On 26-Mar-2015 In History & Culture
History is full of incredible events, public agitations, wars and many unbelievable moments. We get to learn a great deal out of those events from our past. When we look back at the era now, it leaves us stunned. Several horrifying incidents from the past are available in articles, pictures and other media. But for a story to be true, it needs to be judged from various angles. Images that emanate from the past as a proof of what human life has been through are a testimony to how far we have come. Pictures speak more than words. It gives you the evidence of certainty of events. If history fascinates you, you will enjoy these memorable photos.
Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Party, killed himself by gunshot on April 30, 1945. His wife Eva also committed suicide with him by taking cyanide.
The 45-feet tall and 350-feet long HOLLYWOOD LAND was made on Mount Lee in Hollywood hill area of Santa Monica Mountains. It was created as an advertisement for local real estate development. The sign is protected and promoted by the Hollywood Sign Trust.
This photograph was taken in 1922 when a woman was arrested in Chicago for defying a ban on wearing short swimsuits in public. Source
Koks Emil was found selling the drugs illegally. Behind him is his partner in crime keeping an eye on the police. This photo was taken in 1929.
See, how exhausted these couples look after taking part in Chicago Dance Marathon held in 1930.
Not just one, there were many 'jumpers' and the incidence was dubbed as, "The Jumpers of '29" by The Washington Post. The market brokers at Wall Street couldn't bear the financial crisis and ended their lives. The photo was taken in 1929.
Selfie culture is very old. People have been taking selfies since 20th century. This photo is of 1910.
Woodstock Music and Art Festival was a rock music and art festival. The original Woodstock festival of 1969 is considered legendary by many.
Slaves were auctioned at a large scale in March 1859 in Georgia. About 436 slaves were put on the auction block, which including men, women, children and infants.
The Sunset Strip is the name given to 2.4 km stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border at Havenhurst Drive to Beverly Hills at Sierra Drive. This image is of 1979.
It was not always covered up like that. This set-up was displayed for 1934 elections in which Italians were called to vote either for or against the Fascist representatives. The SI SI lettering (meaning Yes, Yes ) was a propaganda. Back then, people didn't vote for a particular party or a candidate. They put 'Yes' or 'No' on the single list of candidates presented by Mussolini himself. Source
Window cleaning in New York. This picture was taken in 1933.
Skinheads and Hippies in Piccadilly Circus, London, in 1969.
An American-African family purchasing ice cream from an isolated corner of an ice cream parlour in Alabama in 1956.
Football match between Britishers and Germans during Christmas truce at the time of World War I.
The movement that began to bring the Berlin Wall down boosted the feeling of brotherhood and unity. This photo was taken in 1989.