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Remarkable Historic Photos

Looking at these photos, I feel as if I’ve opened an old treasure chest. I appreciate how these nostalgic photos present a window to a world now gone. Featuring strong images ranging from everyday scenes to famous figures and game-changing historic events, every one of these photos has a powerful story to tell.

Leo Tolstoy tells his grandchildren a story in 1909.

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The Mona Lisa returns to the Louvre after WWII.

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The height of modern technology, 1900.

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Martin Luther King Jr. removes a burnt cross from his lawn, 1960.

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Some of the last samurai warriors pose for a photo (c. 1840-1860).

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The streets of New York, 1900.

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Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue being built, 1920s.

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Hitler's abandoned bunker, photographed by Allied soldiers, 1945.

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Elvis Presley as a soldier in the US Army, 1958.

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Bulletproof vests being tested, 1923.

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Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower being built, July 1888.

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Child laborers taking a smoking break, 1880. Yes, a SMOKING break.

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Fidel Castro pays his respects at the Lincoln Memorial, 1959.

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Hugo Gernsback invents the Television Goggles, 1963. Funny that didn't catch on...

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Adolf Hitler meets Pope Pius XI, 1930s.

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A soldier feeds a goat a banana during the Battle of Saipan, 1944. Just goes to prove kindness can be found anywhere.

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Queen Elizabeth II - then Princess Elizabeth - during WWII.

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A hippo in the circus pulls a cart, 1924. Doesn't seem too pleased about it.

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An American classroom in 1900.

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One of McDonald’s first branches, 1950s. 

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Test dummies, Nevada’s atomic bomb test site, 1950s.

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The Disney brothers, Roy and Walt, opening Disney Studios, 1923.

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The last inmates of Alcatraz leaving the famous prison in 1963.

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The Quagga, an extinct animal related to the zebra, South Africa, late 19th century.

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Winston Churchill at the beach in 1922. Stylish!

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