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‘Lost In History’: 30 Pics That Will Change Your Perspective On The 20th Century


‘Lost In History’: 30 Pics That Will Change Your Perspective On The 20th Century

People have always been the same, yet, so much has changed.

There’s something about pictures from the past, the stories they keep, and the fact that they come from a time when we weren’t there. Especially the kind of black & white pictures that have started to yellow, really show just how long ago they are.

And that’s why we love going through the page “Lost in History,” which shares many ancient pictures that most people have never seen. And along with those pictures, the inspiring stories that led to these pictures being taken and what they mean to people today.

Hattie McDaniel, accepting her Oscar in a segregated “No Blacks” hotel in Los Angeles for her role in Gone with the Wind, the first Black American to win an Oscar.

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Simone Segouin, mostly known by her codename, Nicole Minet, a member of the Resistance fighters and an expert in tactics and explosives. She was 18 when the Germans first invaded.

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Sophie Scholl, an anti-nazi political activist, executed in 1943 for leading non-violent student resistance against Hitler at the age of 21.

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Her last words, “How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?”

Dr. Eugene Lazowski, a Polish doctor who saved 8,000 Jews by creating a fake typhus epidemic in 1943.

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Aboriginal rights activist Gary Foley in 1971.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William, in the taxi after a clubbing session back in the 2000s.

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The famous Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist as part of a twisted tradition, Franca Viola.

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Shavarsh Karapetyan, who had just finished his 26-km run, heard a loud crash from a trolleybus that fell into a reservoir. The former Armenian swimmer immediately dived and saved 20 people.

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Iranian woman before the Islamic revolution in 1960.

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Lovers of Valdaro, two 6000-year-old skeletons found in a lover’s embrace, arms and legs entwined, appears to have died at around the age of 20.

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“My parents on their wedding day in 1964 and then again at Christmas 2021.”

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Dina Sanichar, the man many believe to be raised by wolves, was found in 1872.

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A picture of what could be the last Barbary lion in the wild before it went extinct. Taken in 1925 by French photographer Marcelin Flandrin on his flight from Casablanca to Dakar.

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe with their daughter on the set of “Legally Blonde,” 2000.

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Dolly Parton at her home in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the 1960s.

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Studio pictures of a lesbian couple from early 1900s.

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Lao Huang, 86, a Cormorant fisherman in Yangshuo, China.

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Depiction of safety standards in 1960s.

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Demi Moore filming for “G.I. Jane” in 1997.

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A picture from 1930s of two women sharing a kiss, captioned, “Um-m! That kiss! Guess I still love you! Jus’ can’t help it!”

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Bonnie and Clyde’s final kiss before they were killed a few hours later on May 23, 1934.

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Holocaust survivor Edith Steiner and the soldier that saved her in 1944, John Mackay. They got married in 1946, until Edith’s passing in 2017 at the age of 92.

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The first Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1952.

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Ryan Reynolds from 1983, holding a dead fish and his zipper unzipped.

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Reynolds commented on the picture, “This isn’t lost in history. It’s an annual event.”

The office life for engineers before AutoCAD and other drafting software was invented.

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Miss Wyoming winner in 1973, Joyce Mckinney, was arrested by the police after kidnapping Kirk Anderson from his church and forcing him to be her slave for sexual purposes for 3 days in 1977.

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Hanukkah in Kiel, Germany, 1932.

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Mexican actress Maty Huitrón, pictured in 1957.

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“This series was one of the multiple social experiments of the Mexican photographer Nacho Lopez to understand human behavior. In this case, it was about seeing the average reaction to an exuberant woman, the model chosen was the burlesque dancer Maty Huitron, who would later become an eminence of the performing arts in Mexico.”

The original Michelin Man from 1898, when rubber tiers were still produced in white color without carbon.

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“The Michelin Man also has a name—Bibendum. It’s a weird name considering the latin phrase, “Nunc est bibendum,” which means, ‘Now is the time to drink.'”

A 3000-year-old pair of pants was found inside a tomb in Northwestern China.

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