43 Perspective-Altering Historic Photos Worth Checking Out

The past is filled with events that changed the course of history and contributed in creating the world we live today. Most of these events are well known and documented in detail, but every story has another side to it.

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To learn from our past we need to know about it and history books and articles only give us part of the picture. We might never be able to get the whole picture of what it was like in the past and what happened beyond what is generally known, but thanks to rare photos we are able to stumble upon, we can manage to make the endless puzzle of history a little bit clearer.

These are 43 cases where a picture definitely says a thousand words.

1. Eiffel Tower, under construction 1880s

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2. Hitler’s bunker, partially burned by retreating German troops and stripped of valuables by invading Russians

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3. Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his wife, 1947.

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4. Born in 1746, Hannah Stilley was probably the first human to be captured on camera when her photo was taken in 1840

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

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6. Unpacking the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

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7. Early 1960’s English postcard

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8. The last photo ever taken of a Thylacine, 1933. This species is now extinct.

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9. Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim across the English Channel, covered in lard to protect her from the cold, 1926.

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10. 1961  Disneyland’s backstage cafeteria in 1961

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11. Departure of the Amerigo Vespucci, Egypt 1963

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12. Bob Dylan in the backyard of the SNCC Office, Greenwood, Mississippi, July 8th, 1963

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13. Military electricians, 1918

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14. Toffs and Toughs, photo that illustrates the class divide in pre-war Britain, 1937

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15. A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs

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16. The models used by Grant Wood for his famous painting “American Gothic”

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17. Crowds grew and grew, reaching over 400,000 young people, at the first Woodstock concert in 1969.

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18. Using a bear to treat back pain. Romania, 1946.

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19. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founders of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company in 1914

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20. 1967, race official trying to physically remove Kathrine Switcher from the competition, being the first women who ran the Boston marathon

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21. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at a photoshoot for Fortune Magazine in 1981, the two were reportedly close friends, and even went on double dates together!

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22. Survivors from the Titanic being lifted aboard the Carpathia, April 15, 1912.

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23. Vietnam’s war protesters put flowers into the guns of the National Guard in early 1950s’

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24. Pele and British captain Bobby Moore trade jerseys in 1970 as a sign of mutual respect during a World Cup that had been marred by racism.

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

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26.US writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway with soldiers at the front lines in Spain. December 1937.

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27. A beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short (1920s)

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28. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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29. 1974, Sean Connery in a wedding dress

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30. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011.

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31. Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm reuniting with his family in 1974 after being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War

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32. The unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922

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33. The original Micheline mascot 1910

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34. The First Ever Underground Train Journey, Edgware Road Station, London, 1862

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35. Leo Tolstoy telling stories to his grandchildren, 1909

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36. A shotgun used for duck hunting, early 20th century.

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37. The Beetles meeting boxer Muhammed Ali

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38. Nikola Tesla in his lab in 1899 surrounded by aches of electricity

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39. Mark Zuckerberg was only in his sophomore year at Havard when he founded Facebook. Pictured looking carefree in his more formative days

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40. A wrecked Zeppelin sits ashore in Mison, France, 1918

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41. American civil rights protester, 1960s

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42. 100,000 monks in prayer for a better world

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43. American astronaut Buzz Aldrin may not have been the first man on the moon, but at least, he had the accolade of taking the first space selfie in 1966

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