35 historical photographs for those who want to know everything (37 photos)

Category: Nostalgia, PEGI 16
22 May 2024

If you're a history buff or just curious, you'll love the photo facts from the History Defined subreddit. This project tells the coolest stories from the past through captivating visual content. Brief, but succinct and clear.

1. Blackfeet Indians in Glacier National Park, 1913

2. Gunnar Kaasen. With a team of 13 dogs, he delivered 300,000 units of diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, in 1925 to prevent an outbreak of the disease. They traveled at night at a temperature of -31 °C

3. Witold Pilecki. He allowed himself to be caught by German police during a raid in Warsaw so that he could be arrested and sent to Auschwitz to create a resistance network there. The mission was successful

4. Martin Coney - “incubator doctor.” Saved over 7,000 premature babies in his life by displaying them in incubators at the Coney Island Sideshow and allowing visitors to pay 25 cents to see them

In the early 1900s, many eugenics advocates believed that premature babies were not worth saving because they were doomed to die. But Coney refuted this idea by demonstrating the success of incubators he first saw at the Chicago World's Fair. By the time Coney's Coney Island show closed in 1943, nearly every hospital in America was using incubators.

5. A British soldier removes bandages from a dog orderly's bag during the war, 1915.

6. Two girls ride sheep at full speed in Cornwall, England, 1969. Photo by John Drysdale

7. A Spanish girl who fought for the Socialist Republicans in the Spanish Civil War

8. A Native American looking at the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada in 1869

9. One of the greatest archaeological discoveries: the Viking ship Oseberg, Tonsberg, Norway, 834 AD.

10. Men pull out the preserved carcass of a baby mammoth that was accidentally dug up from permafrost in Siberia in 1977 by a mining bulldozer.

He died at the age of 6-8 months about 40,000 years ago. There were traces of his mother's milk in his stomach.

11. Longmen Grottoes in Henan Province, China. More than 2,300 caves, in which there are more than 100,000 statues of all sizes, IV-X centuries AD. e.

12. The 1949 Nash Airflyte featured seats that folded out into convertible beds. In 1936, Nash Motors introduced the bed-in-car feature.

13. Agatha Christie in her youth

14. Four physicists on a walk: Albert Einstein, Hideki Yukawa, John Wheeler and Homi Bhabha, 1954

15. Burial at sea on the Intrepid, November 1944

16. Portrait of Elvis Presley taken by 12-year-old Jimi Hendrix after seeing him in concert

17. Ruth Lee, a waitress at a Chinese restaurant, raises a Chinese flag to avoid being mistaken for a Japanese woman on a beach in Miami. December 15, 1941

18. Young woman playing the harp in front of a large crowd, Rock of Cashel, Ireland, ca. 1910

19. Lamplighter at work, London, 1935

20. One of two confirmed photographs of Billy the Kid (the one with the hat), playing cards, 1877

21. In the late 1960s, Coca Cola recreated its logo in St. Mark's Square using sunflower seeds and doves that flew to them in the blink of an eye.

22. This is a photograph of a British veteran of the Napoleonic Wars posing with his wife. He wears a campaign medal indicating he served in Spain

This photograph was taken in 1850, 35 years after the Battle of Waterloo. It is difficult to say how old the former soldier was when this photograph was taken, but we can see that years of poverty and hard life have left their mark.

23. Union (left) and Confederate (right) veterans meet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.

24. Jean Bugatti, engineer and designer, eldest son of Ettore Bugatti, founder of the Bugatti automobile company. In the picture he is next to the Bugatti Royale, of which only 7 were made. 1932

25. Cultivation of fields in the shadow of the ruins of Roman aqueducts. Spain, Merida. Date: 1990. Photographer: Bruno Barbey

26. Hiroo Onoda, Japanese soldier who refused to surrender until 1974, 29 years after the end of World War II

27. Lovers from Hasanlu, discovered at an archaeological site in Teppe Hasanlu in northwestern Iran. The remains are believed to be about 2,800 years old

28. Samurai, 1864-1865 Photography by Felice Beato

29. Time outdoors in the park: mom knits on a bench, child is securely secured in a trash can. 1969

30. Vacationers on Daytona Beach in Florida, USA, in 1904. Color: @sebcolorisation

31. British troops march past the Great Pyramids in Egypt, 1940

32. Ronald Reagan testifies against his fellow actors before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947

33. Fahrbares Landhaus, Germany, 1922. One of the first iterations of what we now know as a motor home

34. Guard of Maharaja Ram Singh III at the Royal Palace of Jaipur in India, 1858

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