40 Must-See Photos From The Past, I Can’t Believe Some Of Them

Mar 07, 2014 |

There have been countless unbelievable moments that have happened over the years. Throughout our history people have always done some very weird and wonderful things. One Reddit user has found a gallery with all the best photos from the past. If you think things are a little strange today, take a look through these photos showing weirdness over the years.

1. A woman taking her baby for a stroll in a gas-resistant baby carriage, England, 1938.
gas-resistant baby carriage

2. Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885.
Statue of Liberty’s face

3. A photo of Elvis Presley in the army.
Elvis Presley in the army

4. Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956.
Animal therapy for children

5. A brave man testing out a new bulletproof vest, 1923.
Testing out a new bulletproof vest

6. A Young Charlie Chaplin at age 27 in 1916.
Charlie Chaplin at age 27 in 1916

7. The Hindenburg crashing on May 6, 1937.
Hindenburg  Crash 1937

8. Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924.
Hippo pulling a cart

9. Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.
Annette Kellerman 1907

10. Annie Edison Taylor, who was the first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel in 1901.
Annie Edison Taylor, Niagra Falls in a barrel, 1901

11. 106 year-old Armenian woman guards her house with an automatic weapon, 1990.
106 year-old Armenian woman guards her house

12. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, 1930′s.
Baby cages 1930s

13. A picture of the original Ronald McDonald from 1963.
Real Ronald McDonald from 1963

14. The Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961

15. A morbid advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, during WWII.
Atabrine - Anti-malaria drug Ad, during WWII

16. A soldier shares his banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan ca 1944.
Soldier shares his banana with a goat

17. This little girl sits with her doll in the ruins of her London home that was bombed in 1940.
Girl sits with her doll in the ruins of her London home - 1940

18. Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.
Berlin wall construction in 1961

19. An unknown soldier in Vietnam from 1965.
'War is Hell' Unknown soldier in Vietnam from 1965

20. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940.
London bookstore damaged in an air raid in 1940

21. Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo a skin transplant and advanced plastic surgery in 1917.
Walter Yeo - Skin transplant and advanced plastic surgery in 1917.

22. Sun tan vending machine in 1949.
Sun tan vending machine in 1949

23. Beach patrols measuring the length of women’s bathing suits in the 1920s.
Measuring the length of women’s bathing suits in the 1920s.

24. Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his yard with his son in 1960.
Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross

25. A hotel owner pouring acid in a pool while a black family swam in it in 1964.
Acid poured in a pool while black family swam in 1964

26. What lifeguards used to look like in the 1920s.
1920s lifeguard

27. A girl with artificial legs in 1890.
Girl with artificial legs in 1890

28. A mother and her son look at the mushroom cloud following a nuclear test in Las Vegas in 1953.
Nuclear test in Las Vegas in 1953

29. A mother shamefully hides her face after listing her children for sale in 1948.
Mother lists her children for sale in 1948

30. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

31. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.
Nazi officers and cadets celebrate Christmas in 1941

32. Christmas dinner during the Depression.
Christmas dinner during the Depression

33. The original Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin from 1927.
Original Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin from 1927

34. The last of the prisoners leaving Alcatraz in 1963.
Last of the prisoners leaving Alcatraz in 1963

35. Melted remnants of a fire at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London, 1930.
Melted remnants, fire at Madam Tussauds in London, 1930

36. This chimp poses for a picture after his successful mission to space in 1961.
Chimp poses for a picture after mission to space in 1961

37. Alcohol being poured out on the streets during Prohibition Detroit in 1929.
Prohibition Detroit in 1929

38. Princeton students after a freshman VS sophomore snowball fight in 1893.
Princeton students after a freshman VS sophomore snowball fight in 1893

39. 23 year-old Evelyn McHale’s suicide – she jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947.
Woman beautifully arranged after committing suicide

40. What happened when Sweden began driving on the right side of the road in 1967.
Sweden began driving on the right side of the road in 1967

It’s hard to believe some the things in these photos really happened, it gives us a glimpse of how things rapidly change around us and how it’s so hard to predict what might happen in the future, even 100 years from now may be completely unrecognizable.

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