Taking photographs is a way to preserve history. It is an art of memory keeping. Historic photos provide us with a chance to travel down memory lane. They give us a chance to look at life from the eyes of historic figures and to understand their lives. The following are some amazing historic photos.
The Man Who Refused to Salute the Nazi
This photo was taken on June 13, 1936 in Germany. It shows August Landmesser, a 26 year old that refused to salute the Nazi. He crosses his hands in defiance as other people give the Nazi a salute. Landmesser was engaged to a Jewish lady which was a serious crime for members of the Nazi party.
Grotto In an Iceberg
This photo was taken during the British Antarctic Expedition. The photo shows the ‘Terra Nova’ from inside the Grotto formed by an iceberg as it turned. The photo was taken by Ponting and presented to King George V in 1914.
106 year old Armenian Woman Guarding Her Home
This photo shows an Armenian woman holding an AK 47. She is sitting outside her home guarding it. It was taken in 1990 in a conflict called the Nagorno-Karabakh War. At least 20, 000 people died during the war.
The First Woodstock in 1969
The photo shows a big crowd gathered for the first gathering of Woodstock in 1969. The Woodstock festival was a three-day-and night event that brought the community together. Even though there had been similar festivals before, none of them ever attracted such a big crowd.
Elvis Presley In The Army
Most of Elvis Presley’s fans do not know that he was in the army. This photo shows him in his army uniform. Presley received his basic army training in Texas. When he completed his service, he got back into music and attracted an older fanbase.
Baby In a Cage
This photo taken in the 1940s in London shows a baby placed in a cage at the top of a building. At that time it was common practice for people to keep their kids in a cage to receive some air and sunlight without crawling away.
Three Men In The First Modern Olympic Games
This photo shows three men running in the first Olympics marathon of the modern era. It was taken in 1896 in Athens. The competition was the first successful attempt to to bring back the game after Roman Emperor Theodosius 1 banned it.
Mother hides her face Ashamed For Putting Her Children Up For Sale
The photo shows a woman and her four children. It was taken in Chicago in 1948. She has a sign in her yard saying ‘4 children for sale. Inquire within.’ The mother looks away band tries to shield her face from the camera.
Marilyn Monroe as a Teenager
The photo shows a young Marilyn Monroe. The actress has just entered her teenage years and her beauty is already evident. Monroe grew to be one of the most beautiful women of all time.
Elvis Presley’s First Recording Session
Elvis Presley was one of the most influential musicians of his time. This photo taken in January 1956 shows Presley with his guitar as he makes his first album. He was producing the album ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ which became number one.
German Children Playing With Stacks of Money During The Hyperinflation Period of The Weimer Republic
Germany was hit by a terrible case of inflation after the First World War. The German currency became almost useless. In this photo, children appear to be playing with stacks of money using it as Lego bricks.
Einstein on The Beach
The photo taken in 1939 gives us a chance to see Einstein away from the seriousness of physics and mathematics that he is known for. Albert Einstein is sitting on a rock dressed in slippers and a pair of shorts. It was taken by David Rotham.
The Last Image of The Titanic
This is the last known photo of the Titanic afloat. It was taken in 1912. It was taken during the Titanic’s maiden voyage at Crosshaven, Ireland. The Titanic sank three days after this photo was taken. 1514 people died in the tragedy.
General Ambrose Burnside who had unusual facial hairstyle that gave sideburns their name
General Ambrose Burnside was an American soldier, inventor, politician, and railroad executive. Aside from his achievements, Burnside was known for his unusual facial hair. The general had unique style for his facial hair and this photo captures it perfectly.
Bob Marley on the Beach With Miss World 1976, Cindy Breakspeare
Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, miss world 1976, appear to be posing for a photo. Cindy Breakspeare was Damien Marley’s mother. They appear to be having a good time at the beach dressed in casual clothing.
Fritz, a celebrity bulldog, getting a shave from a California Barber
This photo was taken in April 1961. Fritz was a popular television celebrity dog. In the photo, the dog appears to have a confused look as a California barber gives him a shave.
Attorney at Law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893
Mohandas Gandhi was a young Indian activist who protested the British- imposed salt tax. There are not too many photos of him. In this photo taken in 1893, Gandhi appears relaxed. He appears to be posing for the photo.
Benjamin, the last Tasmanain Tiger at Beaumaris Zoo 1993
Benjamin was the last living Tasmanian tiger. This photo was taken in Beaumaris Zoo . The animal was native to Tasmania, New Guinea, and Continental Australia. The breed became extinct in the 20th century.
The Eiffel Tower Under Construction
The photo offers a view of the Eiffel Tower while it was being constructed. It was taken in Paris in the 1880s. The Eiffel Tower is now one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. It was completed and opened to the public in 1889.
