20 Rarely Seen Photos From Our Past And How They May Have Influenced Our Current Reality

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Famous American historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, once said that “History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”

Indeed, if you’re as fascinated by what our ancestors went through as much as the folks behind the Facebook group, Historical Pictures and Old Memories are; then, scroll below for a gallery of candid images that give us a fascinating and illuminating glimpse into the past.

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#1 Formal Portraits Rarely Featured Smiles, But They Can Be Found In Photographs Of Daily Life During This Period

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#2 A Baby Learning How To Walk In A Wicker Frame As Mom Does Laundry. 1910s

Image source: Peter Carew

#3 Nellie Brown, An African-American Cowgirl, C.1880s

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#4 Anne Frank At School

Image source: Peter Carew

#5 Star Wars Cast Out Of Costumes: Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) And Kenny Baker (R2-D2). 1977

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#6 A Native American, Belonging To The Ojibwe People, Spear Fishing In A Lake Somewhere In Minnesota, United States. Photograph Taken In 1908

Image source: Peter Carew

#7 Whirling Horse, A Sioux Native American Man. Photographed By Gertrude Käsebier, C.1900

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#8 Bruce Lee Teaching His Son, Brandon, Martial Arts At An Early Age. 1960s

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#9 Charlie Chaplin Was Ahead Of His Time, 1922. This Is One Of The Earlier Distracted Boyfriend Situations On Film

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#10 A Young Kiowa (Kiawah) Woman In Native Dress

Image source: Peter Carew

#11 Albert Einstein Posing For A Photograph In Zurich, Switzerland At The Age Of 24 In 1903

Image source: Peter Carew

#12 Ernest Hemingway On The Steps Of His Cuban Estate Finca Vigia, Nuzzling One Of His Beloved Polydactyl Cats; San Francisco De Paula, Circa 1954

Image source: Mikel Lee

#13 Bell Labs Experimental Video Phone 1960s

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#14 4.5 Megabytes Of Data In 62,500 Punched Cards, 1955

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#15 1948 – Scottish Ballerina Moira Shearer Plays Dancer Victoria Page In The Classic Film ‘The Red Shoes’

Image source: Peter Carew

#16 Lisa Fonssagrives At The Eiffel Tower, 1939

Image source: facebook.com

#17 Digging Graves As A Hobby (1916)

Image source: Александр Горелов

#18 A Man Selling Brooms And Baskets. Japan, 1890-1896

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

#19 In The Victorian Era, The Woman’s Hair Was Considered An Important Part Of Her Appearance And It Marked Her Status And Her Femininity

Image source: Katherine Reynoldz

Women in that era were often expected to grow their hair to great lengths, and it was common knowledge that a woman’s crowning glory was her hair.

#20 Participants In The Miss Beautiful Eyes Beauty Pageant, Paris, 1930

Image source: Александр Горелов

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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