Haley's Comet was at its closest point to Earth on that date. The thing that I finally decided the occasion was for though, was that Prince George Frederick was proclaimed King George V the day before. King Edward VII, his father, had died on the 6th of May that year.

Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920.
Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920. | Source

Electricity in 1920s Russia

This photograph shows some Russian peasants getting electricity in 1920. Can you imagine the wonder of it? These people may have never even seen electric lights before. It probably seemed like magic. The wonder of electricity changed the way many people lived then.

Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1922.
Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1922. | Source

Cow Shoes Used during Prohibition.

During Prohibition, moonshiners would use shoes like these to leave false trails so that the Revenuers would think it was a cow and not follow them to their stills and where they stored their moonshine. Pretty inventive, right?

Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926.
Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926. | Source

Delivering Moonshine in a Disguised Truck

During Prohibition, moonshiners would use a truck or car disguised as something else to deliver their goods. This one was designed to look like a truck full of lumber. A bottle had broken during transit and the smell of the liquor alerted the police to the ruse. They searched the truck and found the false entrance to the liquor.

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930.
Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930. | Source

1930 Dance Marathon

This photo is of the last four couples standing towards the end of a Chicago Dance marathon. They don't all appear to be standing to me. A lot of leaning going on here.

The Kennedy trio in the mid 30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy.
The Kennedy trio in the mid 30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy. | Source

Kennedy Teens in 1930s

This is probably one of the few photos of the Kennedy boys that you will see while they were in their teens. Every one of them became famous, although only one lived long. Would they have changed their lives some if they knew the path they were on? I would have.

The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party in Italy, 1934.
The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party in Italy, 1934. | Source

1934 Fascist Party Headquarters of Mussolini

This building is a part of history that we don't see too often. The Italian government has changed considerably since these days. I doubt the building is still standing. The décor is a bit strange, don't you think? Big Brother is watching you.

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945.
Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945. | Source

Jewish Refugees Become Aware They are Liberated

April 1945, these Jewish refugees run into allied soldiers and become aware that they have been liberated. The joy and relief flooding through their system can only be imagined. They know that they were so close to death and now they know they and their children are going to live. My heart rejoices along with them.

A Japanese family returning home (Seattle, Washington) from a relocation center camp in Hunt, Idaho on May 10, 1945.
A Japanese family returning home (Seattle, Washington) from a relocation center camp in Hunt, Idaho on May 10, 1945. | Source

Japanese Americans Return to Their Home

On May 10, 1945; this family of Japanese Americans returned to the home they had left to go to concentration camps. This family may have been in America for a century, but when we went to war with Japan, they were treated like the enemy. I am so disgusted with the fact that this was done to these people. When they returned, their home was covered with graffiti saying they were not wanted here. Were Germans treated this way? NO! My husband is very German, his family came over just before the first World War. His father was born shortly afterward and no one in his family was treated badly. Why were the Japanese treated badly? Because they looked differently. I hope this disgrace never happens again.

Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard,Poland, 1948.
Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard,Poland, 1948. | Source

Tereska, a Disturbed Child

This child, Tereska, was raised in a concentration camp. There can be no doubt of why she was disturbed. The horror of what she saw during that time cannot be denied. The deprivation, hopelessness, and cruelty that she saw while there, would assuredly mark anyone for life. For a child to see and experience this was nothing but criminal.

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b. Malin 3 years ago

Wow, Becky, I am thrilled to be the first Hubber here to look at all these Wonderful Photographs...What History. They are our History...I Love that someone sent them to you, and that YOU are sharing them with all of us.

My Votes Across the Board go to YOU!


