A lot has happened in the last couple of centuries and, as a result, humans have drastically evolved. However, it wasn’t always easy and there have been many hardships including war, famine and fatal diseases. Yet still, human ingenuity and compassion have triumphed all of it and progress has been made to ensure the convenience of life. Every few years, there is a moment that is so significant that it reverbs throughout history and future alike. It changes the way that we look at our present. Here are some historical pictures that are so remarkable that they demand to be explored further.
The First Selfie
Can you imagine a life today where nobody takes selfies? They have become the new normal and many people believe that the first selfie was taken in recent years when the front camera of the smartphone was invented. However, the first selfie dates back to 1837 when Robert Cornelius took a picture of himself.
Bulletproof Vest Testing
The Protective Garment Corporation of New York must have had a lot of faith in their product, the bulletproof vest. A live demonstration of their state-of-the-art lightweight police vest was held in 1923, where they would shoot at the salesman wearing one. It was a huge risk to take, not only for the salesman, but for the man shooting the gun as well.
Tutankhamun’s Tomb Seal
The pharaohs of Egypt have always been a mystery and source of fantasy to the world today. Even thousands of years ago, the people of Egypt were able to create huge tombs and mummify their deceased in them. One of the most famous ones is the tomb of Tutankhamen, which was opened on February 17, 1923.
Scientists estimate that the tomb had remained intact for 3,245 years before the seal on the door was broken and the archaeologists entered the gravesite of the famous pharaoh.
106-Year Old Warrior
When the nation is at war, everyone wants to stay safe. It is no wonder then that this 106-year-old granny is wielding an assault rifle and she looks more than capable of using it too. You can see it in her eyes that she is not afraid to pull the trigger.
The Funny Side Of Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was surely one of the greatest scientists to ever live, but he obviously had a funny side, too. Arthur Sasse got to capture this legendary photo of the Nobel prize winner at his birthday party in 1951. It portrays Einstein’s response after he was told to smile for a photo.
The Dream To Fly
Man has always been in the pursuit to fly and reach the skies. Even today, we want to reach the far reaches of Space and find proof of alien life. In 1903, the Wright brothers started man’s journey to touch the skies when they built the first wooden plane, the Wright Flyer, in North Carolina. It was the first sustained flight of a heavier-than-air object using its own power.
During prohibition, the moonshiners used to smuggle in liquor. In order to avoid the authorities, they used all the tricks they could think of. One of the most famous tricks they used to hide from the cops included wearing “cow shoes”.
The moonshiners made metal strips with carved wooden blocks to resemble cow hooves, and they attached them under their shoes to cover up their footprints.
The First Subway
Not long after the first flight in 1903, the US got its first subway in New York in 1904. George McClellan, the City’s mayor, opened it and even drove the first passengers on a track that was 9.1 miles long and had 28 stations. At the time, people saw it more as a circus act than a means of transportation.
Billy The Kid
When you are one of the most famous outlaws, you will do anything to stay hidden. That is why there are only a couple of photos of the legendary Henry McCarthy, also known as William H. Bonney and most widely referred to as Billy the Kid.
Not to mention that he was only 21 when Sheriff Pat Garret shot him in 1881, so it makes sense why Billy the Kid didn’t live a life long enough to have that many photos.
James Dean With His Porsche
He was the Rebel Without a Cause, one of the first Hollywood hunks that became a cultural icon. James Dean may have only starred in 3 movies, but his legacy is huge. This is his last photo before he went on a drive that eventually ended his life at the age of only 24.
We have all seen the MGM lion in the opening credits of the movies produced by the studio. In fact, there were many lions during the years used for the MGM logo. The one in the photo is Jackie, pictured during the sound recording in his cage, while the sound stage was built around it.
The First Picture
You might not think that this blurry image is a photo, but it is considered to be the oldest surviving photograph in existence. It was taken by famous French photography pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.
John Lennon’s Last Picture
John Lennon signed an autograph to Mark David Chapman the same day that he later shot him in front of his New York residence. It was captured by an amateur photographer Paul Goresh. Chapman planned to murder Lennon for a long time and he finally did it on December 8, 1980.
