Historical Photos Are Always So Fascinating (47 pics)

Posted in       27 Mar 2018       6594       GALLERY VIEW

Princess Elizabeth inspects a guard of honor by the Women’s Royal Army Corps at the Royal Agricultural Society’s show in Shrewsbury, England, 1949.

Albanian refugees disembarking in the Italian port of Bari on August 8, 1991.

A German soldier held prisoner returns to his home only to find rubble, 1947.

A young Ann Lockley holds a tea party with a baby hawk and spiny lobster on the island of Skokholm off the coast of Wales, 1938.

Pelé takes a break during the filming of Escape to Victory, 1981.

Cow shoes used by moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1924.

Stevie Wonder visiting a children’s school for the blind in London, California, 1970.

Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards soars above a roaring crowd at the 1992 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the eastern side, 1961.

Chicago Cubs team with their new mascot, Chicago, Illinois, 1908.

Russian soldiers celebrating during the First Chechen War, 1995.

The USS Macon airship being built, 1932.

A game of chess, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1924.

A boy amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid on October 8, 1940.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1980.

A colorized photo of New York City in 1908

The Empire State Building ablaze after a B-25 bomber crashed into it in thick fog over New York City on July 28, 1945.

Delivering bread during the Irish Civil War, 1920s.

Leonard Bernstein at Carnegie Hall, 1946.

Motorized roller-skate salesman in California, 1961.

Vincent van Gogh (third from the left) and Paul Gauguin (far right) drinking in the company of fellow post-impressionist painters. Paris, 1887.

A Croatian soldier and his beloved saying farewell to each other, 1995.

Jane Fonda posing during the filming of Barbarella, 1967.

A daring escape from East Berlin, 1963.

Warriors from the Hilisimaetano Village in Nias, Indonesia in 1910.

Merchants selling goods in Mongolia, 1925.

Kids playing a game called "push the peanut" which they do only using their nose in London, England in 1938.

Children playing with tons of cash that became worthless after WWI in Berlin, Germany in 1920.

The Communist Party of Japan being shut down by order of General Douglas MacArthur for 30 days in Tokyo, Japan in 1950.

Women and children hiding in a stream look on as American Marines move past them in Vietnam, 1967.

Official Imperial photo of Her Sultanic Highness Princess Fawzia bint Fuad of Egypt during her reign as Queen of Iran in 1942.

A seaplane built by Italian Savoia Marchetti on the Brisbane River, Australia in 1925.

Whittier College Girls Basketball Team in front of Founders Hall in Whittier, California, US in 1900.

Women pose for a picture somewhere in Jamaica, 1901.

A women with her baby fathered by a German is escorted down the street and out of town by an angry mob after she had her hair cut off and was humiliated in a town in France, 1944.

Painting the eyes and lips on dolls in a factory in the US, 1950.

A father sees his children for the first time in over 5 years as a small group of the first batch of repatriates from Russian held territory arrive back in Japan, 1949. The children thought he was dead before being told he was returning.

A family of Sami people in Northern Sweden, 1904.

Prostitutes and a manager wait for customers in a brothel in Naples, Italy in 1945. The majority of their customers at the time were US soldiers.


Law enforcement officials demonstrate what to do during a bank robbery of possible dangerous gangsters in Chicago, US in 1926.

Mitsuso Kitajima, Akiko Yoyogi and Yoshiko Kubomura show off new bathing suits at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, Japan in 1946.

A Moran hunter also know as a warrior of the Maasai people in Kenya in 1925.

Stanley Ross, 26, of Detroit 3 ft. 2 inches tall, left, Tommy Lowe 36, 5-ft. 5-inches of New York and Henry Hite, 21, of Atlanta, 7 ft. , 9-inches, stopped in Chicago en route to Wyoming on August 24, 1936. Here they are illustrating their version of “up”.

Members of the Women’s Auxiliary Fire Service, formed to assist the regular fire bridge in case of national emergency, paraded, February 23 at the London Fire Brigade headquarters, Albert Embankment. Two members of two women’s auxiliary fire service receiving an emergency call, and taking notes of instructions during their parade held at the London Fire Brigade headquarters, on February 23, 1939.

The car of Associated Press correspondent C. Yates McDaniel is pushed into the water by willing hands to keep it from falling into the hands of the invading Japanese forces, in Singapore, February 13, 1942. This was the start of McDaniel's eventful trip from Singapore to Java.

A heavy German bomb is dragged to a bombing plane at an airport in France on January 31, 1941 for use in an air raid on England.

One of the earliest photobombs? US in 1900.

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