Photos That Show Rare Perspectives of Iconic Events And Places In History
Are you someone that enjoys seeing photographs from the past? Well, then, you should check out this article that shows rare perspectives of iconic events and places in history. Once the camera was invented, humans took advantage of capturing iconic events and places throughout history. These photos show a rare glimpse into events and places that have long been forgotten, and it is a good thing that these people took the time to capture these moments.
The world has been through many tragic events that have shaped the world that we live in today. Luckily not all of these photographs capture tragic events that occurred in history, as there are plenty that captures the glory of the past.
Santa Unloads Presents During Vietnam War
This photograph from 1969 shows Santa Claus delivering Christmas gifts to Marines in the "Arizona Territory." Since the soldiers that were fighting in Vietnam were losing morale, the military knew that they needed to do something. The problem was that all military cargo aircraft were in use during the war and didn't have room to carry extra goods.
So the U.S. Air National Guard reserve troops were called to make the deliveries as a large reserve force was based all over America. Operation Christmas Star began on November 20, 1965, and lasted throughout the end of the war as it was the perfect way to boost morale.
British Soldiers During The Crimean War
This photograph shows a couple of British soldiers that are wearing winter clothes during the Crimean War. The Crimean War was fought between Russia and the forces of the Ottoman Empire, France, the United Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war started when Russia invaded the Turkish-Danubian principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia after a diplomatic fallout between the Ottomans and Russians.
This resulted in a three-year-long brutal war that led to around 600,000 soldiers losing their lives. The Crimean War was the first war that was photographed in detail and shed a light on how brutal war really was.
Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth In Port
This photograph was taken in 1946 and shows both the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth in the port of Southampton. Both were used as ocean liners that would travel between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York City. When World War II broke out, both ships were used to carry U.S. troops across the sea.
After their military service, the ships continued their ocean liner service for several years, with the Queen Mary retiring in 1967 and Queen Elizabeth retiring in 1972. These ships were a tremendous help during World War II, but only the Queen Mary is still around today as she is in the harbor of Long Beach, California.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing
This photograph was taken on July 21, 1969, and shows astronaut Buzz Aldrin unloading some equipment from the Lunar Lander. Aldrin was one of three astronauts that first traveled to the moon, the other two being Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. Armstrong and Aldrin were the first two men that walked on the moon, while Collins stayed in the Lunar command module just in case anything happened to Armstrong and Aldrin.
This was a historical event in American history as the Americans beat the Soviet Union to the moon, which had been a years-long race. The United States was the only country in the world that landed men on the moon, and they did it another six times after Apollo 11.
Russian Soldiers Hang The Soviet Union Flag Over The Reichstag
This iconic photograph was taken during the Battle of Berlin after the Soviet forces took control of the Reichstag. The Battle of Berlin was the last battle fought in the European Theater of World War II and marked the defeat of the Nazi regime. The Soviets were racing towards Berlin as they got word that the United States and the United Kingdom wanted to get there first.
This photo was taken by Yevgeny Khaldei who was known as one of the best Russian photographers during World War II. The photo became one of the most popular in the Soviet Union as it marked the end of the brutal war which resulted in millions dead.
Grand Central Terminal During The 1920s
This photograph shows a rare perspective of the Grand Central Terminal in 1929 as it shows rays of sunlight beaming down on the Main Concourse floor. This is something that doesn't happen anymore as the surrounding building has blocked the sunlight. Grand Central Terminal was opened in 1913 and has become one of the most iconic landmarks in New York City.
The creation of the Grand Central Terminal was a game-changer for New York City as it made it easier for people to travel within the city. Now the Grand Central Terminal has 44 platforms and covers 48 acres of ground.
This photograph shows the moment that the Mark 90 nuclear bomb was detonated during Operation Wigwam. The United States conducted many nuclear bomb tests during the 1950s as they wanted to find out what purpose they should be used in. Operation Wigwam was to determine how effective a nuclear bomb was at destroying an enemy submarine.
Operation Wigwam was the only nuclear detonation conducted in the deep ocean and was detonated at around 1,000 feet underwater. The nuclear bomb was hoisted below the water by a cable where it was set by three unmanned submarines. The destruction was immense, but the military decided that nuclear bomb detonations conducted in the deep ocean were not suitable.
This photograph shows the rare meeting between Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill, which is famously known as the Tehran Conference. The meeting took place from November 28 to December 1, 1943, and was the first of four meetings in which the three leaders participated. Since the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom were all at war with Nazi Germany, the three leaders decided to work with each other.
