Photographs have become an essential part of everyone’s life. We generally try saving the special memories of our life with these photographs. But, have you ever wondered what would the photographs from the past would look like?


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So, here we have consolidated a list of historical pictures that should not be missed.

The Very First Photo Of A Person

This picture was created by Louis Daguerre in spring of 1838 from his window. Though the picture was intended to just capture a daguerreotype image of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris because of the long exposure the Louis also captured a shoe cleaner with his client.

A Tattooed Woman, 1863

When she was just 14 years old, Olive Oatman’s parents were killed in 1859. She was then kidnapped by Indians and sold into slavery of the Mohave. At her return to the American society after five years, it was observed that Olive was not treated as a slave but as an equal, as the tattoos made on her were the same ones the Indians themselves wore.

The First Photograph With an Obscene Gesture, 1886

It seems like the photographer did something to annoy the baseball player Charles Radbourn to have earned that middle finger from him. The first photograph in history to capture the obscene gesture.

Snowball Fight, 1893

No, they are not soldiers who have just returned from a battlefield but are Princeton students after a seemingly innocent snowball fight.

Tallest Person, 1930’s

Till date, Robert Pershing Wadlow nicknamed “Alton Giant” remains the tallest person in the history of the world measuring 272 cm (8′ 11”) tall and weighed 199 kg (439 lb). He, unfortunately, died at the age of 22 in 1940.

Refusal of a German worker to raise his hand in the Nazi salute, 1936

August Landmesser with his gesture showed his disagreement towards a policy of the Third Reich which stated that he couldn’t marry a Jewish woman, Irma Eckler. Irma was later sent to a concentration camp, where she was killed, and August entered a penal battalion and disappeared.

Beer in the fuel tank of a fighter plane, 1944

No beer was not used as fuel, but it was the way beer was carried to the British soldiers fighting in Normandy during World War II.


Queen Elizabeth II serving in the army, 1945

During the World War II, the future queen Elizabeth served in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service as a mechanic and ambulance driver. This picture shows her holding a clock, which was a gift from her co-workers.


The Return Of American Soldiers, 1945

The dreadnought Queen Elizabeth safely delivered American soldiers to New York, after the military action in Western Europe.


Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield, 1957

When asked about this picture, Sophia Loren was quoted saying “Paramount had organized a party for me. All of cinema was there. And then in comes Jayne Mansfield, the last one to come. She knew everyone was watching. Where are my eyes? I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate.”

Photo On Moons’ Surface, 1972

The photo of Astronaut Charles Duke family was left on the surface of the moon when he took part in the Apollo 16 mission as a Lunar Module Pilot. The picture comprised of Charles, his wife, Dorothy, and their sons Charles Jr. and Thomas.

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