This phrase was
coined by American Newspaper Editor Arthur Brisbane, in 1911. It's a simple
notion that can be applied to many facets of our lives, but, it especially
holds true for historical photography. These photos all have a story to tell -
from catastrophic events, to times gone by, to hardships and wars, to
innovation and historical landmarks.
Let's step back in
The majestic Titanic
leaving its port in Southampton UK, on 10 April 1912.
In 1938, the threat of war prompted a large-scale evacuation of France's public
art collection. Consequently, the Mona Lisa had left the Louvre in 1939, but,
as seen in this photo - it was brought back, safe and sound to its rightful
place after the 2nd war ended.
Bondi Beach in Australia circa 1900, before surfing and sunbathing became
Racial segregation in North Carolina, USA, in 1950.
Retro photo of the first McDonald's in San Bernardino, California in 1940.
A great photo from the Disneyland staff cafeteria in 1961.
The last prisoners of Alcatraz, leaving the prison in 1963.
A vehicle from 1900.
Hugo Gernsback, a Luxembourg-American inventor, writer, editor and magazine
publisher. Here he is seen wearing his TV glasses invention.
A young Charlie Chaplin, aged 27, in 1916.
Queen Elizabeth back when she was a princess, during her military service in
World War II.
A photo depicting Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
Martin Luther King, with his son, removing a burnt cross from their front yard
A photo of the Beatles back when they first started.
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro between 1922 and 1931.
Leo the Lion, mascot for the well-renowned logo of the Hollywood film studio
The last Tasmanian Tiger, referred to as Benjamin who was held captive in the
Hobart Zoo after being caught in the Florentine Valley in 1933. The animal died
three years later, believed to be due to neglect.
This is what Nagasaki looked like 20 minutes after the atomic bombing.
The construction of the Eiffel Tower in July 1888.
The unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun's tomb, discovered in 1922. It's
incredible how that rope lasted 3,200 years without deteriorating.
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