History Is Most Exciting When In Pictures (40 pics)

Posted in       23 May 2018       5487      

A man wears a wooden ‘cangue’ around his neck as he is being punished by starvation for a crime in Shanghai, China, 1874.

Wenseslao Moguel aka “El Fusilado (“The Executed One”) who survived a firing squad in 1915 appearing on the Ripley’s Believe it or Not radio show on July 16, 1937

One of the many women and men arrested for protesting segregation

The New York Female Giants, baseball team, 1913

A Studebaker automobile in a repair shop with garage mechanic, 1919

A British couple sleeps inside a “Morrison shelter” used as protection from collapsing homes during the WWII ‘Blitz’ bombing raids… March 1941

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

The ill-fated crew of Apollo I pose for a photo parody of their official crew portrait after their concerns regarding the unsafe nature of the pod are not addressed, 1967

Nine Kings in one photo, 1910

The 9 of them were in London for the funeral of King Edward VII.

Back row, L-R: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece, and King Albert I of Belgium.

Front, L-R: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom, and King Frederik VIII of Denmark

Troops of the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1900. Left to right: Britain, United States, Australia,India, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Japan

Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis, The last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade between Africa and North America, Early 1900’s

Barber Shop in Clanton, Alabama, 1920s

Titanic survivors approach rescue ship RMS Carpathia, April 15th 1912

A man of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, c. 1880

British sappers were trained to defuse mines blindly so they could work in the dark, 1943

Women protest against the forced wearing of Hijab after the revolution, Iran, 1979

Traffic jam in Berlin as East Germans move into West Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

Adolf Hitler meets the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, Germany, 1941

Young woman falls unconscious from the heat in front of Princess Elizabeth inspecting a guard of honor in the Women’s Royal Army Corps in Shrewsbury, England, July 6, 1949

Dinner at Windows On The World in The World Trade Center (Tower One), New York, 1993

A man at Heemskerk Beach is fined for not wearing decent clothes, Netherlands, 1931

Chinese suicide bomber putting on an explosive vest made out of hand grenades to use in an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang, 1938

Stockholm, the day after Sweden changed driving from the left-hand side of the road to the right, September 3, 1967

First African-American astronaut Robert Lawrence on June 30, 1967. Unfortunately, he died in an airplane crash on December 8, 1967 and didn’t have a chance to go into space.

An American soldier and his best friend — baby kangaroo, Australia, 1942

Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor, 1931

Dogs pulling sleds during first Australasian Antarctic expedition, 1911-1914

John Jacob Astor IV, his 19-year-old wife Madeleine, and dog Kitty headed for the Titanic, 1912. He and Kitty did not survive. Madeleine survived and later gave birth to their son John Jacob Astor V.

A child receiving sun therapy, 1928

Opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, May 27,1937

Ali and Stallone pretending to fight at the Oscars, 1976

5-year-old girl, after working all day, was tired and refused to be photographed. Her mother said, “Oh, she’s just being ugly, and picking shrimp is very hard on the fingers.” Mississippi, 1911

Line to the first McDonalds in Moscow, January 31, 1990

Duke Kahanamoku, the man who popularized surfing around the world, Hawaii, 1920

A promotional picture for the French film "Eyes Without A Face" in 1960.

Actress Tipi Hedren lets her pet lion pretend to gnaw her arm for a photo shoot in 1970. She said she regrets letting the lion sleep in her daughters (Melanie Griffith) bed. I wonder if she regrets letting 14 year old Griffith move in with 22 year old Don Johnson too...

22 Year old actress and model Irish McCalla posing for 57 year old artist Alberto Vargas in 1951. He was a judge at a beauty contest she entered and asked if she wanted to model for him. She also posed nude for him.

A class photo from Holywell School in England in 1910. Notice only 1 child is half smiling while the rest look upset in a creepy way.

A chorus line of girls with goggles in the US in 1929.

A river pirate who killed at least 6 people including gouging a victims eyes out is awaiting his execution in China in 1900. He is standing on stones or wood beams. Each day, 1 will be removed as his head is secured on the top. Eventually he will have nothing to stand on and strangle to death.




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