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 the iconic black and white photos. Sometimes a simple picture can tell a lot more about the past than long articles and chronicles. I am presenting you with the best historic black and white photos of all time
A woman with a baby carriage, equipped against gas attacks. England, 1938.
The last photo of the famous inventor Dan Robbins who invented the first paint by numbers kit in the 1940s. Thanks to him nowadays you can even get your own personalized paint by number. You can turn your photo into a paint by numbers and make your own painting.
Testing new bullet proof vests, 1923.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27, in 1916.
The Hindenburg Tragedy, May 6, 1937.
Circus hippo, harnessed to a cart, 1924.
Annette Kellerman’s action for women to wear tight-fitting swimsuit piecework in 1907. Then she was arrested for obscenity.
Annie Edson Taylor – the first one who survived, breaking the Niagara Falls in a barrel, in 1901 (she was 63 years old!).
106-year-old Armenian woman guards the house in 1990.
Children’s cells to a child living in an apartment, getting enough sunlight and fresh air, 1937.
The first Ronald McDonald, 1963.
Disneyland workers in Cafeteria, 1961.
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.”
Soldier shares banana with a goat in the war on Saipan, 1944.
Girl with a doll in the ruins of her home after the bombing of London, 1940.
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