22 Photos of Historical Significance (22 photos)

Amazing historical photos with descriptions.

1912 World Series.
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Fidel Castro laying a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, 1959.
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British SAS back from a 3 month long patrol, North Africa, January 18, 1943.
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Japanese plane shot down during the Battle of Saipan, near Saipan circa June 15 July 9, 1944.
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Fallout cloud above the Japanese city of Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
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Contrails above London after dogfight between british and german aircraft. September 1940.
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Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo in 1933.
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A shell shocked reindeer as World War II planes drop bombs, by Yevgeny Khaldei, Mourmansk, Russia, 1941.
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Earliest aerial photograph of an American city, titled "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It" Taken from a hot air balloon Oct, 1860.
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Mount Rushmore before carving.
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"Waiting for the gong." Aboard the U.S.S. Oregon circa 1897.
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Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Dukes family photo left behind on the moon, 1972.
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Brighton Swimming Club in their top hats and swim suits, 1863.
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The mighty Titanic prepares to leave port. 1912.
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Liberated Jewish man holds NAZI soldier at gunpoint during WWII, unknown date.
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Colourized image of Osama Bin Laden age 14 (second from right) and family in Sweden, 1971.
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Leo Tolstoy telling a story to his grandchildren, 1909.
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Photographer Lewis Hine shot images of young boys smoking cigarettes to emphasize the harmful effects of child labor. ca. 1880.
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John McCain being captured by Vietnamese civilians in Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi, 1967.
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The Berlin Wall coming down. November 11, 1989.
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German air raid on Moscow, 1941.
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Men eating bread and soup in a breadline during the great depression.
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