We have all seen famous pictures from different places, and events throughout history. Do you remember the famous ones from school in the history books? They are forever burned into our memories. But most of us have not seen those events from a different and unique perspective. These images of popular historical events give us exactly that. I never really wondered what Neil Armstrong looked like after he walked on the moon. But now that I have seen the look on his face, I know that it will be something I never forget. Take a look at these 25 popular historical events from a completely different perspective below.
1. The Hoover Dam before it was flooded.
2. Wilbur Wright flies his plane around the Statue of Liberty.
3. The Tank Man in Tienanmen Square.
4. Filming the famous MGM lion.
5. The iceberg believed to have sunk the Titanic.
6. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.
7. Jackie Kennedy proudly watching her husband debate Richard Nixon.
8. Aftermath of the Victory over Japan Day celebrations in New York City.
9. Iranian soldier looks at the burning oil refineries in Iran.
10. The Hollywood sign right after it was built. Later in 1949 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce began a contract with the City of Los Angeles Parks Department to repair and rebuild the sign. The contract stipulated that “LAND” be removed to spell “HOLLYWOOD” and reflect the district, not the “HOLLYWOODLAND” housing development.
11. The Beatles’ shoot for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
12. Neil Armstrong right after he walked on the moon.
13. JFK giving his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in Berlin, Germany.
14. Spectators watch the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
15. Young Adolf Hitler celebrating the announcement of World War One.
16. Crowds at the original Woodstock Music Festival.
17. Traffic jam in Berlin as the border between East and West Germany opens.
18. A Native American observers the completed Transcontinental railroad.
19. The models of the “American Gothic” painting.
20. Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan.
21. The molten radioactive core after the Chernobyl accident.
22. 1989 – East German soldier passing a flower.
23. 1912 – The first World Series Game in New York.
24. The last picture that was taken of the Titanic before it sank.
25. 1963 – JFK’s funeral in the Capitol Building.
Even though we are told about what has happened in the past, most of us these days didn’t live it. Photographs are one of the greatest ways to get the feel of being there. These images give you hints of people’s personalities and conjure up emotion from within. I love looking through my family’s old photo albums. I wonder if hundreds of years from now anyone will thumb through old photographs. With today’s technology it is highly doubtful.
Which one surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments.