Historical events have been documented in books, scriptures, and even hieroglyphics for thousands of years. As important as these documents are, only since the invention of the camera have we been able to capture an important moment in time and give you a sense of being there.
It’s incredible to think that we could have witnessed epic moments in early history if photography were available at that time. Today, we are able to experience events that happened in the last hundred years and even earlier thru the magic of photography. Here are 21 historical photos that leave a lasting impact throughout our history.
1) Grotto in an iceberg, photographed during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1911.
2) A crew painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932.
3) The graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888.
4) Nikola Tesla, electrical engineering pioneer, sitting in his laboratory with his “Magnifying Transmitter”.
5) Painters suspend themselves on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1914.
6) The last known photo of the Titanic on the surface of the ocean, 1912.
7) Race organizers try to stop Kathrine Switzer from competing in the Boston Marathon. She became the first woman to run the race as a numbered entry, 1967.
8) Early use of ducks being used as part of medical therapy at the University of Michigan’s hospital at Ann Arbor, 1956.
9) Annette Kellerman, an athlete, and actress, caused a scandal in Boston by wearing a one-piece bathing suit in public. She was arrested for indecent exposure.
10) 106-year-old woman guards her home with a rifle, in Degh village, near the city of Goris in southern Armenia, 1990.
11) Peaceful crowds gather for the first Woodstock, 1969.
12) Employee Cafeteria at Disneyland, 1961.
13) Unidentified US Army soldier wearing a hand-lettered”War Is Hell” slogan on his helmet, 1965.
14) A six year-old boy at an orphanage in Austria hugs his new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross during World War II.
15) The real Winnie the Pooh & Christopher Robin, 1927.
16) First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side of the road to the right side, 1967.
17) A lone man refusing to do the Nazi salute, 1936.
18) Young women delivering ice, 1918.
19) The Beatles play for 18 people at the Aldershot Club, 1961. They were to become superstars in one and a half years time.
20) Untouched for 3,245 years, the unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922.
21) Albert Einstein at Nassau Point, Long Island, NY, 1939.
H/t: Bored Panda
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