On In History

20 Rare Historical Pictures That Speak A Thousand Words

Although modern gadgets have provided us with easier means to take innumerable photos and continue to do so, old historical pictures still possess that rare charm that most modern pictures lack. Old images are seemingly nicer to look at, a single picture speaks a thousand words, and sometimes it can tell a whole life story in just one click. These images stand witness to that bygone era that can never be repeated unless of course, someone invents the time machine.


Six-year-old Seryozha Aleshkov, the son of the regiment, 1942.Stay sure that the next 19 images are all as historical as you must have already guessed. Don't keep even a slightest of the doubt and move further to witness the past a little more closely.


Sherry Britton (real name - Edith Zack)


Cyclists prepare for the start of the 56th Giro d'italia cycling race in Italy, 1973.


A machine for spraying perfume, 1952.


After flour companies learned that many poor mothers were using flour bags to make clothing for their children, they began selling their flour in different decorative colorful bags, The Great Depression, USA, 1930s.


Archaeologists and museum staff assembling a dinosaur leg, 1916.


Loggers, Portland, 1915.


Audrey Hepburn's first passport, 1936.


This early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds, circa 1880.


Marilyn Monroe, back when she was Norma Jeane Dougherty for the U.S. army magazine YANK, 1945.


Girls having fun on the stairs, 1920s.


Dancing on a glacier point, Yosemite Valley, California, 1920s.


People dressed in Pierrot, early 20th century.


Sophia Loren on her bed in her Italian villa, 1964.


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


Tamed animals of Mr. Wingfield Ampthill and child beside a saddled pig, circa 1930s.