Here are the 30 astonishing Historical Photos that might give you the chills. There is an online page in Instagram called “years_in_photos” that is more than 95K followers. History is a fascinating subject and when we learn history through photos, it seems more relatable. You can check that Instagram page for more amazing photographs.
Scroll down and inspire yourself. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.
#1 Actor/footballer Vinnie Jones with opposing player Paul Gascoigne during a match. 1988
#19 Rocky the Penguin never misses a chance to show off in front of the visitors to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, England. He was reared and preferred the company of two year old Nicola McNally to the other Penguins. May 1980. photo by Arthur Sidey
#21 Juliane Koepcke, age 17, was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground strapped to her seat and survived-she had to endure a 10-day walk through the Amazon Jungle before being rescued by a logging team.
#27 Henry Behrens, the smallest man in the world dances with his pet cat in the doorway of his Worthing home, 1956. Measuring only 30 inches high, Mr Behrens has made a living by travelling the world with Burton Lester’s midget troupe.
#28 On August 8, 1982, a line drive foul ball hit a 4 year old boy in the head at Fenway Park. Jim Rice, realizing in a flash that it would take EMTs too long to arrive and cut through the crowd, scooped up the boy and got him to the dugout where the Red Sox medical team gave him life-saving first aid.