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

What are some amazing historical photos?


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