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The first Ferris Wheel designed by George Ferris. World Columbian Exposition 1893

The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. FROM: Ferris Wheel

Making the flame of Liberty ca. 1876

Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction

Design Journal Conjuring the Flame: Construction of the Statue of Liberty, France c. 1876 via Belle Époque Europe

Automotive Steampunk-crank it up Grandma!

Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices.

The torch and part of the arm of the Statue of Liberty, on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Information booth at base of arm and two persons seen at railing below flame of to

Statue of Liberty

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal. This photo was taken in 1876 while the Hand and Torch were on display in Philadelphia during the Centennial Exposition!

Times Square

1903 - NYC, New York: New York Times Building under construction in soon-to-be named Times Square. This is one of the neatest photos I have ever seen!

The Statue of Liberty in Paris 1886, before it was disassembled and crated for its voyage to New York.  #Paris

Architecture, Statue Of Liberty In Paris, 1886, history

La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA

Rare archive photo of an airship mooring to the skyscraper dock while the Empire State Building was under construction.

The American airship ZR 3 Los Angeles flying near the Empire State Building under construction. The Zeppelin, built as LZ is accompanied by some blimps. 29 October 1930 via Dutch Nationaal Archief

A fascinating look at Beatrice Wood, the woman James Cameron modeled Rose Dewitt Bukater Calvert after in the movie "Titanic".

The "Real" Rose Calvert From Titanic

Docked in Southampton. April 1912 - Belfast to Southampton. April 1912 - Departs Southampton for Cherbourg. April 1912 - Arrives in Queenstown and then departs for New York City. The rest is history.


Children's Delight- portable merry-go-round - Brooklyn, NY Circa 1910

Women flyers WW2

Four pilots leaving their plane, "Pistol Packin' Mama" at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training Flying Fortress. "Pistol Packin Mama" was a AF assigned to the BG flying out of Italy during

Circa 1900-1910. “Yard of tenement, New York City.

Circa "Yard of tenement, New York City." Hung out to dry somewhere in Manhattan. Image by: Detroit Publishing Company glass negative.

Prohibited Alcohol Flood, Detroit 1929

Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, is poured out of the upper windows of a three-story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, 1929 (Retronaut)