Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

37 Recently Discovered Photographs You Won’t Find In History Textbooks.

When you take a snapshot, you rarely think about what that photo might mean to you in the future. So often, we appreciate photos for the special moment in time they represent, and nothing more. However, sometimes, when you look back on your photos, you realize that they are more meaningful than you ever thought: The last photo of a loved one before they died, a self-portrait before a surprise life event, or a sentimental place that no longer exists.

Most of these photos were likely taken without much thought. However, history shows us that these images have much more meaning than the original photographer could have planned for. Take a look at these 37 historical photos and prepare yourself for how poignant and meaningful some of them turned out to be - #27 is simply heartbreaking.

#1. Taken in 1946, this is the first photo of Earth ever taken from space.

Taken in 1946, this is the first photo of Earth ever taken from space.

#2. Albert Einstein's questionable report card - the grading scale went from 1-6, with 6 being the worst.

Albert Einstein's questionable report card - the grading scale went from 1-6, with 6 being the worst.

#3. The first computer ever built was the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC.

The first computer ever built was the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC.

#4. Osama bin Laden, right, during one of his Judo training sessions.

Osama bin Laden, right, during one of his Judo training sessions.

#5. The last above-water photo of the Titanic.

The last above-water photo of the Titanic.

#6. A segregated cemetery in the Netherlands. Here, one person is buried on the Catholic side of the cemetery, while their partner is buried on the Protestant side.

A segregated cemetery in the Netherlands. Here, one person is buried on the Catholic side of the cemetery, while their partner is buried on the Protestant side.

#7. The Hindenburg flying over Manhattan, just hours before it would be destroyed in a tragic inferno.

The Hindenburg flying over Manhattan, just hours before it would be destroyed in a tragic inferno.

#8. The French resistance standing guard against the Germans in 1944.

The French resistance standing guard against the Germans in 1944.

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