Must-See Historic Moments In Photographs

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The photograph precipitated a dramatic change in how we perceive history. Amazing historic photos like these can make it seem like you were standing right there during that historic moment.

Books and paintings have documented history far further back, but there’s nothing like a photo to give you the sense that you’re looking at something real. A photo can still misdirect the viewer, but it’s still more faithful than a painting or book.

A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

1 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

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Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His Magnifying Transmitter

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Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

3 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Gerald Waller

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

4 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

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Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

5 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

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Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

6 Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Francis Miller

The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 Years Untouched)

7 The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 Years Untouched)

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Unknown Soldier In Vietnam, 1965

8 Unknown Soldier In Vietnam, 1965

Horst Faas

The Kiss Of Life – A Utility Worker Giving Mouth-to-mouth To Co-worker After He Contacted A High Voltage Wire, 1967

9 The Kiss Of Life – A Utility Worker Giving Mouth-to-mouth To Co-worker After He Contacted A High Voltage Wire, 1967

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Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, Ny

10 Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, Ny

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Massive Crowds Gather For The First Woodstock, 1969

11 Massive Crowds Gather For The First Woodstock, 1969

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Grotto In An Iceberg, Photographed During The British Antarctic Expedition, 5 Jan 1911.

12 Grotto In An Iceberg, Photographed During The British Antarctic Expedition, 5 Jan 1911.

Herbert Ponting

Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

13 Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

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First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

14 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

Jan Collsiöö

Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-piece Bathing Suit, 1907. She Was Arrested For Indecency

15 Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-piece Bathing Suit, 1907. She Was Arrested For Indecency

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106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990

16 106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990

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The Last Known Photo Of The Titanic Above Water, 1912

17 The Last Known Photo Of The Titanic Above Water, 1912

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Disneyland Employee Cafeteria In 1961

18 Disneyland Employee Cafeteria In 1961

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Painter Of The Brooklyn Bridge,1914

19 Painter Of The Brooklyn Bridge,1914

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The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927

20 The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927

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Women Delivering Ice, 1918

21 Women Delivering Ice, 1918

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Hannah Stilley, Born 1746, Photographed In 1840. Probably The Earliest Born Individual Captured On Film

22 Hannah Stilley, Born 1746, Photographed In 1840. Probably The Earliest Born Individual Captured On Film

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Elvis In The Army, 1958

23 Elvis In The Army, 1958

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The Beatles Play For 18 People In The Aldershot Club, December 1961. They Were To Become Superstars In One And A Half Year.

24 The Beatles Play For 18 People In The Aldershot Club, December 1961. They Were To Become Superstars In One And A Half Year.

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Customers At A London Music Store, 1955

25 Customers At A London Music Store, 1955

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

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

James Morley

Woman With A Gas-resistant Pram, England, 1938

27 Woman With A Gas-resistant Pram, England, 1938

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Baby Cages Used To Ensure That Children Get Enough Sunlight And Fresh Air When Living In An Apartment Building, 1937

28 Baby Cages Used To Ensure That Children Get Enough Sunlight And Fresh Air When Living In An Apartment Building, 1937

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Measuring Bathing Suits, If They Were Too Short, Women Would Be Fined, 1920’s

29 Measuring Bathing Suits, If They Were Too Short, Women Would Be Fined, 1920’s

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Salvador Dali Kisses The Hand Of Raquel Welch After Finishing His Famous Portrait Of Her, 1965

30 Salvador Dali Kisses The Hand Of Raquel Welch After Finishing His Famous Portrait Of Her, 1965

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Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home, London, 1940

31 Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home, London, 1940

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The First 5 Mbyte Hard Disk Loaded To A Panam Plane, 1956

32 The First 5 Mbyte Hard Disk Loaded To A Panam Plane, 1956

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Georges Blind, A Member Of The French Resistance, Smiling At A German Firing Squad, 1944

34 Georges Blind, A Member Of The French Resistance, Smiling At A German Firing Squad, 1944

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Three Men Run In The Marathon At The First Modern Olympic Games, 1896

35 Three Men Run In The Marathon At The First Modern Olympic Games, 1896

Burton Holmes

African Americans Protest Against The War In Vietnam During The Harlem Peace March, 1967

36 African Americans Protest Against The War In Vietnam During The Harlem Peace March, 1967

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Harley Davidson’s First Factory, 1903

37 Harley Davidson’s First Factory, 1903

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Sailor Kissing Nurse, Times Square, August 14, 1945.

39 Sailor Kissing Nurse, Times Square, August 14, 1945.

Wojciech Okuszko

Charlie Chaplin At The Age Of 27, 1916

40 Charlie Chaplin At The Age Of 27, 1916

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Newspaper Boy Ned Parfett Sells Copies Of The Evening Paper Bearing News Of Titanic’s Sinking The Night Before, April 16, 1912

41 Newspaper Boy Ned Parfett Sells Copies Of The Evening Paper Bearing News Of Titanic’s Sinking The Night Before, April 16, 1912

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Factory Workers Race On The Roof (test Track) Of The Fiat Factory In Turin, Italy, 1923

43 Factory Workers Race On The Roof (test Track) Of The Fiat Factory In Turin, Italy, 1923

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Norway Receive Their First Ever Shipment Of Bananas,1905

46 Norway Receive Their First Ever Shipment Of Bananas,1905

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The Glasses John Lennon Wore When He Was Assassinated, 1980

48 The Glasses John Lennon Wore When He Was Assassinated, 1980

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Coca-Cola Comes To France, 1950

49 Coca-Cola Comes To France, 1950

Lina D.

Times Square, 1947

51 Times Square, 1947

William Gottlieb

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev As A Young Gentleman, 1986

52 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev As A Young Gentleman, 1986

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Che Guevara And Fidel Castro Fishing, 1960

53 Che Guevara And Fidel Castro Fishing, 1960

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Early Morning Train, Japan, 1964

55 Early Morning Train, Japan, 1964

Nicolas Bouvier

The Normandy Descent

56 The Normandy Descent

Georgi Ivanov

Arnold Schwarzenegger In New York For The First Time In 1968

59 Arnold Schwarzenegger In New York For The First Time In 1968

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Titanic Departure, Southampton, Uk, 1912

60 Titanic Departure, Southampton, Uk, 1912

Wojciech Okuszko

Barack Obama With His Junior Varsity Basketball Team,

62 Barack Obama With His Junior Varsity Basketball Team,

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A Flight Simulator In 1942

64 A Flight Simulator In 1942

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Elton John At The Piano Bar Aboard His Private Plane, 1976

68 Elton John At The Piano Bar Aboard His Private Plane, 1976

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The Original Ronald Mcdonald, 1963

71 The Original Ronald Mcdonald, 1963

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Cutting The Big Trees

74 Cutting The Big Trees

Greg Neilson

41 Newspaper Boy Ned Parfett Sells Copies Of The Evening Paper Bearing News Of Titanic’s Sinking The Night Before, April 16, 1912