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These are fascinating looks into our past history. There are many ethnicities represented here. Gives us a lot to think about, from early refugees, to the Japanese. Wow. Fantastic pics. I loved the smuggling truck used during prohibition.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Becky, what a tresure trove of old photos that you have shared with us. It is one good thing about things going digital, and that is that they can be saved, shared and dispursed rather than being lost forever. Thank you


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

There is a remarkable story behind every one of these photos, Becky. Thank you for sharing these fascinating bits of history with us. Nothing like a photo to tell a story!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi b. I love old photos. They tell us so much and I think they should be shared with all. I have a whole file of Civil War photos that I will share also. They will be a bit rougher emotionally to deal with. Thank you for the enthusiasm and for visiting.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Peg, These are wonderful old photos. I am so glad you are enjoying them. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Mike, Old photos are indeed a treasure. That is the wonderful thing about the internet, they will get out there. Thank you for enjoying and coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

drbj, They say a picture says a thousand words and I think they mean that they mean a different thousand words to every person that sees them. We all see something in them that no one else sees. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Becky i do like vintage pics- all but a few here I never seen before. That's some results of a snowball fight but these guys in those days didn't wear helmets or much else for protection playing football either so that says something about their tough and rough play back then. The last one is particularly sad. Thank you for getting these together for Hubs.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Alastar, I love old photos. I have gotten several batches lately so will get another of these on here before too long. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful hub. The photos are strikingly remarkable. I love something about vintage, including the vintage pictures. It good to remind us about the old memories. Voted up!

Prasetio


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Becky,

You act as a museum curator taking us through each of these photographs and explaining the stories and feelings evoked.

The last face of Tereska is haunting...no child should ever have to had witnessed or endured what she did.

Thank you for sharing and I will look forward to the others when you have an opportunity. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

prasetio, so nice to see you here. I also love old photos. They show us so much about life at the time and about where we come from. I am so happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Maria, I hate to tell people what to think on these. I am just throwing some of my thoughts out there and maybe suggesting a few things. I love it when people tell me what THEY see. Everyone sees different things when they look at old photos. Tereska's face is haunting, I don't think I will forget about it soon. I will get the next batch out as soon as I can. There might be enough of those to do two hubs on. Many of them. Thank you for coming by to visit, dear friend.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Becky - Nice presentation and great Hub.

TFP


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

TFP, Thank you, happy you could come visit.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

One of the unique hubs I've seen for a while. Great pictures, evoking different emotions... the snowball results photo was humorous. The boys do indeed look like they regretted it. :)

Voted up and funny, awesome, interesting.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

FullOfLove Sites, I try to have unique hubs, Same ole, same ole just won't do for me. I am so happy that you enjoyed it and came by to visit.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these are certainly true of that. These vintage photos evoke many different emotions, the last one being particularly sad. Your descriptions are wonderful and your research of each one appreciated Becky

Thank you for sharing.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Rosemay, These were indeed wonderful photos. I received some Civil War photos the same day and will be working on them as I get the chance also. The last is indeed sad. I thought about leaving it out but it was so poignant that it needed to be included. She must never be forgotten or denied. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This was such an interesting article to read. The first snowball fight was a bit much, don't you think? Wow. Well done.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

teaches, I love old photos. They show us so much of life then. I thought the snowball fight was a bit excessive, but what do I know? Glad you enjoyed these. Happy you could come by and visit.


Hubert Williams 3 years ago

A very interesting hub. Thank you for sharing those historical pictures. Some represent a horrible time for the world.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hubert, These photos show us what we must not forget. They also remind us of things that we can be proud of. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

these are indeed wonderful Becky Katz :) bless you


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Frank, I figure these are worth seeing and will get more views here than if they are just going around the email circuit. I have some Civil War photos that I will put up soon. Thank you for coming to visit.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I love antiquated photos. Such an array of emotions displayed. thanks for sharing these.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Wayne, I love them too. They show us so much that we would never know about. The emotions on these are extra special too. Freedom when they thought they were dead is the best. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Wow! What an awesome collection! I can't believe how treasures like this float around in emails, instead of compiled in a beautiful hub like this. The quality is still excellent.

I have so many old black-and-white pictures, but they are all faded.

