30 of The Most Iconic Photos From Our Past

Historic photos are always stunning to look at. Since the invention of photography historic photographs have played important part to record unique and special aspects of our life such as weddings, birthdays and occasional selfie. Even a single photo sometimes can tell you much more about history than a whole book you read. Below are some iconic photographs from our past that will not only tell you historical events but also demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit, power of loyalty and tone and values of yesteryear. Take a look!

First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side
 to driving on the right, 1967
Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967

106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building  and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947

A beautiful suicide

A space chimp posing to camera after a successful 
mission to space, 1961

A space chimp posing to camera

Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, i
Papua, New Guinea during WWII

Advertisement for Atabrine

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear 
a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. 
She was arrested for indecency

Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

Baby cages

Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, 
women would be fined, 1920′s

bathing suits women 1920

Soldier shares a banana with a goat during 
the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

Elvis in the Army, 1958

Elvis in the Army, 1958

Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while 
black people swim in it, ca. 1964

Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool

Illegal alcohol being poured out during 
Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

Illegal alcohol being poured 1929

Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her 
bombed home, London, 1940

Little girl with her doll

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at 
Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

Melted and damaged mannequins

Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children 
up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Mother putting her children up for sale

Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

bookstore in London 1940

The original Ronald McDonald, 1963

Ronald McDonald, 1963

Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores
 snowball fight, 1893

snowball fight, 1893

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Suntan vending machine, 1949

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

Women With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

Women With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic 
surgery and a skin transplant, 1917

world's first skin transplant, 1917

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