Ah, the Disco Era! Who could forget all the roller skating and the constant need to disco? Certainly, this is one of those photos that we just can’t get enough of. Did you know that roller skating was invented in the 1930s? Although it was first introduced during this time, it never really became as popular as it was in the 70s.
In this image, we can see people having a ball in 1979 at the Roxy Roller Disco. The 1970s and early 1980s swept New York ( and eventually the entire world) with dazzling bright colors, introducing a new dancing era that still pumps to this day.
A Liverpool School During the War
During the Second World War, the British Islands were constantly bombed by Germany, and as a precaution, all citizens of the UK were required to wear a mask. Children were not an exception, and the entire population had to practice wearing these masks to ensure they were ready should the worst come.
Everyday activities, especially for these young children, would not be interrupted by the masks, and life had to go on. The children in this photo are seen waiting patiently in line for their turn on the seesaw. The discomfort of wearing this is disturbingly felt by looking at them and their body language.
In 1934, the Thanksgiving Celebration of the Reich, otherwise called the Reichserntedankfest Rally. There were over 700,000 participants. It was such a big event that no one expected to have that many people in one place. It was a powerful event, too, and it certainly boosted morale and royalty among German Citizens.
Although this photo may look like a rally to so many people, it isn’t. It is a Thanksgiving celebration and can sometimes be mistaken for rallies at Nuremberg. This was taken almost five years before the Second World War broke, so the regime rallies in such great volume would only take place a few years later.
Free at Last
This is one historical moment. It was taken on December 7th, 1953, outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington. This day would bring years of history to an end and place society on to a new and bright future. These people in line were waiting to hear the arguments regarding the constitutionality of segregation in public schools.
In May 1954, life changed forever for so many people. The Supreme Court ruled that what began in 1896 would come to an end, and segregation in public schools would now and forever be unconstitutional. He explained that segregation violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the Equal Protection Clause. Separation could not be equal.
Buster, the Roller-Skating Rooster
If there was such a thing as roller skating popularity back then, you would never believe your eyes when you see this photo. Here is Buster, the roller-skating rooster. This photo was taken on Aug 17, 1952, when the buster made his way between a girl’s legs during a photo session with the former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Leigh Weiner.
The rooster was owned by Billy Lehr. As it turns out, Lehr trained his rooster to skate, and they would practice on the Los Angeles sidewalks. The rooster was known to ice skate, too, and his photo on ice skates has been documented, too.