Unique Photographs from Our Past

These next 30 photographs go beyond the norm – they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will.

Check out the photo of Annette Kellerman who was arrested for indecency while promoting women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit. 1907

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick 1924

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Papua, New Guinea during WWII

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
1920′s lifeguard

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Suntan vending machine, 1949

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961
30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine…

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past
Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past