40 Must-See Historical Photos

There are photos that contain plenty of things and you don’t even know what to say about them. Otherwise, there are photographs that aims one object and you could write a book about it. So decide yourself which type of pictures are these historical shots.

Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Elvis in the Army, 1958

40 Must-See Historical Photos

106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

40 Must-See Historical Photos

These photos tell us stories about past, and so we should learn from it. Sometimes one photo can affect more than a thousand words. That’s why I think it is so important to depict things visually. So don’t be surprised to see Elvis Presley wearing army clothes!

Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

40 Must-See Historical Photos

The original Ronald McDonald, 1963

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Suntan vending machine, 1949

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920′s

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

40 Must-See Historical Photos

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

40 Must-See Historical Photos

A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

40 Must-See Historical Photos

Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893

40 Must-See Historical Photos

A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947

40 Must-See Historical Photos

First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967

40 Must-See Historical Photos