7 Hot and Heated Historical Photos

It’s the end of June and summer is only going to get hotter. But this is nothing like it was years ago. Ooooowwwweeeee things were hot back then, pardner!

Hot Pipes

Courtesy Internet Archive
Courtesy Internet Archive

Look at those hot water pipes. Steaming!

 

Ice Licking

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

When an entire neighborhood of kids is licking the same block of ice to keep from passing out, it’s hot!

 

Cool Head

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

Hey, man, get your head out of the water fountain!

 

Fountain Kids

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

Hey kids, get the hell out of the fountain!

 

Red Sox Heat

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

Boston Red Sox at spring training in Hot Springs, AR. But, wait, they have jackets on. OK, so it was cold in Hot Springs.

 

Supernova

Courtesy Smithsonian Institution
Courtesy Smithsonian Institution

Debris from a cosmic Supernova from the 1500s. Wow, that’s hot!

 

Hot Springs

Courtesy Cornell University Library
Courtesy Cornell University Library

Hot springs in Iceland. Yes, the hot springs melt ice!

 

Laundry Dudes

Courtesy The British Library
Courtesy The British Library

BONUS: These guys are doing laundry in some hot water. With a giant ladle! That’s gotta be hot. Hopefully, that one made up for the lame Boston Red Sox one.


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