36 HISTORICAL PHOTOS That You Have to See To Believe

You may have seen our first collection of rare historical photos (and if you haven’t, check them out – they’re awesome) but chances are you’ve never seen photos like these. They capture some of the most tragic times throughout history as well as some more unknown stories of the times. These haunting photos will likely stick around in your mind for a long time, especially if you love history or photography at all. These pictures tell us about history in a way that books and documents will never be able to, courtesy of BoredPanda.com.

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916


Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885


Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924


Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923


Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency


Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901


Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956


Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937


Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII


Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944


Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940


Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961


Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965


Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940


Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917


Suntan vending machine, 1949


Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920′s


Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964


Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s


Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890


Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953


Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948


Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII


Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941


Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage


The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927


Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963


Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930


A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947


A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961


Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929


Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893


Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938


106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990


Elvis in the Army, 1958


Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937