LIFE has amazing photo galleries depicting wars, economic crisis, groundbreaking photography, Hollywood’s golden years and photo timelines of influential people. They also have galleries with interesting subjects, for example the photo gallery with the headline – “Animals Driving Cars.” Since I like nothing better than good, but mostly odd, photos, I have decided to share a few here. I do not know why I find them hilarious, whether it is the role juxtaposition or the faces of the people in the photos, these are priceless!
Animals Driving Cars
- Bear fight at a street fair, 1905 — Share the History Love... Spectators watch a bear fight at a street fair on St. Germain Street and Sixth Avenue North in St. Cloud, Minnesota, ca. 1905. Share the History Love... [...]
- Coolidge witnessing an eclipse, 1923 — Share the History Love... President and Mrs. Coolidge with their dog Rob Roy venture out in the early morning, despite freezing temps, to see the solar eclipse on January 24, 1925, seen from the lawn of the White House. This wasn’t the only eclipse while President Calvin Coolidge was in office. Another eclipse happened earlier in [...]
- Female snake charmer, 1935 — Share the History Love... A female snake charmer with the Cole Brothers Circus, watched by two children in 1935. Share the History Love... [...]
- Native American on a McCormick reaper, 1920 — Share the History Love... Native American on a McCormick reaper in 1920. This image documents investigations and construction on various units of the Flathead Irrigation Project. The Project was initiated to determine rights and distribute water originating on the Flathead Indian Agency in Montana to both tribal and non-tribal land. The establishment of the Reservation [...]
- D-Day in Pictures: Part VI — Share the History Love... D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV D-Day in Pictures: Part V “We got on the beach and they have all these people laying down on the beach that were killed, it was chaos” – SSG Walter Ehlers, 18th Infantry [...]