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For The Historically Inclined: 39 Incredible Photos From History

November 30, 2012 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Uncategorized

Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan in the general’s tent near Antietam battlefield – October 3, 1862

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

 

Last photo taken of the Titanic (1912)

Last photo taken of the Titanic (1912)

 

‘Powder Monkey’ on the USS New Hampshire (1864)

'Powder Monkey' on the USS New Hampshire (1864)

 

‘The moment a dragon is slain’ Puppet Show (Paris 1963)

'The moment a dragon is slain' Puppet Show (Paris 1963)

 

(COLORIZED) Lt. Custer and Union Troops (1862)

(COLORIZED) Lt. Custer and Union Troops (1862)

 

9 Kings in Windsor Castle (May 20th, 1910)

9 Kings in Windsor Castle (May 20th, 1910)

 

A vac sealed sachet of one of the astronauts children during Apollo 11

A vac sealed sachet of one of the astronauts children during Apollo 11

 

Armstrong post-moonwalk

Armstrong post-moonwalk

 

Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)

Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)

 

Disney brothers with their wives and mother on the day they opened their studio in 1923

Disney brothers with their wives and mother on the day they opened their studio in 1923

 

Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender of Japan (1945)

Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender of Japan (1945)

 

First picture ever taken in space (1946)

First picture ever taken in space (1946)

 

German flying ace, ‘The Red Baron’ and his dog (1916)

German flying ace, 'The Red Baron' and his dog (1916)

 

Hiroshima – Before and After (1945)

Hiroshima - Before and After (1945)

 

Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun (1942)

Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun (1942)

 

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

 

JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missle Crisis (1962)

JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missle Crisis (1962)

 

Joseph and magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931)

Joseph and magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931)

 

Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister. 1933 in Geneva by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister. 1933 in Geneva by Alfred Eisenstaedt

 

Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla (1894)

Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla (1894)

 

Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)

Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)

 

Pyramid of captured German helmets, New York (1918)

Pyramid of captured German helmets, New York (1918)

 

RAF pilot gets a haircut in between missions (1942)

RAF pilot gets a haircut in between missions (1942)

 

Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

 

Samurai (ca. 1860-1880)

Samurai (ca. 1860-1880)

 

San Fransisco (1958)

San Fransisco (1958)

 

SAS detachment (Jan. 19th, 1943)

SAS detachment (Jan. 19th, 1943)

 

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

 

Soviet soldiers take a break to watch an acrobatic show on the march towards Berlin (1945)

Soviet soldiers take a break to watch an acrobatic show on the march towards Berlin (1945)

 

The dog of General George S. Patton on the day of his death (1945)

The dog of General George S. Patton on the day of his death (1945)

 

The main gate to Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp built in 1944 called "the Gate of Death"

The main gate to Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp built in 1944 called 'the Gate of Death'

 

The SAS storming the Iranian Embassy to free hostages taken by terrorists. London. 1980

The SAS storming the Iranian Embassy to free hostages taken by terrorists. London. 1980

 

Thich Quang Duc (1963)

Thich Quang Duc (1963)

 

Triumphant dog sitting atop a gun surrounded by gunners, France, during World War 1

Triumphant dog sitting atop a gun surrounded by gunners, France, during World War 1

 

Tsar Nicholas and friend (1899)

Tsar Nicholas and friend (1899)

 

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

 

French Resistance member Georges Blind smiling in front of a German execution squad. October 1944

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

 

Female Lockheed employee working on a P-38 Lightning, Burbank, California, 1944

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

 

At basecamp with Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay acclimating for Mt Everest ascent, late May 1953

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

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4 Responses to “For The Historically Inclined: 39 Incredible Photos From History”

  1. dubeyman Says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    (COLORIZED) Lt. Custer and Union Troops (1862) how the hell did Johnny Depp get in that pic?

  2. Jane Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Many thanks for the pictures-fascinating.

  3. jayman419 Says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    That “vac sealed satchet” isn’t from Apollo 11. They were placed there by Charlie Duke during Apollo 16.

    It’s obviously not Apollo 11… the tracks in the upper left part of the image are from the lunar rover and that wasn’t ready until Apollo 15.

  4. thetammer Says:
    January 12th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    re: the 9 Kings photo – The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire, King George I of The Hellenes (Greece) and King Albert I of the Belgians (Belgium). Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King-Emperor George V of the Great Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark. 20 May 1910, Scanned from the book “Crown & Camera”. Published by Penguin Books, 1987.©

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