Although it is widely thought that this is the photo of a football helmet testing, it is in fact a safety demonstration by a British inventor W.T. Warren of a Protective Flight Helmet he invented.
At the time, head injuries were the leading cause of pilot deaths in flight accidents, so he patented a leather-covered, spring-equipped pilot safety helmet, padded well with horsehair to spread the shock over a large area.
Pablo Picasso As Popeye
This photo of Pablo Picasso as Popeye was shot by famous photographer André Villers, who took portraits of many great artists. He spent almost a decade following Picasso, recording his work, but also moments like this, where he was obviously fooling around. Most ingenious artists were quite eccentric and Picasso was no exception.
Fidel Castro And The Kids
He might have been considered a dictator by some, but in this photo El Comandante shows off his soft side. All the kids are wearing fake beards to resemble him and he seems to be enjoying it.
It would not have been so strange if those kids were Cuban, but they were not, they were actually American. Hard to imagine today, but it happened in 1959 during his visit to New York, just after he took charge of Cuba and before the US sanctions.
Lumberjacks In A Tree
This photo from the early 1900s shows lumberjacks cutting down humongous redwoods in the costal area of northern California. Considering they used only saws and axes, it was impressive how they managed to bring down those giant trees. Furthermore, it is even more impressive how they managed to transport them using just horses and oxen.
Johan Cruyff Smoking
This photo from 1978 showing Johan Cruyff smoking during half-time shows just how things have changed. He might have been the greatest football player of his time, but his habits were not what would be considered exemplary today.
But, things were different then, people were much more casual and devoted to what they were doing, not for money, but because they enjoyed it.
Alfred Eisenstaedt took this photo of Joseph Goebbels, the Third Reich propaganda minister, during the League of Nations conference in 1933. The look and posture of the high-ranking Nazi are due to the realization that the photographer was Jewish. The hatred in his stare is palpable.
From Left To Right
On September 3, 1967, Sweden changed from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side. Needless to say, it did not go smoothly, as can be seen in this photo. It even became known as the right-hand traffic diversion day, since quite a few people were late to work that day. It might seem simple enough, but some habits are hard to change.
The First McDonald’s Store
We wish the price of the burger was 15¢, just like it was when the first McDonald’s store opened in San Bernardino, California. Most of the successful companies started small, and McDonald’s was no exception.
They’ve come a long way since then, with many restaurants worldwide, drive-throughs, and birthday parties with Ronald McDonald. Their first restaurant serves as the McDonald’s #1 Store Museum now.
Salvador Dali’s Pet
Another eccentric Spanish artist doing his eccentric thing – walking his pet which is, wait for it – an anteater. Always elegant Dali, all dressed up with a cane in one hand and an anteater in another was a sight to be seen in Paris in 1969.
Taking Baby Pictures
In the 19th century, photography became popular and many people wanted to take photos, especially of their children. But, it was easier said than done. Babies don’t like to sit still, if they can sit on their own at all, so photographers came up with a clever solution.
What you see in the photo is a baby wearing a rather long frock, but what you don’t see is its mother hiding underneath it, holding the baby still.
This photo looks more like a mug shot than one of students of Princeton University. But, believe it or not, this was taken just after an annual freshman-sophomore snowball fight in 1893.
War is a terrible thing and to see it captured in a photo is just remarkable. If you were wondering what it looked like on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, here is one view from the landing craft transporting soldiers there.
Nowadays, Disney owns many studios and produce feature films, not just cartoons. They have come a long way since their inception, but this photo was taken on the day they were opened. Who would’ve thought then that it would grow into such an empire?
Store Within A Store
This photo was taken in London in 1900 and shows what was probably the smallest store in the world ever. It was more like a storefront without the store behind it. But, tough times require ingenuity and this man surely did not lack any. He opened a shoe shop in the window of a beverage store.
Mummies For Sale
After Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt, Egyptian historic artifacts were made available to the European market. Mummies could be purchased from street vendors and European elite used to often throw “The Mummy Unwrapping Parties”.
If that wasn’t disgusting enough, the well-preserved remains of the ancient Egyptians were ground into powder and consumed as a medicinal remedy.
Children For Sale
The aftermath of a war is a terrible thing. It takes a while for countries to recover and in the meantime, people have to manage to survive. The woman in the photo could not feed her 4 children and the fifth one was on the way, so she put them up for sale.
