Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

40 Historical Photos They Didn’t Show You In High School… But Should Have.

Human history is truly a swinging pendulum of ups and downs. The centuries have been sprinkled with both terrible, bleak events, and beautiful hopeful moments.

Since the invention of the photograph, those events and moments have been recorded for us, allowing us a window into a time that we never actually got to see for ourselves.

Many of these photographs, such as the tragic crash of the Hindenburg or the famous kissing sailor on V-J Day, are iconic and well-known. Here, we have compiled 40 lesser-known (but just as compelling) moments in history, images that you might not have seen before.

Prepare to take a trip into humankind's tumultuous past - #15 will blow your mind and #35 will definitely make you smile.

#1. The Dunhill tobacco and pipe shop was destroyed during an air raid in London during WWII. Undeterred, Alfred Dunhill Jr. set up a table in front of the ruined building and continued to sell pipes.

#2. Alcohol bootlegger pouring illegal drinks on the streets of Berlin in 1929.

#3. A live-action medical lecture at Rush College in Chicago.

A live-action medical lecture at Rush College in Chicago.

Rush Digital Archives

#4. An early model of a zeppelin in France in 1908. The bulbs in the back of the aircraft were eventually removed.

#5. A messenger dog jumping over a German trench during WWI.

A messenger dog jumping over a German trench during WWI.

SZ Photo / Scherl / The Image Works

#6. Old, water-damaged money recovered from the Titanic.

#7. A mother and son observing a mushroom cloud after a 1953 atomic test in Las Vegas.

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