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Historical photos ppt

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I'm usually not one to forward powerpoints with interesting or inspiring photos, but the history buff in me couldn't resist this one. Some Japan-related photos, some WW2, some US... Some are simply excellent photos.

Link to the thing.

If I had to choose a favorite, it's a surreal group (family?) photo of 9 European kings in 1910. I can ID poor Nicolas II (sitting in the middle) and I guess Edward VII who was the host (standing second from the left). Since I'm too lazy to do the research for the others, that's all you get. ;-)

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Actually it's not Nicholas II. It is George V. They looked very much alike. It's Kaiser Wilhelm standing behind him.


OK now I've got to look it up.


From Wikipedia:



The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King-Emperor George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.

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:-) Yay for people doing work in my place.

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I've run out of 'likes', so I'm saying it.

My favourite is the one with Mark Twain.

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Actually it's not Nicholas II. It is George V. They looked very much alike. It's Kaiser Wilhelm standing behind him.

Not surprisingly, those 3 being grandsons of Queen Victoria (Wilhelm simply has the wrong beard).

It would surely be tedious to check how the others in the photo are related, but definitely a family photo.

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Am I the only one doubting the authenticity of some of these photos?

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Which ones did you think were dodgy?

I admit, the Tesla/Twain pic was one of them. And I admit I didn't bother to look elsewhere, or I might have found the Wright Bros. photo, too...

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Which ones did you think were dodgy?

I admit, the Tesla/Twain pic was one of them. And I admit I didn't bother to look elsewhere, or I might have found the Wright Bros. photo, too...

Can't blame you for being sceptical. This iconic one by Robert Capa, for example, was faked.http://www.oddee.com/item_96803.aspx

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