There are a lot of moments in history that deserve another look. While old photos were printed in black and white, we now have the technology to bring them to life in color! If you ask us, the monochrome scheme did not do them any justice at all. We are glad that others thought to colorize these old photos. They are delightful to see and will take you on a walk down memory lane. Just a word of warning: some of these photos are not appropriate for all viewers. It is a good idea to proceed with caution!
Stock Market Crash On Black Tuesday
Known as Black Tuesday, the United States of America saw a low point when Wall Street traders lost billions of dollars and devastated investors in a single day. The investors traded less than 16 million shares on October 29, 1929. It was the last day of the messy six-day whirlwind in which investment bankers tried to keep the market under control by buying huge blocks of stock. The prices collapsed completely on this day. It did not only empty bank accounts, but it also led to the demise of the industrialized world and ultimately sank the country in what we now call the Great Depression.
Entering The Jaws Of Death Without A Clue
Soldiers from Canada, England, and the United States changed the tides of the war by storming the beaches of Normandy! A lot of young men in service knew that they might never return home once they entered the fray. Tom Jensen served as a sergeant with the 626th Engineer Light Equipment Company. He told the Chicago Tribune that other soldiers did not even know their destination before they arrived there. “They didn’t tell us anything we didn’t need to know. Heck, some of the guys on our ship thought we were headed to Japan, not Normandy. Just months earlier, we were either in high school or working odd jobs. We weren’t soldiers, at least not yet, said the vet.