20 Photos That Show A Side Of History You’ve Never Seen Before

20 Photos That Show A Side Of History You’ve Never Seen Before


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How well do you know your history? In these 20 photos, historical events and everyday life exist side by side, providing a window into history that will allow you to imagine what it was like to actually be there.

Imgur user coveredinksauce recently posted a series of photos that show some less famous (but no less fascinating) views of things that would eventually become iconic. From the Great Depression to atomic mushroom clouds, take a peek at the more human side of history.

1. Unpacking the Statue of Liberty’s head

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2. A mother and son watching a mushroom cloud after atomic testing in Las Vegas, 1953

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3. A New York fire station in 1912

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4. Children eating cabbage and turnips for Christmas dinner during the Great Depression

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5. The original Ronald McDonald in 1963

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6. The Ford Theatre, site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

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7. Santa Claus in New York, circa 1900

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8. Apollo I crew members rehearse their water landing in 1966

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9. A mother hides her face after putting her children up for sale in 1948 Chicago

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10. The Berlin Wall is built, 1961

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11. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition in Detroit (1929)

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12. Swimmer Annette Kellerman promoting women’s’ right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit in 1907. She was later arrested for indecency

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13. Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving the island, 1963

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14. Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

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15. President Richard Nixon “trying to use chopsticks” while visiting China in 1972

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16. Melted mannequins after a fire a Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

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17. Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

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18. Sweden switches from driving on the left side to driving on the right, September 1967

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19. Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

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20. Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplane to America, 1975

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