Some amazing historical photos
Answer by Joshua Spaulding:
Tagore Being Greeted By Helen Keller
Nine Kings In One Photo
In May 1910, European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of King Edward VII. Among the mourners were nine reigning kings, who were photographed together in what very well may be the only photograph of nine reigning kings ever taken. Of the nine sovereigns pictured, four would be deposed and one assassinated. Within five years, Britain and Belgium would be at war with Germany and Bulgaria. Only five of the nine monarchies represented in the photo still exist today.
A Jewish Menorah Defies A Nazi Flag, 1931
With Nylon Stockings Scarce, Women Would Paint Their Legs So It Looked Like Stockings, 1942
Lady In A Litter Being Carried By Her Slaves, Brazil, 1860
These two men are manumitted slaves. Manumission is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves. They borrowed the clothes and the hats just for the picture. It’s a posed photograph and statement about being manumitted rather than a picture of a woman posing with her slaves.
Winston Churchill With A Tommy Gun During An Inspection Near Hartlepool, 1940
Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen During The Great Depression, Chicago, 1931
Theodore Roosevelt At Tuskeegee With Booker T. Washington, 1905
Eiffel Tower During Nazi Occupation, 1940
Translation: “Germany is victorious on all fronts”. The V stands for Victory.
About 100 People Participate In A Lottery To Divide A 12 Acre Plot Of Sand Dunes, That Would Later Become The City Of Tel Aviv, 1909
13 Years Later, 1922
Martin Luther King Jr. Sitting In Jail At The Jefferson County Courthouse, 1967
Mahatma Gandhi In South Africa, 1900
Amelia Earhart Being Sworn Into The U.S. Army Air Force, 1937
1913 Gettysburg Reunion Of Union & Confederate Veterans On 50th Anniversary Of The Civil War