The Tehran Conference's main goal was to open another front against Germany and was the first step in planning the invasion of Normandy. This meeting proved to be successful as only a year later, Allied troops were on the beach of Normandy.
Manhattan Bridge Under Construction
This photograph shows a rare perspective of the construction of the Manhattan Bridge in 1909. The construction of the Manhattan Bridge was started in 1901 and completed in 1909 and was considered to be one of the finest architectural achievements of the early 20th century. The bridge connects lower Manhattan with Downtown Brooklyn and is 1,480 feet long.
The Manhattan Bridge was designed by Leon Moisseiff, who was one of the leading suspension bridge engineers at the time. The bridge was built in record-breaking time and served as a model for many of the bridges that were built all over America.
Abraham Lincoln's Inauguration
This photograph shows a crowd in front of the Capitol Building during Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration as the President of the United States. The date was March 2, 1861, when Lincoln officially became the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln was sporting a beard that he had been growing since he was elected as president, and this was the first time he was seen in public with it.
Lincoln was the first president to have a beard aside from having long sideburns and started a trend within the presidential ranks. Lincoln was escorted by a heavily armed guard during his inauguration as the United States was on the brink of war.
The Eiffel Tower Under Construction
This photograph shows a rare perspective of the Eiffel Tower under construction in 1888. Construction began in 1887 and was completed in 1889, as it was presented during the 1899 World's Fair. The Eiffel Tower was named after Gustave Eiffel, who was the man who designed and built it.
The Eiffel Tower wasn't accepted by all French artists as they thought that it was a bit industrial looking for Paris, but it ended up becoming a national landmark and something that everyone thinks of when they think of Paris. The Eiffel Tower stands 1,083 feet tall and is one of the most well-known structures in the world.
Japanese Samurai Visiting The Sphinx
This photograph shows the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe in front of the Sphinx in 1864. This group of Samurai was sent to France to mend the relationship between Japan and France. The group was led by Ikeda Nagaoki, whose mission was to convince France to close a trading port in Japan as the country was closing off all its borders and ports to foreigners.
The Second Japanese Embassy to Europe visited Paris, Cairo, Alexandria, and several other locations during their visit to the West. This rare photo was taken when the Samurai were invited to visit the Great Pyramids by France. The samurai's tour was cut short but they were delighted to return with the things they had seen.
A Single Man Stopping Advancing Tanks At Tiananmen Square
This photograph shows a man facing down a line of People's Liberation Army tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests. Not much is known about the man who was courageous enough to block the advancing tanks as the Chinese government tried to cover up most of the incidents that happened as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. But it is known that this man wasn't the only one that tried to stop PLA from advancing on citizens.
The protests in Tiananmen Square started after the death of Hu Yaobang, as he was in support of the free market and freedom of speech. The Chinese people wanted to reform their government, but the Communists regime thought otherwise and fired upon the protesters.
Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston
This photograph shows the moment that Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their rematch fight. Ali and Liston were the biggest rivals during the 1960s and faced each other twice. The first fight was held on February 25, 1964, in Miami, when Ali defeated Liston in the seventh round of the match. Ali's victory was surprising as he was considered to be the underdog.
Liston wanted a rematch, and on May 25, 1965, the two heavyweight champions fought again. Ali ended up knocking out Liston in the first round with the infamous "phantom punch," which was questioned by several officials as they thought that Ali might have been cheating.
Jesse Owens During The 1936 Berlin Olympics
This photograph shows Jesse Owens doing the long jump at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens was considered to be the "greatest athlete in track and field history," as he received four Olympic gold medals in 1936 and humiliated Nazi Germany in the process. Hitler rose to power in Germany shortly before the 1936 Olympics and wanted to show the world how strong the German people were.
Hitler wanted all of his athletes to score gold medals as he was looking to impress the world. Owens had something else in mind, as he had the athletic ability to beat any of his opponents. Owens was able to walk away with four gold medals and proved that he was the best athlete at the Olympics.
Searchlights On The Rock of Gibraltar - World War II
This photograph was taken sometime during World War II and shows a DC-3 in front of the Rock of Gibraltar that is covered in searchlights. The Allies would take advantage of the night and would tend to conduct night bombing raids on Nazi Germany. Gibraltar was a strategic location during World War II as it blocked the only way out of the Medditerean Sea.
