16 Arresting Photos From The Past

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10:52 am 27 Sep, 2013

Photographs could be anything from iconic to insignificant. Those that move masses and make history obviously are from the first category. Some of the photos that have immense historical significance now may not have enjoyed a similar reputation at the time when it was clicked. These 16 photos from past are the ones to treasure because of what they signify.

16. Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

15. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

14. A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

13. First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967.


16 Arresting Photos From The Past

12. Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

11. Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

10. The original Ronald McDonald, 1963.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

9. Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

8. Elvis in the Army, 1958.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

7. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

6. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

5. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

4. Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

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

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

2. Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

1. Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960.

16 Arresting Photos From The Past

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