26 Old Photos That Show How Rapidly Life Has Changed. Who Remembers #17?
At the library there are a vast abundance of books on virtually every historic event you can imagine. Some events have volumes of books that do a good job chronicling important milestones in the human condition. But none does a better job than a photograph.
The beauty of an old picture is that it acts like a time machine of sorts, transporting you into that time and place unlike any words can possibly do. This post contains photographs dating back over a century. Many capture moments that you may not have read about in any book but it’s hard not to examine each photo for a few minutes, trying to absorb every small detail of yesteryear.
#1. Hard to tell if that's a real alligator or not.
#2. Beatlemania at its height in New York, August 15, 1965.
#3. The tallest person in history Robert Wadlow in the 1930s. Wadlow suffered from hyperplasia, which caused him to never stop growing.
#4. The Statue of Liberty being built in Paris. She was built and disassembled in France prior to arriving in New York in 1885.
#5. The International Industrial Fair in Hannover, West Germany, in May 12, 1959. The "Auto Mignon" was a record player that could be attached to the dashboard.
#6. Difficult to have the elephant fit in to the car.
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