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Twenty Pictures of the World from Years Gone By that Very Few People Have Seen

The world is undergoing radical transformations daily, yet the majority of the time, we are not even aware of it; images are the only witnesses we have to these changes. There are some things, people, and practices that, if we look back on from a few years ago, we will realize that significant changes have occurred.

Twenty images in the following list depict a world quite distinct from the one we live in now.

#1 Towards the end of the 2nd World War, on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945, an American soldier offers a cigarette to a Japanese soldier buried alive in the sand.

#2 105mm Shells From An Allied Bombardment, All Of Which Were Fired On The Same Day In 1916 On German Lines

#3 The earliest photograph known to exist of Elvis Presley

#4 1974 photograph of Elton John performing in his private jet, featuring a piano bar.

#5 For the past four decades, André the Giant has successfully maintained his position as the record holder for the most beer consumed in a single sitting.

In 1976, while visiting a bar in Pennsylvania, André drank 119 beers of a regular 12-ounce size over six hours.

#6 Mickey Mantle, playing centre field for the New York Yankees, was having a terrible at-bat on June 25, 1965, and he threw his batting helmet in disgust.

#7 1965 included Jane Holzer, Andy Warhol, and Mick Jagger.

#8 Cabin Crew Members Working for Southwest Airlines in 1972

#9 Yip Man, the Wing Chun master, taught his student Bruce Lee in 1955. Bruce Lee was Yip Man’s student.

#10 The birth date of Eva Anna Paula Hitler was February 6, 1912, and her death date was April 30, 1945. He was a long-time companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than forty hours, his-wife.

#11 Young Women In Kabul- Afghanistan In The 1970s

#12 Marie Curie was the first person ever to win two Nobel Prizes for her contributions to science.

#13 1930s photograph showing a gathering of members of the Fat Men’s Club of New York City

#14 The FBI-Fingerprint Files In-1944

#15 HMV London 1954 Store Featuring Private Listening Booths for Vinyl Records

#16 1945: Jewish POWs Upon Their Liberation, After Having Been Transported in One of the Death Trains

#17 Watching Television At Waterloo Station, London, 1936: When Television Began To Be Broadcast In Great Britain

#18 The 1936 Summer Olympics

#19. The Central Business District of the Soviet City of Stalingrad (Now Called Volgograd), After 5 Months Of Savage  Fighting Between Soviet And Axis Forces In 1943

#20 Soviet Soldier On Parade In Moscow, 1940

These pictures show us diverse aspects of humanity that some people haven’t had the chance to observe, going beyond what can be found in a history book. You should display this collection to any friends you have that appreciate these types of pictures so they can get a better-understanding of the story.

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