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30 Vintage Photos Of Historic Moments From Around The World

Published 3 weeks ago

It’s amazing to stop and think for a moment about all the moments that a billion people in the world have experienced at some point in time in history. There are so many things we don’t even think about, like who was perhaps the first person to feed a Polar Bear condensed milk?

The answers are surprisingly sometimes still available in the form of photographic evidence. Shared to an Insta account, under the handle “The History Atlas”, snapped in mostly B&W eons ago, these vintage photos give us a glimpse into a world long gone and almost forgotten but still helped shape the world that we are living in right now in some form or manner.

Prepare to delve into a world of rare and unseen footage of the human past.

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#1 The Soldiers Fed The Polar Bears With Condensed Milk Tins. Soviet Union, 1950

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Photo taken during a routine military expedition in Chukchi Peninsula, Soviet Union. It isn’t sure if the Chukchi Peninsula has more people or white bears. The climate is very severe and sometimes weather can be so fierce in winter that the temperature falls 60 C degrees below zero (-76 Fahrenheit).

#2 Snowman On A Soviet Scale. Ussr. Late 1960s

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#3 Fashion Show On Board The New York, New Haven, And Hartford Railroad’s Show Train, 1949

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#4 A White And A Black Men Leading A Civil Rights March In The Late 1950s

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#5 Tourists Sunbathing And Drinking Tea On Top Of The Great Pyramid Of Giza, 1938

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#6 Window Cleaners Cleaning High Rise On Madison Avenue. 1957

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#7 The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955

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#8 The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert In 1969

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#9 A Man Standing On The First Cables During The Construction Of The Golden Gate Bridge, With The Presidio And San Francisco In The Background. 1935

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#10 San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

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A stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day–“Pedestrian Day”–some 200,000 bridge walkers marveled at the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

 

#11 Couples Dancing In The Grand Foyer Of The Paris Opera House At A Victory Ball

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#12 In The 1920s And 1930s, Sheep Were Routinely Introduced Into London Parks To Keep The Grass Under Control And Reduce Mowing Costs

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Shepherds competed for the privilege of grazing their flocks on Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Clapham Common and other pastures around the city. Sheep are like a lawn care multi-tool. As they cut your grass, they also aerate the lawn with their hooves and spread fertilizer in the form of urine and manure. Sheep don’t require gasoline and oil changes, and although they are certainly not maintenance-free, grass-fed sheep are a sustainable alternative to lawn mower.

 

#13 Daytona Beach 1903

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#14 Drive-In Theatre. Chicago 1951

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#15 The Grand Prix In Monaco, 1937

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#16 Times Building Under Construction, 1903

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#17 Milk Delivery By Dogcart, Studio City, Ca, Circa 1910

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#18 Here We See The Creation Of The Central Line In 1898

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There are a million fascinating facts and figures about the London Underground, but this rarely seen photograph reminds us just what an engineering feat the construction process was.

#19 Charitable Chinese Man Feeding A Criminal In A Cangue. Ca. 1905

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Petty criminals were sentenced to wear the canque, often for a couple of months, and display themselves in public places. At best they were humbled by dependence on others to be fed, at worst, they might starve to death. The sign on the cangue describes the man’s crime.

 

#20 Gypsy Children Being Taught To Play The Violin In A Courtyard Of One Of The Poorer Houses. Budapest, Hungary, 1939 By William Vandivert

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#21 People Sleeping On The Crowded Platform Of Elephant And Castle Tube Station While Taking Shelter From German Air Raids During The London Blitz

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#22 Viet Cong Medics Operate On An Injured Cambodian Solider, 1970

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#23 Finnish Cavalry Training 1930s

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#24 An Elevator Parking Lot In New York. C.1920

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#25 Moving A House Using Horses. San Francisco, 1908

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#26 Sunday At Coney Island 1949

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#27 On Oct. 22, 1895, The Express Train From Granville To Paris

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On Oct. 22, 1895, the express train from Granville to Paris was running late.
Hoping to arrive on time, the driver increased the speed of the steam locomotive, which was carrying 131 passengers.
As it entered the Montparnasse terminal, the train was traveling approximately 25 to 37 miles per hour.
The air brake either failed or was applied too late, and the conductor was too preoccupied with paperwork to throw the hand brake in time. The train crashed through the buffers at the end of the track, crossed the 100-foot concourse and burst through the wall of the station, tumbling onto the street below.
A woman on the sidewalk who was minding her husband’s newsstand was killed by falling masonry. Five people on board the train were injured.
For four days, the train stood intact outside the station, drawing crowds of curious onlookers.

The driver was fined 50 francs.

 

#28 The Barge “Marine Angel” Negotiates A Turn Through The Upraised Michigan Ave. Bridge, Chicago, 1953

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#29 Delta Delta Delta Sorority Sisters, University Of Texas, Austin, 1944

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#30 Vintage Tennis Photo Women Smoking Cigarettes 1930s

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou is a free spirit in the world on her own journey. She believes that we need to heal the world like Michael Jackson said and that all the world's a stage like Shakespeare said. She believes we all have a role to play in making the world a better place and hers is on a beach island with a tropical climate; at least for the moment!

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