Old & Awesome Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Miss Universe Titleholders from 1992 to 2001

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Miss Universe Titleholders from 1982 to 1991

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Miss Universe Titleholders from 1972 to 1981

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Miss Universe Titleholders from 1962 to 1971

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Miss Universe Titleholders from 1952 to 1961

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China, 1965.  Yunnan province. City of Kunming. A student from Shanghai, in the dormitory of the factory where she uses to work.

China, 1965.  Yunnan province. City of Kunming. A student from Shanghai, in the dormitory of the factory where she uses to work.

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Workers in a coal mine in Dhanbad, Bihar. 1989. Photo by Sebastião Salgado.
This photo of Albert Einstein holding a marionette version of himself is pretty awesome, as is the wonderful anecdote that accompanies it:
Harry Burnett, one of the three famous Yale Puppeteers, took this photo in 1931 at Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA, where Einstein was teaching. It was during this period that the Yale Puppeteers were working in their theatre, El Teatro Torito, on Olvera Street in Los Angeles, CA. That was where Einstein saw his puppet likeness perform and he was quite amused:

"He reached into his jacket’s breast pocket, pulled out a letter and crumpled it up. Speaking in German, he said, “The puppet wasn’t fat enough!” He laughed and stuffed the crumpled letter up under the smock to give the puppet a fatter belly. This is a wonderful photograph that Harry treasured. Harry Burnett also kept the letter in a frame and loved to retell the story and at the end give his pixish [sic] laugh.”

This photo of Albert Einstein holding a marionette version of himself is pretty awesome, as is the wonderful anecdote that accompanies it:

Harry Burnett, one of the three famous Yale Puppeteers, took this photo in 1931 at Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA, where Einstein was teaching. It was during this period that the Yale Puppeteers were working in their theatre, El Teatro Torito, on Olvera Street in Los Angeles, CA. That was where Einstein saw his puppet likeness perform and he was quite amused:

"He reached into his jacket’s breast pocket, pulled out a letter and crumpled it up. Speaking in German, he said, “The puppet wasn’t fat enough!” He laughed and stuffed the crumpled letter up under the smock to give the puppet a fatter belly. This is a wonderful photograph that Harry treasured. Harry Burnett also kept the letter in a frame and loved to retell the story and at the end give his pixish [sic] laugh.”

China, 1965. A street in Beijing as seen from inside an antique dealer’s shop. Photo by Marc Riboud.
American soldiers discover Manet’s “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.