The Rock of Gibraltar looked like this every night during the war and was a magnificent sight to behold as its appearance looked magical. Gibraltar was captured by the British in 1706 and has been in their possession ever since as it holds strategic value.
Gold Miners Trek The Chilkoot Pass - 1898
This photograph captured hundreds of miners and prospectors trekking up the Chilkoot Pass in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Pass is a vast mountain pass that connects Dyea, Alaska, to Bennett Lake, British Columbia, and was used as one of the primary ways to get through the mountains.
The miners and prospectors built three aerial tramways to make the trek up the pass easier, and they built several pully systems as well. The Chilkoot Pass was abandoned once the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad was built in the surrounding area. This was a perilous pass to venture through, as many men lost their lives while traveling up the pass.
Last Sighting Of Pamir
This photograph is believed to be the last sighting of Pamir, the last commercial sailing ship to sail the sea. Pamir was built in Hamburg, Germany, in 1905 and was built for the shipping company F. Laeisz. Pamir was unscathed from both World Wars, even though she was captured by New Zealand forces during World War II.
Pamir was sold back to the Germans once the war ended, as the new owner couldn't keep up with the costs of repairing and maintaining the ship's condition. Pamir set sail on its last voyage from Buenos Aires to Hamburg but didn't make it as it was destroyed in Hurricane Carrie.
V-Day Celebration In New York City
This photograph captures the Victory Day celebration held in New York City on August 14, 1945. Victory Day marked the defeat of both Nazi Germany and Japan and the Allied victory in World War II. All the Allied countries that participated in the war celebrated Victory Day on their own day, but the celebrations were intended to celebrate the end of World War II.
Everyone who participated in World War II, including the Germans and Japanese, was quite happy that the war was finally over, as millions of lives were lost in the process. The mess after the celebrations took several days to clean up as the city was thrashed.
Robin Williams Dressed Up As A Cheerleader
Robin Williams did the unthinkable in 1979 and dressed up as a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos. Williams was on the show Mork and Mindy at the time which was set in Boulder, Colorado and the writers of the show thought that it would be perfect if Williams dressed up as a cheerleader for a short scene in the show.
Williams stormed out on the football field with the Broncos cheerleaders wearing their white knee-high boots, an orange scarf, a mini-skirt, and a little topper. The Broncos were facing off against the Patriots in front of a crowd of 74,000 people, and Williams wasn't afraid one bit to show the whole crowd his cheerleader outfit.
The Beatles Playing Their Last Rooftop Concert
This photograph shows the last rooftop concert that the Beatles played in London on January 30, 1969. The concert was planned only a couple of days before they played even though the Beatles were planning to play a live performance because of their upcoming album Let It Be.
The rooftop performance lasted 42 minutes before the Metropolitan Police had to tell them to keep things down. The whole performance was recorded, and the footage was used in their documentary film Let It Be. The Beatles played five new songs from their upcoming album and were delighted to perform in front of an audience for free.
James Coburn And Steve McQueen As Pallbearers At Bruce Lee’s Funeral
In 1973, James Coburn and Steve McQueen acted as pallbearers at Bruce Lee's funeral as the two were very close to the martial artist. Although Coburn and McQueen never starred in a film with Lee they were both very close to him and the reason why they were chosen to be pallbearers at his funeral.
McQueen wasn't a fan of attending funerals, but he made an exception when he found out Lee passed away on July 20, 1973, from a cerebral edema. Coburn was trained by Lee and learned Jun Fan Gung Fu, which was the style of fighting that Lee mastered.
Joe Masseria Holding An Ace Of Spades Card After He Was Shot Dead
This photograph shows the moment after Joe Masseria was killed while holding the ace of spades card on April 15, 1931. Masseria was an Italian Mafia boss that operated in New York City and was the leader of the Genovese crime family. Masseria played a big role in the Castellammarese War, which was a power struggle between Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano.
The Castellammarese War ended after Masseria was assassinated by Maranzano's men. Lucky Luciano was one of Masseria's men who eventually betrayed him and organized the assassination as he wanted to gain more power in New York City, which was something that Maranzano offered him.
Marriage Of Joseph Goebbels
This photograph shows a rare perspective of Joseph Goebbels's marriage on December 30, 1930. Goebbels married Magda who was a prominent member of the Nazi Party and a close friend of Adolf Hitler. The couple ended up having six children together and were one of the most popular prominent Nazi families during Hitler's reign.
