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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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An American Soldier With A Joey, 1942
An American Soldier With A Joe... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo:  Australian War Memorial collection/Flickr/No known copyright restrictions
Does this make you smile?
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Astronaut Leland D. Melvin With His Dogs, Unknown Year
Astronaut Leland D. Melvin Wit... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo: Robert Markowitz, NASA/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Does this make you smile?
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A Bookmobile Surrounded By Children, 1943
A Bookmobile Surrounded By Chi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo: Tennessee Valley Authority/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Does this make you smile?
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A Child Welcoming His Father Home For The Holidays, 1944
A Child Welcoming His Father H... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Photographs From History Guaranteed To Make You Smile
Photo:  The U.S. National Archives/Flickr/No known copyright restrictions
Does this make you smile?