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Go On a Journey Through Time With These Historical Photos

 The camera as we know it today was invented by the French inventor Nicephore Niepce in 1816. Niepce technically took the first photo on a homemade camera, with silver chloride covered paper. Countless photographs were taken since that historical first one and the quality in which we are able to capture reality is only getting better, sharper, and more accurate.

Undoubtedly, the existence of photography has altered society in many ways. Although old photographs can be a bit grainy or blurry and they are usually black and white, they allow us to peek at a moment in time long before we were even born. And that can be fascinating. We hope you enjoy this collection of photographs, showcasing moments of a past world.

1. Teenagers at the record store, 1957

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Teenagers at the record store, 1957

2. Boxing at Yankee Stadium, New York, 1923

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Boxing at the Yankee Stadium, New York, 1923

3. New York Times newsroom, 1942

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs New York Times newsroom, 1942

4. Rush Medical College lecture auditorium, Chicago, 1900

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Rush Medical College lecture auditorium, Chicago, 1900

5. School dance, unknown location, 1956

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs School dance, unknown location, 1956

6. Inside the “Gunn House Saloon” in Sonora, California 1898

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Inside the “Gunn House Saloon” in Sonora, California 1898

7. African-American sharecropper and mother teaching her children numbers and the alphabet at home, Louisiana, 1939

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs mother teaching her children at home

8. Young boy watching television for the first time,1948

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Young boy watching television for the first time ,1948

9. Inside the FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Factory, Washington DC, 1943

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs Inside the FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Factory, Washington DC, 1943

10. Listening to a record during music class, 1957

18 Fascinating Historical Photographs  Listening to a record during music class, 1957

11. Twins waiting at a bus stop on Route 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 194718 Fascinating Historical Photographs Twins waiting at a bus stop on Route 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1947

12. Ashtrays and coin-operated televisions in the Los Angeles Greyhound bus terminal, 196918 Fascinating Historical Photographs Ashtrays and coin-operated televisions LA 1969

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13. Lunchtime at an automat in NYC, 195718 Fascinating Historical Photographs Lunch time at an automat in NYC, 1957

14. Getting cooled air piped into the car while enjoying a meal at a drive-in restaurant, Houston, Texas, 195718 Fascinating Historical Photographs Getting cooled air piped into the car Texas 1957

15. Nurses in bomb trenches between hospital wards, France, 191818 Fascinating Historical Photographs Nurses in bomb trenches between hospital wards, France, 1918

16. Albert Einstein lecturing on the Theory of Relativity, 192218 Fascinating Historical Photographs Albert Einstein lecturing on the Theory of Relativity, 1922

17. Two female bootleggers, 192118 Fascinating Historical Photographs  Two female bootleggers, 1921

18. Swimming Instructor and Bather, Midland Beach, Staten Island, 189818 Fascinating Historical Photographs  Swimming Instructor and Bather, Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1898

Source of images: Izismile

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