20 Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A polar explorer proffers a can of condensed milk to a polar bear, USSR, 1980s.

1Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Zanzibar, 1947. An exhausted nanny poses with her young charge, named Farrokh Bulsara. A quarter of a century later, he would adopt the pseudonym of Freddie Mercury.

2Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A member of the Sioux tribe on horseback, 1905. (Colorization by Dana Keller).

3Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A 7,600-ton multi-story housing block is physically moved in order to extend an avenue in the Romanian city of Alba Julia, 1987.

4Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Claude Monet with his paintings, 1923. (Colorization by Dana Keller).

5Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

The Beatles perform for 18 people in a modest club in the town of Aldershot, December 1961. A year and a half later they would be superstars.

6Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Marilyn Monroe poses for soldiers, 1954. (Colorization by Dana Keller).

7Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

The seal on the tomb of Tutankhamen, 1922. It had remained untouched for 3,245 years.

8Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Soldiers during the Second World War, Easter 1944. (Colorization applied subsequently).

9Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A canteen for Disney employees, 1961.

10Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A boy distributes newspapers bearing a headline about the sinking of the Titanic, 1912. (Colorization by Dana Keller).

11Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Loading the first ever five-megabyte hard drive onto a PanAm plane, 1965.

12Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Madison Square around the turn of the 20th century. (Colorization by Sanna Dullaway).

13Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

The Hindenburg disaster, 1937. (Colorization applied subsequently).

14Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

The first telephoto lens in the world, 1900.

15Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Young women carrying ice, 1918. (Colorization by Dana Keller).

16Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

An accident in Washington, 1921. (Colorization applied subsequently).

17Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

A flight simulator for pilots, 1942.

18Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Newspaper sellers on a cigarette break, 1910. (Colorization applied subsequently).

19Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent

Workers of the Fiat company take part in a race on the roof of the first factory in Turin, Italy, 1923.

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