Captivating Historical Photographs Offer a Glimpse into the Past (40 pics)

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An abandoned Jadtiger, 1940s 

Finnish soldiers during World War 1, 1914-1918 

A man and his Penny Farthing, Early 1900s

1932, Hungary, Cowboys in sheepskin and a horse center around a well in the puszta 

An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute. Taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam in September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi

Yuri Gagarin in the cockpit of a Vickers Viscount airliner belonging to British European Airways (BEA) during his trip to England, July 1961

A Sherman tank of the 2nd Armored Irish Guards rammed a King Tiger of 21st Panzer Div. in the rear, disabling both, before capturing it's crew. - Operation Goodwood, July 18th 1944

Two border patrol officers attempt to keep a fugitive in the US, 1920s

The Boeing B17 "Wee Willie" has its left wing blown off by flak over Crantenburg, Germany. April 10, 1945

Belgrano sinking after being torpedoed by HMS Conqueror

Worker at carbon plant, Texas, 1942 

Faro and Doris Caudill, Pie Town, New Mexico, 1940, Library of Congress collection

American Marines in hard fighting on Iwo Jima using a captured Japanese machine-gun

American women in aeronautics class held at Washington High School, Los Angeles, California, United States, Nov 1942; Ralph Angar was the instructor 

Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 6, 1944 

Tumbled over truck with gin in Arnhem, The Netherlands, 1952

German soldiers demonstrate how to defend a trench with hand grenades, near Verdun, 1917

Prisoners of War, World War One, 1917 

Jesse Owens on the podium at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, after winning one of his four gold medals at the games - 1936

Adolf Hitler attending memorial service of Polish First Marshall Jozef Pilsudski in Berlin, 1935. This is the only time that Fuhrer has attended a holy mass as a leader of the Third Reich

Preparing for an assault on a warehouse in Stalingrad, most likely in the later part of 1942 

Canadian Soldiers rest during the Battle of Caen and play the guitar. (June-August 1944)

Driver of a Bugatti Type 13 has a bit of a mishap 1920s 

Two members of the 1st Punjab Cavalry in 1893

Two German Soldiers, February 1913 

Loggers use dynamite to split a log into movable pieces. Arcata, California, late 1940's 

Three soldiers in Korea, June, 1952
The Twin Towers Under construction 1971 
Bren Gunner 1940s 

US soldiers fighting during the Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918

A Japanese artist tattoos a pattern to a customer’s back, 1955

Filipinos surrendering to US soldiers during the Philippine-American war, ca. 1899-1902 

The Grand Staircase of Titanic 1911-1912 

The Empress Dowager Cixi in sedan chair surrounded by eunuchs, China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904 

A 17 year-old Pele on a street of Sweden before the 1958 World Cup

Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939

Soviet soldiers in Stalingrad playing with a cat, late 1942, early 1943

Tom Waits on a crowded street (1976)

Soviet Union soldiers raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, 1945 

Soviet soldiers pose in front of a crashed Nazi plane after liberating Sevastopol. May 1944


Comments (2):

Maximus 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
great pics.
#14 - Women seem to be objectified and mocked fairly frequently on this site, but I think a lot of people forget that it was almost exclusively women that built and maintained planes, tanks, operated radar, communications, transcribed Morse code, amongst many other critical wartime tasks.