30 History Photos You Have To See To Believe

Historical Photos | June 29, 2018

Written by Terry Claypoole

The photos in this collection will show you just how amazing it was in the past. The saying goes, “you have to see it to believe” and that’s exactly what these images prove. Without old photographs, it would be hard for us to believe many of the interesting and out-of-the-ordinary things, people, and events of our past. 

A 140-year-old mother with her 5 day old son.

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Is this turtle the oldest mom ever? Maybe. This pic was snapped back in 2011 at the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary. This mama African spurred tortoise had recently hatched eight little baby tortoises and the photographer was capturing the happy event. He place one of the babies on the mother’s head for the photo shoot. I know what you’re thinking…how could this mama tortoise be 140 years old? Actually, tortoises enjoy one of the longest life spans of any animal on Earth. It is not uncommon for them to live to be 150 years old or more. In several cultures, including Chinese and Indian cultures, the tortoise symbolizes longevity. Just think…when this mama tortoise was born, Ulysses S. Grant was president! 

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Terry Claypoole


Terry is a lover of the beach, history, politics and has a passion for social media and technology. In her spare time, you can find her at the beach (of course) enjoying the sand and sun and listening to music from the groovy era.