20 mysterious historical pictures that you won't understand without an explanationPictolic
Sometimes you look at the picture and think — what is going on here, why is it here, how did it happen and what kind of things are these. And when they explain to you — such a historical thing happened here and everything immediately falls into place.
U.S. Post Office in 1912. By means of such devices, mail trains collected bags of mail on the move.
Casting of black cats for the main role in a horror movie. Hollywood 1961
The trace of a kamikaze hit (Japanese attack aircraft Ki-51 "Sonya") in the armor belt of the English KRT "Sussex".
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the USA produced such postcards about a well-fed life in North America.
In 1953, a huge memorial plaque was erected in Polyarny. Dismantled in the early 60s
Persia, the vicinity of the holy city of Qom. The beginning of the XX century, the death penalty In the center is not a statue, but a man who was tied up, built around a wall of mud bricks, and then filled this form with lime. In the explanation to the picture it is written that he stole 2 cucumbers
Foot beauty contest in Stam6ul, 1971.
An immovable staircase, set hundreds of years ago by some bricklayer, is today inviolable. A wooden staircase attached to the right window of the second tier of the facade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City in Jerusalem.
The staircase rests on the cornice and is attached to the window, which is in the possession of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The staircase is one of the symbols of interfaith differences in Christianity.
Finding the stairs in their place means observing the agreement between the six Christian denominations that own the temple - not to move, repair or change anything in the temple without the consent of all six denominations.
The legendary Travin, after whom many cycling clubs around the world are named. Why is that?
In 1928-1931, he rode alone, without any support, along the borders of the Soviet Union, including the Arctic coast of the country on a bicycle!
Permanents — a device for curling hair sample of 1938
Pre-war group of "support" troops. 3rd Infantry Division. Hawaii. USA. 1933-38.
The mummified head of the German nun Maria Rosenthal, XVIII century. According to historical data, the nun Josephine, the mother of Mary, became pregnant without the participation of a man - the immaculate conception. The mother died in childbirth, and Mary became a shrine at the monastery. The examination revealed that she and her mother were hermaphrodites capable of fertilizing themselves. Nonsense or the truth, we haven't found out until the end.
Tu-114 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world (1959). it was so large that the height of the standard New York airport ramp was not enough to disembark passengers
English circus strongwoman Miss Joan Rhodes keeps herself in shape by cleaning her apartment, 1958.
A girl with steel testicles. Crocodile farm worker, USA, 1926.
Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert lies a boulder, which is considered the largest stone in the world. October 15, 1951.
Giving vodka salaries to teachers in front of the pedagogical Council, Russia, 1997.
Protecting a baby from evil spirits, Turkey, 1937.