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20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile  

Brenden Donnelly
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List Rules Vote up the pictures that put a smile on your face.

History can be dark as we tend to remember the tragedies, wars, and revolutions that change human experience and society, but oft forget that history - and life - has its ups and downs. Even in the worst situations, people have been able to find joy in the smallest of things.

These photos from history that will make you smile -whether they show people spending time with friends, animals, or teammates, or finding success in an endeavor always thought to be unachievable - should serve as a reminder that as the world changed with time, not everything needed to be glum, and as time progresses there will always be something to put a smile on your face.

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A Saturday Afternoon In Franklin, GA, 1941
A Saturday Afternoon In ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo: Jack Delano/Library of Congress/No known restrictions
Does this make you smile?
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Smoky The Dog Relaxing In A Helmet, C. 1943
Smoky The Dog Relaxing I... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo:  Yank magazine/Wikimedia Commons/Fair Use
Does this make you smile?
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A Grinning Child Holding A Kitten, 1939
A Grinning Child Holding... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo: Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress/No known restrictions
Does this make you smile?
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Neil Armstrong After Walking On The Moon, 1969
Neil Armstrong After Wal... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo: NASA/Edwin E. Aldrin Jr./Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Does this make you smile?