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    Crowds on Wharf Watch Fire in Wellington Harbour Board Warehouse 1955
     
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    Corner of the engine room of the 1947 Fairfield built Campbell paddler.
     
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    Hyundai Engine Assembly Hall
    Under construction, a Pielstick V-engine.
    The slow speed engines, a Sulzer RLB and a RTA, the one in the back, looks also like a Sulzer
     
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    Burmeister and Wain K-GF series
    Picture from a 1974 brochure of Burmeister and Wain about the K-GF series.
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    Found in the National Geographic’s Archives, Here Are Some Rarely Seen Photos from World War II

    U.S. Army soldiers make an amphibious landing on the banks of Germany’s Rhine River. Navy sailors take a break from combat for a dip in the Pacific Ocean. A young marine cleans sand out of his shoe. These World War II–era images are part of a small collection of photographs on display in the basement of National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Tucked away among the 11.5 million photographic items housed in the National Geographic archive, the images were among those recently pulled from storage by National Geographic’s staff in homage to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, marked earlier in 2015.

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    Two U.S. soldiers look over the ruins surrounding the Cologne Cathedral. 1945.

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    Crouching low in a DUKW for concealment and protection, men of the 89th division, U.S. Third Army, cross the Rhine River at Oberwesel, Germany. March 26, 1945. (Photograph by the U.S. Department of Defense)

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    These are the first pictures to be taken at Aldwych Shelter, the stretch of underground railway between Aldwych and Holborn which has been taken out of service to provide safe shelter for Londoners in air raids. Photograph shows the railway lines as well as the platforms provide a dormitory for Londoners during the night raids. October 5, 1940. (Photograph by Acme Newspictures)

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    Marines hit three feet of rough water as they leave their LST to take the beach at Cape Gloucester, December 26, 1943. (Photograph by the U.S. Marine Corps)

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    Crewmen of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier banish post-battle nervous strain by taking a swim in the warm waters of a lagoon in the Marshalls only a few days after laying siege to and conquering Roi Island in the Kwajalein atoll. Released April 18, 1944. (Photograph by the U.S. Navy)

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    French mademoiselle waves tricolor in tribute to the forces which liberated her city as they march past Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. August 26, 1944. (Photograph by the U.S. Marine Corps)

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    The bombing of this beautiful Roman Catholic Church in London did not stop Fusilier Tom Dowling and Miss Martha Coogan being married there today. After the ceremony was over, Father Finn, who performed the ceremony, assisted the bridal couple over the debris to the church exit. Fox. September 14, 1940.

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    A fighting Coast Guardsman, who gave his right arm in battle pays Memorial Day tribute at the Lincoln shrine in Washington, D.C. He is Coast Guardsman Thomas Sortino of Chicago, who participated in the North African invasion. (Photograph by U.S. Coast Guard)

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    Women employees working on the nose assemblies of Douglas “Havoc” A-20 attack bombers. (Photograph by the Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.)

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    Of all things, Marine Private First Class Raymond L. Hubert, of Detroit, Michigan, chooses a huge unexploded naval shell for a sofa as he removes a three day accumulation of Saipan sand from his field shoes. (Photograph by Staff Sgt. Andrew B. Knight, U.S. Marine Corps)

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    Rare and Beautiful Color Photographs of Jerusalem in the 1950s

    One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem was named as "Urusalima" on ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, probably meaning "City of Shalem" after a Canaanite deity, during the early Canaanite period (approximately 2400 BCE). During the Israelite period, significant construction activity in Jerusalem began in the 9th century BCE (Iron Age II), and in the 8th century the city developed into the religious and administrative center of the Kingdom of Judah. It is considered a holy city in the three major Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The part of Jerusalem called the City of David was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage Site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond the Old City's boundaries.

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    11 Beautiful Vintage Portrait Photos of Yvonne Craig as 'Batgirl' in 1967

    Yvonne Craig was an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s television series Batman. She appeared in the final season (1967–1968).

    Batgirl's true identity was unknown to Batman and Robin, and their true identities were unknown to her; only Alfred, the butler for Bruce Wayne/Batman, was aware of Batgirl's identity.

    Craig felt some connection to the character and complained to DC Comics after Barbara Gordon was shot and paralyzed by the Joker in the 1988 graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke.

