33 Remarkable Images From The Past That Are Just Plain Awesome

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Google+Share on StumbleUpon

History can marvel us in so many different ways. The events, the people and their decisions are all part of our glorious history; and most important of them are the people who helped in forming it. They made it and they’ve broken it….all at once. And its not just the famous who’ve written it but all of those who were part of it are equal bearers in its making. And guess what, You and Me are currently forming a history of our own….something we will be remembered by when we’re gone. Everyone has a story….everyone has a history. History is us and we its creators. Presenting a collection of some rare, extraordinary images that you absolutely cannot miss for anything.

1. “This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me” – Bill Gates, (1994)

1. This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that's here below me- Bill Gates,1994

 imgur

2. A young Osama Bin Laden (on the right) after practicing judo.

2. Osama Bin Laden after practicing judo

 reddit

3. An Opium Party in France, (1918)

3. Opium Party, France 1918

 reddit

4. 106 year old Armenian woman guards her home in southern Armenia, (1990)

4. 106 year old Armenian woman guards her home in southern Armenia in 1990.

 reddit

5. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, (ca. 1937)

5. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

 pinterest

6. President Bill Clinton poses for a picture with a White House intern….Yeah! You guessed that right….Monica Lewinsky. (1995)

6. President William Jefferson Clinton poses for a picture with a White House intern (1995)

 nydailynews

7. A mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, (1948)

7. Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

 pinterest

8. Jews serving in the German and Austro-Hungarian armies celebrate Hanukkah. Eastern Front of World War I, (1916)

8. Jews serving in the German and Austro-Hungarian armies celebrate Hanukkah. Eastern Front of World War I, 1916

 pinterest

9. A beach official measures bathing suits. If they were too short, women would be fined,  (1920’s)

9. A beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren't too short (1920s)

 checkthisyo

10. Testing of new bulletproof vests, (1923)

ByANFDu

 rarehistoricalphotos

11. A mug shot of after he was arrested for driving without a license, (1977)

 11. Bill Gates' mug shot for driving without a license 1977

 pinterest

12. Colorized image of the famous Buddhist monk who burned himself to death to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government, (1963)

12. Colourised image of Thích Quảng Đức self-immolation to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. 1963.

 thoughtcatalog

Thich Quang Duc, carried out a self-immolationin order to protest against the government’s torture policy against priests. It is said that Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.

13. Barack Obama on his high school basketball team, (1979)

13. Barack Obama on his high school basketball team

 basketball.wikia.com

14. The 140-kiloton Chagan nuclear test, Soviet Union, (1965)

14. The 140-kiloton Chagan nuclear test, Soviet Union, 1965

 nuclearweaponarchive.org

15. A “Punt Gun”, formerly used for duck hunting, it had the potential to kill 50 birds at once. It was banned in the late 1860’s.

15. This is a “Punt Gun”, formerly used for duck hunting it had the potential to kill 50 birds at once. It was banned in the late 1860’s. Washington, DC

 io9

16. Hillary Clinton Playing Game Boy, (1993)

16. Hillary Clinton Playing Game Boy in 1993

 gamespot

17.  Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division, during world war II, stop to pray, (1942)

17. Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division, during world war II, stop to pray, (1942)

 reddit

18. Black Children watch as white children play in a ‘whites only’ park, (1956)

18. Black Children watching as white children play in a whites only park. 1956

beautifuldecay

19. A Wounded American soldier prays in Okinawa, (1945)

19. Wounded American soldier praying, Okinawa, 1945

 theredlist

20. Eyeglasses taken from the Auschwitz prisoners, before they were taken to the gas chamber, are found after the liberation and piled up in the six remaining warehouses at the camp, (1945)

20. Eyeglasses taken from the Auschwitz prisoners before they were taken to the gas chamber. Found after the liberation, piled up in the six remaining warehouses at the camp. 1945

 reddit

21. Homosexuals being punished by wearing dresses and wheeling heavy rocks, State Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado, (Between 1900-1910)

21. Homosexuals being punished by wearing dresses and wheeling heavy rocks, State Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado, Between 1900-1910

 reddit

22. A war veteran sells matches on the street, in Canterbury, Kent. England – (Circa. 1930)

22. A war veteran sells matches on the street, in Canterbury, Kent. England - Circa. 1930

 pinterest

23. The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles – William Harley and Arthur Davidson, (1914)

23. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 -- The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles

 pinterest

24. A series of Dinosaur tracks in prehistoric limestone are removed from the bed of the Paluxy River in Texas, (1952)

24. Dinosaur tracks in prehistoric limestone are removed from the bed of the Paluxy River in Texas. 1952

 imgur

25. An F1 pilot ejects at extremely low altitude. The pilot miraculously survived with multiple fractures, (1962)

25. F1 pilot ejects at extremely low altitude. The pilot survived with multiple fractures. 1962

 reddit

26. “You!” – Princess Diana meets ‘Mr.Bean’, comedian Rowan Atkinson while greeting the cast of the ‘Royal Variety’ show, (1984)

26. You - Princess Diana meets Mr.Bean, comedian Rowan Atkinson while greeting the cast of the 'Royal Variety' show in 1984

 reddit

27. Fidel Castro gives an interview in his car, (1964)

27. Fidel Castro giving an interview in his car.1964

 reddit

28. Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discusses the future of computing, (1991)

28. Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.

 networkworld

29. A pickup truck flees from the pyroclastic flows spewing from the Mt.Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, on June 17, 1991. This was the second biggest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

29. A pickup truck flees from the pyroclastic flows spewing from the Mt.Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, on June 17, 1991.

 reddit

30. Muhammad Ali knocks-out Sonny Liston, 2 minutes and 8 seconds into their classic World Heavyweight Title rematch in Lewiston, Maine, (1965)

30. Muhammad Ali knocks-out Sonny Liston, 2 minutes and 8 seconds into their classic World Heavyweight Title rematch in Lewiston, Maine, (1965)

 reddit

31. A permanent shadow of a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing lies cast on the ground that speaks of the severity of the tragedy that engulfed Japan (1945)

A permanent shadow of a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing lies cast on the ground that speaks of the severity of the tragedy that engulfed Japan (1945)

 walltowatch

32. A Morning of Chaos: First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, (1967)

32. First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967

 rarehistoricalphotos

33. Widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS. A father comforts his son, David Kirby, on his deathbed in Ohio. Published in LIFE magazine, November 1990.

33. Widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS A father comforts his son, David Kirby, on his deathbed in Ohio. Published in LIFE magazine, November 1990.

 agnostica
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Google+Share on StumbleUpon
Like us on Facebook

- Facebook Conversations -

comments powered by Disqus