Watch the birdie! - an elderly photographer in Trafalgar Square takes a Polaroid photograph with a pigeon perched comedically on his flat cap, 1978. © Shirley Baker.
The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. (1931)
Automodul Jean Pierre Ponthieu was the center of attention at the opening of the first Racing Car and Cycle of Paris, February 21, 1970. Created as a promotional vehicle and described it as "The Car of the Year 2000". Featured a 250cc single-cylinder engine and could do wheelies and turn on itself.
11th May 1961: Salesman Mike Dreschler has his motorised roller skates refuelled at a petrol station near Hartford, Connecticut. He has a single horsepower air-cooled engine strapped to his back and holds a clutch, accelerator and engine cut-off switch in his hand. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)
A woman watches a parade of different Fiat models driven around the test track of Fiat’s Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
A fire hydrant refreshes youngsters on a hot day in Harlem, New York, 1977. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEROY H. WOODSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Free calisthenics lessons are given daily for beach visitors in Long Island, New York, 1939. PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLARD CULVER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
A policeman directs buses in the intersection of Trafalgar Square in London, May 1929. PHOTOGRAPH BY CLIFTON R. ADAMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Frontier Club, Fremont Street, Las Vegas. Apparently a Rat Pack favourite.
Jet Set Coffee Shop: August 29, 1962. "TWA terminal, Idlewild, New York. Union News restaurants.