24 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rochester, New York’s Great Flood of 1913

The Great Flood of 1913 occurred between March 23 and March 26, after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain. Related deaths and damage in the United States were widespread and extensive. While the exact number is not certain, flood-related deaths in Ohio, Indiana,Continue reading “24 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rochester, New York’s Great Flood of 1913”

27 Incredible Vintage Photos of Blizzards and Snowfalls in New York City’s Past

Whether they’re facing flurries of snowflakes or all-out blizzards, New Yorkers are all too familiar with old man winter! See how the Big Apple has weathered the cold…

Remarkable Images of the ‘Princess May’ on the Rocks at Lynn, Alaska, 1910

Remarkable images of the steamship Princess May, resting at a seemingly impossible angle, after running aground on rocks in the Lynn Canal, Alaska on 5 August 1910. The passengers, crew and cargo (including a shipment of gold) were all evacuated safely. The Grounding of the Princess May is one of the most famous shipwreck photographsContinue reading “Remarkable Images of the ‘Princess May’ on the Rocks at Lynn, Alaska, 1910”

The Last Known Photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Boarding the Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986

This is the last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew boarding the space shuttle on January 28, 1986. Tragedy would strike 73 seconds into launch as the shuttle’s O-ring on it’s right booster failed leading to the separation of the Solid Rocket Booster. Extreme aerodynamic forces then broke up the orbiter. The crewContinue reading “The Last Known Photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Boarding the Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986”

The Infamous Montparnasse Train Derailment, 1895

These incredible photos of the wreck at Gare Montparnasse in Paris shows a very dramatic scene of a train that has crashed through the wall and partially tumbled to the street. The cause? Both mechanical failure and human error. The train was late, so the driver had it pull into the station at a highContinue reading “The Infamous Montparnasse Train Derailment, 1895”

25 Newspaper Headlines From the Past That Shaped History

This collection of newspaper headlines chronicles some of the most memorable events of the past, informing and shocking millions of readers in just a few words. Ultimately, these iconic events helped shaped the history of the world.

Montparnasse Derailment: The Story Behind the Incredible Images of the Train That Broke Through a Building in Paris, 1895

These incredible photos of the wreck at Gare Montparnasse in Paris shows a very dramatic scene of a train that has crashed through the wall and partially tumbled to the street. The cause? Both mechanical failure and human error. The train was late, so the driver had it pull into the station at a highContinue reading “Montparnasse Derailment: The Story Behind the Incredible Images of the Train That Broke Through a Building in Paris, 1895”

“Death Leap From Blazing Hotel” – The Story Behind the Photo Taken by an Amateur Photographer That Won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize

This is the site of the worst hotel fire in US history. In the predawn hours of December 7, 1946, the Winecoff Hotel fire killed 119 people. The 15 story building still stands adjacent to this marker. At the time, this building had neither fire escapes, fire doors, nor sprinklers. For two and a halfContinue reading ““Death Leap From Blazing Hotel” – The Story Behind the Photo Taken by an Amateur Photographer That Won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize”

Rare Historical Photos of the Titanic Disaster Taken by 17-Year-Old Girl Bernice Palmer on the Morning of April 15, 1912

Sometime around her 17th birthday, Canadian Bernice Palmer received a Kodak Brownie box camera, either for Christmas 1911 or for her birthday on 10 January 1912. Luck would have it that she was traveling on the Carpathia the day the Titanic sank. Bernice and her mother were traveling on the Carpathia to the Mediterranean withContinue reading “Rare Historical Photos of the Titanic Disaster Taken by 17-Year-Old Girl Bernice Palmer on the Morning of April 15, 1912”

Survivor of 1972 Andes Plane Crash Recalls Harrowing Experience When He Has to Eat Human Flesh to Stay Alive

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known as Miracle Flight 571, was a chartered flight originating in Montevideo, Uruguay, bound for Santiago, Chile, that crashed high in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972. The accident became known as the Andes flight disaster (Tragedia de los Andes) and the Miracle of the Andes (Milagro deContinue reading “Survivor of 1972 Andes Plane Crash Recalls Harrowing Experience When He Has to Eat Human Flesh to Stay Alive”