Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nahum Stelmach scoring against Hapoel Ramat-Gan 1959

1959 Nahum Stekmach, known for his nickname "head of gold" (for scoring goals with his head)
 in Hapoel Petach Tikva uniform playing against Hpoel Ramat Gan .

Original photo by Eliezer Zultar

The hight of Stelmaches carrier came when  in 1956,Stelmach scores against the Russian team in Ramat Gan stadium.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Israel's soccer team holding the Asian cup, June 3rd 1964

From left: Shlomo Levi, Motale Shpigler and Mutzi Leon

Original photo by Moshe Pridan

Israel's president Zalman Shazar handing over the Asian cup 
to Israel's team captan Nahum Stelmach and coach Joseph Mirmovich

After handing the cup over to coach Joseph Mirmovich said President Zalman Shazar 
"I had not seen a crowd so joyous since Israel's independence was declared"

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Golda Meir in here kitchen, January 01, 1950 (colorized)

A typical 1950's kitchen in Golda Meir's apartment.
Note the white (now famous) Golda shoes and the small trash can on the bottom left side.
Back at those days we did not manufacture so much garbage as we do today.
Back at the days when public figures lived in modesty.

The original black and white photo was taken by David Rubinger, a well known Israeli icon in photography who had a great talent to become intimate with politicians.

Two more photos from the same sashion.

 Golda's kitchen was where later on (during here prime ministership) the security cabinet of the Israeli government would meet to discuss issues of national security.

To this day the term security cabinet (in hebrew- security kitchenette) 
is used having its roots derived from Golda's kitchen. 

This next photo is of Golda Meir in here new and improved kitchen

 Another later photo of Golda's kitchen.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Babe Ruth knocked unconscious July 5, 1924

On a sunny July day in Washington, 1924, the Yankees were in Griffith Stadium, playing against the Washington Senators.
 In the fourth inning of the first game, before 24,000 fans, the home team’s Joe Judge swung his bat; the ball sailed just over the right-field line, heading toward the bleachers in foul territory.
Racing to make the catch, Babe Ruth slammed into a concrete wall and was knocked unconscious.
Note the racial segregation in this photo. 
As it happened, Ruth collapsed next to the section reserved for African-Americans.

The Yankees’ trainer, Doc Woods, rushed to Babe Ruth with a first-aid kit and poured icy water onto his face.
Ruth was out for five anxiety-producing minutes. 
The District of Columbia police (led by one Captain Doyle) kept the curious and concerned at bay. 

When the Babe finally opened his eyes, the Yankees’ manager, Miller Huggins, offered to take him out, but Ruth would not hear of it. 

Ruth went back into the game, showing a conspicuous limp (he had damaged his left hip) as he recorded two more hits, drawing louder cheers than usual, for his fortitude, as he rounded the bases. He even kept playing through the second game.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New York. VIctory Arch for Admiral Dewey’s Triumphal Parade, Madison Square, 1899

The Dewey Arch was a temporary structure built of a plaster-like material, and thus did not survive. A previous temporary wood-and-plaster triumphal arch was built to commemorate General Washington in Washington Square, and proved so popular that it was decided to replace it with a permanent stone version.

This ornate was an exceptionally lavish structure. 
It was built to commemorate a then-recent event — the victory of Admiral George Dewey at 
"The Battle of Manila Bay", which took place on May 1, 1898.

 For Dewey’s triumphant arrival to New York, in late September 1899, the entire city was lit up with ‘fairy lamps to greet the procession.  
The fireworks display for the event would be the greatest the city has ever seen.

According to reports, although many petitioned for a permanent Dewey Arch 
by the winter of 1900 the arch was torn down. 

The only existing reminder of the Arch near the site was a bar and restaurant called 
Dewey’s Flatiron. It closed it doors on Dec 2014.

Monday, July 17, 2017

July 18th, 1947 SS Exodus

Today at 11 AM an official memorial monument will be unveiled at Haifa-port commemorating 70 years to the July 18th 1947; SS Exodus tragedy.
In the colorized photo a wounded boy is lead to be treated and deported by a british soldier. 
For more info about the SS Exodus and its sad story go to:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colorizing Hertzel

Theodor Herzl on the balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" ("Les Trois Rois") in Basel, Switzerland. 
This photo was taken before /or after the famous "Herzl on the balcony" photo.

The famous photo of "Herzl on the balcony" looking at the Rhine river.

The balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" as it looks today 

Chaim Herzog on the balcony.

The same famous balcony today.