Flight attendant is a dream job for many ladies and they often look glamorous in their uniforms. But, in the early days of commercial jet airliners, certain outfits were done in a way that would not necessarily be acceptable by today’s standards. In 1959, SAS Airlines started using an interesting yet rather short uniform, as can be seen in this photo.
Women In The Boston Marathon
Until 1972, women were not allowed to race in the Boston Marathon. It all started in 1967, when Kathrine Switzer enrolled in the marathon, but the race official, the notorious Jock Semple, tried to take her number away during the race, as can be seen in the photo.
Her boyfriend, who was racing too, stopped him and she managed to finish the race. It still took another 5 years to finally allow women to race officially.
Eton College During War
Hitler had been planning for a long time to occupy Great Britain, but since it was an island, many things had to happen in order to start the attack. The main problems were Britain’s anti-aircraft defense and naval fleet.
But Britain did not just sit and wait, they were preparing for a potential attack. Even the prestigious college Eton did regular military drills, as can be seen in this photo.
Bin Laden On Vacation
You definitely wouldn’t recognize him in this photo at such a young age and without the beard, but it is Osama Bin Laden, once the world’s most wanted terrorist. The photo was taken during a family vacation in Sweden in 1970. Can’t say for sure what was going on in his head then, but we don’t think it was terrorist attacks.
East & West Germany
Many families were split by the border and their lives changed forever. This photo shows a German soldier risking his life in order to get the young boy across the barbed wire fence in a hope to find his family. Thankfully, human compassion knows no boundaries.
Phone Booth Stuffing
It all started in South Africa, where students in Durban fitted 25 people in a phone booth in order to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. The craze soon traversed to England, where it was called ‘telephone booth squash’, but they managed to fit only 19 students. And then it spread to the US and Canada and even got so popular that they had to come up with some rules, since so many would cheat.
USS Oregon Boxing Matches
When you spend all your time onboard a navy ship, you need to find something to keep you sane. And sailors on the USS Oregon, better known as the Bulldog of the Navy, found just the right thing to shake them up – boxing. You could blow off some steam and the spectators could enjoy themselves just the same and relieve some stress.
As imagined, war can be rather demoralizing, especially for the troops engaged in close combat, like many of the US soldiers in Vietnam were.
The US government tried to find ways to increase the morale and one of the most efficient ones was to invite the movie stars to visit the troops. Chris Noel, a Hollywood sex symbol, visited the troops many times and even hosted a popular radio show ‘A date with Chris’.
Baby racing used to be rather popular in the 1940s and 1950s. There was even a Diaper Derby, an annual baby racing competition sponsored by the National Institute of Diaper Services. It usually included stuffed animals at the finish line to draw the babies attention and serve as a prize.
Being an island, it was important for England to teach their children to swim. But, in the 1920s, not every school had a swimming pool, so they had to be resourceful. It is hard to learn the moves laying flat on the ground, so the teacher came up with an ingenious solution – place your tummy across another kid’s back – and you are floating.
Sport has changed a lot since the 1960s, just like the fashion trends. Nowadays, athletes use any means necessary to improve their results and their looks are reserved for off the track. But in the 1960s, it was not necessarily so – the ladies in the photo seemed to care just as much about their hairdos, as they did about the race.
When Harry L. Bowdoin applied for the patent for his submarine armor in 1914, diving was not very developed. Perhaps he was counting on that and not having much competition, since the reality was rather cruel – it did not have the success that he had hoped for.
Mobile Swimming Pool
A rather nice gesture by the New York city authorities in 1967, who created a Swim-Mobile, a swimming pool on wheels. It was towed by a truck to various locations around the city, so the kids could cool down and enjoy themselves. It used water from the hydrants and stayed in one place for a day.
Chess is a popular board game, usually played indoors. But not in Russia in the mid 1920s. They played it outside, with real people as figures, like in this photo showing a match in St. Petersburg Palace Square, with the Red Army representing the black pieces and the Soviet Navy the white ones. Knights were riding real horses and rooks had miniature cannons.
