A school girl soars twice her height in a standing version of a seesaw in Tokyo, Japan, November 1964.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic

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After prohibiting them for 116 years, McSorley’s Old Ale House was ordered by Mayor John Lindsay to open its doors to women in 1970. The article from that August describes the first co-ed bar brawl in McSorley’s history, when Lucy Komisar, a vice-president of the National Organization for Women and pictured at right, was heckled and antagonized by patrons. Photo: Barton Silverman/The New York Times

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Westinghouse demonstrates an electric razor using x-ray technology, May 1941.Photograph by Westinghouse Electric Corp.

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Two children sit on a horse surrounded by scotch broom in Crescent City, California, June 1929.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

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onlyoldphotography: Alfred Eisenstaedt: Electricity emitted from machine at MIT, Boston, MA. May 1949

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Dec. 14, 1963: Audrey Hepburn with her Yorkshire terrier, Assam. The actress “represents a new breed of motion picture idol,” gushed The Times, “scrubbed, well-groomed and neat, with no flamboyant fox coats or daring décolletages to support the image.” Photo: Carl Gossett/The New York Times

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Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative

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April 6, 1973: “Russian Lada with model sporting sable bikini,” explains this image’s unpublished caption, printed on the back, reading like a Nabokovian pun. “The 17th International Automobile Show opened yesterday at the New York Coliseum with a heavy foreign accent,” announced The Times, going on to report that imports dominated that year’s show. There was also a display of specialty cars called “Parade of Power,” which included “a 32-foot-long rocket-powered motorcycle whose inventor says wi...

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Mar. 2, 1972: During a first period brawl, Vic Hadfield of the New York Rangers (second from right), knocked Alan Glaspell to the ground. The fight was between Hadfield, who was ejected from the game, and Bob Stewart of the California Golden Seals (second from left). The Rangers, the article reported, won the match. Photo: Larry Morris/The New York Times

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Another gem from the Mid-Week Pictorial, with a hint of doubt from a caption writer: “Two recruits at the Fire Department School hit the bullseye after hurtling down from the second floor toward the concrete pavement below, trusting their lives and limbs to the two dozen of their companions who hold the life nets in a firm grip.” Chief David J. Oliver stood rear center, instructing the drill. Jan. 3, 1937. Photo: William C. Eckenberg/The New York Times

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Aug. 30, 1948: A Paris “sapeur pompier” (firefighter) practiced drills at the Palais de Chaillot in preparation for the upcoming United Nations assembly. Paris’s mayor was apparently a fire buff: On a visit to New York the next month, he told the city’s fire commissioner, Frank J. Quayle, that he wanted to see “an unusual fire.” “The Paris executive, who told Commissioner Quayle of his keen interest in fires, spent most of yesterday afternoon inspecting the fire alarm and telegram system in the...

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July 6, 1965: “Halston Makes Visors and Wind Socks Chic for Fall” was the headline that topped this photo spread. This picture showed Halston Frowick, Bergdorf Goodman’s “boyish milliner, adjusting a back-blown white mink wind sock while a model anchors that least likely of creations — a satin chignon ornamented by white pompon.” In the accompanying article by Charlotte Curtis, Mr. Frowick the millner defined his work further: “‘A hat,’ he said phi...

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June 26, 1975: Michael Bennett, who conceived this production of “A Chorus Line” and ran its audition, asked one of the girls on the stage to remain. Quoted in the next day’s article about the men’s audition, where dancers gave their life stories, just as in the musical, Mr. Bennett griped, “I’m not happy at all with what I’m seeing,” he said. “No training. No technique. At least the one in the wine tights has elevation.” Photo: Jack Manning/The New York Times

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July 9, 1948: Jewish immigrants disembarked from the ship Pan York, one of two that ferried immigrants from Europe to Cyprus and eventually Haifa. Photo: Carl Gossett/The New York Times

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Dec. 17, 1970: “Roundup time on a ranch in New Mexico,” began the caption on a business article about farming and the recession. “Short corn crop of 1970 — 4.1 billion bushels as compared with 4.6 billion in 1969 — has caused higher costs for livestock producers.” The article concluded with a word of caution: “The watchword for the great feed grain-livestock industry in 1971 is uncertainty. High risk is normal, but it will be ‘superhigh’ risk this year.&...

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Dec. 4, 1957: Flames billowed four stories high at Broadway and 40th Street, after an explosion in a pit where men were working on a gas main. Three sustained minor burns; one of them, Hugh Harrity of the Bronx, had singed eyebrows and eyelids, but refused treatment. The spectacle was blamed on a lighted cigarette. Photo: The New York Times

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A young couple peers over the edge of Hopi Point into the Grand Canyon, May 1955.Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic

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Fred Herzog: Man with bandage, Robson Street, 1958Life may be colorful, but black-and-white photography is more realistic - or so it was said. For many years, color photography was considered an inferior and not particularly valuable medium. Classic black-and-white photography was undisputed in the art world, but artistic color photography was supposedly banal and amateurish, a commercial medium for dilettantes.In the early 1950s, Fred Herzog began to revolutionize established viewing habits and...

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Feb. 12, 1980: In observance with the Year of the Monkey, Chinese lunar year 4678, The Times offered a brief guide of goings-on: “Restaurants will be decorating with images of the monkey and in at least one, Flower Drum,” for example, “the observance will be noted with a program of traditional dances performed by the Chinese Chee Yue Community Association,” demonstrated here. 2016, coincidentally, is also the Year of the Monkey. Photo: Chester Higgins, Jr./The New York Times

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August 23, 2012

June 28, 1980: “After six choruses of his patented frantic version of ‘St. Louis Blues,’ Dizzy Gillespie, standing with his group on the porch of Gracie Mansion yesterday, threw his head back and held a high E flat. And held it. And held it.” So began a story by Tom Buckley in The Times, announcing the start of the Newport Jazz Festival with a small gathering at the mayor’s residence. “It’s a very jazzy place,” said Mayor Koch. “If we lost the Newport Jazz Festival, I’d have to resign as Mayor....

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“Sept. 25, 1959: Dress rehearsals were underway for a double bill of “Carmina Burana” and “Oedipus Rex,” of which the former “was in execrable taste, and worse than that, it lacked humor.” The latter, however, “was wholly admirable.”” Photo: “John Orris/The New York Times”

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July 15, 1952: With the help of several tugboats, the S.S. United States entered the Hudson River after setting trans-Atlantic speed records to and from Europe. “The few thousands who turned out in the morning heat to watch the liner enter the harbor were astonished at the scars she bore — paint peeled from her slender black hull by wave friction as she averaged 34.48 knots in the 3,155 miles from Le Havre to New York,” The Times reported. Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times

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Visitors stare in awe at the stained glass windows of Sainte Chapelle in Paris, May 1968.Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic

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February 20, 2015