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Look at State Street in Boston Back in 1905 | Cool Old Photos

Look at State Street in Boston Back in 1905

This great old photo shows Boston's State St. way back in 1905. Click on it for some amazing details.

Parliament House in Cape Town

Early 1900s Parliament House in Cape Town | Cool Old Photos

Take a look at this beautiful image of Parliament House in Cape Town, South Africa. The photo was taken sometime in the early 1900s. Parliament House in Cape Town Source: Library of Congress

Pres Obama landing in Cuba. 20-01-2016

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Antarctic Night (1989)

The surreal and sprawling landscapes of Australian artist Jan Senbergs – in pictures

A retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria showcases more than 120 works from one of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists

New York circa 1900. "Bowling Green and Broadway." Oldest public park in the city. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

New York City's Bowling Green in 1900

This old photo from 1900 shows the New York City's Bowling Green. It's the oldest public park in the city.

Pan American Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet N747PA at Sydney International Airport, N.S.W. Australia. This aircraft was the second Boeing 747 Jumbo jet manufactured and had evidently come to Australia on a demonstration or a show and tell operation. It was being positioned by a tug in preparation for taxing out to the runway to take off and fly back to Los Angeles in the U.S.A.

Pan Am 747 at Sydney International Airport in 1970 | Cool Old Photos

This terrific old photo from October 25th, 1970 was taken in Sydney, Australia and shows the second-ever Boeing 747 manufacturer and delivered to Pan Am. The plane was in Sydney en route back to Los Angeles. Pan American Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet N747PA at Sydney International Airport, N.S.W. Austral ...

Clearly this is not something that you'd see today. What a beautiful image, taken sometime in the 1930s. Pan American Airways Sikorsky flying boat over Was

Pan Am Flying Boat Over the Washington Monument | Cool Old Photos

Clearly this is not something that you'd see today. What a beautiful image, taken sometime in the 1930s. Pan American Airways Sikorsky flying boat over Washington Monument Source: Boston Public Library

Cape Town Foreshore (1948): The foreshore is a large area of reclaimed land from Table Bay, and today includes the Cape Town Railway Station and Civic Centre. Even the Cape Town International Convention Centre was once part of the bay.

Picture Story: Cape Town as it was - a trip down memory lane

Take a nostalgic trip down Cape Town's memory lane through these classic photos of an ever-changing city

March 15, 1933. "New York city views. Financial district from Hotel Bossert." Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho.

Incredible New York City Skyline From 1933 | Cool Old Photos

This amazing photo of the New York City skyline was taken on March 15th, 1933. On that day in history, the Dow rose from 53.84 to 62.10, still the largest single day percentage rise (15.34%). March 15, 1933. "New York city views. Financial district from Hotel Bossert." Large-format ace ...

Longacre Square before It was renamed Times Square in 1904, after completion of the New York Times building.

Before It Was Times Square in 1904

How cool is this old photo of Times Square in 1904? At the time it was called Longacre Square until 1904 when The New York Times to the newly erected Times Building.

Times Square in New York City on D-Day, 1944

Whoa. Amazing Color Image of Times Square on D-Day, 1944. - Cool Old Photos

I can't get enough of these great colorized images. This one was done by Jared Enos, who has quite an incredible collection of colorized historical

Chamber Street in the Liberties Dublin as it once was #LovetheLiberties #Ireland

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“Chamber Street in the Liberties Dublin as it once was #LovetheLiberties #Ireland”

#Copenhagen, Denmark - Bicyclists in the 1940s

Copenhagen, Denmark Bicyclists During the 1940s | Cool Old Photos

This great old photo from World War II shows the city of Copenhagen, Denmark and its plethora of bicyclists in Nørrebrogade commuting through the city. Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1940s Source: National Museum of Denmark

#Berlin Wall Under Construction in 1961

Berlin Wall Under Construction in 1961 | Cool Old Photos

The Berlin Wall some time in 1961 Source: Flickr user Hellebardius