Interesting History 43 Amazing Historical Snapshots You Were Never Shown In Class. … But none of those pictures are on this list of interesting photos of history. … Turn your computer into a time machine and enjoy these cool historical photos you probably haven’t seen before.
1. Young women hosting a 1950s house party
Reference – https://www.1950sglam.com
When – 1950
Picture Description – As Antiques & The Arts wrote of the new cocktail dress trend: ‘’Celebrating the end of wartime austerity, these dresses emphasized romantic, feminine hourglass silhouettes, full skirts of luxurious, expensive fabric, layers of petticoats and a lengthened hemline. Sloping shoulders, cinched waists, padded hips and a long, rounded back added to its appropriateness for cocktail party viewing from multiple angles”. Now a vintage evening Dior creation might well be the financial equivalent of scaling Everest for most of us but thankfully, with our modern day revival of vintage styling, there are now plenty of stores to choose from, including ours, catering to all tastes and budgets that sell vintage inspired or authentic vintage dresses. What’s more, many of the dress styles of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s were so classic in styling that you also don’t need to worry about your new dress hanging in your wardrobe unused after the party is over. In our modern day era of the casual, a classically styled dress comes in handy for many an occasion that calls for a more dressed up look.
2. 101st Airborne paratoopers paint each others faces on the eve of their jump into the invasion of Normandy (1944)
Reference – https://en.wikipedia.org
When – June 1944.
Location – England
Picture Description – The pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the way on D-Day in the night drop prior to the invasion. These night drops caused a lot of trouble for the gliders. Many crashed and equipment and personnel were lost. They left from RAF North Witham having trained there with the 82nd Airborne Division.
3. A 1930 photo from the statue of liberty’s torch
Reference – https://news.nationalgeographic.com
When – 1930
Location – Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S
Picture Description – Circa-1930 tourists peer out of the Statue of Liberty’s crown at a photographer on the torch, which has been closed to the public since a 1916 explosion on a nearby island. From the flame’s tip to the ground is 305 feet (93 meters).
4. A curious Italian woman inspects a Scottish soldier’s kilt at the Coliseum shortly after the liberation of Rome
Reference – https://pinterest.com
When – June 1944
Location – Rome
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5. A graduation ceremony
Reference – https://www.8monks.com
When – 1895
Location – 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA
Picture Description – Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States. Founded as a women’s college in 1861 by Matthew Vassar, the school is one of the Seven Sisters and has a historic relationship with Yale University; it became coeducational in 1969. The college offers B.A. degrees in more than 50 majors and features a flexible curriculum designed to promote a breadth of studies. Vassar also offers many extracurricular organizations including student theater, a cappella groups, club sports, volunteer and service groups, and a circus troupe. Vassar College’s varsity sports teams, known as the Brewers, play in the NCAA’s Division III as members of the Liberty League.
6. A Nazi DJ spins records at a radio exhibition
Reference – https://rarehistoricalphotos.com
When – August 19, 1932
Location – Berlin
Picture Description – The Nazi booth at a radio exhibition which started in Berlin on August 19, 1932. The booth was designed as propaganda of the Nazi gramophone plate industry which produced only records of the national socialist movement. Propaganda was an essential tool of the Nazi movement. They understood the power of emerging technologies, such as films, radio, and television, to disseminate their message into homes and workplaces. The gramophone was a key piece of this propaganda. With it, Nazis were able to play key speeches on the streets of Germany using loudspeakers mounted on trucks.
7. A teacher in the famous BDM (Bund Deutscher Mädel) inspects her students
Reference – https://www.snopes.com
When – 1958
Picture Description – The image is actually a still from the 1958 Blitzmädels an die Front (Women Soldiers to the Front), which focused on the role women played during the second world war. During WWII The German ‘Wehrmacht’ is heavily under fire after the invasion of Normandy. There are also a lot of women participating in the war, working at the front line as couriers for the air force. In this war, everyday, they put their lives on the line.