I found this hub of yours, and every picture, extremely fascinating. Thank you Becky :)


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Martie, I have some more of these old pictures from the Civil War here. I will be doing another hub with them in it. I am totally fascinated by these old photos also. I have done two others with old photos and will definitely do a hub with any I get. Getting them together in one place would be a wonderful thing. Thank you for coming to visit. It is always a pleasure to see you.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Becky: What beautiful and interesting photos. And also what a mystery of their origin. Thank you for sharing these with us. Each one tells a story.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

suzette, so good to see you here. I love old photos and will do several more hubs with them. I have no idea where they came from, they just landed in my email along with several others one day. They were interesting to me, so I figured others would be interested also. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Becky: I just tried to go to mckbirdbks and there is no content. What happened or what is going on?


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

suzette, mckbirdbks has stopped writing here. He let a few of us know in email and that day had all of his stories pulled. I do not know why. I was shocked also.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

I'm so sorry to hear that. His writing and stories were wonderful. He always left us wanting more. Thanks for telling me. If you correspond with him, let him know I'd love to visit his new site. Thanks so much!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

suzette, I will let him know, but right now he does not have another site.


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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Great Hub! What wonderful pictures!! Thanks for sharing such interesting insights and images of the past! Voted up!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

khmazz, I love old photos, they show us so much of the past. Thank you for coming by to visit and for the votes.


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The picture of Princeton students after a snowball fight reminds me of an incident when I was attending the University of Minnesota. There was a traditional rivalry between engineering students and agriculture (Forestry) students. The Engineering campus was in Minneapolis and the Ag campus across the Mississippi River in St. Paul. As I recall the forestry students had a big statue of Paul Bunyan. Traditionally the engineers would raid the the Ag campus and steal Paul. This particular time when the Ag students came to retrieve the statue it boke into a snowball fight. I think both sides got disciplined by the University.

That year they got carried away.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Don, That is a great story. So happy you came to visit.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Good evening Becky - I can't believe I missed this landmark hub presentation the first time around as it's probably one of my most favorite collections of photos I've seen.

I will most definitely share and link this awesome collection on my FB page and bookmark it for my own personal reference. I love these old historic photos because every picture tells a story .

Thank you so much for your efforts here - they were very much appreciated and enjoyed by me and here I sit with my cats watching darkness come over the lake and wishing you well from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time 8:59pm ontario canada


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

epi, so nice to see you here. I have some more that I want to get out here. I have a couple of hubs with old photos published and have at least two more to go. I have some old Civil War photos, mostly just the day to day camp life, which I thought were interesting too. We have all seen battle scenes but not too many with just the normal stuff going on, like doing laundry and hanging out with the guys. I am so happy that you enjoyed these, and also that I have had the honor of a visit from you. Thank you for coming to visit.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well the honor, believe me , was all mine and I can hardly wait to see more.

Although I am not a photographer I have always loved photography.

One of my favorite portrait photographers is the late Diane Arbus.

And even to this day I prefer black and white ...


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Epi, I am working on the Civil War photos. They are interesting and should give you hours of pleasure, hahaha. I love photography also and have been known to use a bunch of film. I have never used my photos in a hub though because they are 35mm and I don't have a scanner anymore. Black and white is an art form that is not used much anymore. I have played with sepia a bit and like that too. Good to see you back.


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Randy Godwin 3 years ago from Southern Georgia

Loved this hub, Becky! You know I use a lot of old photos in my fictional attempts as they seem to give a hint of age to a tale, especially the Civil War pics. Rated up and awesome!

--RG


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Randy, I get a lot of photos sent to me and I know y'all love them. If you would like to use these, you are welcome to. I like to get them out where we can see our heritage. We can learn so much about it in these photos. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Randy Godwin 3 years ago from Southern Georgia

Thanks Becky, I may take you up on the offer. I never know where my tales may lead or what photo I may be looking for.next The Library of Congress archives is one of my favorite places to look when I need a Civil War era photo or other older photo for my fiction. Somehow these old black and white photos lend a certain feeling of reality color pics simply cannot relay.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I do not own the rights to these Randy. The copyright has run out on them. They are all a part of our history and should be treated as public domain. They do add an air of reality to things.


