Historical photos can show how human society evolved. It is astonishing how far we have progressed culturally and how our social values have changed over time. These photos below give us a sense of what it was like during a particular moment in history. No book or painting can illustrate history better than a real historic photo.
Scroll down below to view these amazing historical photos.
A 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home in 1990.
An Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard in 1960.
A woman with a gas-resistant pram in England, 1938.
Testing of new bulletproof vests in 1923.
A space chimp posing for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961.
Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas in 1941.
A lifeguard on the coast in 1920’s.
A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine in 1947.
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927.
The original Ronald McDonald in 1963.
Circus hippo pulling a cart in 1924.
Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage.
For a dime, this 1949 machine would spray you with a fake tan for thirty seconds.
Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956.
Measuring bathing suits. If they were too short, women would be fined in 1920s.
Abraham Lincoln’s hearse in 1865.
Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty in 1885.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27 in 1916.
Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944.