Mar. 29, 1941: A lion roared what our lion lip-readers assured us was disapproval as he paced at rehearsal. Photo: The New York Times

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Dec. 1, 1962: Geologists descended to Antarctica’s western portion to explore the Heritage Range and start a season of summer exploration. The two teams were led by researchers from the University of Minnesota, and their tasks included “mapping bedrock formations, measuring and describing selected rock strata, collecting geological specimens for laboratory analysis, seeking fossils and making observations of the weathering, land-form development and geological history of the icecap and the rock...

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Three British sailors drape themselves with their soccer jerseys in Trinidad, June 1942.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

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Portrait of a woman dressed in clothing typical of Lagartera in Toledo, Spain, August 1924.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

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Tourists on edge of granite quarry wave to quarrier heading to work in Barre, Vermont, June 1955.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

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onlyoldphotography: Ezra Stoller: Inside view of Guggenheim museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, ca. 1959

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Sept. 24, 1970: Muhammad Ali, seeking to renew his boxing license after a hiatus of more than three years, checked in with boxing officials, a month before he would meet Jerry Quarry in a fight in Atlanta. He had lost the license, and his championship title, after refusing to serve in the military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War.  “Right now, I don’t want to talk about politics or anything. I’m just concentrating on this fight with Quarry, getting ready,” he said...

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whataboutbobbed: Dixie Lee, Fox Films clever little singer and dancer, formerly of the New York musical comedy stage, appears here in a light blue negligee and ‘step-ins’ that lend additional charm to her blonde beauty.  Her lounging slippers are of a darker shade of blue and made of heavy suede crepe with tiny floral decorations at the side

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Jan. 2, 1994: The inauguration speech by New York City’s new mayor became a momentary flashpoint in the conversation about proper child-rearing techniques when Rudolph W. Giuliani’s son, Andrew, because the cameras and the crowd, “romped and mugged and clowned his way through his dad’s speech,” reported The Times. “I think maybe the Giulianis may have missed an opportunity to show the public how to practice good discipline,” said one prominent childhood development expert. Questions were raised...

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onlyoldphotography: Lord Snowdon: Local children wait outside the church during the wedding of Rachel Fitzgerald and Michael Severne at Castle Glin, County Limerick, Ireland, 1952.

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onlyoldphotography:Walter Sanders: Denise Bourgeios and Claude Bessy taking a breather in front of a Degas background. Paris, 1949

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Oct. 4, 1960: Carol Kroon, one of the Metropolitan Opera’s ballet corps, practiced before a mirror just as the season prepared to take off. A photo spread in The Times Magazine previewed things to come. Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

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Teenie Harris: Eartha Kitt leaping though poster to launch a Citizens Committee on Hill District Renewal program, with police officer Harvey Adams, Vine and Colwell Streets, Hill District, May 1966

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Mar. 31, 1946: Children peeked through an opening in a door at Madison Square Garden for a preview of the circus where, as an article dated April 5 reported, “there were 150 breathless moments at the daring of the young men and women of the flying trapeze, the charging, rearing and racing horses, the sparking costumes of many colors.” Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times

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A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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April 20, 1950: The Woolworth Building reflected in a puddle in City Hall Park. The original caption deemed it “an eerie reflection of the skyline.” Photo: Arthur Brower/The New York Times

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March 5, 1956: On a voyage to Antarctica, the icebreaker Edisto reached the Ross Ice Shelf, where nine tons of equipment were unloaded from the ship in a “ticklish maneuver.” It was part of Operation Deepfreeze, an expedition that made way for the United States to have a continuous presence on the southernmost continent with a research system. Photo: Bernard Kalb/The New York Times

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April 30, 1961: As part of the “American Assault on Space,” astronauts were ordered to spend up to 24 hours underwater to simulate weightlessness and “problems of dexterity.” There was also the hope to gain traction in the space race with the Soviet Union. However, not, apparently, to gain traction in the Cold War chess race — they decided on checkers. Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

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April 13, 1984: Judith Denman and Donlin Foreman, “a stately pair,” in “Adieu,” a ballet choreographed by Eliot Feld, which was given a mixed review by The Times. The dancers “at times certainly appeared to be engaged in leave-taking. At other times, they were meditative in choreography that was often visually striking. But the work would have been even more poignant if Mr. Feld had been clearer about just what it was his people were bidding adieu to.” Photo: Larry C. Morris/The New York Times

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Nov. 26, 1974: Fulton Street off Church Street in Manhattan on a 30-degree day with wind speeds reaching 43 miles an hour. The photo ran with the headline, “Gusty Decision: Hold On or Let Fly.” Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

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A land yacht pilot grips one wheel to steer and one to control sails in the Sahara Desert, Mauritania, November 1967.Photograph by Jonathan Blair, National Geographic

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Gerda Taro: Two Republican soldiers with a soldier on a stretcher, Navacerrada Pass, Segovia front, Spain, 1937

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“The American blade artists, who greatly outnumbered the five foreign speed skaters, took all honors”; in four exhibition contests at Saranac Lake, N.Y., the month before the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y. The Americans eventually won four gold medals in speed-skating events at the Olympics. Eddie Murphy of Chicago, fourth from right in this photo from a practice two months before the Olympics, won a silver medal in the 5,000-meter event. Jack Shea and Irving Jaffee, the g...

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Children attendants gather supplies for an Arab diner in Algeria, February 1928.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

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Members of the Aquazanies, the Clowns of the Water, performed at Elliott Murphy’s Aqua show, in Flushing Meadows, Queens, on Aug. 6, 1951. The show was a regular attraction for years and incorporated such novelties as zebra outfits, ice skating, water ballerinas and a demonstration of log-rolling by a monkey named Herman. Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

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