Night Fishing In Hawaii
Traditional spearfishing in Hawaii was done in shallow waters and at night. Might sound easy now, but in the 1940s they did not have flashlights to attract the fish, so they had to make their own torches. If they needed more light, they would light roasted kukui nuts in a hollow piece of bamboo.
In this photo taken in Rukajärvi (Finland) in November 1942, a Soviet spy is laughing at his executioner. It was the act of final defiance, knowing there is nothing he can do to avoid his fate. The Ministry of Defense of Finland declassified this photo, named “Unknown Soviet intelligence officer before being shot”, in 2006.
Fascist Headquarters In Rome
The infamous Mussolini façade of the Palazzo Braschi in Rome, showing the leader’s face and the “SI” (Italian for “yes”), referring to the 1934 Italian general elections with a simple yes/no vote on the Fascist Party list. His execution at the end of WWII ended his dream.
Capturing John McCain
During a bombing mission over Hanoi as part of Operation Rolling Thunder in October 1967, John McCain was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese, as shown in this photo. He was a prisoner of war until 1973, where he was tortured.
Michael Jackson In 2000
In 1985, Ebony Magazine published the article “Portraits of the stars – What they may look like in the year 2000’, featuring many celebrities popular at the time. For Michael Jackson, they predicted that he’d age gracefully and increase his fan base tenfold.
It is hard to judge the number of fans, but it did keep increasing over time. As for the looks, whether it was due to a skin condition or plastic surgery, it is safe to say they were wrong.
I Have A Dream
One of the most famous speeches ever held was by Martin Luther King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, in front of more than 250,000 civil rights supporters during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28. August 1963.
The main subject of the speech, which was considered to be the greatest call to end racism in America, was the freedom rights for black people.
Pictured in this photo is the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, from the United Kingdom, President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the United States, and Premier Joseph Stalin from the Soviet Union, during the famous Yalta Conference. It was held from February 4 to February 11 in 1945 near Yalta in Crimea, Soviet Union, to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
Titanic was one of the most famous ships in history, although she sank on her maiden voyage. Being one of the most luxurious liners of the time, she tried to set the benchmark for other ships. In an effort to break the speed record for crossing the Atlantic ocean, she hit an iceberg on the foggy night of April 14, 1912 and sank several hours later, taking around 1,500 lives.
Russia may have been the first to get to space (Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961) and on the moon (unmanned Luna 2 on 13 September 1959), but the US Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the moon on 20 July 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, saying the famous words: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Most likely one of the most under-appreciated inventors of all time, Nikola Tesla was responsible for many inventions that we could not imagine our lives without today. He was way ahead of his time and often misunderstood.
He didn’t even mind when others used his patents for their inventions, all in favor of science and progress. Often mistreated by his patrons, he died a poor man in a New York hotel room, leaving all his inventions to humanity.
Ali Vs Liston
Mohamad Ali often repeated “I am the greatest!” and many will agree that he was the greatest boxer who ever lived. He was known for many legendary fights against famous opponents – Joe Frazier and George Foreman to name a few, but his second fight against Sonny Liston on May 25, 1965 produced this iconic photo.
The famous photo taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945 depicts US Marines hoisting an American flag on Mount Suribachi after the hard-won battle for Iwo Jima island in Japan. That was the second hoisting of the flag, since initially they used a smaller one, which could not be seen from afar.
Posture Queens, 1956
Presently, beauty pageants are focused on finding beauty with brains and that is fair enough. This title was associated with Chiropractic, as it had just begun to be a profession during the 1950s and 1960s.
This picture is straight out of a chiropractic convention held in Chicago in May of 1956. These three ladies had the best standing posture as reflected through their X-rays.
Saundra Brown, 1970
This is Saundra Brown, the first black woman on the Oakland police force who got official training in gun shooting. She served as a police officer for seven years from 1970 to 1977. This great moment carries importance in African-American history and for Officer Saundra Brown, this is a page in her book that would be remembered for a long time.
Seeking Shelter, 1945
Everyone had to endure the worst during World War II and animals had to face all the consequences of the war too. This photo has captured the scene that existed during those years. This animal made its way from the Berlin zoo to escape the terror. A German woman can be seen offering the creature a treat and it is just heartwarming to look at.
