17 Historical Photos That Show Facts Around The World

There is still no such thing as a time machine to be able to travel to the past and be able to meet historical figures or arrive at key moments, however, photographs are perfect aids to be able to remember what may not be possible.

Thanks to cameras it is possible to capture people, animals, landscapes or moments that we would like to revisit from time to time in our memories. That is why it is so important to save the photos, because little by little they build a personal and collective history.

The following images are a little walk through the past, probably your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents had to see, witness or hear about it, but not you, you are living another time.

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures for future generations to see how we lived at the beginning of the 21st century.

1.This is how a child reacts when watching television for the first time, 1948


2.When patients were quarantined at Ullevål Hospital they had to visit them, Oslo, 1905.


3.British airship R33 in a hangar during preparation for its maiden flight. Barlow Aerodrome, Yorkshire, 1919


4.A South Korean police officer measures the length of a woman’s skirt, 1970s


The photo was taken at a time of nationwide crackdown on men with long hair and women with short skirts in South Korea. That’s why they had those control measures.

5.Graduates of Howard University, USA, 1900

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Howard is one of America’s historically black colleges and universities, graduating more black doctorates than any other university in the United States.

6.Noodle delivery man in Tokyo, 1935.


Even if you think it impossible, that’s how they distributed food in the last century.

7.Acrobats Jarley Smith, Jewell Wadeck, and Jimmy Kerrigan teetering on the Empire State Building, 1934


8.Undercover cop, New York, 1969

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9.A woman in the middle of a snowy mountain in the Pyrenees, France, 1956

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10.Gangsters hiding their faces at Al Capone’s trial, 1931


11.Anti-British propaganda in Japan, 1941


12.A Native American looks at the newly built transcontinental railroad in Nevada, 1869


13.Suez Canal Navigation, 1880s


14.This is how some young women reacted when they saw The Beatles, Plymouth, 1963


15.Worker and head of the plant, Moscow, 1954


16.Crew members of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, 1944.


17.Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor and meteorologist Charles Wright at the entrance to the ice cave, 1911

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