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29 Iconic Photos Take Us On A Journey To The Last Century

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History is the best teacher. But it’s a shame we don’t always learn the lessons it teaches us, and we end up making the same mistakes again. Still, it’s fascinating to look back at old photographs and see how different the world was all those years ago. It makes you want to have your own time machine and travel to the past and witness first hand the most amazing moments that have changed the course of the world for the better.

So buckle up, and let’s go on a ride across the sands of time through these iconic photos, compiled by Witty Feed. Enjoy this magical journey to the past!

1. The first President to have his picture taken: John Quincy Adams, 1843.

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2. Lewis Powell, the man who conspired with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate US President Lincoln, a week before he was hanged, 1865.

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3. Queen Marie of Romania, late 1890.

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4. Thirty minutes of exposure were required to take this photograph. It’s one of the first underwater photos ever taken, 1893.

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5. A Parisian cabaret artist, 1900.

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6. A portrait of a Cree Indian, Saskatchewan, 1903.

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7. Forty-one children in a foster home who were recovered from a ship after being kidnapped, 1904.

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8. Captain Jack Bonavita, the lion tamer of the Russian Circus, and his lions, 1905.

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9. The Washington D.C. Theta Pi sorority girls, colourized, 1910.

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10. Young Adolf Hitler celebrates the announcement of World War I, 1914.

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11. Winnipeg the Bear, the inspiration for “Winnie the Pooh”, and Lt. Harry Colebourne, 1914.

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12. Mahatma Gandhi after meeting with British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald at 10 Downing Street, 1931.

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13. The one-wheel motorcycle invented in 1931. It could achieve a maximum speed of 93 mph.

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14. German Olympic athlete Dora Ratjen was arrested at a train station on suspicion of being a man in a dress, 1938.

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15. A very rare and original color photograph of a B-17 bomber heading towards Germany, 1940s.

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16. On the set of Casablanca, 1942.

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17. Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division praying, during World War II, 1942.

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18. Michael Jackson and Mr. T get playful, 1980s.

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19. A German soldier offers bread to a little Russian orphan, 1942.

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20. Russian soldiers on the steps of the Reich Chancellery, looking at German medals that would never be awarded, 1945.

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21. A young Queen Elizabeth in her sitting room at Buckingham Palace, 1946.

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22. George and Barbara Bush with their son George W. Bush, 1947.

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23. A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness at a divorce court. Chicago, 1948.

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24. Fifteen-year-old Rue Lawrence poses for the camera in class at New Trier High School, Chicago, 1950.

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25. Ducklings providing comfort for a little girl during medical treatment, 1956.

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26. A survivor of the Springhill Mining disaster is reunited with his family after being trapped for five days underground, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1958.

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27. Jackie Kennedy watching husband John F. Kennedy’s debate with Richard Nixon, 1960.

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28. Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston, 2 minutes and 8 seconds into their classic World Heavyweight Title rematch in Lewiston, Maine, 1965.

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29. Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare.

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Source: wittyfeed

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