30 Beautifully Haunting and Iconic Pictures of the Past…I Will Never Forget These

By | April 9, 2014

These photographs from the past may give you the chills, but they are beautiful in their own way and absolutely unforgettable.

#1. Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

#2. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

#3. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick 1924

The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick 1924

#4. Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

#5. Suntan vending machine, 1949

Suntan vending machine, 1949

#6. Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

#7. Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893

Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893

#8. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

#9. Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

#10. Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

#11. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

#12. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

#13. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

#14. Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression- turnips and cabbage

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression- turnips and cabbage

#15. Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27 Sans Makeup

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27 Sans Makeup

#16. Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

#17. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

#18. Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901

#19. Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.

Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.

#20. Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

#21. Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Papua, New Guinea during WWII

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Papua, New Guinea during WWII

#22. Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

#23. A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

#24. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

#25. A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building

#26. A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

#27. A girl with artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

A girl with artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

#28. 1920′s lifeguard

1920′s lifeguard

#29. Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery & a skin transplant.

Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery & a skin transplant.

#30. Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

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