Billy the Kid

Here we have the only known picture taken of Billy the Kid.  Alive from 1859 to 1881, this legendary outlaw lived during a time where photographs were sparse, especially for criminals who would try to avoid as much publicity as possible. Not Billy the Kid, though. He wanted to have a picture of himself during … Read more

Boeing Rocket Assisted Liftoff

Here we have a picture of a Boeing B-47 Stratojet utilizing a rocket assisted liftoff. Jets like this one were mostly utilized during the Cold War era as the United States’ primary method of dropping nuclear bombs should negotiations fall through. Dubbed Stratojet because of their purpose to remain high in the stratosphere for long … Read more

Bridgette Bardot – The Birdcage

Bridgette Bardot – The Birdcage A photograph of a young Brigitte Bardot next to an empty birdcage. Above is a photograph from the history of international films. This is Brigitte Bardot, one of France’s most famous movie stars, in her younger years. It is estimated this photo was taken in her late teens before her … Read more

Muhammad Ali – The Greatest Of All Time

Muhammad Ali Saving the Life of a Jumper.  With the recent untimely passing of the boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, it seems appropriate to not only celebrate the man’s stellar career as an athlete, but also his incredible humanity. The photograph above is a picture of Muhammad Ali as he helps police to stop a suicidal … Read more

X-Ray Of A Diamond Mine Worker

Diamond miners in Kimberly, North Africa get x-rayed before being allowed to leave. Above is a photograph from a diamond mine in the town of Kimberly in South Africa. We can see a miner having to go through an x-ray before he is allowed to leave his work. This was a common practice during this … Read more