These photos from the past are a quick and interesting glimpse at the times the pictures were taken. This completely random, yet somehow still interesting, list of photos will bring you your dose of fun facts and intriguing things for the day. Like, I had no idea that Alfred Hitchcock pretty much enjoyed a nice, warm cup of tea with the MGM lion. I kid you not.
1. Alfred Hitchcock and the MGM Lion Leo having tea together.
2. Wooden bathing suits made in 1929 that were supposed to make you more buoyant.
3. A fugitive being dragged by border patrol so that he doesn’t escape the USA and enter Mexico.
4. The Dynasphere, which is a monowheel built in 1932 that can go up to 25 miles an hour.
5. A portable TV concept created in 1967.
6. The participants of the Miss Lovely Eyes competition in Florida held in 1930.
7. Sound finders were used in World War I to figure out which way enemy planes were coming from.
8. Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater in 1969.
9. Babies, orphaned after the loss of their parents during the Vietnam war, are transported to the United States in 1975 in Operation Babylift.
10. Women in 1942 would paint their legs to look like they were wearing stockings.
11. In 1930, a policeman judges an ankle contest.
12. A brewery delivers kegs on a spitfire to troops fighting in Normandy.
13. Women boxing on a roof in the 1930s.
14. Everyone in New York in 1939 wore a hat.
15. People in Paris avoid getting wet in the flood by stepping on a series of chairs in 1924.
16. A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860.
17. The real-life Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh.
18. During the Prague Spring in 1968, a Soviet soldier chases a young Czech man who was throwing rocks at a tank.
19. Steven Spielberg taking photos of some of the set pieces that were made as miniatures for the first Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.
20. A lone man refusing to do the Nazi Salut, 1936.
21. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fishing in 1960.
22. The aftermath of D-Day as two boys watch from a tree while American soldiers drive through Saint Lo in France.
23. A black police officer protects a member of the KKK during a rally in 1983.
24. Test pilot George Aird flying the English Electronic Lightning F-1. He had to eject himself out of the plane after losing control of it.
Photo Source: Beatlesource / Dick Matthews