Goebbels acted as the chief propagandist for the Nazi regime and was one of Adolf's closest allies during the creation and destruction of the Nazi Party. Joseph and Magda ended up committing suicide with their six children right before the Russians invaded Berlin, as they knew that they would have been killed.
Babe Ruth After Hitting His First Homerun At Yankee Stadium
This photograph shows the moment after Babe Ruth hit his first home run at the newly built Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923. The Yankees were facing off against the Red Sox for their first game of the season. The Yankees were able to defeat the Red Sox thanks to the help of Babe Ruth who was able to hit a three-run blast.
Babe Ruth started out with the Red Sox as a left-hand pitcher but gained a majority of his fame from his amazing batting skills. Babe Ruth will always be remembered as one of the best baseball players to ever play the game.
Pyramid of Captured German Helmets In New York City
This photograph shows a pyramid made out of German helmets that were captured during World War I by American troops and displayed on Park Avenue in New York City. The photo was taken in 1919 just right after the war ended and 12,000 German helmets that were captured were displayed to show the victory over the Germans.
Nike, the Goddess of Victory, was fitted on the top of the pyramid of helmets and was the perfect symbol of victory. This wasn't the only thing that the Americans displayed after the war, as they displayed captured German equipment all over the city.
Soldier Entering The Sewers During The Warsaw Uprising
This photograph shows a Polish soldier entering the sewers in Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising. The Polish underground resistance fought hard to take their country back from the Germans. The uprising was fought for 63 days and was the largest resistance movement in World War II.
The Polish resistance used the sewers of Warsaw to their advantage against the Germans as they were able to navigate through the city undercover. Unfortunately, the Warsaw Uprising ended with a German victory as they were able to close in on the Polish resistance fighters. Several monuments have been raised in Poland for the resilience of the Polish resistance forces.
The Cliff House
The original Cliff House was built in 1863 and housed restaurants and bars for people to enjoy the view of the bay. This photograph shows the second Cliff House, which was built in 1896 and was a seven-story Victorian chateau.
Although the Cliff House survived the 1906 earthquake, it eventually burnt down in 1907. The Cliff House was rebuilt a third time in 1909 which is the building that is still standing today. The Cliff House is closed to the public as of now as the owners are looking to renovate it for future use.
The Interior Of The Hindenburg
This photograph shows the luxurious interior of the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was a German commercial airship that was the biggest and most luxurious airship in the world. The Hindenburg was built in 1931 and served as one of the best ways to travel across the sea. The interior of the Hindenburg was high-class as the tickets were not cheap and were meant for prominent figures around the world.
The Hindenburg was only in service for one year before it was eventually destroyed while landing in New York City. The destruction of the Hindenburg marked the end of airships as they proved to be too dangerous to fly.
Anti-Aircraft Emplacement At The Siege of Leningrad
This photograph shows a group of Soviet soldiers manning an anti-aircraft emplacement at the Siege of Leningrad. The Siege of Leningrad is considered to be the most brutal siege in history, as it resulted in the death of over 600,000 Soviet soldiers and civilians. The battle was fought between the Soviets and the Germans, who were helped by the Finnish. The siege lasted 3 years and is the longest siege in history.
Amazingly, the Soviets were able to hold out during the three years but suffered unimaginable losses. Some scholars have described the siege as a war crime, as several thousand Soviet civilians were killed during the battle.
Mark Hopkins Mansion
This photograph shows the Mark Hopkins Mansion, which was considered to be one of the "Big Four" houses that were built in San Francisco. The Mark Hopkins Mansion was built in 1878 for Mark Hopkins, but he wasn't able to see the house completed as he died a year before. The home was able to survive the 1906 earthquake but unfortunately caught on fire a couple of days after the earthquake.
The mansion's tower was the highest point in San Francisco at the time, which was one of the reasons why Mark Hopkins wanted his house built in that area. Now the Mark Hopkins Hotel stands where the mansion once stood.
The Last Public Execution In America
This photograph shows the last public execution that was held in America. Rainey Bethea was an African American who confessed to raping and killing a 70-year-old woman who was named Lischia Edwards. The public execution was held on August 14, 1936, and marked the last public execution in America.
Bethea was publicly hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, where he killed the older woman. Several hundred people watched the public execution as the public was outraged about the killing of Lischia. This marked the end of public execution in America as it made the Kentucky legislation look bad in every way, so they decided to ban public executions forever.
