16 Amazing Photos Collected From History


1. A ‘Knocker-up’ was hired to ensure that people would wake up on time for their jobs. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers’ windows in East London in the 1930s. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up.

2. Two “Cop Killers” photographed after interrogations, 1920s

3. Samurai in Yokohama, Japan. Photo by Felice Beato | 1864–65

4. Eureka, Colorado 1900

5. Slaves from a Coffe Plantation in Brazil, 1885

6. Silent ‘Grand Schema’ Monks of the Russian Orthodox Church, Balaam Monastery, Russisan 1888

7. Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie & Clyde fame, poses with his car and guns in Joplin, Missouri 1933

8. An Inuit man warms up his wife’s feet in Greenland, 1890s.

9. An elephant used by German soldiers to move heavy logs near the Western Front of World War I, 1915

10. BBC sound effects workers making effects for a program in studio 1927

11. Grigori Rasputin with his admirers 1914

12. On December 13, 1913 One Of The World’s Greatest Art Heists Was Solved

13. Welcome to America 1904, Ellis Island

14. Martin Luther King Jr. was shielded by his aides from a a mob of hostile whites after being struck by a rock to his head, while leading the march with civil rights demonstrators to protest housing discrimination in Chicago, Illinois. August 5, 1966

15. Jack Johnson, early 1900s

16. Police trade shots with barricaded suspect, Los Angeles, Feb. 17, 1938

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