35 Amazing Historical Photos That Shed Light on the Past

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Photos shown in this article are witnesses to the most important events in history. They are imbued with the atmospheres of different eras that will never happen again. With the help of these shots, we can make short trips to the past to cherish every captured moment and feel a witness to these big events.

 

We at Meow GAG collected a new list of archive photos. Before you make a leap to the past, get yourself a cup of hot tea to make your trip more comfortable.

 

35. Irish children jeer at British troops in Derry, Northern Ireland, 1972

© anitachance

 

 

34. Helen, an American Indian telephone and switchboard operator, Montana, 1925

© Scaulbylausis

 

 

33. French soldiers eat at a police station in Neuvilly after spending days in the trenches in heavy rain, 1915.

© alexsc23

 

 

32. Muhammad Ali Vs. Cleveland Williams. Ali won the bout through a technical knockout in the third round, 1966

© TheBearthatStares

 

 

31. Nazi rally in the Cathedral of Light, 1937

© ImagesOfNetwork

 

 

30. Kurt Cobain having a smoke with Ronald McDonald in Singapore, 1992

© earthmoonsun

 

 

29. North American B-25s are pictured flying past Mount Vesuvius in Italy as lava and ash spew from the top of the erupting volcano, 1944

© Roguecop

 

 

28. Trench Warfare. Photo was taken by an official British Photographer during World War I, 1917

© dasbeck

 

 

27. Lt. Custer & Union Troops, 1862 (colorized)

© DLMA23

 

 

26. Ebony Magazine ran a feature called, “What They May Look Like In The Year 2000.” Here’s Michael Jackson’s future portrait, 1985

© zdamaneta

 

 

25. Young Pioneers Defence, Leningrad, 1937

© Viktor Bulla

 

 

24. JFK’s funeral at the Capitol, November 1963

© Snarblox

 

 

23. Mississippi’s First Interracial Couple, August 3, 1970

© erogurooo

 

 

22. The Greensboro sit-ins. A series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1960

© TheBearthatStares

 

 

21. Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was one of the best Soviet snipers, 1943

© TheBearthatStares

 

 

20. Men celebrating the end of prohibition, December 5, 1933

© dwna

 

 

19. Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn’t mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, Dec. 15, 1941 (Colorized)

© Snarblox

 

 

18. Rally against Nazism in New York, Madison Square Garden, 1937

© anitachance

 

 

17. The first man to walk on the Moon — Neil Armstrong lights a cigar, March 1969

© Abradolf_2020

 

 

16. Thanksgiving on the frontline, World War 2 (colorized)

© ColourbyRJM

 

 

15. Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin on the set of City Lights, September 24, 1929 (colorized)

© jecinci

 

 

14. The crowd in Times Square, New York City celebrating the surrender of Germany, May 7th, 1945.

© ThaloGreen

 

 

13. “Jewish Market” New York, Upper Eastside, 1895 (colored photo)

© mentalaustrian

 

 

12. Hiroshima, before and after the atomic bombing on August 6th, 1945

© Onion_Do_Piaza

 

 

11. A German World War I U-boat stranded on the south coast of England after the surrender, 1918

© hardypart

 

 

10. Portrait of a bride and groom; the hat is adorned with feathers for luck, Kraków, Poland.

© TheShowaDaily

 

 

9. View of Boston, the oldest surviving aerial photograph ever taken, October 13th, 1860

© dasbeck

 

 

8. A girl trying to cut a sunbeam, 1886

© Adam Diston

 

 

7. This Chicago mother hides her face from cameras as she puts a “4 Children For Sale” in her front yard.

© amlashi/reddit

 

 

6. A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbor with her veil to protect her, Sarajevo, 1941.

© LevantineLion

 

 

5. The day of Reich’s veterans, 1939

© ThatsJustYourOpinionMan

 

 

4. Boy receiving a new pair of shoes at an orphanage in Austria, 1946

© jaapgrolleman/reddit

 

 

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

© Project_Ni/Reddit

 

 

2. Anne Frank’s father Otto, revisiting the attic where they hid from the Nazis, 1960

© PILLUPIERU

 

 

1. Captured flags of the defeated Third Reich being displayed during the victory parade in Red Square, Moscow, June 24, 1945

© Pinterest

 

Which of these photos impressed you the most? Why? Please share your opinion in the comments!

 

 

Based on the materials from Bright Side

 

 

 

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