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History Shown through Old Photos

I think I have a good knowledge of history, but I always learn something new when browsing through old photos. They let you temporarily enter an entirely different world. One small detail I never thought of before can blow my mind and change the way I look at an era. I hope that one of these 22 photos generates that mind blowing spark and teaches you something new. 

A prohibition era accessory: A cane flask.

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Marilyn Monroe opens the USA-Israel Football International with a kickoff, 1959.

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India's Taj Mahal, in 1865. The grand palace was first opened in 1648. 

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Inventor of the bikini, Louis Reard, with a model in 1946. He named the swimsuit after a nuclear weapon test site because he thought it would cause an ‘explosive’ cultural reaction.

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The welcome parade for Queen Elizabeth's first official visit to Germany in 1965.

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A young Pablo Picasso standing in front of Le Bateau Lavoir, a famous Parisian hangout for 20th-century artists.

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Women's archery during the Summer Olympic Games, London 1908.

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A Chinese immigrant family portrait, Oregon, 1890's.

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A first class suite on the Titanic.

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Saturday bath time in rural Spencer, Tennessee, 1939.

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Photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a kimono in 1896.

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The earliest known photo of Abraham Lincoln. Believed to be taken circa 1846.

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A Muslim Bandit in Xinjiang, China, circa 1915.

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Frank Sinatra shaving, 1965.

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French weightlifter and 1920 Olympic champion Ernest Cadine, posing in 1923.

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This is a photo of what Hitler might have looked like in disguise. Released by the US Secret Service in 1944.

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A dapperly dressed young man, at the London Stock Exchange in 1937.

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Elvis Presley, standing in his front yard in Memphis, Tennessee, 1956.

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A Californian beach party, 1930.

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Admiral Byrd’s snow cruiser near Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1939. The spectacle caused a record 90 mile stretch traffic jam, with over 70,000 cars delayed. 

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Rio de Janeiro in the 1930's.

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The world's first wedding car, 1903.

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H/T: www.lifebuzz.com

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