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  • Filming Matrix
    Filming of The Matrix. The movie utilized high tech (for that time) visual effects and 3D animation.
    Abraham Lincoln Hearse
    Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865.
    Pilot Late Ejection
    F1 pilot ejects at extremely low altitude. The pilot survived with multiple fractures. 1962.
    Fidel Castro HD with Coheba Cigar
    Fidel Castro smoking a Cohiba cigar in Havana, Cuba. 1984.
    Testing BF109 E3
    German engineers testing the Messerschmitt BF109 E3.
    Marilyn Monroe
    In 1955 Marilyn Monroe left Twentieth Century Fox, to move onto bigger and better things. As Marilyn put it, she was no longer "just a dumb blonde." She was a real renegade in the world of Hollywood. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene and moved to a room at the "Ambassador".
    Golden Gate Bridge Construction
    Golden Gate Bridge construction. 1937.
    Jack in the box 1964
    Jack in the Box, 1964. Charles Phoenix Archive.
    Jimi Hendrix driving a dune buggy
    Jimi Hendrix driving a dune buggy with an unidentified woman. October 6, 1968.
    Manhattan 1908
    Manhattan, New York City. Circa 1908.
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mugshot before he was jailed for "demonstrating without a permit" in Birmingham, AL. April 12, 1963.
    Mona Lisa Returned to Louvre
    Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris, France after WW2. 1945.
    Quebec Montreal Old Photo
    St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Quebec. Circa 1916. Shorpy.
    NASA before power point 1960
    NASA before Powerpoint. Life Magazine.
    New York Fair Locomotives
    New York World's Fair, railroad pageant. People view the latest in locomotives. Shorpy.
    Niagara Falls freeze over
    Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911. You can see people walking right at the bottom of the frozen waterfall.
    Piggly Wiggly Memphis first Supermarket 1918
    The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. The first self service grocery store, opened 1916.
    Saturn V modules
    Saturn V lower stages under construction at Michoud Assembly Facility. All three pictured were used on lunar missions (Apollo 14-16). 1968. Wikipedia.
    Rotterdam WW2 Bombing
    Rotterdam after a bombing, 1940. Photo taken after debris clean up.
    San Fran Earthquake 1906 city hall
    City Hall and The Majestic Theater, San Francisco after the massive earthquake of 1906.
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