These photos from the past are almost surreal. Some of them captivating and emotional. Some of them very raw. All of them very interesting and worth a look. Thanks to Reddit for these images.
A woman with a gas-resistant stroller. England 1938
Unpacking the head of the Statue Of Liberty, 1885.
Elvis Presley in the Army, 1958.
Animals being used
Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916.
The Hindenburg disaster, May 6, 1937.
A circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924.
Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one piece bathing suit, 1907. Annette was arrested for indecency.
Annie Edison Taylor was the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901.
106 year old Armenian woman guards her home, 1990.
Baby cages were used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building. California, 1937.
The original Ronald McDonald, 1963.
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII.
A soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, 1944.
Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home. London, 1940.
Construction on the Berlin wall begins, 1961.
An unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965.
Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940.
Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917.
Suntan vending machine, 1949.
Measuring bathing suits. If they were too short, women would be fined, 1920’s.
Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960.
A hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, 1964.
Lifeguard on patrol, 1920’s .
Artificial legs have come a long way since 1890.
Mother and son watching a mushroom cloud after an atomic test near Las Vegas, 1953.
Mother hides her face in shame after offering her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948.
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
Hitlers officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.
Christmas dinner during the Great Depression, turnips and cabbage.
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1927.
The last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving the building, 1963.
Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s wax museum in London, 1930.
A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961.
Ilegal alcohol being poured out during prohibition, Detroit, 1929.
Princeton students after a freshmen vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893.
23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1974.
First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967.
Let’s be glad that these photos are from the past and that we’re not living through some of these ordeals.