The photograph precipitated a dramatic change in how we perceive history. Amazing historic photos like these can make it seem like you were standing right there during that historic moment.

Books and paintings have documented history far further back, but there's nothing like a photo to give you the sense that you're looking at something real. A photo can still misdirect the viewer, but it's still more faithful than a painting or book.

If you know of any cool historic photos we've missed please add them to this list and vote for your favorites!

#1 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

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#2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His "Magnifying Transmitter"

Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His "Magnifying Transmitter"

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ElizabethMorgan 1 year ago

a history worth talking about

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#3 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

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#4 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

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LivingCell 1 year ago

Wwii should look like WWII :P

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#5 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

OMG thank God the world has changed somewhat!!..........:)

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#6 The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 Years Untouched)

The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 Years Untouched)

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DonnaMuir 1 year ago

I couldn't have broken it.

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#7 Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

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HipChick 1 year ago

Those were some very brave men.

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#8 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

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MayaAb 1 year ago

Chaos! Love it

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#9 Unknown Soldier In Vietnam, 1965

Unknown Soldier In Vietnam, 1965

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#10 Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

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JillStanford 1 year ago

I haD polio in 1954 and they out an aquarium on the window sill for me to watch.

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#11 The Kiss Of Life – A Utility Worker Giving Mouth-to-mouth To Co-worker After He Contacted A High Voltage Wire, 1967

The Kiss Of Life – A Utility Worker Giving Mouth-to-mouth To Co-worker After He Contacted A High Voltage Wire, 1967

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AlanWilliams 1 year ago

I thought he was just being friendly.

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#12 Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-piece Bathing Suit, 1907. She Was Arrested For Indecency

Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-piece Bathing Suit, 1907. She Was Arrested For Indecency

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

MY KINDA WOMEN!!!!!............:)

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#13 106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990

106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990

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AlbertGreving 1 year ago

It's Steven van Zandt.

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#14 Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, Ny

Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, Ny

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GigiLibertybelle 1 year ago

Check out his cute sandals.

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#15 The Last Known Photo Of The Titanic Above Water, 1912

The Last Known Photo Of The Titanic Above Water, 1912

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

made me sad just looking at it................:(

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#16 Grotto In An Iceberg, Photographed During The British Antarctic Expedition, 5 Jan 1911.

Grotto In An Iceberg, Photographed During The British Antarctic Expedition, 5 Jan 1911.

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

Very KOOL.............:)

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#17 Painter Of The Brooklyn Bridge,1914

Painter Of The Brooklyn Bridge,1914

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AlanWilliams 1 year ago

If the men on the wires arranged themselves correctly, they could spell out the first bar and a half of 'Star Spangled Banner'

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#18 Disneyland Employee Cafeteria In 1961

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria In 1961

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AlanWilliams 1 year ago

How does the spaceman eat?

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#19 Massive Crowds Gather For The First Woodstock, 1969

Massive Crowds Gather For The First Woodstock, 1969

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hvandegrift 1 year ago

And there were no riots, nothing set on fire... back when people, even YOUNG people, weren't as completely narcissistic like they are now

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#20 The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927

The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927

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LeisaHennessy 1 year ago

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh#Origin

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#21 Women Delivering Ice, 1918

Women Delivering Ice, 1918

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MaureenDaniels 1 year ago

I said without ice!

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#22 Hannah Stilley, Born 1746, Photographed In 1840. Probably The Earliest Born Individual Captured On Film

Hannah Stilley, Born 1746, Photographed In 1840. Probably The Earliest Born Individual Captured On Film

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

Wow, Amazing Photography!!

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#23 The Beatles Play For 18 People In The Aldershot Club, December 1961. They Were To Become Superstars In One And A Half Year.

The Beatles Play For 18 People In The Aldershot Club, December 1961. They Were To Become Superstars In One And A Half Year.

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chubbypanda 1 year ago

Which is why you should always support the local scene

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#24 The First Ever Underground Train Journey, Edgware Road Station, London, 1862

The First Ever Underground Train Journey, Edgware Road Station, London, 1862

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FaheemKhan 1 year ago

convertibles?!

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#25 Woman With A Gas-resistant Pram, England, 1938

Woman With A Gas-resistant Pram, England, 1938

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AlanWilliams 1 year ago

It looks like a portable stove!

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#26 Elvis In The Army, 1958

Elvis In The Army, 1958

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

hot!!!....................:)

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#27 Customers At A London Music Store, 1955

Customers At A London Music Store, 1955

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AlanWilliams 1 year ago

The days when men wore suit and tie to go down to the local shop.

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#28 Baby Cages Used To Ensure That Children Get Enough Sunlight And Fresh Air When Living In An Apartment Building, 1937

Baby Cages Used To Ensure That Children Get Enough Sunlight And Fresh Air When Living In An Apartment Building, 1937

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KarenRitchel 1 year ago

At least they got fresh air. Though not the safest contraption I've ever seen.

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#29 Measuring Bathing Suits, If They Were Too Short, Women Would Be Fined, 1920’s

Measuring Bathing Suits, If They Were Too Short, Women Would Be Fined, 1920’s

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LorianneMels 1 year ago

omg...........unbelievable! yep fine women for men being pigs!!

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#30 Salvador Dali Kisses The Hand Of Raquel Welch After Finishing His Famous Portrait Of Her, 1965

Salvador Dali Kisses The Hand Of Raquel Welch After Finishing His Famous Portrait Of Her, 1965

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SharonHunton 1 year ago

Lucky guy.....

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