Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wednesday; famous...

Chester E. Macduffee,  his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

It must have been scary to dive in this monster suit.

Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893.

In September 1888, at age 18, Gandhi left India, without his wife and newborn son, in order to study to become a barrister (lawyer) in London. Attempting to fit into English society, Gandhi spent his first three months in London attempting to make himself into an English gentleman by buying new suits, fine-tuning his English accent, learning French, and taking violin and dance lessons. After three months of these expensive endeavours, Gandhi decided they were a waste of time and money. He then cancelled all of these classes and spent the remainder of his three-year stay in London being a serious student and living a very simple lifestyle.

This  earnest  looking young man would one day be the  famous Charlie Chaplin

 The last Tasmanian Tiger, 1933.

The TasmanianTiger, unfortunately hunted to extinction. One more "glorious deed" of the human race.

This girl working in a factory in 1944,  was later the famous  Marilyn  Monroe.

Hope you enjoyed this "famous" trip back.

Courtesy ; excerpts from  Gandhi's Biography and 
Ink Tank

1 comment:

  1. These were great, thanks for the visions of back in the day. You'd think that a diver would have sunk to the bottom in that suit!