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Fascinating Historical Photos That Made Us Love History Even More

September 17, 2020 4.7k votes 520 voters 26.9k views17 items

List RulesVote up the photos that give you a fresh look at history.

There are well known, heartbreaking, infamous, and breathtaking photos of historic events; photos of world leaders in conversation or deliberation; photos of conflict and peace and prosperity; but many of these photos have graced textbook pages for decades.

There are other photos from bygone eras - many of which are archived by the Libary of Congress - that show less ostentatious events. These are glimpses of history that reveal the everyday lives of the people who came before us. Enjoy these fascinating historical photos that made us love history even more, and vote up your favorites.

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    Three Jewish Children After Their Release From The Buchenwald Concentration Camp (1945)

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    WWII Photographer Toni Frissell Showing Her Camera To Children In Europe (1945)

    From the Library of Congress:

    Remembered today principally for her high-fashion photography for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Toni Frissell (1907-1988) volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross, Women's Army Corps, and Eighth Army Air Force during WWII. On their behalf, she produced thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, African-American airmen, and orphaned children.

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    Photographing The Grand Canyon (1908)

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    Young Survivors Of The 'Titanic' (1912)

    From the Library of Congress

    Photo taken before the "orphans" of the Titanic were fully identified. The boys are French brothers Michel (age 4) and Edmond Navratil (age 2). To board the ship, their father assumed the name Louis Hoffman and used their nicknames, Lolo and Mamon. Their father died in the disaster of the RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg in April 1912 and sank...

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