40 Historic Photos That Made Me Think

Some photos can really reflect historic moments, and at the same time make me appreciate where we are today. Humanity, and the world in itself is certainly improving. Great set of photos!

Source: Boredpanda.

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

Not the job i would’ve signed up for!

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

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

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960

Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964

Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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

For the rest of the photos, click here

New Photos Mixed With Old – The Ghosts of World War II – Lessons From The Past

Whenever I travel, I often wonder how things used to look like in the new town that I’m exploring. What were the historic events that made this town look like its current state, and how did it look during those events?

At times when political violence is picking up, it may be important to look back and see where that kind of craziness may lead us.

A small trend in the photography scene, is to mix new photos with old, by placing the new, or old photo in the other. I really like these kind of photos, cause they often manages to transform the feeling from before, to now.

Here are some examples from the Russian photographer, Sergey Larenkov and his collection The Ghosts of World War II (link)

London in color – anno 1927

I’ve always enjoyed watching old photos/videos of familiar places, and to get a glimpse of how places used to look like. This must be a quite rare color clip from 1927, of a growing London. Really surprising that there were so many motor vehicles on the streets back then, and also that things looks so familiar even thought it’s almost 100 years back in time.

At the end of the clip you’ll se how this place looked back then.

© Pedro Hansson - London - Olympus ZX-1
© Pedro Hansson – London – Olympus ZX-1

B/W photos colored to reflect history

This is a powerful article I’ve found yesterday, about old B/W-photos that now has been colored and how they actually describes the reality in a new way. Two of the photos are really graphic (warning), and when colored even more horrifying than before.

For me this was an eye-opener. It’s easy to think that the history looks so much different than the present, but I guess it’s easy to imagine that things were more different than they were.

-> Link to the article

Picture from Gizmodo