Boeing 2 Factory Camouflaged During World War II
This photograph shows the Boeing 2 factory camouflaged during World War II. Boeing was one of the largest manufacturers of military equipment during World War II and mostly focused on building aircraft. Since the threat of war was on America's front door, Boeing made a decision to camouflage their most important factory.
Boeing constructed a huge factory that looked like a neighborhood from the air as they built makeshift homes and streets to make it look like nothing was there. This was a clever idea as bombers at the time couldn't identify if it was a factory or a neighborhood.
The Destruction Of The Empire State Building After A Bomber Plane Crashed Into It
This photograph shows the aftermath of a B-25 Mitchell bomber plane that crashed into the Empire State Building. On July 28, 1945, a bomber plane flew right into the Empire State Building as the visibility was low due to heavy fog. The three pilots piloting the bomber were killed instantly, and another 11 people were killed in the building due to the explosion.
Amazingly the structure of the Empire State Building was intact, but the damages were estimated at around $1 million in today's money. The Empire State Building was opened after 48 hours passed as the damage wasn't that bad.
The Meeting At Elbe River
This photograph shows an American and Soviet soldier embracing each other after the Americans and Russians met each other at the Elbe River. The meeting at Elbe River was a historical moment in history as it was the first time American and Soviet forces met in Germany right before the end of World War II.
Since America and the Soviet Union were allied during World War II, they were quite happy to see each other as it marked the defeat of the Germans. Several American and Soviet soldiers celebrated together and formed friendships that would last years. Unfortunately, both of the nation's leaders were thinking otherwise as only a short time later did America and the Soviet Union become enemies.
Stardust Casino In The Early 1970s
This photograph shows the Stardust casino and resort during the 1970s. The Stardust was constructed in 1958 and was one of the most popular casinos located in Las Vegas. The Stardust was secretly owned by organized crime mobster Frank Rosenthal who made the Stardust the place to be. Rosenthal moved to Las Vegas in 1968 and was a big promoter of sports gambling, which earned him the title of "the greatest living expert on sports gambling" by Sports Illustrated.
The Stardust eventually closed down in 2006 as the former glory days had long since passed. The Stardust will always be remembered as one of the original casinos that made Las Vegas what it is today.
Sydney Opera House Under Construction
This photograph shows the Sydney Opera House under construction in 1965. The Syndey Opera House began construction in 1959 and was completed in 1973. The Sydney Opera House became one of the most iconic structures of the 20th century and is something that everyone thinks of when they think of Australia.
The Syndey Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon but was built by an Australian construction company. The building was formerly opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973. The Sydney Opera House has several performance venues and attracts around 8 million people per year. This is one sight to see if you ever get the chance to visit Australia.
Tower Bridge Under Construction
This photograph shows the construction of the Tower Bridge in 1892. The Tower Bridge construction started in 1886 and was completed in 1894. The Prince of Wales at the time laid the foundation stone which began the construction of the magnificent bridge. The Tower Bridge has become a symbol of London and is one of the most visited structures in London.
The Tower Bridge is 800 feet in length and was constructed to give better access to the East End of London. The Tower Bridge was officially opened by Edward, Prince of Wales, and Alexandria, Princess of Wales on June 30, 1894.
U.S. Soldiers Dropping Helicopters Into The Sea During Operation Frequent Wind
This photograph shows U.S. soldiers dropping military helicopters into the sea during Operation Frequent Wind. Operation Frequent Wind marked the final evacuation plan to get American civilians and "at-risk" Vietnamese out of Saigon, South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese forces were pushing heavily into Saigon, and the U.S. military knew that they needed to get as many people out of Saigon as they could.
The problem was that most of the American ships were already full of personnel, so the military decided to dump several aircraft into the sea. This allowed several hundred Americans and "at-risk" Vietnamese to escape from the perils of the North Vietnamese.
Devastation Of The Great Chicago Fire In 1871
This photograph shows the devastation of the Great Chicago Fire which occurred in 1871. The Great Chicago Fire engulfed over 17,000 structures and left the city looking like a dystopic wasteland. The fire started in a neighborhood located in the center of the city as the weather was dry and windy.
The fire ended up spreading mostly throughout Chicago's center and destroyed 3.3 square miles of the city. There were around 300 people who lost their lives with around 100,000 people being left homeless. The fire resulted in new laws and building codes that would prevent a fire of that magnitude from ever happening again.
Shackleton’s Expedition To Antarctica
This photograph shows Shackleton's expedition trying to get their ship through thick ice in Antarctica. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition began on August 8, 1914, and was the expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The expedition was led by Ernest Shackleton who had prior experience in Antarctica as he was part of the Discovery Expedition.
