Friday, February 12, 2016

25 Historic Moments Captured from a Different Angle You've Probably Never Seen Before

History is truly incredible, the journeys of those that have been here before us are telling, fascinating, and inspiring. While paintings and writings have been used for years to recap events, there is nothing like a photo to tell a story.

There are images of famous moments that are forever etched in our minds a certain way. But there are only a few pictures of it, and that's how we visualize history. However, in a lot of cases, those famous pictures weren't the only ones taken during the event. Check out this list of 25 historic moments as seen from a different vantage point. They'll make you think about history in a different way.

1. 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.



2. 1912 - The iceberg believed to have sunk the Titanic.



3. 1929 - Filming the MGM Lion.



4. 1989 - The Tank Man in Tiananmen Square, China. He's to the left of the bulldozer.



5. 1909 - Wilbur Wright flies around the Statue of Liberty.



6. 1960 - Jackie Kennedy watching her husband debate Richard Nixon.



7. 1945 - Aftermath of the Victory over Japan Day celebrations in New York City.



8. 1990 - Iranian soldiers looks at the burning Iraqi oil fields.



9. 1923 - The Hollywood sign right after it was built.



10. 1936 - The other side of the Hoover Dam before it was flooded.



11. 1967 - The Beatles' shoot for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.



12. 1969 - Neil Armstrong right after he walked on the moon.



13. 1963 - JFK giving his famous "Ich bin ein berliner" speech in Berlin, Germany.



14. 1919 - Spectators watch the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.



15. 1905 - Norway's first ever shipment of bananas.



16. 1914 - Young Adolf Hitler celebrating the announcement of World War One.



17. 1969 - Crowds at the original Woodstock Music Festival.



18. 1989 - East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down.



19. 1989 - Traffic jam in Berlin as the border between East and West Germany opens.



20. 1912 - The first World Series Game in New York.



21. 1868 - A Native American observers the completed Transcontinental railroad.



22. 1912 - The last photo of the Titanic before it sunk.



23. 1963 - JFK’s funeral in the Capitol Building.



24. The models of the "American Gothic" painting.



25. 1862 - Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan.


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