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41. Testing a football helmet

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There’s not much information about this 1912 photo. Including the most important detail: did it work?


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42. Dry run

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Before they actually got in the water, children of olde were sometimes trained in their form out of the water. Here, eight kids are seen helping each other practice their strokes. The photo was taken in 1923.




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43. Lying down on the job

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A soldier fainted during a 1970 birthday procession for Queen Elizabeth. It happened at the worst possible time, as she was passing by. Standing stock-still in the full heat of a sunny day in a heavy uniform is quite a challenge.


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44. The old Stockholm telephone tower

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The tower was built in the Swedish capital of Stockholm to connect over 5,000 telephone wires in 1887. It was shortly before telephone companies started burying their wires. Good thing, since the city’s residents hated it. The tower burned down in 1953.


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45. Two friends meet unexpectedly

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Childhood friends find themselves on different sides of a demonstration in 1972.




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46. Union prisoners

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This photo was taken during the Civil War. it shows Union prisoners getting rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.




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47. German POWs



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German POWs sit as they watch video from a German concentration camp.


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