I received these in my email from my husband. They are being shared here as a reminder of how times have changed, the things we’ve gained, and more importantly what we have lost. This is special for Earth Day because several of these pictures show very clearly how humans have a deep impact on the future of the ecology on this planet.
RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS
. . . And descriptions as we wonder what it was like to be there and surprises us with something we have never seen. Some well over 100 years.
National park treasures all gone but a few – what kind of men would do such a thing for over 100 years – destroy something they cannot ever fix or replace for 2000 years? It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more. An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut. In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres…down to 8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged. How sad. . .
The Beatles in 1957.
The 1912 World Series Red Sox vs NY Giants.
Elvis in the Army.
Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.
Fourteen-year-old Osama bin Laden – he’s second from the right.
Bell bottom pants – pink car – expensive shops, nice threads, about 24 people out smiling – looking hip for the day. And not one woman has her face or head covered.