31 Photos From Randoms Points in History
There are captured little moments in history that, while not considered as iconic, had just as much historical significance. Captured moments like these make up the cultural and social narrative of the past, giving us a clearer look of how life was like back then.
1. A chill-looking California beach party, 1930.
2. Louis Réard, the inventor of bikini, with a model in 1946. He named his creation after the Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear weapon tests. Why? Because he felt his new swim wear would create an "explosive commercial and cultural reaction."
3. Marilyn Monroe at the opening of the USA-Israel Football International.
4. A Japanese woman looking fabulous in her kimono, 1896
5. Admiral Byrd’s snow cruiser passes through traffic and onlookers. His presence caused a traffic jam that went on for 20 miles, involving 70,000 automobiles.
6. A young Elvis Presley in his front yard in Memphis, Tennessee.
7. A first class suite on the Titanic before it sank in 1912.
8. Taj Mahal in India, 1865
9. The world’s first wedding car cruising down the street, 1903.
10. A young Pablo Picasso in front of Le Bateau-Lavoir, Montmartre, Paris.
11. First successful aerial color photo of the Statue of Liberty.
12. A young businessman learning the industry at the London Stock Exchange, 1937.
13. Women's archery at the 1908 Summer Olympic Games in London..
14. What a Saturday evening bath looked like in Spencer, Tennessee, 1939.
15. Muslim Bandit in, Xinjiang, China, ca. 1915.
16. The earliest known picture of Abraham Lincoln. It was most likely captured in 1846.
17. Ernest Cadine, French weightlifter and 1920 Olympic champion, shows off his muscles in 1923.
18. The Savage Skulls Street Gang looking tough in the Bronx, 1979.
19. Chinese immigrant family having their portrait taken in Oregon in the 1890s.
20. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1930s.
21. Civil War General Amrbose Burnside. He was the one to coin the term "sideburns."
22. Every time a plane landed on the wrong carrier, it was tradition to graffiti it before sending it back.
23. Babies for sale.
24. This is the original design of Mount Rushmore. Unfortunately, the funding ran out in 1941.
25. The inside of the Cathedral of Amiens during World War II.
26. A bloody boxing match between Ray Campbell and Dick Hyland, 1913.
27. Three of the dogs rescued from the Titanic.
28. Illustrating the class divide in Great Britain before World War II.
29. The last public execution in the United States, 1936.
30. Mockups from U.S. intelligence of what Hitler might look like if he went into hiding.
31. Moving day in the 1950s suburbs.