The expedition set sail to Antarctica with two ships, Endurance and Aurora, but only ended up coming back with one as the Endurance was crushed by ice while journeying through the ice fields. Shackleton was able to save all his men from death and safely returned to England in 1918.
The Halifax Explosion Blast Cloud
This photograph shows the explosion blast cloud from the Halifax explosion which occurred on December 6, 1917. The Halifax explosion was the cause of two cargo ships colliding with each other off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of the ships was carrying high explosives which resulted in the death of 1,782 people.
The explosion destroyed the nearby cities of Dartmouth and Halifax as the explosion was massive. The explosion was one of the largest man-made explosions during that time, as it was equivalent to 2.9 kilotons of TNT. The explosion also injured around 9,000 people, making it one of the biggest disasters of the early 20th century.
Restoration Of Stonehenge
This photograph shows the restoration of Stonehenge in 1958. Stonehenge was first excavated by Colonel Hawley in 1920 but his excavations led to many unanswered questions which led to the sight being excavated in 1958. Richard Atkinson lead the excavation crew in 1958 as they wanted to find out more about the history of the ancient structure.
During the excavation, there was a debate to fully restore Stonehenge to its formal glory as most of the standing stones had been knocked over. The archaeologists were able to convince the British government to restore Stonehenge and were given the correct funds to get the project started.
Photo Of The Al Khazneh Taken In 1917
This photograph shows a rare perspective of Al Khazneh which was taken in 1917. Al Khazneh is located in Petra and is one of the most prominent structures in the region as it once served as the mausoleum of the Nabatean King Aretas IV. It is believed that Al Khazneh was constructed in the 1st century AD but was abandoned once it was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Burckhardt in 1812.
Al Khazneh has attracted several tourists around the world since its rediscovery and is considered to be a holy place. The structure is carved out of sandstone and still looks the same today.
Captured German U-Boat Displayed In Central Park
This photograph shows a rare perspective of a German U-Boat that was displayed in New York City's Central Park in 1917. The German U-Boat was captured by American forces during World War I and ended up being the UC-5, which sunk 30 ships during the war.
This was the ultimate war prize, as the Germans took pride in their U-Boat attacks. The U-Boat was displayed in Central Park from 1917 to 1918 as a way to support the war overseas. The U-Boat was not only displayed in New York but was taken all across the nation to gain support for the war.
Alfred Maudslay At Palenque, The Western Court, And Tower
This photograph shows Alfred Maudslay standing at Palenque, the Western Court, and Tower. This photo was taken in 1899 and showed the first glimpse of the ancient Guatemalans. Alfred Maudslay was the first to study Mayan ruins and became one of the leading archaeologists of his time.
Maudslay discovered several Mayan ruins during the late 1800s and was responsible for translating Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (The Conquest of New Spain), which was an account made by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, who was a conquistador during the Spanish conquest of South America. Maudslay was able to unveil the hidden Mayan cities that we now know today.
Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction
This photograph shows the construction of the Golden State Bridge in 1934. The construction of the Golden State Bridge began on January 5, 1933, and was completed on April 19, 1937. The bridge was constructed to connect San Francisco to Marin County as it cut down traveling time drastically.
Strauss Engineering Corp was responsible for designing and constructing the Golden Gate Bridge which was declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World. The bridge was named after the Golden Strait, which it sat over, and was one of the most impressive structures built in the early 20th century.
Lincoln Memorial Under Construction
This photograph shows the construction of the Lincoln Memorial and the vast size of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial began construction in 1914 and was completed in 1922. The memorial was built to honor Abraham Lincoln and was placed across from the Washington Monument.
The memorial building represents the Union as the 36 columns represent the 36 Union states that fought in the American Civil War. Clark Mills was the man who designed the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and the man behind making Lincoln look so realistic. The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most visited monuments in Washington D.C. and that is for good reason.
The Space Needle In 1961
The photograph shows the construction of the Space Needle in 1961. The Space Needle has become a symbol of Seattle, Washington, and was constructed in 1961. It only took eight months for the construction to be completed but it wasn't opened until April 21, 1962.
The Space Needle was constructed for the 1962 World's Fair which attracted over 2.3 million visitors. The Space Needle was considered to be the tallest structure located in the western United States as it stands at 605 feet. The building is able to withstand strong winds and even earthquakes as its design allows it to do so.