Saturday, January 27, 2018

17 Historical Photos That Show A Completely Different Way Of Life

History is notoriously one-sided. We see the same pictures, hear the same stories time after time. It's gotten to the point where we romanticize the past and criticize the present without realizing how great we have it.

Even just 100 years ago, child labor in North America was completely legal and common. And don't forget that even if you were well off, day to day life was a struggle without electricity! There were also the beautiful parts — the cultures that we've lost through the years, and the sense of community that comes from truly depending on each other.

These pictures give us a glimpse into the past that we may have forgotten, or never even seen! 

Be sure to SHARE these amazing pictures with your friends and family!

1. A 7-year-old oyster shucker named Carrie.

She worked thirteen hour days shucking oysters and tending the baby in 1911.

2. Central Park, Havana in 1928.

It doesn't look much different today!

3. A little girl dancing her heart out at the Woodstock Festival.

4. A "lumber" truck being inspected during prohibition.

5. A policeman helping out a cat while she crosses Centre St., New York with her kitten.

6. The Brooklyn cable car system during construction in the 1880s.

7. An open-air school in the Netherlands in the 1950s.

These schools were designed to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis and improve health.

8. A Tolowa woman, from the Oregon/California area in 1923.

9. The main chopper gunner stricken with grief, post-mission during the Vietnam War.

10. The cast of the original Star Trek in front of the real Enterprise.

11. Ronald Reagan, aiming a hunting rifle on the Air Force One.

12. A young Berber woman in their traditional dress in the early 20th century.

13. The Moulin Rouge club in Paris during the '20s.

14. The wreckage of an airliner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 1960.

15. Elvis Presley during his time in the Army!

16. JFK campaigning in West Virginia on a kitchen chair.

17. Patty Duke, who played Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, posing with the real-life Helen Keller.

Did any of these remind you of stories you've heard, or maybe even lived? Be sure to SHAREwith family and friends!

Main and collage image via reddit / pat-pat-says-the-cat


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