History really shapes a lot of who we are.
Without it, we wouldn’t be able to track human progress and learn from the past.
Images help to narrate that history. It gives us a sense of the reality that occurred at that moment in time.
The world changes rapidly and sometimes it’s nice to be able to go back in time and check out what was happening back then.
The Hoover Dam before it was flooded
Wilbur Wright flies around the Statue of Liberty
The Tank Man in Tiananmen Square
Filming the MGM lion
The iceberg believed to have sunk the Titanic
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech
Jackie Kennedy watching her husband debate Richard Nixon
Aftermath of the Victory over Japan Day celebrations in New York City
Iranian soldiers looks at the burning Iraqi oil fields
The Hollywood sign right after it was built
The Beatles’ shoot for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Neil Armstrong right after he walked on the moon
JFK giving his famous “Ich bin ein berliner” speech in Berlin, Germany
Spectators watch the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
Young Adolf Hitler celebrating the announcement of World War One
Crowds at the original Woodstock Music Festival
Traffic jam in Berlin as the border between East and West Germany opens
A Native American observers the completed Transcontinental railroad
The models of the “American Gothic” painting
Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan
These are some incredible moments. Be sure to give this a share with your friends on Facebook before you go. (h/t reddit)