25 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

December 4, 2014 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861


Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961


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


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


Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick


Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid, 1879


Women protesting the forced Hijab in Iran, days after the 1979 Revolution


A top sniper, codenamed “Arrow,” loads her gun in a safe room in Sarajevo, June 30, 1992. The 20-year old Serb who shoots for the Bosnian forces says she has lost count of the number of people she has killed


A 17 year old Fidel Castro plays basketball at his High School in 1943


The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated


Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters (between 1863-1865)


Marilyn Monroe’s film studio wanted to prove that she would look good in a Potato Sack Dress, 1951


Dwight D. Eisenhower walking past a destroyed German Tiger Tank after the battle of Chambois, France 1944


American soldiers in Vietnam keep a lookout over Da Nang airforce base on November 1, 1965


Dutchman Guido Verbeck surrounded by Samurai in the year 1868


Canadian artillery firing during the night at Vimy Ridge, 1917


Vietnam POWs going home, March 28, 1973


Heinrich Himmler’s corpse after he committed suicide under British Custody. May 23, 1945



Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd on Wall Street to promote Liberty Bonds in 1918


British Airship R33 preparing for launch, March 1919. Barlow, Yorkshire


Opium Den, Paris 1931


Oil well fire, Southern California, (Signal Hill) 1931


Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

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  • Fascinating indeed. I had no idea stripper shoes were already invented in 1951.

  • Kanye

    To whom it may concern, great post. You’ve gotten really good at this.

  • Victor Bustillos

    Look at the chaplin picture. Theres not a single person that’s bad dressed. What happened with society?