Charlie Chaplin Without Makeup
Most of Charlie Chaplin’s photo shows him with makeup. This rare photo of him without makeup shows him in his younger days. Charlie is still remembered by people all over the world years after his death. He is one of the best comedians of all time.
In August of 1997, the world mourned the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. As the “Queen of People’s Hearts,” Diana spent her Royal life befriending the sick, helping the poor and educating her two young sons, William and Harry, about real life outside palace walls.
Upon her death, floral shops in the UK were emptied of products as people paid their respects by laying hundreds of thousands of flowers, cards, and photographs at the gates of Kensington Palace.
Known as “Tank Man,” this 1989 photograph depicts an unidentified male standing up to the Chinese military who had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests just the day before. By standing in front of a moving tank and opposing the Chinese military’s mission, the man said so much with no words at all.
While Italy is popularly known as a place of wining, dining, and romance, the canals still need to be drained and cleaned. A photographer captured this image of workmen doing just that in Venice during the summer of 1956.
When most people think of Mickey Mouse, they usually envision a cartoon — not a gas mask. As regular-looking gas masks sometimes frightened children, Disney made Mickey Mouse gas masks for children starting in 1942, just before the onset of World War II.
Fearing gas attacks, mothers contemplated how to safely get about with their children. In 1938, this photo captures a woman pushing a baby stroller made to protect children from gas. She, too, is also wearing a gas mask.
At the Reich Chancellery, fifty feet below the streets of Berlin hid Adolf Hitler’s bunker and the command center conference room in which he took his own life by gunshot on April 30, 1945. With him was his wife of one day, Eva Braun, who killed herself by taking a cyanide capsule.
Tragedy struck America on November 22, 1963, when the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated while sitting in the backseat of an open-top car and greeting the public in Dallas, TX during a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. In the crowd was an unidentified woman who appears to have photographed the president at the moment the first shots were fired. To this day, no one knows her identity and what evidence, if any, she obtained of the President’s assassination. She has become known as the Babushka Lady for the scarf she wore, which was similar to the attire worn by elderly Russian women.
At the funeral of John F. Kennedy, his three-year-old son, John F. Kennedy Jr. touched and surprised the world when, as his father’s coffin went by, saluted the man who was his father.
A sailor, happy to finally be home from war after fighting Japan, appeared in LIFE Magazine after he scooped an unknown white-uniformed nurse into his arms for a passionate, back-bending kiss while thousands of people swarmed Times Square on August 14, 1945.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an American landmark located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, and proudly displays the faces of four previous United States Presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Sculptor and designer Gutzon Borglum began construction on the 60-foot-high carvings on October 4th, 1927, and finished his masterpiece four and a half years later.
If you have a fear of heights, maybe casually having lunch 850 feet above the ground while working on the Rockefeller Center isn’t your cup of tea. But that’s exactly what these men did while working on the site in the 1930s, showing that not only New York but America as well, was still persevering, still striving, and still working.
No group was bigger in the 21st century than The Beatles. However, John Lennon, one of the band’s four members, became even more well-known after his tragic murder on December 6, 1980. At 5:00 p.m., just hours before his murder, Lennon kindly signed an autograph for his killer — Mark David Chapman. At 10:49 p.m. after returning home to the Dakota located in New York City, Chapman fired five shots at the singer as he walked by. The musician tragically died of multiple gunshot wounds, external and internal hemorrhaging and shock.
In 1967, Vladimir Kamarov, a Russian cosmonaut, plummeted to earth in a botched spaceship low on fuel, with no working parachutes, and poor construction. He hit the earth’s surface at the speed of a meteorite, turning his body into molten remains upon impact.
Left. No right. Which one is it? On September 3, 1967, Swedish traffic switched sides and motorists began driving on the right-hand side of the road instead of the left as they were used to. Unfamiliarity hit with a mighty blow as this image captures chaos and confusion on a Swedish road.
Nikola Tesla, a man of wonder and genius who lit up the World’s Fair with electricity in Chicago during 1893, is seen working in his lab.
Scientists Are Reviewing Household Amazon Products, And We Can’t Stop Giggling
Amazon is a great place for getting just about anything. But if you don’t read the reviews, you might not get what you pay for. If you’re one of those people who does this on every item that you’re thinking about purchasing, then you might want to hold on to your seat because you’re about to laugh so hard that you might not be able to compose yourself.
Scientists started reviewing products on Amazon, and you might be surprised what common household items can be used for. Who would have known that people who work in the sciences could have such great sense of humor?
We all know what paintbrushes are used for, but they might be good for people who work in neuroscience. This scientist says that these artist paintbrushes can be good for manipulating 20-micron sections of bird or fish brains in a cryostat of -20 degrees Celsius. No one would have guessed.
