127 Important Historical Photos That Might Change Your Perspective On Things

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127 Important Historical Photos That Might Change Your Perspective On Things

In 1826, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, a French inventor, came up with what forever changed the way we see, experience, and remember the world and its history. It was the birth of a camera that took the first photograph on a piece of paper coated with tar of the view from his window at Le Gras. Of course, it looked nothing even remotely similar to what we think of as a camera.

Many other photography inventions followed, each more wondrous than the previous one, but it was not until 1900 when people could put their hands on lightweight and portable cameras.

These early days of photography were not just the beginning of something bigger, but these attempts forever eternalized history with its people and their lives. “History Season” is one such illuminating Facebook page dedicated to sharing the great historical events captured in images.

From snaps of daily lives in the past to the most memorable moments of human history, below awaits a thrilling walk.

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#1 New York City During The Great Blizzard Of 1888

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#2 1945: The Day Daddy Came Home

Gunner Hector Murdoch had been gone over four years, most of it as a prisoner of war in Singapore. His wife Rosina and son John hadn't known if he was dead or alive. He got home on his birthday

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#3 Children Cross The River Using Pulleys On Their Way To School, 1959, Italy

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#4 Remember That Photo Of The Construction Workers Having Lunch On A Unfinished New York Skyscraper? Well Here's The Photographer Charles Ebbets. 9/20/1932

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#5 Dinner Party At The Hotel Astor. New York City. 1904

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#6 Ukrainian Restaurant In The U.S. Celebrates The Death Of Joseph Stalin, 1953

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#7 The Great North Dakota Blizzard, 1966

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#8 The Swedish Warship Vasa

It sank in 1628 less than a mile into its maiden voyage and was recovered from the sea floor after 333 years almost completely intact. Now housed at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm

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#9 1925 Drexel Institute Girls’ Rifle Team. Philadelphia, USA

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#10 Captured Japanese Mini-Submarine In The Aleutian Islands, 1943 And 2021

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#11 Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania. Built In The 14th Century And Restored In The 1950s-1960s

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#12 Mailman Poses With His Heavy Load Of Christmas Mail And Parcels. Chicago, USA. 1929. Colorized

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#13 Manhattan In 1851 And Today

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#14 2 Year-Old Elvis Presley With His Parents, 1937

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#15 Detroit, Michigan In 1882 And 2017

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#16 Stoney First Nation Member, Samson Beaver With His Wife Leah And Their Daughter Frances Louise, 1907

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#17 Sir Winston Churchill, In 1895, Age 20

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#18 Four Young Women Playing Volleyball On Stilts At The Beach In Venice, California, 1934

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#19 A Statue Of Anubis In Tutankhamuns Tomb, Taken During Carter Expedition (Photo Taken In 1922)

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#20 May 1922: 78-Year-Old Robert T. Lincoln (Son Of Abraham Lincoln) Is Helped Up The Steps At The Dedication Of The Lincoln Memorial In Washington D.C

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#21 A Motor Home In 1922

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#22 Serving A Snack On Scandinavian Airlines Flight, 1969

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#23 Mother Teaching Children Numbers And Alphabet In Home Of Sharecropper. Transylvania, Louisiana. Jan. 1939. Photo Taken By: Russel Lee

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#24 Newcastle Castle, UK - 1895 To 2022

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#25 Man Charging An Electric Amc Gremlin. Seattle, USA, 1973

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#26 3400 Year Old Painter's Palette From Ancient Egypt, Amenhotep III Era

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#27 Australian Soldiers After Their Release From Japanese Captivity In Singapore, 1945. Colorized By: Hristos Kaplanis

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#28 A Couple Of Victorian Travellers, 1890s

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#29 Woman Wiring An Early IBM Computer Taken By Berenice Abbott In 1948

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#30 Eiffel Tower Under Construction, May 15, 1888

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#31 A Man Stands In The Panama Canal During Its Construction. 1912

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#32 The Train Crash At Montparnasse Station. France, 1895

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#33 Open-Air School In The Freezing Cold. The Netherlands. 1918

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#34 A Roman Mosaic Depicting A Fish. 1st Century Ce

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#35 Dorothy Counts, 15, Is Taunted And Harassed By White Students As She Makes Her Way From Harding High School As The Only Black Student At The Newly Desegregated School. Charlotte, North Carolina. 1957

