Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
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Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time

 

The phrase “instead of thousand words” invented American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It is a simple combination of words that is suitable to many aspects of our lives – but especially to historical photographs. Sometimes a simple picture can tell a lot more about the past than long articles and chronicles. I am presenting you the very best historic black and white photos of all time

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach A woman with a baby carriage, equipped against gas attacks. England, 1938.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach

Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach Elvis in the Army, 1958.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Animals as therapy, 1956.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Testing new bullet proof vests, 1923.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Charlie Chaplin at age 27, in 1916.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The Hindenburg Tragedy, May 6, 1937.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Circus hippo, harnessed to a cart, 1924.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Annette Kellerman action for women to wear tight-fitting swimsuit piecework in 1907. Then she was arrested for obscenity.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Annie Edson Taylor – the first one who survived, breaking the Niagara Falls in a barrel, in 1901 (she was 63 years old!).

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
106-year-old Armenian woman guards the house in 1990.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Children’s cells to a child living in an apartment, getting enough sunlight and fresh air, 1937.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The first Ronald McDonald, 1963.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Disneyland workers in Cafeteria, 1961.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Atabrine advertisement – antimalarial drugs – in Papua – New Guinea during the Second World War. The inscription on the sign: “These men didn’t take their atabrine.”

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Soldier shares banana with a goat in the war on Saipan, 1944.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Girl with a doll in the ruins of her home after the bombing of London, 1940.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965. “War is hell”.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Bookshops in London, which was destroyed by bombardment, 1940.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Walter Io – first person to undergo plastic surgery and skin grafts, 1917.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Sunbathing maschine, 1949.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Measuring the length of a bathing suit – if it is too short a woman will be fined, 1920.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach

Martin Luther King Jr. and his son taking away the burnt cross from the lawn of home, 1960.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The hotel owner pours acid into the pool, to disregard african’s ethnic persuasion, 1964.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Lifeguard on the beach, 1920.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Prostheses, UK, 1890.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Mother and son looking at the mushroom cloud after a nuclear test in Las Vegas, 1953.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Austrian boy just got new shoes as a gift. The picture was taken during the Second World War.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The officers and cadets from the army of Hitler celebrating Christmas, 1941.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Christmas dinner in the Great Depression: turnip and cabbage.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
This Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1927.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Last prisoners depart from Alcatraz Island, 1963.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Melted and damaged pieces after a fire at Madame Tussauds in London, 1930.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Chimpanzees after a successful flight into space, 1961.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach

Poured illegal alcohol during Prohibition in Detroit, 1929.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
Princeton students after a Freshman / Sophomore snowball fight, 1893.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947.

 

Instead of Thousand Words: Best Historic Black and White Photos of All Time -women, war, photographs, McDonalds, celebrities, bw, beach
The first morning after Sweden traffic flow switched from left side driving to right side driving, 1967.

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