These historical photos offer us a quick glance at our storied past.  Some may be familiar to you and offer a sense of nostalgia, if you were around for these events.

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Operation Babylift

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In 1975, orphaned babies, who lost their parents in the Vietnam War, were transported to the United States.

The Stockings Illusion

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In the 1940s, women would paint their legs to make an illusion that they were wearing stockings.

Ankle Contest

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Taken in 1930, this is a photo of a policeman who found it hard to decide the winner in an ankle contest.

A brewery delivering barrels to troops fighting in Normandy

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Miss Lovely Eyes, 1930

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The candidates of the Miss Lovely Eyes competition held in 1930 in Florida.

Soldiers during the First World War

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Soldiers who fought in the First World War were dependent on sound finders to know which way enemy planes were coming from.

Salvador Dali and His Pet, 1969

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Salvador Dali, a famous painter from the 1930s, was seen strolling with his pet anteater, which he brought outside because he feared it would lack exercise.

New Yorkers in uniform hats, 1939

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Paris, 1924

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In 1924, people had to step on a series of chairs to avoid getting wet in the flood in Paris.

London, 1860

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This women were preparing the hoops of the lady’s (center) crinoline in a dress shop in London in 1860.

Alfred Hitchcock and the MGM Lion

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The MGM Leo the Lion having tea together with Alfred Hitchcock.

Wooden Swimsuits, 1929

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These women wore wooden bathing suits, which were invented in 1929, to make them more buoyant.

A fugitive in the border of Mexico and USA

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A fugitive being dragged by border patrol to stop him from entering Mexico and escaping from th United States.

Dynasphere

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A monowheel vehicle known as Dynasphere was built in 1932, and it can travel up to 25 miles per hour.

A concept of portable TV, 1967

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Vietnam war refugee kids

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