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Helicopters have matured from unsteady, erratic machines that struggled to lift the pilots off the ground, into stylish contraptions with exceptional flying capabilities. Pathé recorded some of these early trials in which inventors desperately tried to get their machines to get off the ground.
Sunglasses were primarily a form of protective eye gear designed to protect our eyes from bright sunlight. Since the 1940s, they have become a fashion accessory for the general public. Here’s some from the 1960s: GALLERY.