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

These are amazing!! I loved the captions with each picture! I voted up !


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Lisa, so nice to see you here. I love old photos and love to share them. When I get the time, I have a bunch of Civil War photos that are not of battle scenes. I have seen many battle photos, but rarely any of camp life. I know y'all will enjoy them also. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Amazing photos, the first ones were so entertaining and then as I moved down the page it became so sad, yes people could be cruel, but the photo of the Jewish family was awesome, the feeling they had must have been so wonderful to know they were saved, great hub and shared across!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Nell, They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I truly believe that. The relief and joy of the Jewish people is very much in their faces. I appreciate the votes and shares.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Ah Becky I love old photos and these are something special. Almost all of them are new to me. They played rough back in the 1890s didn't they: if this the result of snowball fight imagine the beginnings of football around then- whew!

Love that moonshiners cow-shoes too, there is something almost innocent and funny about it for some reason; and that poor Tereska is a stark picture that captures the damage left on innocence after the evils of the war in Poland have passed, but still, almost a permanent indictment of evil for all time.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Alastar, good to see you here. These are really some special pictures. I am happy that they are new to you. I had not seen these before either and I get a lot of pictures sent to me. That snowball fight must have been rough to cause all that damage. I imagine football was pretty rough back then, they didn't have all the padding and fancy helmets they have now either. I would not have wanted to be in on one of those games. Tereska was special and I know people even now are having a rough time with the wars going on in this world. A permanent indictment of evil indeed. A real reason to keep our military strong. Thanks for visiting.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Becky, what a cool hub! I love history and looking through old photos, very awesome indeed. It's amazing how much power a photo can have, these have that power. Well done, voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared. Best wishes.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

thelyricwriter, I am happy that you enjoyed these. They do speak to us, don't they. Thank you for coming to visit and for the votes and sharing.


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Laura in Denver 3 years ago from Aurora

Such historic pictures and a nice commentary. Thanks!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Laura, I am happy that you enjoyed these. I love old photos, so I just assume others do also. I appreciate the visit.


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

This is fascinating! I love the Dance Marathon. What a great collection of photos and your comments add humour and information in proportionate measure. Great idea for a hub! Up etc.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Annnart, so glad you have enjoyed these. I always love to look at old photos. They have so much to share. Thank you for coming to visit and for leaving such a nice comment.


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Kimmie Thompson 3 years ago

Becky the old saying that says a picture says a thousand words is so true. Looking into the eyes of the Jewish immigrant or the little girl full of emotional trauma was heart wrenching. I loved all the pictures...the snowball fight was funny well not funny but wow that was some fight huh? Snowballs could be seen as weapons for sure...Thank you for sharing. So interesting.

Hugs,

Kimmie


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kimmie, so good to see you back here. I thought we had lost you from here. I am still reading your writing, but miss the short stories you wrote.

These were such interesting photos, and some were fun. I just had to share them with everyone. The snowball fight was a doozy, they looked like they had been throwing rocks. I am so happy you came to visit.


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JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

These pictures are part of history and thanks for giving us a glimpse of it. Up for this one!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

JPS0138, I love old photos and these were so clear and interesting that I just had to let others see them too. I appreciate the visit and the vote.


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b. Malin 2 years ago

Hi Becky,

I had to come back for another look...I just love old Photos...The history is so Rich and Rewarding to read and look upon. May they never get lost in time.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi b., I love old photos too. I share so they don't get lost. They are too much of our rich heritage to allow them to be lost.I am so happyu you liked this. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Just so hard to say which I liked best! The Jewish one most heartwarming, the Kennedy boys that young, wow. Loved them all! ^ Can't find a share button, but will vote up and check back to share.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Jackie, I gave up trying to decide which I liked best. They were all great to me. I appreciate the visit and the lovely comment.


