October 31, 2011

Old Buses

Two old buses in New York City from 1913

A woman sleeping in a bus station in Chicago, Illinois, 1943

A crowded bus terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, 1943

A Greyhound Bus from 1938

Crowd on the bus was going from Memphis to Chattanooga, 1943

October 29, 2011

46 Extraordinary Color Photos of Egypt in the 1920s

The history of Egypt has been long and rich, due to the flow of the Nile river, with its fertile banks and delta. Its rich history also comes from its native inhabitants and outside influence. Much of Egypt's ancient history was a mystery until the secrets of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with the discovery and help of the Rosetta Stone.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the other Seven Wonders, is gone. The Library of Alexandria was the only one of its kind for centuries.

These amazing photos below were taken for the National Geographic. They show Cairo, Old Cairo and Al Azhar , Giza and the pyramids plateau when the Nile reached the Pyramids during the flood. The photos also show Luxor , Aswan and even Sinai. The faces of Egyptians are the same despite some of the clothes are different now in certain areas.

October 28, 2011

14 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Muhammad Ali Hanging Out with His Famous Friends

Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942, Muhammad Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Following his suspension for refusing military service, Ali reclaimed the heavyweight title two more times during the 1970s, winning famed bouts against Joe Frazier and George Foreman along the way.

Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.

Here's a collection of 14 interesting images of Muhammad Ali hanging out with his famous friends:

with Pele

with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges

with Marvin Gaye

with Bill Cosby

with Bob Dylan

Post-War American Life: 60 Amazing Color Photographs That Capture Daily Life in the U.S from the 1940s and 1950s

The end of the Second World War marked the beginning of a new era, not only for the United States, but also the entire world.

In America, the end of the war was met with much celebration and hope for the future, even as the threat of conflict with the Soviet Union loomed like a dark cloud.

The immediate postwar era was a time of uncertainty. Emerging from World War II as a victorious superpower, America's future appeared bright, even as complex geopolitical concerns spilled over into everyday life, affecting society at its most basic levels. Prosperity and social conservatism came to define the early postwar era, amid Cold War-related anxiety.

October 27, 2011


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