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1914: A Thorneycroft motor van as used during World War I

A Thorneycroft motor van as used during World War I. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). August 1914
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13 Dec 2011 11:49:00
1947: Clutching a large paper bag and shading his eyes as he peers ahead, comic actor of the silent screen, Buster Keaton (1885 - 1966) arriving at Paris airport

Clutching a large paper bag and shading his eyes as he peers ahead, comic actor of the silent screen, Buster Keaton (1885–1966) arriving at Paris airport. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1st August 1947
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17 Feb 2012 12:05:00
Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Royal Collections, holds the Cullinan III and IV Broach and the Cullinan VII Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan Pendant at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

“A dazzling exhibition featuring jewelry made with the world’s largest diamond will be part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The jewelry was made with a 3,106-carat diamond discovered in 1905 at the Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The diamond was so large that miners initially thought it was a worthless crystal and almost threw it away”... – Vidya Kauri via News.nationalpost.com

Photo: Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Royal Collections, holds the Cullinan III and IV Broach and the Cullinan VII Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan Pendant at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace on May 15, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid)
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17 May 2012 10:59:00
“Can't wait”. Location: Inao Station (JR Oito-Line). (AZURE)

“Can't wait”. Location: Inao Station (JR Oito-Line), Nagano Prefecture, Japan. (Photo by AZURE)
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25 Mar 2013 12:20:00
Crime Tatoo  Part 1

Tattoos are commonly used among criminals to show gang membership and record the wearer's personal history—such as his or her skills, specialties, accomplishments and convictions. They are also used as a means of personal expression. Certain designs have developed recognized coded meanings. The code systems can be quite complex and because of the nature of what they encode, the tattoo designs are not widely recognized.
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23 Apr 2013 10:29:00
Mail truck tries to climb tree. Comm. Ave. Boston, 1927. (Photo by Leslie Jones)

Mail truck tries to climb tree. Comm. Ave. Boston, 1927. (Photo by Leslie Jones) P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution. To see Hi-Res images – just TWICE click on any picture. In other words, click small picture – opens the BIG picture. Click BIG picture – opens VERY BIG picture (if available; this principle works anywhere on the site AvaxNews)
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26 Apr 2013 08:24:00
Military Woman Part 3

'Military woman' is a constantly updated gallery of images of women wearing uniform: military, police and so on. We truly hope that our beloved visitors won't remain passive and will take part in this project making it even more interesting! Note that all the images featured in the gallery are taken from publically available sources: their copyright belongs to their respective creators and the trade mark to the owners. ...

See also:Part 1 _ Part 2
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11 Mar 2015 10:29:00
Auto wreck, 1935. (Photo by Leslie Jones)

Auto wreck, 1935. (Photo by Leslie Jones)
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16 May 2013 12:34:00