Photos from the past that are worth seeing
• Photos from the past that are worth seeing
The phrase "a picture instead of a thousand words," came up with an American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. These simple words could not be better suited to many aspects of our lives, but especially to the historical photographs. Sometimes a simple picture can tell about the past much more than long articles and chronicles.
All photos in this issue tell their stories about famous people or events of the past. Once the pictures are taken to capture the moment, and now they are the messengers of the past. Many photos years later become the cult when the public understands their importance and historical context. Perhaps pictures of wars, poverty and the struggle for freedom and small miracles from the past can help us to learn something in the future?
Woman with a stroller, equipped against gas attacks. England, 1938.
Statue of Liberty head Unpacking, 1885.
Elvis Presley in the Army, 1958.
Animals as a means of child care, 1956.
Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27, in 1916.
The collapse of the airship "Hindenburg", May 6, 1937.
The circus hippopotamus, harnessed to a cart, 1924.
Action Annette Kellerman for the right of women to wear tight-fitting leotard in 1907. Then she was arrested for obscenity.
Annie Edson Taylor - the first who survived, breaking Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 (she was 63 years old!).
106-year-old Armenian woman protects the house, 1990.
Children's cells - to a child living in an apartment, getting enough sunlight and fresh air. About 1937.
The first Ronald McDonald, 1963.
Cafeteria Disneyland employees, 1961.
Advertising atebrina, drugs against malaria in Papua - New Guinea during World War II. The inscription on the sign: "These guys have not taken your atebrin".
Soldier shares a banana with a goat in the war on Saipan, approx. 1944.
The girl with a doll in the ruins of her house after the bombing of London in 1940.
The construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.
An unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965. "War - is hell."
Bookshop in London, which was destroyed by bombardment, 1940.
Walter Io - one of the first to whom plastic surgery and skin grafting was done in 1917.
Sun Machine, 1949.
Length measurement swimsuit - if it is too short, a woman fined 1920.
Martin Luther King Jr. and his son removed the burnt cross from the lawn of his house, 1960.
The owner pouring acid into a pool in which swim dark-skinned, approx. 1964.
Lifeguard on the beach, 1920s.
Prostheses, UK, approx. 1890.
The mother and son watching the mushroom cloud, after the testing of nuclear weapons in Las Vegas, 1953.
The mother hides her face in shame: she had just put their children up for sale.
Australian boy has just received a gift of new shoes. The picture was taken during World War II.
Officers and Cadets of Hitler's army celebrate Christmas, 1941.
Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage.
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, c. 1927.
Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963.
melted and damaged pieces after a fire at Madame Tussauds in London, 1930.
Chimpanzee after the successful flight into space in 1961.
Pour illegal alcohol during Prohibition in Detroit in 1929.
Students at Princeton University after the battle in the snow between the freshmen and sophomores in 1893.
Suicide is a chic 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on one of the limousine UN staff, 1947.
The first morning after Sweden switched from left-hand to right-hand traffic, 1967.