10 most impressive historical photographs

Here are 10 most impressive photos of the past:

1. Allied forces mock Hitler

 Allied forces mock Hitler from atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery at the end of WWII.
Date: 1945.
Allied forces mock Hitler from atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery at the end of WWII.

2. Illegal booze being poured

Illegal booze being poured in Detroit
Date: during prohibion era (1920-1933)
What you see is not flood. It’s illegal booze being poured out on the street in Detroit.

3. Presley in army

Elvis Presley in army
Date: 1958.-1959.
There are more photos of Elvis in army, but this one is the most popular one. You can find more of them here.

4. “First photo ever taken”

Date: 1826. or 1827.
This photo was taken by Nicéphore Niépce and it is the oldest surviving camera photograph. It’s better known as View from the Window at Le Gras

5. Terra Nova Expedition

Terra Nova Expedition. Photographed iceberg.
Date: 1911.
British Antartic expedition found and photographed iceberg. This expedition is also known as The Terra Nova Expedition.

 

6. Last known photo of Titanic

Last known photo of Titanic
Date: 12.4.1912.
The last photo of the Titanic afloat. Only three days after this photo was taken Titanic would sink and and almost all passengers would die.

7. Man refuses to do Nazi salute

One man refuses to do Nazi salute. Germany, 1936.
Date: 1936.
One man refused to salute to the Nazi party at the launch of a German army vessel.

8. Race on the roof

Race on the roof of Fiat factory
Date: 1923.
Fiat factory in Turin, Italy has a cool test track on its roof. Finished cars emerged at rooftop level to go onto the test track. Read more on Wikipedia.

9. Leo the lion

Recording the lion roar for the MGM logo
Date: 1928.
Jackie’s roar being recorded for MGM. Jackie was the second lion used for the MGM logo. More about Leo the lion.

10. Twain and Tesla

Mark Twain in Nikola Teslas laboratory
Date: 1894.
In the spring of 1894. Mark Twain visited the laboratory of Nikola Tesla. Twain is in the front and Tesla is on the left.

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