Rare Old Photos: Twenty 20th Century Snaps
 
The majestic Titanic leaving its port in Southampton UK, on 10 April 1912.

The majestic Titanic leaving its port in Southampton UK, on 10 April 1912.

In 1938, the threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France

In 1938, the threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France's public art collection. Consequently, the Mona Lisa had left the Louvre in 1939, but, as seen in this photo, it was brought back safe and sound to its rightful place after the 2nd World War ended.

Bondi Beach in Australia circa 1900, before surfing and sunbathing became popular.

Bondi Beach in Australia circa 1900, before surfing and sunbathing became popular.

Racial segregation in North Carolina, USA, in 1950.

Racial segregation in North Carolina, USA, in 1950.

Retro photo of the first McDonald

Retro photo of the first McDonald's in San Bernardino, California in 1940.

A great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961.

A great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961.

A great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961.

A great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961.

A vehicle from 1900.

A vehicle from 1900.

Hugo Gernsback, a Luxembourg-American inventor, writer, editor and magazine publisher. Here he is seen wearing his TV glasses invention.

Hugo Gernsback, a Luxembourg-American inventor, writer, editor and magazine publisher. Here he is seen wearing his TV glasses invention.

A young Charlie Chaplin, aged 27, in 1916.

A young Charlie Chaplin, aged 27, in 1916.

 
 
 
 
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