20 Insane Historical Photographs Take Us Back To A Different Time

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The best facet about photography is its ability to teleport us to a particular moment in time. There is so much value in this process and that becomes more evident as time passes. We now have access to photographs that are over a hundred years old and this allows us to closely examine the change in cultures and lifestyles of people over a large period of time. Here is a list of 20 photographs that are not just beautifully taken but are also historically significant:

Coca-Cola Ad In Venice

Advertising has changed tremendously over the past 50 years but this advertisement taken at St. Mark’s Square in the 1960’s puts perspective to the amount of hard work it takes to make a great ad.

Frank Sinatra Mug Shot

The talented Frank Sinatra is a legend in every circle but this photograph of his mug shot shows us exactly why he gets his legendary status.

Alfred Hitchcock And The MGM Lion

One of the greatest filmmakers of all time taking a picture with one of the most iconic animals in cinematic history.

Photograph On The Moon

Charles Duke, the Apolla 16 astronaut made the ultimate tribute to his family by dropping their photograph on the moon.

Bill Gates Caught Speeding

Even though Bill Gates is one of the greatest philanthropists of all time, his teenage years involved mistakes just like anyone else’s. This photograph was taken after he was caught speeding in his Porshe.

The Eiffel Tower Under Construction

One of the greatest wonders of the world, the Eiffel Tower, took a long time to build. This picture shows us its foundation being constructed, leading to one of the greatest sights created by mankind.

Albert Einstein And Charlie Chaplin

Two of the greatest minds in the world in one photograph, this image is truly priceless.

Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney

Two musical giants show us that making it big takes a lot of hard work and starting small.

Ms. America In 1924

The notion of beauty has steadily drifted into the realms of superficial. This picture of Ms. America 1924 takes us back to a simpler time.

Officer Guarding Pharmacy In Galt

This amazing picture shows us an officer sticking to his duty, even at the face of serious flood in Galt.

Russian Soldier In Chechnya

Chechnya has seen some troubling times. This image of a soldier playing on a deserted piano has a quite grace to it.

Salvador Dali And Coco Chanel

Two individuals who you would have never guessed ran in the same circles, but here they are, sharing a smoke together.

Construction Of The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is standing tall even today, and it is largely because of a dedicated group of workers giving it their all back when construction was highly unsafe.

Seeing Off The Titanic

This iconic image of people waving at a titanic setting off to sea is chilling. No one in this photograph had any idea about the calamity that was about the befall the behemoth ship.

Selfies In The Twenties

The selfie culture might have found a generation of die-hard followers at this point, but it clearly still existed a hundred years ago.

Clinton Meeting Kennedy

This iconic image shows us a current President of America meeting a future President. Both men were involved in landmark events during their terms.

An Elephant Stopping A Tram

This amusing picture of an elephant being fed by a tram driver shows us that people and our lifestyles were much more humble several decades ago.

Feeding A Polar Bear

This picture of a Russian soldier feeding a polar bear is exceptional and heart-warming.

Halloween In The Last Century

Halloween has always been one of America’s greatest occasions. This picture shows us that the holiday had been celebrated with equal gusto even a hundred years ago.

New York In 1903

New York is one of the biggest and greatest cities in the world not, but over a hundred years ago, it looked just like any other city in the world. This picture is a toast to simpler times.