49 Photos That Show How Fast The World Changes

Tingles. Via Twitter’s @HistoryInPix.

1. When this was the tallest thing in Paris.

2. When Liberty was in pieces.

3. When the Flatiron was still for rent.

4. When the automobile economy looked so different.

5. When NYC looked like this.

6. When roller skates were the hot new thing.

Roller Skates, 1910

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7. When rush hour looked like this.

Chicago Rush Hour, 1909

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8. When it actually happened.

"When pigs fly…" - The first flight of a pig took place at Leysdown, Kent, England. 1909.

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9. When Machu Picchu was first photographed.

The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912

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10. When the Titanic set sail.

The last known photo of the Titanic, as the ship leaving Queenstown, Ireland on April 12th, 1912.

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11. And then this story broke.

The day after the Titanic disaster. London, April 16, 1912.

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12. When this guy teetered on the edge.

Grand Canyon, 1914.

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13. When these guys unveiled their first motorbike.

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914

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14. When Gaudi’s masterpiece was surrounded by goats.

Gaudi's Sagrada Família in Barcelona, 1915

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15. When the first selfie was snapped.

This is how people took selfies in 1920

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16. When swimsuit length was carefully controlled.

1922 Beach Police -- No swimsuit was allowed to be higher than 6 inches above the knee.

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17. When King Tut still lay sleeping.

The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922

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18. When London buses looked like this.

London Bus, 1928

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19. When this new vantage point opened.

View from the top on the opening day of the Empire State Building, 1931

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20. When people queued for Capone’s coffee.

Al Capone’s free soup kitchen, Chicago, 1931

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21. When woman were thirsty.

Women demonstrating against Prohibition, 1932

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22. When Lake Mead wasn’t a lake yet.

The rarely seen back of the Hoover Dam before it filled with water 1936.

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23. When the Golden Gate looked like this.

Golden Gate bridge construction, 1937

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24. When the Hindenburg exploded.

The Hindenburg - May 6, 1937

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25. When playtime was reduced to this.

Children wearing gas masks while playing, 1941

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26. When people sold their babies.

Unwanted babies for sale in Italy, 1940s

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27. When oranges cost 1 cent.

Oranges for 1 cent, 1942

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28. When the Hollywood sign still looked like this.

The famous Hollywood sign, which originally said 'Hollywoodland'. The last four letters were removed in 1949.

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29. When The Grinch was born.

Dr Seuss drawing The Grinch, 1957.

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30. When MLK was arrested.

Martin Luther King Jr. arrested outside a courtroom, 1958

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31. When no one had been rocked.

Freddie Mercury 1958

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32. When airline meals were extravaganzas.

Back when airlines served a full meal in flight, 1958

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33. When remote controls were cutting-edge.

Motorola remote control TV, 1962

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34. When Nov. 22, 1963, was still a happy day.

Moments before being assassinated in Dallas, Texas in November 1963, President John F. Kennedy Jr. waves to onlookers

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35. When Brandon started kung fu fighting.

Bruce Lee playing with his son Brandon, 1966.

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36. When we saw how alone we are.

'Earthrise' over the moon, taken by members of Apollo 8 in 1968

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37. When Niagara ran dry.

Niagara falls without water. 1969

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38. When a few people got together to party.

Opening ceremony of Woodstock, 1969

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39. When the Beatles crossed the road.

The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, 1969

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40. When the Jacksons were a happy family.

The Jacksons, 1970.

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41. When Big Macs cost 65 cents.

McDonalds menu in the early 1970's

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42. When John turned around and said, “Oh, hello Paul” for the last time.

Last known photo of Lennon and McCartney, 1974

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43. When Steven met Bruce.

Steven Spielberg lying in the mouth of "Bruce the shark" on the set of Jaws, 1975

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44. When the president showed how it’s done.

Gerald R. Ford and Pelé, 1975

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45. When this movie opened.

Star Wars Opening day, 1977

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46. When the Brat Pack was young.

Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe and Matt Dillon, 1983

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47. When they kissed in Dirty Dancing.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing, 1987

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48. When Jay Z went on vacation.

Jay-Z, before fame, visiting London in 1988

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49. And when Justin met Ryan.

A young Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling in 1994. Both members of The Mickey Mouse Club.

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