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Welcome to our Memory Lane Collection. Browse through these photos to find unique moments in life and some of the most memorable places, people, and events from our world history. These images give us a look back to simpler times, when hard work and community spirit helped to forge the foundation for the society we live in and enjoy today.

 

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New York City Fire Station, ca. 1912

 

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Hippo Cart in 1924. The Hippo Belonged to a Circus and Apparently

Enjoyed Pulling the Cart as a Trick

 

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Putting on a Crinoline (Skirt Support), 1855

 

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 Chimp Poses for the Camera After a Successful Mission to Space in 1961

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Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

 

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Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced Plastic Surgery. His Eyelids Were Damaged in World War I, and he Got a Skin Transplant to Replace Them

 

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Suntan Vending Machine, 1949

 

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23 year old Evelyn McHaleleapt Commited Suicide from the Empire State Building 83rd Floor Observation Deck on May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations Limousine

 

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Frozen Niagara Falls, NY 1911

 

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Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the First Person to Survive Going Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel. She did it in 1901 Because she Needed Money, and Afterdoing it Said she Wouldn't Recommend it to Anyone

 

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Melted and Damaged Mannequins after a Fire at  Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum

in London, 1930

 

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Smallpox Victim, New York, 1881

 

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The Real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

 

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the Age of 27

 

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Testing New Bulletproof Vest in 1923

 

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Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty in NYC, Delivered June 17, 1885

 

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The Original Ronald Clown of McDonald's in 1963

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Parents Ensured Their Children Were Getting Sunlight and Fresh Air When Living in Apartment Buildings Using the Baby Cage, ca. 1937

 

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A penniless Mother Hides her Face in Shame after Putting her Children 

up for Sale, Chicago, 1948

 

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Children Eating their Christmas Dinner During the Great Depression: Turnips and Cabbage

 

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Illegal Alcohol Being Poured Out During Prohibition, Detroit 1929

 

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Animals Being Used as a Part of Medical Therapy in 1956

 

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Princeton Students After a Freshman vs. Sophomores Snowball Fight in 1893

 

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Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

 

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Only Known Authenticated Photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

 

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Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years Old

 

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1920's Lifeguard

 

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New York City Fire Station, ca. 1912

 

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LIFE Magazine Cover:  Former Slave Showing Whipping Scars (1862)

 

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

 

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Abraham Lincoln's Hearse, 1865

 

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The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was Assassinated

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. with his Son Removing a Burnt Cross

from his Front Yard, 1960

 

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Hotel Owner Pouring Acid in the Water when Black People Swam

in his Pool, ca. 1964

 

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Last Prisoners Leaving Alcatraz, 1963

 

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Sweden Changed from Driving on the Left Side to Driving on the Right 

at 5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Resulting in this Traffic Mess

 

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney Riding Through Miami, 1964

 

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Apollo I Crew Members Rehearsing their Water Landing in 1966

 

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President Richard Nixon Trying to use Chopsticks While Visiting China in 1972

 

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Operation Babylift: Vietnamese Orphans Transported by Airplanes

to America in 1975

 

 

An essay of personal and rare celebrity photographs captured during unique and surprising moments of their lives. From politicians to movie stars; from artists and painters to philosophers and world spiritual leaders, our tour of "Memory Lane" showcases a unique view of the world of celebrities crossing paths during the 20th century and beyond.

 

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