33 Historical Photographs That You Must Not Have Seen

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8:00 pm 30 Sep, 2015

These are some very rare photographs that you cannot find in any book or documents. All these pictures depict suffering, mourning, and struggle for survival. History is not all glorious, it is way darker than you think.

 

1. 106-year-old Armenian woman guards home, 1990

106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

 

 

2. A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn Mc Hale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947

A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947

 

 

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

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

 

 

4. Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

 

 

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

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

 

 

6. Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

 

 

7. Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890

Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890

 

 

8. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

 

 

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

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

 

 

10. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

 

 

11. Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

 

 

12. Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

 

 

13. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

 

 

14. Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

 

 

15. Hindenburg disaster, May 6, 1937

Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

 

 

16. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.

 


 

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

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

 

 

18. Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

 

 

19. Lifeguard on the coast, 1920s

Lifeguard on the coast, 1920’s

 

 

21. Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

 

 

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

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

 

 

23. Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920s

Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920’s

 

 

24. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

28. Suntan vending machine, 1949

Suntan vending machine, 1949

 

 

29. Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

 

 

30. The original Ronald McDonald, 1963

The original Ronald McDonald, 1963

 

 

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

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

 

 

32. Woman with a gas-resistant pram, England, 1938

Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

 

 

33. Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

 

Credit: mens-den

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