32 Striking Historical Shots That Bring the Past to Life

Explore the past in these photos.

There are millions of photographs from all over the world that tell the historical past. In this article, we gathered 32 of the most striking historical shots.

1. Charlie Chapin in 1916. He's 27 years old in this photo.

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2. Anne Frank’s father Otto, revisiting the attic where they hid from the Nazis. He was the only surviving family member.

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3. Men celebrating the end of the prohibition, December 5, 1933. This was the time when people were prohibited from selling, producing, and transporting alcohol in the United States.

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4. Female students in Port Washington were creating propaganda posters during World War II.

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5. A beggar catches up with the carriage of King George the V

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6. German fraternity mirror selfie, 1912

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7. A woman riding an Autoped, an early version of an electric scooter, produced from 1915 to 1921.

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8. Coca-Cola advertisement in Venice

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9. Cutting a sunbeam, 1886

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10. Apeman found in the jungles of Brazil, 1937

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11. Princess Elizabeth II serving in the Women’s Auxillary Territorial Service

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12. Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923

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13. Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab. Telsa and Twain were good friends despite the fact that the writer was 21 years older than Tesla.

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14. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge from 1933 to 1937. It was the biggest bridge from 1937 to 1964.

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15. The last Thylacine on the planet

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16. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and George V of the United Kingdom. They look very similar but they are actually cousins.

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17. The first daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln. It was made by Nicholas Shepherd in 1846.

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18. David Bowie at the age of 16

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19. Girls delivering ice, 1918

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20. When the 2 sides finally meet: British and French tunnel engineers greet each other at the breakthrough point in the Channel Tunnel, 1990.

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21. Leningrad during the USSR, the 1970s

via Jiří Tondl

22. A soldier is helping a boy get over the Berlin Wall.

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23. The real Alice in Wonderland: Alice Liddell — the little girl who was the inspiration for Lewis Caroll’s famous novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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24. A lipstick test, 1950.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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25. Robin Williams dressed as a cheerleader, 1979.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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26. Healing a back problem with a bear. Romania, 1946.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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27. Einstein on the beach, 1939.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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  28. A machine for spraying perfume, 1952.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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29. Ernest Hemingway fishing, 1904.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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30. Players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks search for a contact lens lost by Jack Evans, 1962.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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31. Gagarin at a Carlsberg factory, 1962.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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32. Acrobats perform on the Empire State Building, 1934.

33 Extraordinary Historical Photographs That Will Leave You Stunned
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