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The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. I'm actually related to the inventor of the ferris wheel.

FOTOS ANTIGAS: fotos estranhas e que dão medo..antigas!!!

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :) What an interesting family photo!

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Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices.

WWI Red Cross Nurse with Rescue Dog. (Dog was trained to locate wounded on the battlefield, and bark to call attention to them.)

WWI Red Cross Nurse with Rescue Dog. (Dog was trained to locate wounded on the battlefield, and bark to call attention to them.) Happy Nurse Day to all the military nurses.

I'd love to hang a print of this // World's Fair Ferris Wheel construction, 1904 by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

Building the very first Ferris Wheel. The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

1. The first Ferris Wheel was invented by native Pittsburgher George W. Ferris.

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George Ferris built the first Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The giant wheel had 36 cars that could hold up to 60 people for a total of passengers at a time and was as high as a 26 story building.

Surgery room

Vintage medical photo with Vincenz Czerny and Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center.

The face of a boy hearing sounds for the first time. This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor 'otorhinologist' treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear.

Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley, and depicts the exact moment when this boy hears for the very first time.

The bootlegging industry was big business during the Prohibition era in South Bergen and beyond. Protesters picketed against the Eighteenth Amendment.

The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.

"Cow shoes" worn by moonshiners during the 1930's prohibition to hide their tracks from prohibition agents.

The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things Cow hoof-print shoes, worn by moonshiners during the Prohibition to disguise their footprints from authorities who might be tracking them.

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