29/09/2013

Must-see photos from the past

I've just found the most amazing collection of photos from our past. Some of the defining moments of history captured on camera. Every picture carries a message and a lesson for a better world. Enjoy!

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln (1861)
Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty (1885)
Hippo cart in (1924)

Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27 (1916)

Suntan vending machine (1949)
Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel (1901)

Only known photo of Billy the Kid (1879)
Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan (1944)
Jesse James, 16 years old
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. WWII
The baby cage - the way for the parents to ensure that their children were getting enough sunlight and fresh air  (1937)

Hotel owner pouring acid in the water where black people swam (1964)
London bookstore ruined by an air raid (1940)
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her London home (1940)

Animals used as a part of therapy (1956)
Artificial legs (1890)

Unknown soldier in Vietnam (1965)
Lifeguard (1920's)

Fashion show at the beach (1928)
Former slave showing whipping scars

Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they were too short, the women would be fined

A space chimp (1961)

Testing bulletproof vests (1923)
Watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test in Las Vegas (1953)

Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery (WWI)

Illegal alcohol being poured out in Detroit during Prohibition (1929)
Austrian boy receives new shoes (WWII)
Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression
Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit (1907) later arrested for indecency.
Boys after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight (1893)
Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burnt cross from his front yard (1960)

Construction of the Berlin wall (1961)

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas  (1941)
Lincoln’s hearse (1865)
Frozen Niagara Falls (1911)

Last prisoners of Alcatraz  (1963)

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago (1948)
23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building (1947)
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher (1927)
Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s  in London (1930)
New York City fire station (1912)
Polish children examined by Nazi officers to see if they qualify as Aryan
Santa Claus in New York (1900)
Smallpox victim (1881)

First day when Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right  (1967)

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