Amazing History In Photos (49 pics)

Posted in       28 Nov 2018       10737       GALLERY VIEW

Albert Einstein giving a lecture on the Theory of Relativity, 1922

Swiss explorer, mountaineer and skier, Xavier Mertz, and his team of huskies in Adelie Land in 1912

The Girl with the Chin Tattoo, 1863

Olive Ann Oatman was the first white American woman to have a tattoo. Born in 1837 in Illinois, Oatman was kidnapped and enslaved by a Native American tribe when she was 14 years old, along with her sister in present-day Arizona in 1851.

A year later, they were sold to the Mohave people and in keeping with the tribal customs, both Oatman girls were tattooed on their chins and arms. Such tattoos were only given to their own people to ensure that they would both enter the land of the dead and be recognized as Mohaves by their ancestors.

Oatman spoke fondly of her time with the Mohaves and declared, “to the honor of these savages let it be said, they never offered the least unchaste abuse to me.” In 1854, she chose not to reveal herself to white railroad workers who spent time in the Mohave Valley trading and interacting with the tribe. Her younger sister died of starvation a year or two later when there was a severe drought in the region.

Soon rumors of a white girl living with the Mohaves spread and the authorities at Fort Yuma demanded her release. Initially resisting the request, the Mohaves relented under the threat of violence. Oatman was escorted on a 20-day journey to Fort Yuma where she discovered that her brother Lorenzo was still alive and had been looking for them.

Fannie Mills (1860 – 1899) aka “The Ohio Big Foot Girl” suffered from Milroy Disease which causes disruption of the normal drainage of lymph which leads to fluid accumulation in the legs and feet.

Winners of the Miss Correct Posture Contest, 1956

Early halloween costumes from the late 19th/early 20th century

Micky Mouse Club, 1930s

Shrek was rumored to have been based off of a real person named Maurice Tillet, a Russian-born French professional wrestler, aka The French Angel, 1940s

Beauty pageant winners, 1922

Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who fought Virginia’s law against interracial marriages. They would go on to end all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the US in 1967.During the trial, Richard Loving told his attorney to just prove one thing to the court, “Show them that I love my wife.”

Inuit woman, Nome, Alaska, 1903

A young Ho Chi Minh speaking to the French Communist Party in Paris in 1920

Omaha beach head, 3 days after D-Day. June 9, 1944

Crowd in Times Square, New York City celebrating the surrender of Germany, May 7th, 1945.

The McDonald brothers in front of the not yet opened first McDonald’s, November 1948, San Bernadino, CA

John F. Kennedy consults with his brother Robert Kennedy during campaigning. 1960

Men celebrating the end of prohibition, December 5, 1933

The first public demonstration of a computer mouse, graphical user interface, windowed computing, hypertext and word processing, 1968

Nurses in their bomb trenches between hospital wards. France 1918

An old Italian woman shows her gratitude to one of the American soldiers following the liberation of Italy, 1945

One the warehouses filled with victims’ shoes up to the ceiling. Auschwitz, Occupied Poland 1944

Gay club in Paris, France in 1934

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

The lottery used by the Selective Service to determine who would be drafted for Vietnam. United States, 1969

A victim of American bombing, ethnic Cambodian guerrilla Danh Son Huol is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula, September 15, 1970

Young German soldier cries, WWII
Women wearing “short shorts” in the 1950s
A young girl saying goodbye to a soldier, Connecticut, 1945
A Dutch boy with a pillow strapped on his backside in order to soften his fall while ice skating.
Belgian miners, 1900
Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850
Ice-table: ebb-tide at the beach of Rockanje, the Netherlands, in the severe winter of 1963
Amphibious bike ’Cyclomer,’ Paris, 1932
Boys play after a traffic accident with 2 pedal cars and a tricycle, Netherlands, 1935
Sleigh leaving a ski-jump. London, England, 1933
Ostrich reading a newspaper, 1951
Car of a peddler. The Netherlands, 1930s
First picture ever taken from space, 1946
A giant pyramid of liquor barrels to be burned during Prohibition, 1924
German soldier wearing a welding mask, 1941
Waiters wearing masks, Germany, 1933
Boy playing with a radio-controlled toy bus. Almelo, The Netherlands, 1957
Children on sleds pulled by a car over a snowy road in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, date unknown
The Space Invaders championship, 1981
Soccer on motorbikes on the soccer field of Crystal Palace in London, England 1923
Boys in a record shop, The Netherlands, 1957
Sunbathing with a foldable reflector, The Netherlands, 1961
Small trouser press, shown at an invention fair in Westminster, England, 1936

The 12 women in this photo had 775 confirmed nazi kills




How to comment

•    Don't insult other visitors. Offensive comments will be deleted without warning.

•    Comments are accepted in English only.

•    No swearing words in comments, otherwise such comments will be censored.

•    Your nickname and avatar are randomly selected. If you don't post comments for 7 days, they both are reset.

•    To choose another avatar, click the ‘Random avatar’ link.