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#36 Children Playing On Playground Equipment In Dallas, Texas. Ca. 1900

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#37 An Immigrant Family Arriving At Ellis Island In 1904

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#38 US Marine In Vietnam 1960s

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#39 A Woman Walks Through Berlin During The Battle Of Berlin, May 1945

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#40 Former Slave, Author And Activist Frederick Douglass With His Musician Grandson Joseph Douglass In 1894

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#41 New Parents Of Quadruplets, Late 1880s

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#42 Four Generations, Circa 1905

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#43 William Harley And Arthur Davidson, 1914

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#44 1946 vs. 2021 - Poznań, Poland

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#45 A Chippewa Indian Named John Smith Who Lived In The Woods Near Cass Lake, Minnesota Claimed To Be 137 Years Old Before He Died In 1922. Photo Taken In 1915

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#46 Berlin, Germany, 1985-2018

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#47 2,200-Year-Old Hellenistic Theatre In Laodicea, Southwestern Turkey, After Recent Excavation

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#48 A Boy And His Owl, 1933

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#49 Ashtrays And Coin-Operated Televisions In The Los Angeles Greyhound Bus Terminal, 1969

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#50 Inuit Man Warms His Wife’s Feet. Greenland, 1890's

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#51 People At Daytona Beach In Florida, United States In 1904. Colorized

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#52 Portrait Of A Young Grumpy Girl, 1850s

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#53 French Battleship Strasbourg And Her Crew. Toulon, France. Spring 1941

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#54 Bristol, UK (1900 And 2020)

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#55 Female Worker Bottling Ketchup At The Heinz Factory. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1897

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#56 A Kid's Reaction To Meeting Andre The Giant (1970's)

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#57 Nicolas Cage And Johnny Depp (1988)

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#58 An American Serviceman Shares His Rations With Two Japanese Children In Okinawa, 1945

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#59 Manhattan, 1931 To 2018

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#60 A 2000 Year Old Glass Mosaic, Found In The City Of Zeugma, Turkey

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#61 2 Guards From Delhi Durbar With James Recalton An American Photographer Who Visited India In 1903

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#62 Roman Mosaics Unearthed Under A Vineyard In Italy, In The Province Of Verona. Dated From 3rd To 4th Century

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#63 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) On A Walk In New York, 1963

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#64 A Woman On The Frozen Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri. 1905

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#65 Young Girl During The Great Depression. Missouri, USA. 1930s

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#66 Soldier Of The Us 4th Infantry Division Bidding Farewell To His Wife And Baby At Penn Station, New York, 1944

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#67 Dice Made Of Terracotta From Indus Valley Civilization. Harappa, Pakistan. 2600-1900 Bc

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#68 Mother & Son, County Claire, Ireland, C. 1890. Colorized

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#69 Coal Miner's Wife And Three Of Their Children. West Virginia, USA. Septemper 1938. Photo By: Marion Post Wolcott

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#70 Charlie Chaplin At Age 27 Before He He Adopted The Iconic Mustache, 1916

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#71 Airplane Food 1960s

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#72 London's First Black Police Officer, PC Norwell Roberts, On Point Duty Near Charing Cross Station, 1968

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#73 J. Robert Oppenheimer And Albert Einstein, 1947. (Colorized)

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#74 The Creation Of The Recycling Logo By G. Anderson. He Was 23 At The Time. 1970

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#75 Two Women Working As Ice Deliverers Carry A Large Block Of Ice. September 1918

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#76 A Young Jimmy Carter Working As A Nuclear Engineer In The Us Navy In 1948

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#77 Log Driving In Glens Falls, New York, 1907

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#78 A Man Standing On The First Cables During The Construction Of The Golden Gate Bridge, 1935

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#79 The Models Of “American Gothic” Stand Next To The Painting (1942)

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#80 A Mother With Her Children, 1,800 Years Ago. Alexandria, Roman Egypt

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#81 Jeep Cemetery, Okinawa, 1945

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#82 A British Blacksmith Removing The Leg Irons Off A Slave, 1907, Off Coast Of Mozambique

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#83 Soba Noodles Deliveryman In Tokyo, Japan. 1935. Photo By The Mainichi Shimbun

