40 Must-See Photos Capture Poignant Moments In History

40 important moments from history, captured by photographers of the day and preserved forever. A poignant snapshot of how life once was.

 

1st class lounge on the Titanic. January 4th 1912.

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Protesters, Ireland’s ‘Bloody Sunday’. January 30th 1972.

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Marilyn Monroe for Vogue, 1962. This was her last photoshoot before her death.

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London’s smallest shop: A shoe salesman with a 1.2 square meter shoe store. 1900

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U.S. Marine sniper team, Vietnam, February 1968.

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Senator John F. Kennedy campaigning in the Bronx, New York, October 1960

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Baptist preacher Robert Gray denounces Elvis Presley before his concerts in Jacksonville, Florida, 1956.

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Two young girls share a moment at a Beatles concert, 1964

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Filming the atomic blast of Wasp Prime Test, Nevada. 18th February 1955.

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Marilyn Lovell, wife of Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell, reads newspaper with Apollo 13 news on front page while at home. April 1970.

 

A dog sled pulls a mother and child down a snow covered street. Chicago, 1904.

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Revelers celebrate New Year in Times Square, New York, 1938.

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The Tasman Bridge Disaster, Hobart, Tasmania. January 5th, 1975.

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12 people lost their lives when a bulk ore carrier collided with several pylons of the bridge. These cars left dangling over the edge were some of the lucky ones.

An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home. 1940.

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Holiday makers enjoy a day at Bondi beach. 1900.

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Gerald Ford and his golden retriever Liberty in the Oval Office. 7 November 1974

Lenin and Stalin at Gorki, just outside Moscow. September 1922

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The Aérotrain a streamlined train manufactured by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in 1950.

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Sammy Davis Jr. performs for members of the 1st Cavalry Division. Vietnam, 1972

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Mother Theresa, aged 18. 1928.

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British Royal Marines marching across the Falklands. 1982.

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St. Paul’s cathedral, London, during the German bombing campaign. December 29th, 1940.

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Muhammad Ali Taunts Joe Frazier Ahead Of Their First Bout The ‘Fight Of The Century’.

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Apollo 16 crew. January 12th, 1972.

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From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger on a train at Euston Station on their way to Bangor. 5th August, 1967.

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Car carries looted furniture on its roof during the LA riots of 1992.

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1980 winter Olympics opening ceremony during the height of the Cold War.

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4 children for sale. Chicago, 1948.

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Flood waters from the Los Angeles River destroy Southern Pacific railroad bridge. March 2, 1938.

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Soldiers from both sides pose for a picture during the impromptu Christmas truce of WW1 on Dec. 24, 1914.

Disneyland opening day, 1955.

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Norwich City council’s computer gets delivered, 1957.

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Two man stand in front of a Coca-Cola delivery truck, 1910.

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Elvis signs autographs for fans in Germany, 1959.

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles attend Live Aid. 13th July, 1985.

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5th Avenue at 42nd street, New York, 1926.

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Adolf Hitler in 1924 (15 years before WW2).

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Diving into the Thames, London, 1934.

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Pele signing autographs for fans during the 1966 World Cup in England.

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Soldiers celebrate the outbreak of peace at the end of the second World War. 1945.

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