I love looking at photos from way back when aka ‘the old days’ but sometimes it’s not always clear what is going on!
You can’t argue that the twentieth century was a very innovative time. It gave us TV, aircraft and space travel, computers, lots of medical science and breakthroughs and of course my favourite invention, the Internet. Yes, It was a time of creativity and also a time of a complete disregard for health and safety!
Take a look at these fascinating photos from the last 100+ years and for many, we have to say WTF?
No, it’s not an early cyborg but a military officer in the 1960s being tested on cognitive function
The architects of the Hoover Dam just hanging around
To cut down a tree that huge you needed a seriously long saw
This innocent photo of theatergoers wearing Mickey Mouse masks at a Disney movie premier in the 1960s looks rather eery
Now that’s something you don’t see any more, a cop dangling from the top of a building
Descending the miners into the coal mines was backbreaking work operating the lift each time. How do you get around this? Squeeze as many workers into the lift as you can!
An early wooden ‘baby sitter’ to keep those pesky kids in place while you clean the house
This is how people rode horses back in the old days… Let’s hope that horse has some strong legs!
Like a scene out of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ this old photo captures a truly terrifying tornado coming this way
This looks safe
The nuclear baby stroller from West Germany also doubles up as a COVID-19 social distancing ensemble
Before the name became synonymous with electric cars this is what people thought of when they heard the name ‘Tesla’. Nikola Tesla showing off his awesome power of AC electric
No, it’s not back scene at Westworld Resort but it is back scene at some amusement park
Yes, people from the past were insane
A very stocked up butchers showing off their wares
Just a toddler smoking a cigarette nothing to see here!
An odd contraption for getting rid of freckles
This is what it looks like to be tarred and feathered. Either that or he was trying to rob the McCallisters!
WWI Sound Finders for detecting enemy aircraft
The testing of the balance of a London double-decker bus