Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901.

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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

Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery & a skin transplant.

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

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

1920′s lifeguard

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine…

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

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865


A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961


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