22 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

May 28, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall’- 1961


Bonnie and Clyde’s car after they were killed, 1934

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Hippie girl in Washington Square Park, 1968 


In 1989, wanting to see how the American’s lived, Boris Yeltsin made an unscheduled visit to Randall’s supermarket in Houston. Between trying free samples of cheese and produce and staring at the meat selections, Yeltsin roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement


Princess Diana meets comedian Rowan Atkinson while greeting the cast of the ‘Royal Variety’ show in 1984


Chester E. McDuffee’s patented diving suit c. 1911


Harriet Tubman in 1911. She was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery; escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue others through the Underground Railroad organization

Harriet Tubman threatened death to escaping slaves if they wanted to turn back. “If he was weak enough to give out, he’d be weak enough to betray us all, and all who had helped us; and do you think I’d let so many die just for one coward man.” 


Hundreds of Russian children wearing gas masks, Leningrad, 1937 


A crowd of youths taunt Dorothy Counts, 15, as she walks to the previously all-white Harding High School to enroll, September 4, 1957, Charlotte, NC. Leaving the school, she was pelted with trash, small sticks and pebbles

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school -she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

A week later, the girl in the photograph was gone. Her parents -having been told by the school administrators and police officials that they could not guarantee her safety -sent her to live with a relative in suburban Philadelphia, where she could peacefully attend an integrated school.


Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961


German air raid on Moscow in 1941


Bread and soup during the Great Depression


Hitler’s bunker

This room is thought to have been the Fuhrer’s command center conference room – which was partially burned out by SS troops and stripped of evidence by invading Russians in 1945

A ripped, blood stained and burnt sofa inside the bunker – which was located under the Reichschancellery building in the heart of Berlin. Hitler lived in the Führerbunker with Braun for the last months of the war


A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941


U.S. Army veteran Shawn Timothy Nelson drives a M60A3 Patton tank on a slow paced police chase through San Diego, California (video)


The Priscilla Nuclear Test detonation during Operation Plumbbob. A series of nuclear tests conducted between May 28 and October 7, 1957

(United States Hydrogen Bomb Tests)


A wave of mass suicides swept Nazi Germany at the close of WW2. Here, the Deputy Mayor of Leipzig and his wife and daughter, committed suicide in the Neues Rathaus as American troops were entering the city on 20 April 1945


Rush Medical College lecture auditorium, 1900, Chicago


Messenger dog in mid-air while leaping over a German trench, possibly near Sedan, May 1917


Railroad bridge from the years 1901-1904, in the State of Oregon, USA

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Actress Jean Harlow poses with boxer Primo Carnera, 1933

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  • MortalDanger

    Best thread on the internet.

    Would love to see some old photos of cities. I live in Nashville, love seeing pictures from the 1920s and before. The older the better.