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