21+ Captivating Historical Photographs For Your Knowledge

By: Anuradha

History is a beautiful thing. It is fascinating to learn how our roots began and how society actually worked several decades ago. You might have heard your parents telling how things were different at their times and when you actually compare those days with what you are experiencing at the moment, you will see a huge difference. But certain things that we have heard as history is not proven by documents and some things proven by images and other documents are really fascinating.

Here we have some pictures from history that are really interesting. These pictures show certain incidents which are not mostly recorded in the history textbooks that we study, but they speak a lot about the society at that time. These pictures will give you a better insight into people’s lifestyles decades ago and hope you will enjoy this collection.

So, scroll down to see the pictures and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts about them!

Preview photo credit: reddit

#1. Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel.

#2. Using a bear to treat back pain, Romania, 1946.

#3. Setting a new world speed record, 1948.

#4. A sex education lesson, 1929.

#5. Lumberjacks, the 1900s.

#6. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founders of the Harley Davidson motorcycle company.

#7. A gun used for duck hunting, early 20th century.

#8. Military electricians, 1918.

#9. Filming the production logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

#10. Testing a rugby helmet, 1912.

#11. German industrial worker August Landmesser, whose wife was Jewish, refusing to salute Hitler, Hamburg, 1936.

#12. A pilot tries to start the stalled propeller of his plane during flight.

#13. The biggest horse in the world, 1928.

#14. Drew Barrymore helps Stephen King light a cigarette.

#15. Using ducklings as therapy animals, 1956.

#16. Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1970s.

#17. Ernest Hemingway having a drink.

#18. The last photo was ever taken of a Thylacine, 2933. This species is now extinct.

#19. The models used by Grant Wood for his famous painting, American Gothic

#20. 17-year-old Bianca Passarge dances on wine bottles in a cat costume, Hamburg, 1958.

#21. Class difference, Britain, 1937.

#22. Miss New Zealand falls unconscious at the Miss Universe competition, Long Beach, 15th July 1954.

#23. The way real men shave, 1940.

#24. Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his wife, 1947.

#25. A little girl encounters a penguin for the first time.

#26. Unpacking the statue of Liberty, 1885.

#27. A soldier shares some bananas with a goat, Battle of Saipan, 1944.

#28. Original Michelin, 1910.

#29. A man and a woman on a date, 1950s.

#30. A perfectly timed photo of a woman caught mid-sneeze, 1900. (reddit.com)

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