Jack & Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.
When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents
Jeanne Calment passed away @122 years and 164 days old! She learned to fence @85 and rode a bike at 100. She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115! An amazing and well documented life-Wikipedia her!
Selfie no. 1 taken in 1839 by an amateur chemist and photography enthusiast from Philadelphia. Robert Cornelius had set his camera up at the back of the family store in Philadelphia. He took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”