You can read about events from the past as much as you like, but we don’t think it has as much impact until you see it with your own two eyes. Of course, we can’t go back in time to see people or events from years gone by, but for our more recent history, we have photos and videos that we can look at! We’ve collected a number of historic photos that are highly interesting and give more insight into how things were over the past hundred or so years. Check out these thirteen photos from the past that will bring history to life.
A slave dealer’s shop in Virginia in the 1860s.
The unbroken seal of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.
Queen Elizabeth II during her service in the second world war.
The Eiffel tower being built in 1888.
A zeppelin flying over the pyramids in 1931.
The statue of liberty under construction in Paris in 1883.
Osama Bin Laden on a family trip to Sweden during the 1970s. He is the second person from the right, wearing a green shirt.
The Hindenburg crash in New Jersey on May 6th 1937
A French radiographer in his protective gear in 1918.
New York’s first group of female Marines in 1943.
Elvis Presley being sworn into the army in 1958.
The Dalai Lama as a child in 1940.
A school photo of Adolf Hitler in 1899. He is the child in the center of the back row.