22 Striking Historical Shots

Photography has always been an essential resource for historians because it allows them to capture important events and moments, preserving them over time. Sadly, many of the most exciting images in our history do not appear in the books we see at school. That is why through this compilation you can see some of the most interesting pictures of our past and also discover how bulletproof vests were tested almost 100 years ago.

22. In this picture, we can see a soldier helping a child to quickly pass the Berlin Wall. You can see on his face that he know he should work as fast as possible.

Image credits: Reddit/kausmage25

Image credits: Reddit/kausmage25

21. A photograph of a strange Apeman found in the jungles of Brazil in 1937. The image quickly went viral because there was no explanation about it.

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Image credits: Imgur

20. A photograph of several young people sunbathing in Leningrad during the USSR, around the 1970s.

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Image credits: Facebook/skyshoppppp

19. This peculiar image of Adam Diston was entitled "Cutting a sunbeam" and comes from 1886. A sample of the creativity that existed at that time.

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Image credits: Wikimedia

18. Charlie Chaplin, 1916. This image was captured when this great movie legend was 27 years old and showed much feeling in his eyes.

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Image credits: Reddit/Sumit316

17. The engineers of British and French tunnels warmly greet each other at a point of advance during the construction of the Channel Tunnel in 1990.

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Image credits: Facebook/EastNewsRu

16. This announcement of Coca-Cola in Venice was made due to a ban on feeding pigeons in the square. The company took advantage of this to spread seeds and form the inscription.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Flickr/Daniele Manini

Image credits: Flickr/Daniele Manini

15. A beautiful image of Mark Twain in the laboratory of Tesla in 1894. Despite the difference in ages, they were good friends and shared a lot of time in Tesla's laboratory.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Wikipedia

Image credits: Wikipedia

14. In the past, some of the hard jobs that men used to do, such as distributing ice across the city, could also be done by women​​​​​​​

Image credits: Pikabu/mimoshel

Image credits: Pikabu/mimoshel

13. This image shows a woman riding an Autoped. This previous version of electric scooters was created by New York Autoped Company in 1915.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Reddit/Isai76

Image credits: Reddit/Isai76

12. At the age of 9, Bowie wanted to be a saxophonist, and at age 15 he decided to form a band called "The Kon-rads." In this picture, we can see the musician at the age of 16.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Facebook/EastNewsRu

11. An interesting image of a German fraternity in 1912 making a selfie in a mirror and wearing their best outfits.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Reddit/shefoundnow

10. This is the first portrait of Lincoln and was made by Nicholas Shepherd in 1846 using the technique, not so popular at the moment, of the daguerreotype.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Wikipedia

Image credits: Wikipedia

9. Many people do not know that, in 1945, the future queen worked with the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. In this image, we can observe her during her labors.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Facebook/EastNewsRu

8. In this image, we can see a beggar who runs and reaches the carriage of King George V asking for alms.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Reddit/pubwithnobeer

7. A strange image in which we can compare the resemblance between Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and George V of the United Kingdom. The reality is that they were cousins because of their mothers.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Facebook/EastNewsRu

6. In this way, political propaganda was created during the Second World War to spread the messages about the imminent danger of the Germans in 1941.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Facebook/EastNewsRu

5. A photograph of the last Thylacine of our planet. These beautiful creatures became extinct almost 100 years ago.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Wikipedia

Image credits: Wikipedia

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4. A curious and funny image of a group of men celebrating the end of the prohibition of production and transportation of alcohol on December 5, 1933, in the United States.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Reddit/dwna

Image credits: Reddit/dwna

3. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge took four years, from 1933 to 1937, and was considered worldwide as the largest bridge from 1937 to 1964. Today it is one of the most recognized.​​​​​​​

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Image credits: Reddit/gazelle_

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2. The father of Anne Frank, Otto, reviewing the attic where they hid from the Nazis, and that led the people to tell the story found in Anna's diary during those fateful moments.​​​​​​​

Image credits: Reddit/PILLUPIERU

Image credits: Reddit/PILLUPIERU

​​​​​​​1. It was the only way to be entirely sure that they would work, right? This image shows the first tests of the prototypes of bulletproof vests in 1923.

Image credits: Wikipedia

Image credits: Wikipedia

All these images are loaded with many feelings and memories of historical or particular moments that will never be repeated in our world. The photographs have managed to freeze these moments in time and allow us to learn through them about the fascinating things that happened in our past. Which photo impressed you the most? Tell us in the comments section and do not forget to share this, and the rest of our articles, with all your friends who love history.

Sources: Brightside

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