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Epic Historical Photos (22 pics)

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Nelson Mandela keeps his fists raised after he was sentenced to life imprisonment, June 1964

Nikola Tesla in his lab

Early publicity shot of The Rolling Stones in 1963
Searchlights on the Rock of Gibraltar, 1942 
19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finished line
Circus artists posing for a picture while resting outside a trailer 1930s
Children in London celebrate Christmas in an underground bomb shelter, December 25, 1940
Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing, 1945
USS Bunkerhill after being hit by two kamikaze strikes within thirty seconds (1945)

Five Samurai looking bad ass 1860-1880

Atlantic City, 1912

Mona Lisa returned to the Louvre after World War II, 1945
World’s Highest Standard of Living – A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph 1937
Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon. ca. 1930
A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began
A boxing match on the USS Oregon (1897)

New Zealand soldiers pose with a captured German Mauser T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle near Grevillers, 1918

Kwakiutl people in canoes going to a wedding, British Columbia, 1914

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived. c. 1937

A man browsing for books in Cincinnati’s cavernous old main library. The library was demolished in 1955

Mark Twain smoking a cigar and relaxing on the porch, 1905

Actress Jean Harlow poses with boxer Primo Carnera, 1933

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