    Here, we collected 11 beautiful color portraits of Yvonne Craig as 'Batgirl' in 1967.

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    60 Fascinating Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in the U.S. from the Early 20th Century

    In the early decades of the 20th century the American people benefited from industrial growth while also experiencing its adverse effects. Cheap labor and assembly-line manufacturing made mass production possible. Railroad networks carried the mass-produced goods, many of them the result of new technologies, around the country. Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney, and other retailers expanded their operations and laid the foundation for the consumer-driven society that evolved later in the century.

    Materially, city dwellers' standards of living improved steadily, not only in food, shelter, housing, and other material goods, but also in health care and education. Inexpensive books, magazines, newspapers, and improved public libraries, funded in part through the benevolence of Andrew Carnegie, contributed to their intellectual lives. Sexual fulfillment in marital relationships continued to gain importance, and family life increasingly reflected the ideals of companionship. Silent films and amateur and professional sports helped fill leisure time. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, founded in 1908 and 1910, provided recreational and educational opportunities for children.

    Check out these amazing snapshots below which were taken from between the 1910s and 1930s and see what life was like in the U.S. in the early 20th century.

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    The little turkeys are growing up fast, yesterday they were trying to avoid the 105° heat! While mom's stood watch.

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    26 Rarely Seen Vintage Photos of the First Nations People Before 1900

    Alex Ross (1851-1894) came to Calgary, Alberta in 1884 and set up a photographic studio at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Osler Street. He had previously worked for a photographer in Winnipeg, but felt the time was right to strike out on his own and establish his own business.

    He quickly became well-known for his photographs of the First Nations people in the Calgary area, especially the Tsuu T'ina (called Sarcee at that time) and the Blackfoot. Some of the photographs were taken outdoors, but many more were carefully-posed studio shots. By 1891 the studio seems to have closed, and three years later Ross died at the relatively young age of 43.

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    Blackfoot boys, ca. 1886-94

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    Blackfoot man with rifle, Alberta, 1887

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    Blackfoot woman and child in the late 1880s

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    Blackfoot women, ca. 1880s

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    Bobtail, Cree chief, Alberta, 1886

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    Chief owl of the Blackfoot, 1886

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    Crowfoot, head chief of the Blackfoot, 1887

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    First Nations camp near first Hudson's Bay Company store at Fort Calgary, Alberta, 1886

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    Sarcee camp west of Calgary, ca. 1886-89

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    Two of the first pupils at the Blackfoot Anglican School, 1886

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    Two Sarcee girls, 1887

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    A Rare Look Inside the Harley-Davidson Factory from Their Early Days

    In 1901, 20-year-old William S. Harley drew up plans for a small engine with a displacement of 7.07 cubic inches (116 cc) and four-inch (102 mm) flywheels. The engine was designed for use in a regular pedal-bicycle frame. Over the next two years, Harley and his childhood friend Arthur Davidson worked on their motor-bicycle using the northside Milwaukee machine shop at the home of their friend, Henry Melk. It was finished in 1903 with the help of Arthur’s brother, Walter Davidson. Upon testing their power-cycle, Harley, and the Davidson brothers found it unable to climb the hills around Milwaukee without pedal assistance. They quickly wrote off their first motor-bicycle as a valuable learning experiment.

    Work immediately began on a new and improved second-generation machine. This first “real” Harley-Davidson motorcycle had a bigger engine of 24.74 cubic inches (405 cc) with 9.75 inches (25 cm) flywheels weighing 28 lb (13 kg). The machine’s advanced loop-frame pattern was similar to the 1903 Milwaukee Merkel motorcycle (designed by Joseph Merkel, later of Flying Merkel fame). The bigger engine and loop-frame design took it out of the motorized bicycle category and marked the path to future motorcycle designs. The boys also received help with their bigger engine from outboard motor pioneer Ole Evinrude, who was then building gas engines of his own design for automotive use on Milwaukee’s Lake Street.

