Some Must-See Photos From the Past

Former slave showing whipping scars

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick 1924

Karneval , Rever Beach Massachusetts  1929

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

Mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

1920′s lifeguard

Statue of Liberty 1940

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

Indian couple 1912

 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine

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

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

Space chimp coming back to earth

Space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

Escaping  from Titanic

Ex California gouverner

Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings? The baby cage, ca. 1937

Smallpox victim, New York, 1881

5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right – this was the result

Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879