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#84 New Zealand Māori Battalion Performing A Haka Ceremonial Dance In Egypt, 1941

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#85 Teacher Tantie Huckabee At The Palmetto-Covered One-Room School Near Taylor Creek And Lake Okeechobee, Florida In The 1890s

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#86 Behind The Scenes Photos From The Making Of The First Godzilla Movie, 1954

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#87 Lumberjacks Pose With A Douglas Fir Tree In Washington State, USA. 1899

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#88 Piano Designed For People Confined To Bedrest. UK, 1935

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#89 Woman Riding A New Tricycle. Photo By Chas. W Oldrieve, 1882

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#90 Barcelona, Spain In 1906. Sagrada Familia Basilica In An Early Stages Of Construction

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#91 Woman Being Ticketed For ‘Indecent Exposure’ At Rockaway Beach Of New York, 1946

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#92 New York City Mayor, Jimmy Walker With Members Of The Blackfeet Nation Tribe On The Steps Of City Hall, Oct. 23, 1927

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#93 US Marine Gives A Cigarette To A Japanese Soldier Buried In Sand. Iwo Jima, 1945

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#94 Wernher Von Braun, Designer Of The Saturn V , Poses In Front Of Its Engines (1969). Braun Was The Head Of The German Rocket Industry In World War II. At The End Of The War, He Was Brought To The Us

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#95 Veterans Of Four Different Wars From The Same Town Of Geary, Oklahoma. 1940s

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#96 Rusting Mig-23 Soviet Combat Aircraft In Its Shelter, Near Komsomolsk-On-Amur

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#97 East Germany Showing Off Their Computers In A State Parade - July 4th, 1987

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#98 Athens, Greece 1862 And Now

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#99 The Great Wall Of China In 1907

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#100 Gun Safety Being Taught In An Indiana School, 1956

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#101 New York City Street Scene, C. 1900

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#102 Community Grocery Store Owner, Harlem, New York, 1940

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#103 Cowboys Having A Drink In Old Tascosa, Texas, 1907

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#104 King George V And Tsar Nicholas II 1890s

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#105 Harlem River Speedway & Harlem River Drive. Ca. 1900 And 2020

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#106 William Hutchings (1764-1866), Aged 100 In 1864, Veteran Of The American Revolution. Colorized By: Lorenzo Folli

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#107 Crew Members Of B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay” On Parade, 1945

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#108 A Fake Rooftop Suburb That Hid A Whole WWII Airplane Factory Underneath, 1944

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#109 The Original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel In NYC, Demolished In 1929 To Serve As The Site For The Empire State Building

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#110 Robert Wadlow, The Tallest Man In Recorded History, Late 30s

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#111 Women Pull Farm Equipment In A Field During World War I, In Oise, France, In 1917

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#112 Inside Of A Railroad Car Made By The Pullman Company, 1890s

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#113 Photo Of A Cowboy Seated Next To His Horse On A Hill, In Old West Bonham, Texas. June, 1910

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#114 A Family At A Drive-In Restaurant Has Cool Air Piped Into Their Car. 1957

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#115 Einstein At The Age Of Three In 1882

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#116 Parthenon (Athens, Greece). 1875 vs. 2022

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#117 Warehouse Of Steel Floats For Anti-Submarine Nets, 1953

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#118 1910 Great Flood Of Paris

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#119 U-118, A World War One German Submarine Washed Ashore On The Beach At Hastings, England. 1919

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#120 Two Gentleman From The Early 1900s. Lincoln Nebraska

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#121 Roman Mosaic Uncovered In The Streets Of Stari Grad, On The Island Of Hvar In Croatia

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#122 New York City In The Early 1900's. Colorized

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#123 Evicted Sharecropper Family In Temporary Camp, Butler County, Missouri, USA. 1939

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#124 Farmer And Sons Walking In The Face Of A Dust Storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma. April, 1936. Photo Taken By Arthur Rothstein

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#125 The 369th Infantry Regiment, Aka The Harlem Hellfighters, Return From Ww1 And Parade Up Fifth Avenue In New York City On Feb. 17, 1919

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#126 Lewis Hine, Young Coal Miner, 1909-13

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#127 Huntington Beach, California, During The Oil Boom Of 1928

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