49 Absolutely Terrific Images From The Past That Are Just Amazeballs

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These aren’t your boring black and white pictures from history class. These are amazing moments from the past that’ll make you go Woaaaah Dude! 😉

1. Muhammad Ali basking in glory with his winnings, (1964).

1. Muhammad Ali with his winnings in 1964.


2. The original way to ‘text’ in a class, (1944)

2. The original way to 'text' in Class (1944)


3. This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s.

3. This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s


4. Early Video Gamers playing at home on a Magnavox Odyssey, (circa 1972)

4. Early Video Gamers playing at home on a Magnavox Odyssey, circa 1972


5. The first ever ‘space selfie’ taken by Buzz Aldrin on the Gemini 12 spacecraft, (November 12th, 1966)

5. The first ever 'space selfie' ever taken by Buzz Aldrin on the Gemini 12 spacecraft, November 12th, 1966.


6. W.H. Murphy and his associate demonstrating their Bulletproof Vest, (1923)

6. W.H. Murphy and his Associate Demonstrating their Bulletproof Vest on October 13, 1923


7. Women engage in a boxing match on a roof, (1938)

7. Women boxing on a roof, 1938


8. David Bowie looking dapper AF! at the Aladdin Sane Tour, (1973)

8. David Bowie, Aladdin Sane Tour, 1973.


9. The house that Donald Trump couldn’t buy, (circa 1991)

27. The house that Donald Trump couldn’t buy. circa 1991


10. A stunning multiple exposure picture of Tesla with his Magnifying Transmitter.

10. A multiple exposure picture of Tesla with his Magnifying transmitter2


11. The world’s first ever known wheelie to be successfully attempted, (c. 1936)

11. The world's first ever known wheelie to be successfully attempted, c. 1936.


12. A real ‘Cowboy’ photographed in Sturgis, Dakota Territory, (c. 1888)

12. A real Cow Boy, c. 1888, Sturgis, Dakota Territory


13. The man who invented the ‘Sideburns’: Civil War General Amrbose Burnside, whose unusual facial hair led to the coining of the term ‘sideburns’.

13. The man who invented the side burns, Civil War General Amrbose Burnside, whose unusual facial hair led to the coining of the term sideburns


14. Breaking The Odds: A police officer issuing a ticket to a woman for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy, (1957)

14. A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy, in 1957


15. Ku Klux Klan members on a Ferris wheel: The only time they are fun to look at!, (1925)

15. Ku Klux Klan on a ferris wheel, 1925


16. Maud Stevens Wagner – the first known female tattoo artist in the United States, (1907)

16. Maud Stevens Wagner - the first known female tattoo artist in the United States 1907


17. Punt guns, used for duck hunting a century back. A single shot could kill up to 50 waterfowl resting on the surface of a pond or lake!, (ca 1900)

17. Punt guns were used for duck hunting at the turn of the last century. A single shot could kill up to 50 waterfowl resting on the surface of a pond or lake. ca 1900.


18. Audrey Hepburn ‘breaking beautiful’ on her visit to Congo, 1958.

18. Audrey Hepburn breaking beautiful on her visit to Congo, 1958.


19. A little girl holds a penguin’s flipper as they walk together around the London Zoo, (1937)

19. A little girl holds a penguin's flipper as they walk together around the London Zoo, 1937


20. The exact moment 5 year old Harold Whittles hears for the very first time after doctors place an aid in his left ear, (circa 1979)

20. The exact moment five year old Harold Whittles hears for the very first time after doctors place an aid in his left ear. Circa. 1979


21. Sesame Street Rehearsals, (1980’s)

21. Sesame Street Rehearsal 1980's unknown photographer


 

22. The Obama’s on their wedding day, (1992)

22. The Obama's on their wedding day, 1992.


23. Max Factor using his beauty micrometer device on actress Dorothy Wilson.

23. Max Factor using his beauty micrometer device on actress Dorothy Wilson


24. Job hunting during the Great Depression of 1930.

24. Job hunting in 1930 during the great depression of 1930


25. Inflating cow skins to use as boats in the Indian Himalayas, (1903)

25. Inflating cow skins to use as boats in the Indian Himalayas (1903)


26. O.J. Simpson running from police on June 17, 1994.

26. O.J. Simpson running from police on June 17, 1994.


27. Saundra Brown, the first black woman on the Oakland police force, gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.

9. Saundra Brown, the first black woman on the Oakland police force, gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.


28. A young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. Bin Laden is second from the right in a green shirt and blue pants.

28. A young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. Bin Laden is second from the right in a green shirt and blue pants.


29. A Samurai, (1881)

29. A Samurai, (1881)


30. Daredevil, (1917)

30. Daredevil, (1917)


 

31. Muhammad Ali in training, Miami, Florida, (1966)

31. Muhammad Ali in training, Miami, Florida, 1966


32. An undercover police officer apprehends a mugger on the New York City Subway, (1980)

32. An undercover police officer apprehends a mugger on the New York City Subway, 1980.


 

33. Mata Hari (1910), a Dutch exotic dancer who was executed by a firing squad in France on conviction of espionage for Germany.

33. Mata Hari, 1910s


34. Marlon Brando getting ready for his shot during the filming of The Godfather, (1972)

34. Marlon Brando getting ready for his shot during the filming of The Godfather 1972


35. Salvador Dali at a book signing, taken with a fisheye lens, (1963)

35. Salvador Dali at a book signing, taken with a fisheye lens, by Philippe Halsman, 1963.


36. Setting up the models on the sets of the first ‘Godzilla’ movie, (1954)

37. Preparing models and set to film the first 'Godzilla' movie, 1954 on the sets of Godzilla


37. The Beatles reading their fan mail, (1964)

36. The Beatles reading fan mail, 1964


38. Only remaining image from the Original ending of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, (1981)

38. Only remaining image from Original ending of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. 1981


39. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussing the future of computing, (1991)

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


40. NASA scientists pose with their board of calculations, (1961)

40. NASA scientists pose with their board of calculations, 1961


41. The entire British Concorde fleet in one picture at London’s Heathrow Airport, (1986)

41. The entire British Concorde fleet in one picture, January 21, 1986, at London Heathrow Airport


42. Aircraft detection before the invention of the Radar, (c. 1917)

42. Aircraft detection before the invention of the Radar, c. 1917


43. Taking Airline Reservations before computers were invented.

43. Taking Airline Reservations before Computers


44. An early train, Tokyo, (1964)

44. Early train Tokyo, 1964


45. A little girl stands bewildered by the signpost at Bodö Airport, Norway, (1968)

45. Little girl by the signpost at Bodö Airport, Norway, 1968


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

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


47. The Microsoft staff, (1978)

47. The Microsoft staff, 1978


48. The French carry out a nuclear test in French Polynesia, (1970)

48. French nuclear testing in French Polynesia, 1970


49. All of Mahatma Gandhi’s worldly possessions, (ca 1948)

49. Mahatma Gandhi's worldly possessions. ca 1948


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