Photos from the Past that Worth to See

AlexHistory, Photography





The phrase “picture instead of a thousand words” invented American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It is a simple combination of words that is suitable to many aspects of our lives – but especially to historical photographs. Sometimes a simple picture can tell a lot more about the past than long articles and chronicles.

All the photos in this issue tell their stories about famous people or events of the past. Once these images do to capture the present, and now they are the messengers of the past. Many years later the picture become cult when the public understands their importance and historical context. Perhaps photos of wars, poverty, the struggle for freedom and the small wonders of the past will help us learn something in the future?

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

1. A woman with a baby carriage, equipped against gas attacks. England, 1938.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

2. Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

3. Elvis in the Army, 1958.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

4. Animals are means baby care, 1956.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

5. Testing new bullet proof vests, 1923.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

6. Charlie Chaplin at age 27, in 1916.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

7. The collapse of the airship “Hindenburg”, May 6, 1937.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

8. Circus hippo, harnessed to a cart, 1924.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

9. Annette Kellerman action for women to wear tight-fitting swimsuit piecework in 1907. Then she was arrested for obscenity.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

10. Annie Edson Taylor – the first one who survived, breaking the Niagara Falls in a barrel, in 1901 (she was 63 years old!).

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

11. 106-year-old Armenian woman guards the house in 1990.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

12. Children’s cells to a child living in an apartment, getting enough sunlight and fresh air, ca. 1937.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

13. The first Ronald McDonald in 1963.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

14. Cafeteria workers Disneyland in 1961.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

15. Advertise atebrina – antimalarial drugs – in Papua – New Guinea during the Second World War. The inscription on the sign: “These guys do not take your atebrin.”

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

16. Soldier of banana split with a goat in the war on Saipan, ca. 1944.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

17. Girl with a doll in the ruins of his home after the bombing of London in 1940.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

18. Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

19. The unknown soldier in Vietnam in 1965. “War is hell -“.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

20. Bookshops in London, which was destroyed by bombardment in 1940.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

21. Walter Io – one of the first who went plastic surgery and skin grafts, 1917.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

22. Automatic Sun, 1949.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

23. Measuring the length of a bathing suit – if it is too short a woman fined, 1920th.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

24. Martin Luther King Jr. and his son removed the burnt cross from the lawn of his home in 1960.

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Photos from the Past that Worth to See

25. The hotel owner pours acid into the pool, where swim blacks, ca. 1964.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

26. Lifeguard on the beach, 1920s.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

27. Prostheses, United Kingdom, ca. 1890.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

28. Mother and son looking at the mushroom cloud after a nuclear test in Las Vegas in 1953.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

29. The mother hides her face in shame. To be ashamed of, many things: she has just put up their children for sale.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

30. Austrian boy just got new shoes as a gift. The picture was taken during the Second World War.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

31. The officers and cadets from the army of Hitler celebrating Christmas, 1941.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

32. Christmas dinner in the Great Depression: turnip and cabbage.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

33. This Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

34. Last inmates leave Alcatraz, 1963.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

35. Melted and damaged pieces after a fire at Madame Tussauds in London in 1930.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

36. Chimpanzees after a successful flight into space in 1961.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

37. Poured illegal alcohol during Prohibition in Detroit in 1929.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

38. Students at Princeton University, after the battle of snowballs between freshmen and sophomores in 1893.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

39. Suicide in style 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on one of the limousine UN staff in 1947.

Photos from the Past that Worth to See

40. The first morning after Sweden changed from left-hand to right-hand traffic, 1967.





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