Photographs capture moments in history with a sense of permanence and security. You may not know the people, places, or events shown in a picture, but it doesn't matter - in its own way, that photo keeps history alive for all who see it.
A simple image introduces you to someone enjoying a sunny afternoon decades ago; it shows you a new side of a well-known historical figure; or it serves as a reminder that, for more than 100 years, cats have provided quirky cuteness in front of the camera.
We saw a bunch of incredible photographs from history that awed us with how they captured the past. Vote up the ones that leave you saying "whoa," too.
Bernard Otto Holtermann With The World's Largest Gold 'Nugget,' c. 1874 - c. 187629454Whoa-worthy?
Four African American Women At Atlanta University, c. 1899 - c. 190026854Whoa-worthy?
Women From The New York Association For The Blind Weaving, c. 1910 - c. 191520532Whoa-worthy?
A Game Of Auto Polo, c. 1910 - c. 191520835Whoa-worthy?