After Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery, thousands of men and women found themselves finally freed. These historical portraits show former slaves after the emancipation.
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying the astronauts into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe...
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The pride of the White Star Line...
They were gathered nine days after the ‘unsinkable’ liner had gone down in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 1,512 lives. The image – which has been discovered a century on from the disaster in 1912 –...
Greta Zimmer Friedman, the woman shown kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died, according to The New York Times. She was 92. Greta Zimmer Friedman passed away from pneumonia,...
On May 7, 1945, Nazi forces had all but disintegrated. Adolf Hitler had committed suicide and Soviet forces had already taken Berlin, resulting in the surrender of 70,000 Nazi soldiers. The failure of Nazi troops to stop...
1. A crowd reacts to the news of JFK’s death outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where the president was taken following the shooting. Art Rickerby/Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images 2. Another group’s shocked...
Random images from the rich bowels of our past.
This collection captured some of history’s most important “firsts.” Enjoy! 1. The first photograph ever taken, 1826. It shows the view from the window at Le Gras, Burgundy, France, by exposing a bitumen-coated...