Vaseline is often used as a moisturizer for dry skin, but no one would have guessed that it can be mixed with skunk essence to lure black bears into a snare. According to this scientist, she only wished it would come in larger sizes because she wanted to order large amounts of it. Who would have known that such a common item had such a specialized use?
According to this scientist, colored nail polish is an essential item for any tropical first aid kit. You can use it to clear out baby maggots. Just apply it to the larvae and leave it there until it dies. After that, you can just pull it out of the area. According to
this scientist, it can be a great way to keep track of infestations throughout the season. That’s good to know in case I need to go trekking through the Amazon.
While colored nail polish can be great for people who need to do field work in a tropical hellhole, clear nail polish can be great for sealing coverslips on microscope slides. But this scientist warned people not to use the sparkly kind. Makes sense.
We all know that it’s called “superglue” for a reason. It can be used for anything from fixing a broken coffee mug to reattaching something from a sculpture or figurine, but no one would have thought that it can be used for attaching RFID tags and radio transmitters to bees. The only problem is that an angry bee can instantly attach to human skin. While it would no doubt be an unpleasant experience, you can’t stop laughing at this one.
According to this scientist, a gas-powered leaf blower/mulcher from Ryobi can make a great way to get insect samples from vegetation. He just sews some small mesh bags that he attaches with a rubber band to keep them from being chopped up. Who would have thought that a common garden appliance can be helpful for people who are involved in the study of insects?
Family Dog Grabs Baby By Its Diaper, Then Mom Sees the Surprising Reason Why
A young mother saw how her 17-month old little baby was grabbed and hurled by her dog and she was totally shocked. But after a closer examination, she made an incredible discovery of why the loyal dog did such act.
Loyal Dog Protected Injured Sister Stranded On Railroad Tracks For Days
It Seemed To Be Very Bad
Denis Malafeyev felt his heart paralyzed when he saw the train approaching. On the railroad was an injured dog that couldn’t move. He prepared for the worst but then something unbelievable happened. A dog appeared like an angel and stole the hearts of many on the Internet.
The Case of the Ever-Growing Nose – Medical Kindness in Action
Young people are constantly afraid how they look will reflect on their social status and getting through teenagehood. So imagine how fearful and frustrating it could be if, beginning with the most socially impressionable phase of a young life, your nose started growing uncontrollably. This is exactly what happened to one young lady from Louisiana, Pamela Ichard.
Pamela grew up with a very normal childhood. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary and looking at all her school photos, nobody would notice anything out of the ordinary. However, at 15 and going through her worst phase of acne, Pamela realized her facial changes were not temporary and something more serious was occurring. The acne was more severe, and the actual surface of her skin was transforming around her nose. Everyone thought it was just a bad case of acne that she would grow out of, like every teenager before. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
What was actually happening to Pamela was a skin condition known as Rosacea. It would progress into most of her adult life, but as a teenager she had no idea. Pamela simply thought she was unlucky kid with bad acne. In her 20s though the difference in her nose became apparent. No longer did she have the thin cute nose of her childhood. Instead, her nose was already larger, rounder and more pronounced. This became very evidence as Pamela entered motherhood and had two children. What she thought at first was just a skin reaction turned out to be permanent disfigurement of Pamela’s nose. In addition, the rest of the skin around her nasal area and cheeks changed texture and become rougher and uneven. As her children grew older, Pamela resigned herself to a more and more pronounced facial feature without any solution or cure.
By the time Pamela was 46, she had lived with her form of Rosacea for more than 30 years. Specifically, her severe condition is known as Rhinophyma. The exact reason why it affected Pamela is unknown but the physical deformation is obvious, and in her case literally on the front of her face, a practically unavoidable situation in terms of being seen. This affected Pamela psychologically, changing her temperament from a happy young person to a chronically unhappy adult. And it was not as if Pamela didn’t seek help; she tried multiple doctors and ten times as many prescriptions. However, none of the drugs or medicines prescribed had any effect. Instead, her condition just seemed to get worse.
Finally, being a 2016 case on a TV show called the Doctors, Pamela let the entertainment world see her condition on the off chance someone medically might have a solution. It worked; Dr. Ann Zedlitz agreed to take on the case surgically and help Pamela. The results were amazing. Pamela finally had a normal-looking nose and face again after three decades of suffering. And best of all, the surgery was provided for free. Since the surgery Pamela has begun enjoying her life again and, best of all, she’s smiling again.
Identical Triplets Take DNA Test Just To Discover The Truth
The Dahm Triplets have shared an intriguing life story full of twists and turns. From their humble small town to the showbiz screens of Hollywood, they have seen and done it all! Here is an interesting look at how things turned bizarrely unexpected in March 2017, reshaping their destinies.
The Dahm Triplets
The Triplets were born on December 12th 1977 in Jordan, Minnesota. They were born and named Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn in that order. They definitely look alike with their blue eyes and blonde hair.