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!

#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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#13 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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#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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#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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#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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