Time passes by becoming a history and all we have left are just memories. Luckily photography keeps some of them accurately preserved for the future generations.
Here is a collection of unique images picturing priceless moments from the past. No words needed, they simple speak for themselves.
1. The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861
2. Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick
3. Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27
4. Suntan vending machine, 1949
5. Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!
6. Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944
7. Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940
8. Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940
9. Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956
10. Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965
11. 1920′s lifeguard
12. Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920’s. If they were too short, the women would be fined
13. A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961
14. Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923
15. A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953
16. Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.
17. Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893
18. Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960
19. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961
20. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941
21. Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865
22. Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911
23. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927
24. New York City fire station, ca. 1912
25. Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900