Interesting History Pics That Nobody Shows You Before (36 pics)
1Circus showman and founder P.T. Barnum and his three dwarves, General Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren and Commodore Nutt, 1800s
2Women protesting forced hijab days after the Iranian Revolution, 1979 The date was March 8, International Women’s Day, and the image shows women from all walks of life — nurses, students, mothers — marching, smiling, arms raised in protest. More than 100,000 of them. At the time, Golestan recalls, Iranian people were very “politically charged” and believed change could be effected by demonstrating in the streets. “This time they were disappointed,” she says. “From the next day everybody had to wear the scarf.”
3Before the creation of the EPA, New York was one of America’s most polluted cities – 1966
4A man selling his new Chrysler for a fraction of its value after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, New York 1924-1929 Chrysler Series 75. MSRP for the base model started around $1600, or $22,590 in todays dollars. He’s asking the equivalent of $1400 for his new $22000 car.
5Deadwood, USA 1876
6The Clark Doll Experiment, 1939 This was a test done for a Master’s thesis that involved children being presented with 2 dolls, 1 black 1 white. They asked the children which they would play with, which one is nicer/better, etc. The experiment showed a clear preference for the white doll. Some of the actual data is hard to find, but the work was accepted enough that the Supreme Court used it in Brown v Board of Education.
7Muhammad Ali prevents a suicide 1981 “Over the next few days, Ali spent over $2,000 getting the man clothes, an apartment and a job. The poor fellow broke down in tears. He couldn’t believe the heavyweight champion was helping him,” Bingham said.” “He grasped Ali by the hands, tears running down his cheeks, and said: ‘I spent years alone after returning from Vietnam. ‘I became convinced that nobody cares whether I live or die, so I decided I would die – but you changed that for me. You have given me the strength to carry on,’” Bingham claimed. Ali stayed in touch with the vet for years, Bingham said. “The champ called him every few months. There’s no doubt that Ali saved his life and helped him get a new start,” he said.
8Teenagers at a party in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1947
9Chang ‘The Chinese Giant’ with his wife and manager. His height was claimed to be over 8 feet and he was reportedly able to speak between six to ten languages 1871
10Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work. All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense darkness in the mine, the hieroglyphics on the door were not visible until plate was developed. 1908
11Luftwaffe bomber crew patched up, apparently shot down in the Leningrad region in 1941.
12A Harlem couple wearing raccoon coats with a Cadillac 1932
13Al Capone’s FBI criminal record, showing most of his criminal charges were dismissed 1932
14Ford Model T assembly line 1920s
15President of Chile Salvador Allende moments away from death during military coup at Moneda Palace in Santiago.
16William "Bill The Butcher" Poole, the inspiration for the character portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York, 1875. The anti-foreign, anti-Catholic, and anti-immigrant “Native American” political party was formed in 1843. (At the time, the phrase “Native American” referred to people born in the U.S. and NOT to the indigenous people of the country.) William Poole (the basis for the character “William Cutting” in the movie “Gangs of New York”) was a member of the New York branch of that organization (which was often called the “Know Nothing” Party). He was also the head of his own West Side gang. The Native Americans used Poole as their chief “enforcer.” As a butcher in real life, Poole (wielding the knife of his trade) could accurately hit a target from 20 feet. He had served an “apprenticeship” with the Bowery Boys, was known to gouge out the eyes of his foes, stood more than six feet and weighed more than 200 pounds. He, and members of his gang, had special jobs to do for the Nativists on election days: commandeer votes. It is said that they stood outside polling places with bludgeons in their hands. Sometimes they forced people to vote more than once. They sought to elect candidates who would guard against “foreigners” getting jobs they believed should go to native-born Americans.
17Julia Child on the set of her TV show ‘The French Chef’, 1963
18Wilt Chamberlain demonstrates his reach to Muhammad Ali – 1967
19Cabinet ministers lined up for execution after a coup d’état in Liberia, 1980
20Adam West donning the cowl on the set of Batman 1966
21Exhausted contestants try to keep moving during a grueling dance marathon that began March 31, more than 900 hours earlier, in the Bronx, 1932
22Lumberjacks pose by a large Douglas fir ready for felling Oregon 1918
23British Airship R33 preparing for launch at an aerodrome in Barlow, Yorkshire. 1919
24Butcher shop on Water Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1905
25Grand Central, New York City 1941
26A portrait of a British war veteran and his wife, circa 1855. His medal indicates that he fought in five battles during the Napoleonic Wars
27Civil Rights protesters standing up to fire hoses aimed at them by the authorities in Birmingham, Alabama. 1963
28In the ’50s black musicians were often limited to small nightclubs. The Mocambo wouldn’t book Ella Fitzgerald until Marilyn Monroe said she would take a front table every night Ella played. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was true to her word.
29The last bare-knuckle heavyweight championship fight at Richburg, Mississippi, in which John L. Sullivan (left) defeated Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds. It was one of the first American sporting events to receive national press coverage. 1889
30Getting cooled air piped into the car while enjoying a meal at a drive-in restaurant in Houston, Texas 1957
31A teenager at an Elvis Presley concert at the Philadelphia Arena on April 6, 1957
32Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie & Clyde fame, poses with his car and guns in Joplin, Missouri 1933
33Grandmaster Ip Man with his student Bruce Lee practicing Wing Chun during the 1960s
34The Beatles step onstage in Tokyo, Japan. 1966
35John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States 56 years ago, Jan. 20, 1961. He is pictured here with his wife Jackie Kennedy in the Presidential Box overlooking the crowd during his Inaugural Ball.