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Abandoned Orient Express Train Reminds Us Of The Luxury Travel Of The Past

Abandoned Orient Express Train Reminds Us Of The Luxury Travel Of The Past

Grand Orient Express - a train that defined luxury back in 1883 when it was launched. There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example, was repurposed into hotel suites in Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The...

Grand Orient Express - a train that defined luxury back in 1883 when it was launched. There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example,...

10 U.S. Presidents Before And After Their Terms In Office

10 U.S. Presidents Before And After Their Terms In Office

Barack Obama turns 55 today! Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States is a stressful task, and these photos will show what sort of effect that stress...

Barack Obama turns 55 today! Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States is a stressful task, and...

I Recreated Historical Images In Dachau Concentration Camp (WARNING: Graphic Content)

I Recreated Historical Images In Dachau Concentration Camp (WARNING: Graphic Content)

I have been to Dachau concentration camp outside of Munich, Germany on two occasions. The first time I went was in 2012 and I took some historical images with me in order to match a few locations of where I was...

I have been to Dachau concentration camp outside of Munich, Germany on two occasions. The first time I went was in 2012 and I took some historical images with me in...

20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

Usually, when you read a history article or story, it's mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different... It shows you how something actually looked, letting you understand the historical moment more intimately. Whether...

Usually, when you read a history article or story, it's mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different... It shows you how something actually...

Napoleon’s Veterans Have Been Brought To Life In Vivid Color

Napoleon’s Veterans Have Been Brought To Life In Vivid Color

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans on Earth are a series of 15 original sepia images of members of Napoleon's army. They were taken in their advancing years in the 1850s and keep in mind that some of these men...

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans on Earth are a series of 15 original sepia images of members of Napoleon's army. They were taken in their advancing years in the...

15 Of The Most Beautiful Women Of 1900s Edwardian Era

15 Of The Most Beautiful Women Of 1900s Edwardian Era

The Edwardian era is known for beautiful and talented women. As beauty standards change by the decade, at that point pale skin was still in, but blonde hair was out. So as you could imagine, the Edwardian beauty was a brunette...

The Edwardian era is known for beautiful and talented women. As beauty standards change by the decade, at that point pale skin was still in, but blonde hair was out. So...

Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights

Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights

These unbelievable vintage postcards from the early 1900s were used as propaganda by men to stop women from having more rights. Although The Suffragettes campaigned tirelessly to change the status quo of the day, many men found the idea of women's...

These unbelievable vintage postcards from the early 1900s were used as propaganda by men to stop women from having more rights. Although The Suffragettes campaigned tirelessly to change the status quo...

15+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time

15+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time

The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it's difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world's most famous cities - like Kuala Lumpur for example, or Hong Kong...

The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it's difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world's most famous...

10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria

10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria

20 photos of the same places, before and after the Syrian war of the city of "Aleppo". One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In 19 July 2012 an ongoing military confrontation began in Aleppo, the largest city in...

20 photos of the same places, before and after the Syrian war of the city of "Aleppo". One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In 19 July 2012 an...

1800s-1900s Portraits Of Native American Teen Girls Show Their Unique Beauty And Style (15+ Pics)

1800s-1900s Portraits Of Native American Teen Girls Show Their Unique Beauty And Style (15+ Pics)

These rare and beautiful vintage portraits of Native American girls were taken between the late 1800s and the turn of the 19th Century, yet despite being over a century old, many of them are still surprisingly clear.

These rare and beautiful vintage portraits of Native American girls were taken between the late 1800s and the turn of the 19th Century, yet despite being over a century old, many...

NASA Before PowerPoint in 1961

NASA Before PowerPoint in 1961

Ever heard the saying "It's not rocket science!"? It's often used by smart-asses who know nothing about rocket science. But then again, who does? It is, after all, super difficult. Well, NASA does, obviously, and back in the early 60s rocket...

Ever heard the saying "It's not rocket science!"? It's often used by smart-asses who know nothing about rocket science. But then again, who does? It is, after all, super difficult. Well,...

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it seems as if people in the 1800s simply didn't know how to have fun. But as these...

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it seems as if people in the 1800s...

I Have Colourised The Lost Tommies, Unknown Soldiers From WW1

I Have Colourised The Lost Tommies, Unknown Soldiers From WW1

I have been colourising photos for a few years now and have gradually built my hobby into a home grown business PhotograFix. For this project I have chosen to colourise a handful of images, from over 4000 glass plates discovered...

I have been colourising photos for a few years now and have gradually built my hobby into a home grown business PhotograFix. For this project I have chosen to colourise...

20+ Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

20+ Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by Bored Panda, one thing doesn't change no matter how much time passes, and that's love.

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by Bored Panda, one thing doesn't change no matter how much time passes, and...

25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads likes a novel--which may be why it has been the...

We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads...

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. With the Restoration came many changes, including the creation of a modern, western-style, conscripted army...

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. With the Restoration came many...