As the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, a photograph can tell you more about a historical event or an era than you may read in a book, document, or newspaper.
The following are 25 amazing photographs from the past:
1. Unpacking the Statue of Liberty in 1885.
2. The Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1933.
3. The Carving of Mount Rushmore in 1927.
4. The Construction of the Empire State Building in 1930.
5. The Labor Day Hurricane in 1935 that destroyed much of the Overseas Railway in the Florida Keys.
6. The original Ronald McDonald in 1963.
7. Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida before construction in 1969.
8. A little girl holding her doll after the bombings in London (1940).
9. Construction of the Hollywood Sign in 1923.
10. Measuring of women’s swimsuits in the 1920’s.
11. Mom and son watching atomic testing in 1953.
12. Hurricane Hazel hitting South Carolina in 1954.
13. Christmas Dinner during the Great Depression.
14. Construction of the Hoover Dam in 1931.
15. Alcohol being poured out during Prohibition in Detroit in 1929.
16. Baby cages used when living in apartment buildings in 1937.
17. The Great Johnstown Flood of 1889.
18. Testing bulletproof vests in 1923.
19. Ford Motor Company produces its first ever truck in 1925.
20. William Harley and Arthur Davidson in 1914.
21. The last prisoners at Alcatraz in 1963.
22. The first subway ride in New York City in 1904.
23. The Enola Gay dropping the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945.
24. Woman with gas-resistant mask in England in 1938.
25. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his son removing a burnt cross from their front lawn in 1960.