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

I really enjoyed this collection. I just love how the Internet has made it possible to share collections like this.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I love it when a plan comes together. Because I got the chance to share this, a lot of people get to see them that never would have before. I appreciate your lovely comment and visit. I loved them too.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A brilliant hub which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Voted up and shared.

Eddy.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Eddy, So nice to see you and happy that you enjoyed this. I truly appreciate the visit and the nice comment.


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Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

As a fan of vintage photos this was well worth another look-see, Becky!


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Alastar, I love old photos too. I have some old Civil war photos that I am still trying to figure out how to get on here. I guess I will have to ask one of my kids to help me. Good to see you and thanks for dropping by.


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vibesites 2 years ago from United States

Lovely pictures out there that give us a piece of the significant events in our history. Like anyone else I'm also a fan of vintage pictures. Voted up, etc.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

vibesites, I love old pictures and have a couple of other hubs featuring old photos. I share them whenever I run across some that are interesting. I really appreciate you coming by to visit.


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suziecat7 24 months ago from Asheville, NC

What great photos - a glimpse at history that almost need no words.


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Becky Katz 24 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi suziecat7, I thought these were pretty special too. I love them.


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England

Amazing collection of photos, each one telling a different story, like a snapshot of each of their lives, this is amazing!


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Becky Katz 23 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Nell, a pleasure to see you here tonight. I loved these too. They were such a revelation to me and I just had to share them with everyone. I appreciate you coming by to visit.


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

Wow these photos are precious, who had them


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Becky Katz 22 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

peachpurple, I do not know where they came from, but I am very happy that they landed in my email. I enjoyed every one of them. Thank you for coming to visit.


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sgbrown 20 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

These photos are amazing! Each one tells such a strong story. This is one good thing about the internet, they can be shared for generations and not just lost in time. Thank you for sharing these, I really enjoyed them!


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Becky Katz 20 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

sgbrown, I loved these also. That is why I shared them here. I am so happy that you enjoyed them. I have a couple of other hubs with old photos in them. One is Old West photos, and the other one is photos of my family during the 30's and newer. I really appreciate you coming by to visit.


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Robert Sacchi 11 months ago

Thank you for posting these interesting and historic photographs. The electricity in 1920s Russia is in color. Do you know if the color was added later?


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Becky Katz 11 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Robert, I noticed that too. I do not know if it was colored later or not. I do know that there were some color images being developed at about that time. I appreciate you coming by to visit and leaving such a nice comment.


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Robert Sacchi 11 months ago

Hopefully some readers will be able to provide more background on this and other pictures in this Hub.


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Becky Katz 11 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Robert, I already did some more research and discovered that they were taking pictures in color during the Civil War. Hope that helps you a little bit.


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Robert Sacchi 11 months ago

Thank you.


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billybuc 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

That must have been one hell of a snowball fight! I've seen boxers who didn't look that bad after twelve rounds of fighting. LOL

I love old photos...thanks for sharing these with us.


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Becky Katz 3 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

billybuc, I wondered if they had packed their snowballs with rocks. Only way I have ever seen anyone get that damaged in a snowball fight. I like old photos too, and have a couple more hubs with them. I appreciate you coming by to visit.


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billybuc 13 days ago from Olympia, WA

This article obviously struck a chord with many. I have some family photos dating back to the late 1800s and I find them fascinating. I don't know who the people are but still, they are family, so important to me.


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Becky Katz 13 days ago from Hereford, AZ Author

billybuc, So happy you found this. I have put a couple of other photo hubs on here and one of them is family photos. I have gotten into contact with several 2nd and 3rd cousins on here because of it. They go looking for anything about their family and find it. These may be the only time they have ever found family photos of their great-great grandmother and her children. They are photos of their great aunts and uncles that they have never known much about. I put as much as I know about the person on here, as I knew them when I was a teen and younger. I had one of them put names and comments on the back of the photo when my grandmother died and I got the family photos. Many of them were from the early days of photography. I have been scanning them into my computer and have a couple of flash drives that I will pass on with the comments to these distant cousins. I don't know many people that do not love these old photos. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

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