In the 1920s, there was an alcohol prohibition in the US. However, this did not stop people from drinking but rather gave an opportunity for bootleggers as the demand suddenly increased and they expected a rise in their sales. But they could not escape the police checking. This photo is proof!
Hit By A Snowstorm, 1966
A destructive blizzard struck the United States and the east side of the Rockies in 1966 taking the lives of almost 200 people. Of these, 31 just froze in the snow and died. Many people died in fire accidents during those days while attempting to create some warmth in their homes.
Iranian Birthday, 1973
This picture is significant as it tells a different story about Iran and the women living there. A woman is celebrating her birthday in Tehran by cutting a cake wearing a beautiful dress. If we consider the current rules, women are instructed to wear the hijab. The outfit worn here could lead to punishment as its illegal in this day and age.
A Selfie From 1938
No one used the term “selfie” before 2002. However, Frank Sinatra, an iconic singer took one in 1938 and it’s a cool one! Sinatra was only 17 when he took this picture of himself in a mirror.
The Green Symbol, 1970
Gary Anderson, an engineering student went ahead and participated in a design competition to mark Earth Day on April 22, 1970 without any experience in graphic designing and came up with this symbol. The design that he created in that competition is what we use as the green symbol today.
Women In Medicine, 1885
We might want to look back at this shot taken on October 10, 1885, of three genius women at the Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia. Another aspect of this photo is the diversity it depicts.
These women belong to three different countries – India, Japan, and Syria and are dressed up in their traditional outfits. All of them came to study medicine and become doctors despite the boundaries set for them.
Celebrity Couple, 1966
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean share a beautiful relationship and not many are aware of their love story. They have managed to keep it out of all the glitz and lights of the industry. Here, in this “unexplored” picture, they can be seen smiling and posing for the camera after they got married in a secret ceremony in 1966.
5 MB Storage, 1956
This is a hard drive with a storage of 5 megabytes. That amount of storage and such enormous size of the hard drive! This storage was leased for $3,000 a month by the company that is equivalent to $30,000 today.
A Private Jazz Concert, 1961
Louis Armstrong is pictured with his wife, Lucille in 1961 at the Great Sphinx of Giza. She is fortunate to see her husband perform for her in one of the most amazing places in the world.
Armstrong made a big name for himself during the 1920s and became one of the greatest jazz musicians. He continued to be a star up to the 1960s and “Satchmo” is still alive in our hearts.
Freedom On Sugar, 1953
People had to face a ration on sugar, eggs, and milk at the onset of World War II. When this rationing ended, candy stores earned unbelievably huge amounts of money and the sales rose by an amount of £100 million ($278.5 million). Here you see kids (and even adults) attacking a candy store. This happened in 1953 when sugar rationing ended in England.
The Face Of War, 1941
Salvador Dali, a 20th-century surrealist painter can be seen deeply engaged in his painting, “The Face of War”, and this picture was taken in 1941. This artist had many tags thrown at him like being called a psychedelic or hallucinogenic drug user just because his paintings had an element that picked up something grave.
Bride In The Blitz, 1940
The bombings in London in 1940 were given the name “The Blitz” and the destruction it caused is clearly visible in the picture. This bride smiles brightly as she exits her home in London to get married on November 4, 1940. Despite all the wreck and ravage, she is all set to walk down the aisle in a white dress and get married.
Meal Before Fame, 1986
This picture was taken in Anthony Bourdain’s New York apartment in 1986 way before he rose to fame for his culinary skills. He is considered to be one of the most talented chefs out there. His works include a book titled “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000)” and a show called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover.
Thanking The Animals, 1918
The First World War left quite a destruction in its aftermath, killing both humans and animals. So many innocent creatures including donkeys, mules, and horses lost their lives and it’s heartbreaking. These soldiers decided to get together to pay tribute for their sacrifice.
The Empire State Building, 1941
In 1941, the Empire State Building attracted many people to New York City as it was the only building that stood taller than the other structures around. There were no skyscrapers other than this one during those days. When this was the only skyscraper to exist In New York, people traveled from far and wide to have a look at this high-rise building.
