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Another classic from Thurston Hopkins of a couple at a ball in Oxford in 1952. | 📷: Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images #GettyFlashback
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Born in London in 1913, Thurston Hopkins originally trained as a graphic illustrator at Brighton College of Art, but discovering that the camera “paid better than the brush,” began working as a freelance press photographer in 1930. He joined the RAF Photographic Unit during WWII after which he worked for a wide variety of newspapers and later exclusively for UK weekly Picture Post.

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Four men climbing Brooklyn Bridge in New York City back in April 1926 as part of a test for applicants wishing to be appointed to paint the bridge | 📷: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images #GettyFlashback

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The Paramount Building and Schenley’s Chinese Restaurant lean away from the street-level camera in Times Square, New York, 1936.
📷: Fox Photos/Getty Images
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Monks from Gorheim Monastery in Germany carry a pumpkin each across their kitchen garden, September 1930.
📷: Fox Photos/Getty Images
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A father smiles through the observation window at his newborn baby in the North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, 15th December 1956.
📷: Dennis Rowe/BIPs/Getty Images
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Two British soldiers stand in a shaft of sunlight streaming through a window, at London’s Liverpool Street Station, 9th April 1951.
📷: Ron Case/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Known as the King of Horror, Bela Lugosi appears as Count Dracula in 1931. The American-Hungarian actor, born on this day in 1882, played a series of diabolical characters throughout his career. His final role was from beyond the grave - Ed Wood using test footage of Lugosi in his notorious ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’ in 1959.
📷: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
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Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin in London, watching the World Middleweight Championship of 1953. The comedy duo had a famously acrimonious split in 1956; it was Frank Sinatra who reconciled the pair some twenty years later.
📷: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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The Albertina Rasch Girls form a human star while appearing in the show ‘Wild Violets’ at London’s Drury Lane Theatre, on Valentines Day 1933. 📷: Sasha/Getty Images
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American scientist James Stuckey and volunteer Judy Creeden demonstrate the human body’s ability to function as a conductor of electricity during a lecture in New York sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission.
📷: F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images (1966)
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Playing in colour on a hot summer’s day, July 1962.
📷: Schafer/BIPs/Getty Images
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See the past from a whole new perspective on @gettyflashback which features photography and moving images curated from our Archive like this classic view of The Brooklyn Bridge
Completed in 1883, the bridge's large vaults were rented out during its construction to fund the project. | 📷: Three Lions/Getty Images #GettyFlashback

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Travelling first class, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger on a train at Euston Station, with Marianne Faithfull reclining out of view. Along with the rest of the Beatles, they were heading to Bangor, Wales, for a conference on transcendental meditation. For rare and iconic images of the people, places and moments shaping history follow ➡️ @gettyflashback | 📷: Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images #gettyflashback

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Photographer Bert Hardy spent weeks in London’s Elephant and Castle getting to know the local residents and pace of life for the 1949 story, ‘Life At The Elephant’. From the image’s original caption: “The quarters are crowded but life goes on, many of the people who live there hoping that soon they will have another home offered to them.”
📷: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

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Then known as Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali strolls down a New York street while the photographer catches the eye of a seated shopper.
📷: Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images (26th May 1963)
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A soldier of the British Expeditionary Force, arriving back from Dunkirk is greeted affectionately by his girlfriend in May 1940. | 📷: Topical Press/Getty Images #GettyFlashback
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The two World Wars saw great surges in female employment, with women being called on to work in what had traditionally been male roles. This image of a welder, in brilliant colour, is from 1941.
📷: Hulton Deutsch/Corbis/Getty Images
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A milkman makes his rounds in a London street devastated during a German bombing raid on 9th October 1940, marking 32 nights straight of attack from the air. With photographers struggling to have their images of the destruction passed by censors, Fox Photos cameraman Fred Morley set out to create a rallying picture for the British public. Borrowing a nearby milkman’s uniform and bottles, Morley posed his assistant walking across the rubble with the photograph so successful it was published the next day. It has since become visual shorthand for everyday human resilience in the face of hardship.| 📷:Fred Morley/Getty Images
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Child singer Gerald Rogan sings for BBC Radio's 'Children's Hour' in March 1946 | The BBC was founded 95 years ago this week, making it the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation | It was the first Director-General John Reith who established the BBC’s guiding principle “to inform, educate and entertain”
📷: Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images
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A glimpse of the 1940s skyline of New York as a passenger travels on a bus over the 59th Street Bridge to Queens looking out South towards the Empire State and the Chrysler Building
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“I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn’t paint” -
Chuck Berry, the greatest rock n roller of them all was born on this day in 1926. #gettyflashback
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📷: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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One of the classics from photographer Thurston Hopkins of Judy Dunlop, a participant in a beauty competition putting on her lipstick at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in 1953. #GettyFlashback
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Born in London in 1913, Thurston Hopkins originally trained as a graphic illustrator at Brighton College of Art, but discovering that the camera “paid better than the brush,” began working as a freelance press photographer in 1930. He joined the RAF Photographic Unit during WWII after which he worked for a wide variety of newspapers and later exclusively for UK weekly Picture Post.

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Travelling first class, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger on a train at Euston Station, with Marianne Faithfull reclining out of view. Along with the rest of the Beatles, they were heading to Bangor, Wales, for a conference on transcendental meditation. | August 25, 1967 | 📷: Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images #gettyflashback

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A US Marine feeds an orphan kitten found after a heavy mortar barrage near 'Bunker Hill' during the Korean War.
📷: Sgt Martin Riley/Getty Images (c. 1953)
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Taken in the year of his assassination, Abraham Lincoln in an 1865 portrait by Alex Gardner.
Gardner, who was born on this day in 1821, took up photography after emigrating to the US in 1856. His work is now synonymous with this tumultuous period of American history; covering the Civil War, Native Americans visiting Washington to negotiate treaties and stereoscopic views that mapped out the imminent Kansas Pacific Railroad.
Photographing Lincoln on seven different occasions, Gardner also produced the remarkable portraits of those involved in the President’s assassination - as well as their execution.
📷: Alex Gardner/Hulton Archive (5th February 1865)
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From “Who’s the Boss” to a boss lady, let’s celebrate Alyssa Milano!
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Alyssa stole our hearts as the true boss, Samantha Micelli, on the American sitcom “Who’s the Boss” and went on to play memorable and iconic roles in “Melrose Place,” “Charmed,” “Mistresses” and “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.” Both her career and activism started in the 1980s and just this past weekend she started the #MeToo sexual assault and harassment awareness campaign on social media. | 1985 / June 13, 2016 | 📷: Michael Ochs Archives / @neilson___ | #GettyEntertainment #GettyFlashback #GettyArchive
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“Movies were much better in the days when I was doing them” - Rita Hayworth, the charismatic actress and dancer who was never comfortable with the “love goddess” moniker coined by the press, was born on this day in 1918.
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📷: Hulton Archive/Getty Images (circa 1944)
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Two for Tuesday? An elderly gentleman holds up two fingers to ask his lady companions if they would each like another drink...Originally published as part of the Picture Post story, ‘Old People: How They Would Like To Live’ in August 1944.
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📷: Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images
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Who else tried to reach Narnia through the back of the wardrobe? ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by CS Lewis was published on this day in 1950. To mark the occasion, a lion, a witch and a wardrobe from the Archive.
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📷: London Stereoscopic Company/Felix Mann - Picture Post/Getty Images
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Forever blowing bubbles in 1955, as a group of children enjoy bubblegum during the annual tulip festival in the Dutch community of Holland, Michigan. The Tulip Time Festival has been held in mid-May since 1929.
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📷: Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images
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