    The prototype of the new loop-frame Harley-Davidson was assembled in a 10 ft × 15 ft (3.0 m × 4.6 m) shed in the Davidson family backyard. Most of the major parts, however, were made elsewhere, including some probably fabricated at the West Milwaukee railshops where oldest brother William A. Davidson was then toolroom foreman. This prototype machine was functional by September 8, 1904, when it competed in a Milwaukee motorcycle race held at State Fair Park. It was ridden by Edward Hildebrand and placed fourth. This is the first documented appearance of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the historical record.

    In January 1905, small advertisements were placed in the Automobile and Cycle Trade Journal offering bare Harley-Davidson engines to the do-it-yourself trade. By April, complete motorcycles were in production on a very limited basis. That year, the first Harley-Davidson dealer, Carl H. Lang of Chicago, sold three bikes from the five built in the Davidson backyard shed. Years later the original shed was taken to the Juneau Avenue factory where it would stand for many decades as a tribute to the Motor Company’s humble origins until it was accidentally destroyed by contractors cleaning the factory yard in the early 1970s.

    In 1906, Harley and the Davidson brothers built their first factory on Chestnut Street (later Juneau Avenue), at the current location of Harley-Davidson’s corporate headquarters. The first Juneau Avenue plant was a 40 ft × 60 ft (12 m × 18 m) single-story wooden structure. The company produced about 50 motorcycles that year.

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    See How Some Cool Silent Film Effects Were Done from the 1920s

    When you can’t rely on a computer to improve (or fake) a movie scene, you gotta improvise. And back in the days of silent films, filmmakers were really, really good at coming up with creative ways to cook up special effects. It was a master class of using specific camera angles, splicing together shots, using glass matte paintings, and twisting perspectives to make things look as realistic as possible.

    Silent Movie GIFs is an excellent resource that reveals how things used to be done in the past. He detailed a lot of famous examples in a wonderful post here. It’s a fun read for anyone.

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    When Safety Last! was made, it wasn't feasible to insert a fake background using rear projection or a green screen, so they used a trick of perspective. The set was built at the right height for Lloyd's climb, but on the roof of a building across the street. As Lloyd climbed higher, the set was moved to taller buildings.

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    2. Charlie Chaplin roller-skating in a department store in Modern Times (1936)

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    The two halves of her face were filmed separately, using a matte shot. Basically, a piece of glass with half the frame painted black was placed in front of the camera, so only one side the film was exposed. The film was then wound back, the glass was switched for one with black on the other side. The key was to avoid having either the camera or the Moore's face shift in position while shooting, or the effect would be ruined.

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    Seeing two Mary Pickfords in the same shot wasn't anything new for audiences, it was also done in Stella Maris three years prior. Decades earlier, Georges Méliès had figured out how to appear multiple times in one shot by using mattes and double exposure. But in a normal double exposure, the actor can't move from one part of the frame to another without ruining the effect.

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    5. Douglas Fairbanks slides down a sail in The Black Pirate (1926)

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    The method for achieving this much copied shot was figured out by Fairbanks's brother Robert, an engineer. The camera and the sail were both placed at an angle. Fairbanks's knife was connected to a hidden pulley and counterweight. Airplane propellers were used to make the sails billow.

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    6. Buster Keaton rides over a broken bridge in Sherlock Jr. (1924)

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    Another matte shot. The bottom of the frame was blacked out, lining up with the top of the bridge, and Keaton was filmed riding while the bridge was still intact. The footage of the trucks was filmed separately with part of the bridge removed. Getting the timing right must have been tough.

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    Karl Struss, another famous cinematographer, developed a technique using a colour filter to achieve this effect. When the filter was adjusted, the women's leper makeup was no longer visible on film. Struss used the same technique, in reverse, for the famous transformation scene in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

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    Moko Kauae: 30 Incredible Portraits of Maori Women With Their Tradition Chin Tattoos from the Early 20th Century

    For New Zealand Maori women, the moko kauae, or traditional female chin tattoo, is considered a physical manifestation of their true identity.

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    After the Bomb: 16 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show Japan’s Rebirth From the Rubble

    The second world war left Japan scarred and broken. A new show charts its recovery in the decades after Hiroshima, as street urchins gave way to student protests and modernity. These amazing photographs were taken by Japanese photographer Takeyoshi Tanuma.

