Saturday, June 25, 2016

13 Historical Photos That Show We've Come A Long Way

Since the turn of the 20th century, there are so many things in our world have become immeasurably different. In fact, we think it's fair to say that the world has changed more in the last 100 years, than it has throughout the whole of human history. Even in the last 30, or 40, years have we seem great advancements and movements, in a variety of ways!

Here's a collection of 13 images that show just how much things have changed in recent history.

1. A man having the tank filled up on his motorized roller skates in 1961.

2. A 1967 concept for portable television.

3. U.S. athlete, Jesse Owens receiving a gold medal in the '1936 Berlin Olympic Games', right when Hitler was beginning to exclude and round people up on his quest for ethnic purity.

4. Steven Spielberg working with a mini battle scene for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

5. Back in 1962, The 'Toronto Maple Leafs' and the 'Chicago Blackhawks' stopped a Stanley Cup playoff game to help one of the players find a lost contact lens.

6. The offices of IBM in the late 1950s/early '60s.

7. This was what people in the 1970s thought the future of typing would be like.

8. People using chairs to escape a flood on the 'Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse', back in 1924.

9. An ad for what was believed to be the newspaper delivery system of the future.

10. Young people busting some moves at a school dance, in the 1950s.

11. This was the first ever in-car telephone, around 1950.

12. A 1937 photo showing the stark class divide in pre-war Britain.

13. This is IBM's 5MB hard drive in 1956. You can now fit a device that is thousands of times the storage capacity, in your pocket.

(via Awesome Inventions)

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