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Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 8:54am On Oct 24, 2016
Every once in a while, a photographer captures an image that is so shocking it can change the course of history. They say a picture says a thousand words.

i’ve compiled a huge list of some of the most iconic pictures in history. Many of them were taken decades ago. There are even a few from as far back as the American Civil War.



cc: lalasticlala, seun, mynd44 please do the needful

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 8:55am On Oct 24, 2016
Son Dying of AIDS



Published in November of 1990, this LIFE magazine photo changed the way America viewed AIDS. A son, dying of AIDS, is comforted by his father and family.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 8:56am On Oct 24, 2016
Bison Skull Mountain



By the 1870’s, bisons had been hunted to near-extinction. Here’s a picture of a mountain of bison skulls, to show just how many were killed in a short time.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 8:58am On Oct 24, 2016
Frozen Soviet Soldier



The Finnish were no fans of the invading Soviet troops from Russia. They decided to use this frozen Soviet soldier’s body as a scare tactic to demoralize the approaching Soviet troops.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 8:59am On Oct 24, 2016
Swimming Lessons With No Pool



In 1922, if you had no access to a pool but still wanted to learn how to swim, you had to make do.

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Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:00am On Oct 24, 2016
Spontaneous Human Combustion Victim



This is a 1972 picture of a victim of spontaneous human combustion, where a person suddenly burst into flames for no apparent reason.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:02am On Oct 24, 2016
Collapsed Fire Escape



A babysitter and girl falling from a collapsed fire escape in 1975 during a fire. They were seconds away from being rescued by a fireman. The child survived by landing on the babysitter’s body.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Nobody: 9:10am On Oct 24, 2016
Waooooo smiley
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Nobody: 9:15am On Oct 24, 2016
Amazing pictures...
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Tayodapo: 9:25am On Oct 24, 2016
tonaydo:
Swimming Lessons With No Pool



In 1922, if you had no access to a pool but still wanted to learn how to swim, you had to make do.

Now we can Learn to Swim when the weather is too cold .... lol
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:33am On Oct 24, 2016
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?



In 1937, if you lived in the city and wanted your kids to get some sun and fresh air during the day, this is what you got them! What could possibly go wrong?

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:35am On Oct 24, 2016
Eerie Gravesite Photo



In the early 1900’s, this photo was taken at a gravesite. The eerie visitor was not discovered until years later!

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:36am On Oct 24, 2016
Monstrous Grasshopper



This is a real photo from 1937 of a man in the American midwest after he had shot a grasshopper.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:38am On Oct 24, 2016
Staked Vampire Heart



Auguste Delagrange was supposedly a vampire who killed over 40 people. In 1912, he was killed and his killers even staked his heart, just in case.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Laveda(f): 9:40am On Oct 24, 2016
tonaydo:
Swimming Lessons With No Pool
In 1922, if you had no access to a pool but still wanted to learn how to swim, you had to make do.

Lol wow
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Nobody: 9:45am On Oct 24, 2016
tonaydo:
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?



In 1937, if you lived in the city and wanted your kids to get some sun and fresh air during the day, this is what you got them! What could possibly go wrong?

I love this idea
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 9:59am On Oct 24, 2016
KissChris:


I love this idea
isn't it too risky?
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by jashar(f): 10:05am On Oct 24, 2016
shocked
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by Nobody: 10:08am On Oct 24, 2016
tonaydo:
isn't it too risky?
Currently babysitting cos we're on holiday
If you know the stress I'm passing through ehn
I can do anything to be free
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:16am On Oct 24, 2016
KissChris:


Currently babysitting cos we're on holiday

If you know the stress I'm passing through ehn

I can do anything to be free
hahahahaha
Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:18am On Oct 24, 2016
A-Bomb Scars



A Hiroshima A-Bomb victim shows his scars, 6 years after America dropped the bomb on the Japanese city. America would drop a second bomb on Nagasaki just 3 days later.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:19am On Oct 24, 2016
Who Needs Gun Control?



The NRA would be proud of this bad boy. This is the “Punt Gun,” which could kill 50 ducks in one shot. It was so bad, they outlawed it IN THE 1860’s!

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:20am On Oct 24, 2016
Terrible Human Being



Turkey is responsible for the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Here’s a photo of a Turkish official teasing starving children with a piece of bread.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:21am On Oct 24, 2016
Tower Of Booze




Witness the tower of booze. Unfortunately, this picture was taken in 1924, near the beginning of Prohibition. What followed could only be described as a crime against (drunk) humanity. The entire stash was set ablaze to rid the world of this alcoholic scourge.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:23am On Oct 24, 2016
Executing A Communist



This picture of German soldiers executing a communist in Munich in 1919 might have been staged. It is unknown whether it is German propaganda or communist propaganda, but judging by how “bravely” the communist is standing, it’s probably the latter.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:23am On Oct 24, 2016
Boy And Dead Brother



This heart-wrenching 1945 photograph shows a young boy standing at attention after having brought his dead brother to a cremation site.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:24am On Oct 24, 2016
Anthony Biddle



This famous colonel’s name was Anthony Biddle. He was a hand-to-hand combat expert and dared his soldiers to try an kill him after surrounding him. They were never able to and he managed to disarm them all… everytime!

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:26am On Oct 24, 2016
Fell From Space



Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet cosmonaut, lost control of his space craft and fell to Earth, where he managed to successfully re-enter the atmosphere… only to have his space craft crash into the Earth in 1967. These are his remains.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:27am On Oct 24, 2016
Pyroclastic Flow



When Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted on June 17th, 1991, it spewed forth huge amounts of pyroclastic flow, which you see this truck attempting to escape. Pyroclastic flow can move in excess of 600 mph.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:29am On Oct 24, 2016
Bill Gates & The CD-ROM



In 1994, Bill Gates demonstrated the efficiency of CD-ROM storage while introducing the new technology. The CD held more information than all the papers below him.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:30am On Oct 24, 2016
Passed-Out Guard



This British foot soldier was either too hot, or too overwhelmed with Queen Elizabeth II’s visit, and passed out in June of 1970.

Re: Shocking Historical Photos by tonaydo(m): 10:32am On Oct 24, 2016
Saigon Execution Of War Criminal



In 1968, this Viet Cong war criminal was executed by the Saigon Police Chief. The photo was used by American anti-war activists, but did not tell the whole story. The photographer said he felt terrible for ruining the Police Chief’s life since he had been correct to execute the murderer, who had killed many government officials, as well as their families.

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