Weird, Wonderful Photos from Another Era

By Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

While doing my job of researching photos for various stories, I always come across more interesting images than I need, or photos that are unrelated to the story yet still remarkable, strange, hilarious, or just great shots. I tuck the best of those into a folder without a clear plan for future use. Today, I offer another sampling from that folder—a grab bag of historic images depicting land-speed records, underwater photography, Italian elections, a young Princess Elizabeth, a streamlined ferry, and more—from epic achievements to small moments. There isn’t really a theme here, other than “I thought these were neat photos, many rarely seen, and thought you’d enjoy them as well.” This is part of an ongoing series of collections of interesting photos from the past. See the previous entry: Weird, Wonderful Photos From the Archives.

Elevated trains roll above busy streets in Manhattan’s Bowery neighborhood, circa 1895. Photo by J. S. Johnston / Library of Congress / Corbis / VCG via Getty

Full gallery can be found here.

2 Replies to “Weird, Wonderful Photos from Another Era”

  1. Wow! You have some very interesting and odd pictures there. I really enjoyed them! 😄


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