    Tanuma graduated from the Tokyo Photographic College in 1949 and then joined the magazine Sun News Photos, where he met and apprenticed under Ihee Kimura. In 1953, he began working as a contract photographer with the Shinchosha publishing house and became a contributor for several magazines, including Geijutsu Shincho.

    From 1965 to 1972, he became a stringer for Time Life. In 1984 he accompanied the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the actress Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, around the world taking photographs of children in need. Children are central to Tanuma’s social documentary work as they are a “mirror reflecting their own society”.

    In 1995 he was offered a professorship at the Tokyo College of Photography and in the same year he became president of the Japan Professional Photographers’ Society (JPS). In 2004, a retrospective of his works, Human Symphony, was shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

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    Hawaii, 1890: This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer!

    Dating back to 1890 this is perhaps the first photo ever taken of a surfer. The muscled Hawaiian beach man is photographed wearing a traditional loin cloth and shown standing in the shallows holding his rudimentary board. The original owner and the photographer are not known.

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    Surfing rituals and the sport itself continued in the Kapu system until missionaries from New England began arriving in 1820. The missionaries believed surfing and other Hawaiian sports to be hedonistic acts and a waste of time. They adamantly preached against the sports' existence in Hawaii.

    By 1890, surfing in Hawaii was nearly extinct, with the sport practiced in only a few places. The rapidly growing agricultural empire coming into place, coupled with the immigration of foreigners, also contributed to the decline of surfing, along with many other sacred aspects of the Polynesian culture. If not for the dedication of a few Hawaiian kings like David Kalakau, an advocate of all Hawaiian sports, surfing may not have survived to see the 20th century

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    23 Fascinating Vintage Portraits of Hot Grandparents When They Were Young

    In 2016, BuzzFeed asked their Community members to share pictures of their hot grandparents when they were younger. Here are some of the insanely smokin' results:

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    Interesting Pictures of a Country Store on Dirt Road in North Carolina, 1939; And Surprise That It Is Still Standing More Than 70 Years Later!

    The story began when Wayne Jacobs discovered this colorized picture on Shorpy in early April of 2014. The original photo was taken in July of 1939 by Dorothea Lang, the famous photographer who shot those powerful pictures of the Dust Bowl during the Depression.

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    The detail in the photo, the advertising signs on the exterior of the gas station, and the men, all make this photo a unique "moment in time."

    "I also learned that her original photo was in Black and White of course, but that someone had recently colorized it, resulting in this amazing photograph." - He says on his website.

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    But here is where this story gets really interesting: The gas station in the photographs was located in the little crossroads community of Gordonton, North Carolina, and the building in the photograph (the gas station) is still standing - more than seventy years later!

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    23 Amazing Photos of Soviet Soldiers during World War II

    The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and after 1922 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The army was established immediately after the 1917 October Revolution. Beginning in February 1946, the Red Army, along with the Soviet Navy, embodied the main component of the Soviet Armed Forces; taking the official name of "Soviet Army", until its dissolution in December 1991.

    The Red Army is credited as being the decisive land force in the Allied victory in the European theatre of World War II. During operations on the Eastern Front, it fought 75%–80% of the German land forces deployed in the war, inflicting the vast majority of all German losses and ultimately capturing the German capital.

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    The Dangers of Marijuana: 13 Vintage Anti-Weed Film Posters from the ‘Reefer Madness’ Era

    These vintage anti-marijuana posters were created in the 1930s as part of the Reefer Madness movie release. Originally conceived as a morality tale to warn parents against the dangers of cannabis, it was recut into an exploitation film, a lurid melodrama about a group of dope-smoking teens who descend into a hell of murder, suicide and madness brought on by the infernal herb.

    Though Reefer Madness was the most famous anti-weed screed, it was soon followed by many imitators, including Assassin of Youth, where all-night marijuana parties lead to violence, and Marihuana, where an innocent girl winds up impregnated, addicted to heroin and planning a kidnapping, all because of a single puff.

    Also referred to as the ‘Devil’s harvest’ or ‘Devil’s weed’, marijuana was considered a real threat before World War II. Instead, drugs like cocaine or heroin were largely tolerated and nobody talked about them.

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    A poster for Louis J. Gasnier’s 1938 drama ‘Reefer Madness’ (aka ‘The Burning Question’). (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)

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