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40 Must-See Photos From The Past

40 Must-See Photos From The Past
The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Perhaps the wars, poverty, fights for freedom and little miracles of the past have lessons for us that we can use today? (via sobadsogood) Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885 Elvis in the Army, 1958 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923 Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916 Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937 Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

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Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine As hard as things might seem right now for high school or university students entering the job market, it’s probably nothing compared to what these kids had to go through in early 1900s America. This photo series, archived by the Library of Congress, shows what conditions were like for child laborers before child labor was largely eliminated in 1938. The photo series, taken by photographer Lewis Hine on behalf of the National Child Labor Committee, illustrates the dangers and hardships working children were subject to, especially in dangerous work where the modern safety equipment we’re used to was not yet available. The kids, some as young as 4, worked in factories, mines, plantations and textile mills. Children in coal mines inhaled damaging dust daily, while those working in canneries or textile mills could lose fingers.

National Geographic Found – 42 trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic National Geographic Found – 42 trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic Explorez les trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic grâce à ”National Geographic Found“, un excellent tumblr qui creuse parmi les milliers de photographies afin d’exhumer les perles rares et oubliées. Plongée fascinante dans le passé avec une petite sélection… (thx Alex!) Dummy pilot and seat soar, as engineers test a catapult escape system in Arizona, March 1963. – PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT SISSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Realistically colorized historical photos Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday. Here are some examples… Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939 Testing the Hydrogen Bomb London, 1945

Rare Historic Photos May 062014 Like some of you, I’m also a rabid history buff, specializing in collecting the most interesting rare historic photos. I only curate the rare ones that have a significant impact on the history of the world. Find out below some of the most fascinating rare historical photos ever captured on camera. Thanks to these great images, we now have before us a rare window to some of the most interesting moments of our world history. 30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence.

Historical photos (part 3) Historical photos (part 3) ‘Powder Monkey’ on the USS New Hampshire (1864) ‘The moment a dragon is slain’ Puppet Show (Paris 1963) (COLORIZED) Lt. Historical pics Part2 (49 pics) The construction of the Hoover Dam American construction workers Last known picture of Samuel Clemens Shell-shocked WW1 soldier 30+ Must-See Historic Moments In Photographs The photograph precipitated a dramatic change in how we perceive history. Amazing historic photos like these can make it seem like you were standing right there during that historic moment. Books and paintings have documented history far further back, but there's nothing like a photo to give you the sense that you're looking at something real. A photo can still misdirect the viewer, but it's still more faithful than a painting or book.

60 Rare Photos from The Past Barack Obama on his high school basketball team Source: i.imgur.com Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time in 1968 Source: imgur.com Bill Gates' mug shot for driving without a license 1977 31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some real-life monuments that speak of the past in their own ways. While some of these monuments are well taken care of and protected, those that are partially or even completely run-down often are the most interesting. Here’s a selection of some of the most ghostly abandoned places around the world, every single one of which has its own special charm. Beneath all the dust, rust and cracks, there are stories of people who used to live, pray, or take their daily train rides there, and when you try to imagine these people and their lives, each picture gets a special aura of nostalgia.

Historical photos Miss America 1924 Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs. Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). 25 Popular Historical Events Seen From A New Perspective We have all seen famous pictures from different places, and events throughout history. Do you remember the famous ones from school in the history books. They are forever burned into our memories. But most of us have not seen those events from a different and unique perspective. These images of popular historical events give us exactly that.

Rare and Amazing Historical Photos September 1933 - Adolf Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways. This ceremony kicked off construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway. Betty White at home with her dog in 1952 An iceberg photographed in 1912 bearing an unmistakable mark of black and red paint.

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