While a photo can be worth a thousand words, historical photos are worth so much more than that. A good historical photo can throw us into a different time, enabling us to empathize with a particular moment that is otherwise hard to imagine. We gathered some amazing photos that capture moments that are worth reflecting on. All of the photos are real, with no photo-shopping or editing whatsoever.
O.J. Simpson running from the police on June 17, 1994.
American soldiers saying goodbye to their loved ones before leaving to Egypt in 1963.
Olive Oatman was a 13-year-old Mormon pioneer who traveled west toward Zion in 1851. On her way, she was captured by Yavapai Indians who murdered her family and made her their slave. She lived as a slave for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. Even though she was happy among the Mohaves, at 19 she was ransomed back to white society. She became instantly famous, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime.
Strange WWII Picture: German women line up for inspection by gym teacher.
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, 1934.
Air hostess and steward serving Scandinavian country style buffet, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, 1969.
A Ukrainian-American family celebrates the death of Stalin, 1953.
A forgotten age of open-air schools in the Netherlands, 1957.
Women protesting forced Hijab, a few days after the revolution in Iran, 1979.
German prisoners of war in American camps are shown footage of German concentration camps, 1945.
Using a traditional Japanese blade, 17-year-old Yamaguchi assassinates socialist politician Asanuma in Tokyo, as it was captured on live television in 1960.
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson listens to a tape sent by Captain Charles Robb (his son-in-law) from Vietnam, 1968.
The wives of the astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission, the moment they heard their husbands voices from orbit, 1968.
The settlement of Deadwood began illegally in the 1870s on land which had been granted to Native Americana. In 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. This announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the new and lawless town of Deadwood.
U.S. soldiers of 969th Field Artillery Battalion decorate shells they're delivering to the front line in Germany, 1944.
Boy receiving a new pair of shoes at an orphanage in Austria, 1946.
The headquarters of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party in Rome, 1934.
The Great Sphinx of Giza partially excavated, 1860's.
December 5th, 1933: The day when nationwide alcohol ban was repealed.
The 3245-year-old seal on Tutankhamen's tomb before it was broken in 1922.
Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill meet at the Tehran Conference, 1943.
1966: Before the creation of the EPA, New York was one of America's most polluted cities.
Red Army soldier with a kitten during WWII.
Princess Diana and Prince Harry at an amusement park, April 1992.
Female Soviet college students studying for their exams in a park in the late 1960s.
Female Snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front, 1945.
Marilyn Monroe performing for the thousands of allied troops in Korea, February 11th, 1954.
Looking for employment in 1930
"I know 3 trades, I speak 3 languages, fought for 3 years, have 3 children and no work for 3 months. But I only want one job."
Ku Klux Klan on a ferris-wheel, 1925
It appears that some human traits still remained within them.
Judy Garland taking a break during filming of The Wizard of Oz, 1938.
Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936
Despite all the hate, he proved to be the best!