What are some of the most interesting historical photos you’ve ever seen? The most compelling images from the past have a tendency to stick with us – there’s at least a few from the history books that you know you’ll never forget.
The 40 photos below are equally as memorable, because they all do a great job of telling a story about what was going on at the time. From the dusty roads of Vietnam to the crowded streets of New York City, each one of these amazing photographs represents an interesting moment in time. #39 is simply fascinating.
#40. Children licking large blocks of ice on the sidewalk in New York City in 1912.
#39. A payphone in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.
#38. A boy watching TV in front of a window in 1948.
#37. A young girl walks her kitten on a leash in 1931.
#36. Blair Parson’s store in Lynchburg, Virginia was famous for it’s “10,000 Calorie Sundae.”
#35. The Great Wall of China before the restoration.
#34. Helen Keller examining President Dwight Eisenhower’s face.