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  • Some of the best historical photos, images, maps and graphics that we have found on the web and in books. This history by picture is history as you have not seen it before. Enjoy!

    Daily History Picture: Irish Warband September 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Irish Warband

    Irish warriors prepare to fight the English. Note the blessing… Late sixteenth century.

    Daily History Picture: WW1 German Planes Over Pyramids September 12, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: WW1 German Planes Over Pyramids

    In awe of this picture. James H. 29 Sep 2017, has found the same orientation. Love this. Leif, 1 Nov 2017: At the sight of this photo, Dr. Beachcombing was overcome with awe. We were overcome with suspicion. 100 years ago, film exposures were far to slow to capture a propellor in rotation, so when […]

    Daily History Picture: Oldest Toy? September 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Oldest Toy?

    Turkey: made 7500 years ago. Kate writes in, 29 Sep 2017: If that little toy cart was really made 7,500 years ago, wouldn’t it predate the invention of the wheel by about 2,000 years? That doesn’t seem right. Kate has a point…

    Daily History Picture: Chocolate Riot September 8, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Chocolate Riot

    1953 sweet rationing ends in the UK

    Daily History Picture: 1920s US September 7, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 1920s US

    Loved the kid.

    Daily History Picture: English Fighting in Ireland September 6, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: English Fighting in Ireland

    Note the decapitated head: 1578 Image of Ireland

    Daily History Picture: 50th Division in Normandy September 5, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 50th Division in Normandy

    British troops breaking out…

    Daily History Picture: On the Way to Woodstock July 29, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: On the Way to Woodstock

    Parking conventions die in the late 1960s.

    Daily History Picture: Youngest Abraham Lincoln July 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Youngest Abraham Lincoln

    Earliest surviving photograph.

    Daily History Picture: Early Underwater Photograph July 26, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Early Underwater Photograph

    Allegedly the first taken underwater. 31 Jul 2017, Nathaniel writes: According to this link, probably not the first underwater photograph, but very possibly the first underwater portrait.

    Daily History Picture: Smoke in the Ashes July 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Smoke in the Ashes

    “March 16, 1945: A U.S. Marine approaches a Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. The Japanese soldier was buried for 1 1/2 days in this shell hole playing dead and ready with a live grenade inches away from his hand. The Marines feared he might be further booby trapped underneath his […]

    Daily History Picture: No White People July 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: No White People

    Memphis Zoo

    Daily History Picture: Fainted July 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Fainted

    1965 London

    Daily History Picture: 1970s Party July 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 1970s Party

    Now in their late 60s?

    Daily History Picture: Eagle and Plane July 19, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Eagle and Plane

    Early plane legends, guessing that this never happened.

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