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25 photographs representing landmark events in human history from an unusual perspective
25 photographs representing landmark events in human history from an unusual perspective
Rare snapshots of significant events in the history of mankind

Most of the historical events are familiar to us from textbook photographs, which are firmly embedded in our memory. But it is often interesting to look at certain episodes from the past from the other side. And in our review there are 25 photos, the existence of which we did not even know.

1. Important decree

"I have a dream". Martin Luther King King's speech on August 28, 1963

2. Iceberg that destroyed the Titanic

On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean after a collision with an iceberg

3. Legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer screensaver

Shooting a lion for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1929

4. Rally in Tiananmen Square

Three unknown persons flee while a man in the background tries to block the way for the approaching tanks. June 4, 1989

5. A real triumph of achievement

On October 4, 1909, during the festivities in New York, Wilbur Wright made a 33-minute flight over the city, circling the Statue of Liberty

6. Television debates

Jacqueline Kennedy watches her husband debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. 1960

7. Celebrating the end of World War II

A crowd in Times Square, New York, hears the news of Japan's surrender on August 14, 1945

8. Oil field

Iranian troops watch oil fields set on fire by Iraqi forces during the Gulf War. (1990)

9. Hollywood

The sign was erected in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California as an advertisement in 1923, but later became widely known, literally becoming the logo of the US film industry

10. Hoover Dam

A concrete arch-gravity dam with a height of 221 m and a hydroelectric power station, built in the lower reaches of the Colorado River. 1936 g

11.The Beatles

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 1967 year

12. The first man to walk on the moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the lunar surface

13. Speech by John F. Kennedy (JFK)

In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous speech “I am a Berliner” on the square in front of the Schöneberg Town Hall

14. Treaty of Versailles

People stand on couches, tables and chairs to watch the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended the First World War. June 28, 1919

15. History of Norway

The first ever shipment of bananas arrives in Norway. 1905 year

16. Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, learning about the declaration of the First World War (1914)

17. Woodstock Festival

Huge crowd of spectators at the Woodstock Festival. (1969)

18. Guard of the Berlin Wall

The guard of the Berlin Wall, on the day it was torn down, passes the flower through the crevice. (1989)

19. Brandenburg Gate

Traffic jam at the Brandenburg Gate on the way from East Germany to West Germany on the first Saturday after the fall of the Berlin Wall. (November, 1989)

20. Big Game Day

October 8 The first game of the 1912 World Series, between the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox

21. Transcontinental Railroad, Nevada, USA

An Indian looks at the recently completed section of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1868

22. Titanic

The last photograph of the Titanic taken before it sank in April 1912

23. Funeral of John F. Kennedy

November 25, 1963 in Washington, the number of people wishing to say goodbye to the deceased president in the Capitol building exceeded 200 thousand people

24. American Gothic

The famous painting by American artist Grant DeVolson Wood, created in 1930

25. Negotiations

Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan in the General's tent at Antitama. October 3, 1862

The reliability of these photos is beyond doubt, the fact of their existence is priceless and expands our understanding of what happened, but there are those who like to recreate photo-masterpieces of the past, constructing models repeating events from iconic photographs… They just can give an approximate knowledge of how everything could look from a different angle.

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