Photographs are our way of looking into the past. They provide a glimpse into what life was like in much different times from our own. They can show tragedy, triumph or simply the way things are changing in the world. There are plenty of historical photographs that are circulated around all the time that everyone knows about. However, there are so many photographs that most people will never see that show pivotal or incredible moments throughout history. These 19 photos will absolutely blow your mind. They will make you wonder how you have never seen some of these crucial moments in history. Check out these incredible historical photographs, and gain a better understanding of history.
1. This photograph is a very powerful one. It show the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb that wiped out the city of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. This and the detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima caused the end of the Pacific campaign of WW2.
2. A very interesting photo, this one shows people who have crossed the border of East Berlin into West Berlin on November 10, 1989. These men marked this joyous fall of the Iron Curtain by checking out Western pornography.
3. What you are looking at here is a Nazi SS Officer initiation in 1938, just before Hitler invaded Poland. The atrocities that many of these men probably committed are disgusting.
4. This photo is actually dates back to 1934. It is the only known photo of Albert Einstein with his famous Relativity Equation, E=MC^2. One of the most important scientists in history with his most important discovery. This is quite the picture.
5. Before television was an everyday household item, there was a thing called radio. Radio was the ultimate form of communication and entertainment. This is a picture of the recording of a radio crime show called “Gang Busters” in the 1930’s.
6. These stone faces belong to none other than the famous outlaws Jesse James and Robert Ford. This photo was taken sometime in the 1880’s.
7. Vietnamese prostitutes were made famous from the movie Full Metal Jacket. Well these are actual Vietnamese prostitutes in Can Tho, Vietnam in 1970.
8. This dog is getting some serious air. This is actually a German messenger dog. They were used to carry messages across battlefields. This furry guy was carrying a message during a German offensive in January, 1918.
9. After Germany just ran through France like a hot knife through butter, Hitler decided to take in the sights. In this photograph he is visiting the tomb of Napoleon at the Invalides, Paris, France.
10. This photo shows one of the most shameful periods in American history. These white teenagers are harassing a black teen at a civil rights sit in located at a Drug Fair in Arlington VA. This photo was taken on June 10, 1960.
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