40 Must-See Historic Pictures (Taken from www.demilked.com)

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Indeed the gallery below depicts certain historical moments, capturing their essence accurately and effectively. Each high quality photograph tells its own story about people, places and events that changed the course of history. A must-see for all photography and history enthusiasts…

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

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938


(37 more photographs)

Elvis in the Army, 1958

106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

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

Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

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

Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

The original Ronald McDonald, 1963

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961


 

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

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

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

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

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

Suntan vending machine, 1949

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

Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960

Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890

Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

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

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

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

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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

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

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

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

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

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

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

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