Good Old Days

Old black and white photographs of scenes from bygone years

Baby cages used to be used to ensure young children living in high rise apartment buildings got enough sunlight

Baby cages were once used on high rise apartment buildings to ensure young children got enough sunlight

Damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London 1930

In the 1920s, beach patrol officers measured the length of women's bathing costumes and if the hem was too short, the woman would be fined

Children were used to set up the ten pins in early bowling alleys before automation was introduced

Testing of new bullet-proof vests in 1923

Anne Edson Taylor in 1901 was the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel

Charlie Chaplin at age 27 in 1916

The Titanic leaving Southampton in 1912

Recording the MGM lion in 1939

Mother taking her baby for a walk in a gas resistant pram in England 1939

The last prisoners leaving Alcatraz in 1963

German soldiers react while watching film footage of the concentration camps

Little girl with her doll in the bombed out ruins of her home in London 1940

A sun tan vending machine in use around 1949

Mother and child watch mushroom cloud after atomic bomb test in Las Vegas 1953

Disneyland employees cafeteria in 1961

The Hindenburg passenger airship disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937

Walter Yeo was one of the first to undergo plastic surgery and skin transplants in 1917

Circus hippo pulling a cart in 1924

Harley Davidson mobile booking cage used by police in the 1920's

A desperate mother puts her children up for sale in Chicago

Fun at the fair on one of the first zip wire rides

Before alarm clocks were affordable, people would employ a 'knocker-up' to wake them

Turnips and cabbage for Christmas dinner during the Great Depression in the 1930's

Annette Kellerman promotes the right for women to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit in 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain waving his worthless 'piece of paper' after returning from peace talks with Adolph Hitler before the outbreak of the Second World War

Greasers in New York City in 1950

The original Ronald MacDonald in 1963

A space chimp posing for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

Elvis Presley in the army in 1958

Animals being used as part of medical therapy in 1956

106 year old Armenian Woman guarding her home

Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard in 1960

Unknown soldier in Vietnam in 1965