A Fashion Statement, 1960s
This photo has captured a clear contrast in what fashion meant to women in the 1960s. A group of nuns standing close to a stylish woman shows the varied sense of fashion that existed. No heavy opinions or judgments were being thrown for dressing a certain way in those times.
Connecting With Families, 1970s
There were no mobile phones in the 1970s and this is a night scene from a girls dormitory where girls are queueing to make a call to their family and friends. This is how the women waited near the phone to just have one conversation back home.
Einstein And Chaplin, 1931
Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein admired each other’s work and always wanted to have a “fan moment”. Their wish was fulfilled in January of 1931 when they ran into each other at the City of Lights premiere. Einstein had once expressed his desire to meet Chaplin one day revealing that he was the only celebrity that he wished to see in person.
Freddie Mercury’s Feline Friend, 1988
There are not many photos of celebrities from the past with their pets. The singer of the rock band “Queen” is nailing that look and pose with Tiffany, his cat. Tiffany’s expression is all of us when someone takes your picture without permission.
Cairo is one of the most popular tourist spots in the world but things were different in the 1920s. The Sahara Desert has views that are stunning and this picture depicts the beautiful sunset that has mesmerized a group of tourists there. This is a rare capture and it will be cherished for a long time.
Jewish Refugees, 1946
This picture is full of emotion as the survivors of World War II caught their first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in 1946 when arriving in the United States. After the Second World War, the United States opened its doors for the Jewish refugees and all those who escaped the Holocaust.
NASA Scientists, 1961
This picture was published in “Life” magazine in 1961 to give a hint of what the NASA’s Race for Space looked like at that time. Computers have replaced the massive chalkboards now. This photo is not revealing any “voila” moments as the scientists would never want their successful computations to go public especially when there’s a competition.
Seine’s Threat, 1924
When the water levels of the river Seine rose to threatening levels in 1924, such scenes came to existence. The roads were flooded with cold water leading to the people having trouble crossing streets. People brought chairs from the neighborhood and created this bridge.
The Cyclone Of 1989
The cyclone of 1989 caused destruction as the intensity was quite high. Even though people needed to stay safe during the unpredictable weather conditions, this woman took a photo with the tornado. The vigor of the cyclone can be imagined just by looking at the way her hair is blowing.
A Part Of The Titanic, 1910
The Titanic had the world’s biggest anchor during that time. The anchor came all the way from Noah Hingley and Son in 1910 and the owners placed an order for 603 meters of chain from Hingley Anchor Works. This photo explains how the making of the anchor chain began.
Awestruck By TV, 1948
The latest technology always has something unexpected in store for us and this boy’s reaction to witnessing a television for the first time is enough to explain what we mean.
This moment was captured in 1948 when televisions were not placed in everyone’s living rooms. This little boy is amazed at those black and white moving objects and humans on the screen.
Susan Kare’s Habitat, 1984
Here’s one of the most talented graphic designers, Susan Kare who creatively added life to a computer with her designing skills. She was rightly given the title of the “woman who gave the Macintosh a smile”. This shot is taken in her office as she relaxes after putting her skills to work.
Brooklyn Supreme, 1930s
A horse weighing 16 times an average human is expected to have a few fans. Brooklyn Supreme is the star here as this red roan Belgian stallion weighed 3,197 pounds and measured six and a half feet.
Its owners, Charles Grant Good and Ralph M. Fogleman, entered a partnership with Good and exhibited this horse around the US charging ten cents from the “viewers”.
Polar Bear Treat, 1950
These Soviet soldiers traveled to high altitudes in the Arctic and built their stations there. They stayed in those harsh conditions with no trace of mankind. So, they made friends with the polar bears and treated them well.
Checking Out An Outfit, 1944
The Scottish soldiers wore a kilt as a part of their uniform and their outfit seemed to grab some attention. This picture was captured in 1944 after the liberation of Rome.
This news of liberation led to an exciting atmosphere with celebrations around the city. The celebratory photos might be common, but this picture depicting a keen interest in a soldier’s dress is rare.
Comfortable Mowing, 1950s
This spaceship-like thing is an invention from the 1950s. Here’s a lawnmower that has every comfort available. The design got published in a magazine with all its features highlighted including a proper air conditioning system installed inside. People seemed to spend a lot of time and money on such inventions in the past.