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40 Must-See Historical Photos

40 Must-See Historical Photos
EmailEmail While some photographs capture our attention because of how the artist behind the picture has decided to compose the shot, others are fascinating simply because of the subjects that they depict. Below are some captivating photographs that tell stories about our past, depicting the people, places and events that have shaped the course of history. Some of these pictures tell us about history in a way that books and documents will never be able to. Source: boredpanda Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Elvis in the Army, 1958 106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990 Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937 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 Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907.

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