22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

Photographers are excellent assistance for historians: they capture the most memorable events and significant facts, and they can explain the atmosphere of an entire era. However, unfortunately, the most exciting pictures of the past aren't shown in the history books in school. Therefore, we decided to show you what the first scooter was like, what Charlie Chaplin looked like when he was young, and who Mark Twain was friends with.


Take a look below:


A soldier helping a boy get over the Berlin Wall.

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© mauermuseum


Apeman discovered in the jungles of Brazil, 1937

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Imgur


This picture was initially posted on Imgur and instantly went viral as there was no explanation of where the image came from and what it meant.


Leningrad during the USSR, 1970s

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Jiří Tondl


Cutting a sunbeam, 1886

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Adam Diston


Charlie Chaplin, 1916

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Daily Herald Archive


Chaplin is 27 years old here.


When the two sides finally meet:

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Associated Press / East News


British and French tunnel engineers are greeting each other at the breakthrough point in the Channel Tunnel, in 1990.


Coca-Cola advertisement in Venice

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Daniele Manini / Flickr


Venice is popular for the number of pigeons there. The local authorities even prohibit the tourists to feed the birds on St. Mark’s Square as there are a lot of them. Coca-Cola used it for their advertisement campaign in 1960: they spread the seeds, so the pigeons which flew to eat them made a gigantic Coca-Cola inscription.


Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Wikipedia


Telsa and Twain were good friends even though the famous writer was 21 years older than Tesla. Twain spent a lot of time in his friend’s lab. Once, he even wanted to test Tesla’s rejuvenating electric current. The experiment did not end well, and the writer felt sick afterward. This picture was made in 1894. Twain holds an experimental electronic lamp.


Girls delivering ice, 1918

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© National Archives Catalog


In the past, women had to do the hard work.


A woman riding an Autoped

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Isai76 / Reddit


An Autoped was an early version of an electric scooter which was made by a New York company Autoped Company. It was produced from 1915 to 1921. The picture was taken in 1916.


David Bowie at the age of 16

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Allpix Pess / East News


When David was nine years old, he wanted to become a saxophone player. And at the age of 15, he organized his band called The Konrads.


German fraternity mirror selfie, 1912

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© shefoundnow / Reddit


The first daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Nicholas H. Shepherd


This is the earliest of Lincoln’s portraits. Nicholas Shepherd made it in 1846.


Princess Elizabeth II serving in the Women’s Auxillary Territorial Service

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Image State / East News


In 1945, the future Queen served in the Women’s Auxillary Territorial Service.


A beggar catches up with the carriage of King George the V

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© pubwithnobeer / Reddit


Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and George V of the United Kingdom

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Image State / East News


Look at how similar the English King and the Russian Tsar look! The thing is, they were cousins: their mothers were sisters.


The creation of propaganda posters during World War II

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Associated Press / East News


1941. Female students in Port Washington are copying posters.


The last Thylacine on the planet

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© Wikipedia


Thylacines are animals that went extinct not that long ago. This is Benjamin yawning in the zoo in 1933.


Men celebrating the end of the prohibition, December 5, 1933

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© dwna / Reddit


It was prohibited to sell, produce, and transport alcohol in the US from 1920 to 1933.


The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© gazelle_ / Reddit


The Golden Gate Bridge's construction took four years — from 1933 to 1937. It was the biggest bridge from 1937 to 1964. Now, it’s not the greatest bridge in the world but certainly the most recognized one.


Anne Frank’s father Otto, revisiting the attic where they hid from the Nazis. He was the only surviving family member.

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© PILLUPIERU / Reddit


Anne Frank became famous for her diary that she wrote while hiding from the Nazis. Unfortunately, Anne died. Her father was the only survivor.


Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923

22 Epic Historical Photos That Brought The Past Back To Life

© National Photo Company


Preview photo credit imgur, Jiří Tondl

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