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23 Powerful Historical Photos That Give Us An Interesting Look Into The Past

23 Powerful Historical Photos That Give Us An Interesting Look Into The Past –

 

 

In order to go back to the past, you don’t need to invent a time machine. All you have to do is take a look at old photos that will transport you to the times when the trees were higher and the people were kinder. Historical photos allow us to feel like the people that lived 40, 50, 60, or even 100 years ago.

1. An English sailor returned home from a long journey, 1966

PA NEWS PHOTO 26/1/66 ANTHONY BENNETT OF HAILSHAM, SUSSEX RETURNS TO PORTSMOUTH IN HAMPSHIRE ABOARD THE H.M.S. WHITBY AFTER SERVICE IN THE FAR EAST FOR 14 MONTHS. ANTHONY IS SO PLEASED TO SEE HIS WIFE THAT HE FORGETS HIS BABY NICOLA (7 MONTHS OLD) WHO WAS BORN WHILST HE WAS AWAY TUCKED UNDER HIS ARM LIKE A KITBAG IN THE MIDST OF THE EXCITING REUNION (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

 

Anthony Bennet spent 14 months at sea and the first thing he did when he was back on land, he started kissing his wife. He probably wasn’t used to being a father: this is the first time he met his 7-month-old son.

2. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, touches the scepter of a Carnival prince during the annual Carnival reception at the Chancellery on February 19, 2019.

BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel touches the scepter of a Carnival prince during the annual Carnival reception at the Chancellery on February 19, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Carnival season in Germany, with its Rhineland and Alemannic variations, is kicking off and reaches a highpoint on Rose Monday, which this year falls on March 5. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

3. “Miss New Zealand” fainted during the “Miss World” event, 1954

4. Charmion was the first female bodybuilder in the US. She entertained the public by lifting heavy weights. Taken circa 1897.

5. Marilyn Monroe gave a speech in front of thousands of American soldiers in Korea in 1954.

6. The headquarters of Mussolini’s Italian Fascist Party, 1934

8. Statue of Liberty Toes and the base of the torch on the ground in preparation for being hoisted into position onto the pedestal, Bedloe’s Island, 1900

(Original Caption) New York, NY: Statue of Liberty Toes and base of torch on ground prepatory to being hoisted into position onto the pedestal on Bedloes Island. Undated Photograph. BPA2# 1885

9. Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams, 1966

10. Nighttime fishing in Hawaii, 1948

11. Bill and Hillary Clinton attend an official lunch. At this time, the US Senate had been reviewing the possibility of Clinton’s resignation because of his connection with Monica Lewinsky, 1998

12. King Olav V of Norway rides the subway during the oil crisis of 1973. The ticket collector offered him a free ride, but Olav insisted on paying the ticket fare.

14. Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, driving through the streets of London in a convertible with a personalized license plate ’YG 1′, 1961

11th July 1961: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin driving through the streets of London in a convertible with a personalised number plate ‘YG 1’. (Photo by Bob Haswell/Express/Getty Images)

YG are Gagarin’s initials and 1 means that he was the first person in space.

15. Soviet Union fiancés and their brides are in line to get married, 1973

18. A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court, 1948

19. “Hand of God” is probably one of the most famous goals in the history of the sport, 1986

In the game against England, Diego Maradona scored a goal with his hand and the referee though it was with his head. So, Argentina beat England 2:1. Diego himself said it was the Hand of God.

20. American trade unions strike against Prohibition, 1931

21. French civilians shave the head of a young woman as punishment for her involvement with the Germans during World War II, 1944

In Montelimar, France, French civilians shave the head of a young woman as punishment for her involvement with the Germans during World War II.

22. “The Kiss of Life,” electrician Jay Thompson is giving mouth-to-mouth to his colleague, Randall Champion, who was electrocuted, 1968

The story ended well: Thompson managed to bring his friend back to life.

 

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