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How in the XIX–XX centuries they replaced horses with zebras
How in the XIX–XX centuries they replaced horses with zebras
Zebras have been repeatedly shown interest in order to domesticate them and use them for riding. The European colonizers of Africa drew attention to the resistance of striped animals to diseases carried by tsetse flies. However, attempts to replace the...
11 June 2021, 23:27
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The streets of Prague in the 1980s
The streets of Prague in the 1980s
The history of Prague is usually counted from the IX century, when the first documentary mention of the city appeared. However, there were settlements here before: they developed, increased, united, until a large city was formed. Prague was the heart of...
9 June 2021, 21:45
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Austria in the photo of 1953
Austria in the photo of 1953
These photos were taken in 1953, shortly before the signing of the Declaration of Independence of Austria in 1955. In 1951, after a rapid rise in prices, financial stability was achieved in the country. At the same time, cultural life in Austria began...
7 June 2021, 23:38
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London in color in a photo from the middle of the last century
London in color in a photo from the middle of the last century
During the 1950s, the birth rate in London increased dramatically – people who were born during this period are called baby boomers (baby boomers). Like other similar terms (Generation X or Generation Z), this phrase is often used in marketing and...
5 June 2021, 20:21
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Grand Event: The St. Louis World's Fair, 1904
Grand Event: The St. Louis World's Fair, 1904
In 1904, the World's Fair was held in St. Louis (USA), which for some reason was decided to be postponed a year later (originally the event was supposed to take place in 1903). The exhibition was grandiose: one and a half thousand buildings were built...
2 June 2021, 23:44
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Architecture and nature: what Switzerland was like in 1954
Architecture and nature: what Switzerland was like in 1954
In the post-war years, Switzerland developed nuclear weapons, but lack of funds did not allow the project to be completed, and in 1977 the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was ratified. And yet the operation of a large laboratory of...
28 May 2021, 23:35
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Isle of Man buses in the early 1970s
Isle of Man buses in the early 1970s
Before the introduction of buses, trams were the main urban transport on the Isle of Man. The first omnibuses were provided by Manxland Bus Co Limited, and in 1976 the government bought the right to transport services, since then the National Transport...
28 May 2021, 21:33
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Hairdressers and their clients at the front during the First World War
Hairdressers and their clients at the front during the First World War
During the First World War, the beard was very impractical, as it prevented the effective use of a gas mask. But the mustache remained in fashion and was combined with a short haircut. Despite the war, at the front, they tried to monitor hygiene and cut...
26 May 2021, 22:38
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Post-war France pictured in 1954
Post-war France pictured in 1954
In the 1950s, France was recovering from the end of World War II. After the defeat in Indochina, the French troops retreated. During this period, the way of life of the French gradually changed. Due to rapid urbanization, the number of farmers was...
26 May 2021, 20:02
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Urban landscapes of Czechoslovakia in the 1970s
Urban landscapes of Czechoslovakia in the 1970s
From 1918 to 1993, the state of Czechoslovakia existed in Europe, the independence of which was declared on October 28, 1918. In 1969, the Czech Republic was declared a federal state consisting of the Czech and Slovak republics. By the 1970s, various...
25 May 2021, 23:44
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