15 Photographs From Past Decades That Will Shock You

 

They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. Yet sometimes a camera is able to capture even more than that. A single image can, on occasion, convey a whole book! The 15 historical photographs we've collected below are remarkable examples of this. Take a look, and prepare to be shocked as you are transported instantly back in time!

 

Deciding how to divide up sand dunes that would become modern day Tel Aviv.

photo-desert
reddit

 

Miss New Zealand faints at the Miss Universe pageant in Long Beach in 1954.

photo-newzealand
norman.hrc.utexass

 

This is Martha Graham. When she was born, she was a slave. By the time this picture was taken, she was one of the last people in America to have experienced slavery.

photo-slave
reddit

 

This is Fritz, a celebrity dog during the 1960's!

photo-firtz
imgur

 

This is what surviving a kamikaze attack looks like.

photo-kamikaze
reddit

 

 

A lunch counter sit in during the Civil Rights movement.

photo-civil
reddit

 

This is not a robot, it's a dive suit from 1911!

photo-diving
imgur

 

Back in the 1950's, weed was grown openly in the fields of New York.

photo-weed
reddit

 

The moment the MGM lion came into being…

photo-mgm
wikimedia

 

In Russia, kids gather to absorb UV rays, to help with deficient vitamin D levels.

photo-uv
natgeocreative

 

During the first French mission to Antarctica the explorers had a break… champagne, anyone?

photo-antarctica
reddit

 

This Australian soldier was sadly shot in the face during WW2.

photo-shot
reddit

 

This image shows a Dutch protestor from a movement called Provo, back in the 1960's.

photo-provo
reddit

 

The last living Tasmanian tiger to walk the earth. Benjamin, pictured below, died about three years after this shot was taken.

photo-tiger
reddit

 

When the US pulled out of Vietnam, people were literally fighting to get onto the choppers out of there.

photo-first
imgur

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