15 Incredible Historic Photos That Will Blow You Away – Part 1

Ever since we’ve had photographs, people have been using cameras to capture some pretty amazing moments. A lot of the photos taken across the globe are only of personal significance to the photographer, but then there are photos like these, which have some great historical significance. Some of these events you might have read about, but we bet you’ve never seen them like this before. Take a look!

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On the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913, veterans of the Union and the Confederate army shake hands. 

A long exposure shot of trench warfare in WWI.

Taken in 1912, this is the last photo of the Titanic above water.

A Soviet soldier holds the head of a statue of Hitler after the end of WWII.

Sean Connery signs a coconut on the set of Dr. No for a tiny fan.

Taken in 1937, this photo is of Robert Wadlow, the tallest person ever recorded. Here, he was just 19 years old and 8ft 7in. His height was attributed to a disorder of the pituitary gland which meant he couldn’t stop growing and, sadly, this is what killed him just four years later. He was 8ft 11in.

 

 An English Electric Lightning plane comes down, and ejects its pilot at a low altitude. Luckily, he survived with only fractures to show for it.

Marathon runners at the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896.

Taken in 1924, some friends enjoy riding in this new car, which could travel at mammoth speeds of up to 25mph.

Walt Disney’s early drawings of Mickey Mouse from back in 1928.

Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe shake hands at a London film premier in 1956. They were both 30 at the time.

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears in his very first body building contest in 1963.

Contestants in the 1980 National Space Invaders Championships.

A photo captured in 1974 of two mimes in Central Park. It wasn’t until 35 years later that the photographer realized one of the mimes was none other than Robin Williams. 

The Beatles just before the photo for their iconic Abbey Road album cover was shot.

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