Nativity flashback to 1987 with this gorgeous photo of little Prince Harry as a red goblin.
Prince William announced this week that Prince George played a sheep in his school play much to the delight of royal fans everywhere! | December 9, 1987 | : Tim Graham #GettyFlashback
Les Halles in the Belgium town of Ypres, the site of three major battles during World War I, and almost completely devastated by bombing. Today is Armistice Day which is held on November 11 every year and commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany, marking the end of the first World War. : Hulton Archive/Getty Images #GettyFlashback
Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, in the Ypres Sector during World War One. They formed a silhouette against the sky as they passed towards the front line to relieve their comrades, whose attack the day before won Broodseinde Ridge and deepened the Australian advance. | 5th October 1917 | : Frank Hurley/Hulton Archive #GettyFlashback.
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It can fly! To the amazement of naysayers around the world, on 2nd November 1947 Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules seaplane made its first and only flight from Los Angeles’ Cabrillo Beach. The Spruce Goose, a nickname the billionaire aviator loathed, was actually built of birch wood, according to wartime rationing of metals. Part-boat and part-plane, at 300,000 pounds in weight, it was the largest of its kind ever built with the largest wingspan of any aircraft to have flown – 320 feet. Having not been completed in time for its original objective, to cargo tanks and troops across the ocean, the ‘Flying Lumberyard’ now resides at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in Oregon.
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Celebrity animals Minkie (a Siamese cat) and Dickie (a Great Dane) ride around New York City in a Berchell Cab Corporation taxi, USA, circa 1953. Their owner was Mrs Lorrain d'Essen who used to run the Animal Talent Scouts agency. | : Orlando/Three Lions / Getty Images #GettyFlashback
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American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves with his children, Yolanda and Martin Luther III, from the 'Magic Skyway' ride at the Worlds Fair, New York City. The ride was a replica of a Ford convertible. | 12th August 1964 | : Hulton Archive / Getty Images #GettyFlashback
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Meet ‘Lumena’, a transparent plastic robot made by two German scientists, designed to help anatomy students. Also pictured is Margot Flannery, who was chosen to be the voice of the robot and recorded the medical information ‘spoken’ by Lumena.
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“His cottage...his picter” The ghost of Jim Stubbs returns to haunt the living residents of his house, circa 1865.
Using double exposures, the London Stereoscopic Company produced a series of these phantoms to entertain the Victorian public.
The same techniques were also used fraudulently, with money to be made from apparent evidence of the supernatural.
This image would have been originally printed as a stereo-card seen through a viewer, creating a three dimensional image; the wonders of the new medium were witchcraft enough - even without raising the dead.
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A 1950 image of the Uros, an indigenous tribe of Peru and Bolivia who live on man-made reed beds at Lake Titicaca. The original press agency caption writes that the Uros were “almost extinct”. Today, their population numbers around 3,000 strong and are said to have retained their traditional way of life while assimilating with local towns and a tourist trade.
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“What a scene was then whole to look upon! And what a puny thing I felt standing on that crest of snow! - a mere atom, and scarcely that in so stupendous a world!” - Samuel Bourne, writing in the British Journal of Photography, 1866 | Bourne’s aesthetic of the sublime found its muse in the landscapes of India. His talent was in conveying all the might of this encounter with the precision the wet plate collodion process required | On his final venture into the Himalayas, the photographer took a team of 40 porters with him, to carry the collapsed 10ft darkroom tent, the chemicals, equipment and the large glass plates Bourne preferred to use. All were likely to sustain damage in the hostile conditions, including the local porters, having to endure the tempers of the deeply Victorian Bourne.
The photographer was born on this day in 1834. : ‘The Manirang Pass at an Elevation of 18,600 feet’ (1866) Samuel Bourne/Hulton Archive/Getty Images