And in 1951, there was light on Arsenal’s pitch
The match finished Arsenal 3-2 Glasgow Rangers. There were 62,000 in attendance, and the date was October 17, 1951. If it looks both surreal and completely normal, that’s because there are two senses of novelty at play, for the crowd and for a fan in 2013. At the time, this was only the second match at Highbury that Arsenal played under floodlights. The scene is complete film noir, which - after a little digging - revealed that there’s a film from a 1939 called The Arsenal Stadium Mystery. This match also confirmed a long-standing friendly relationship between Rangers and Arsenal. No camera crews. No advertisements. Just fans and football. [Click for high-res. via Reddit]
Hans Namuth - Jackson Polluck in his studio, 1950
A female Lockheed employee works on a P-38 Lighting - Burbank, CA - 1944
Ice forming on a 20-inch signal projector on the cruiser HMS Sheffield while escorting a convoy in the Norwegian Sea or Barents Sea, Dec 1941
Workmen dismantling the clock outside the Daily Telegraph for the building’s remodel c.1930
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Tesla at Wardencylffe, date unknown.
Grotto in an iceberg, Antarctica. January 5th, 1911.
The Palace of Westminster, silhouetted by the light of London on fire. The Blitz, 1940.
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1935 FA Cup Final (Sheff Wed 4 - 2 West Brom)