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A Nostalgic Timeline Through History

A photograph is one of the most influential pieces in maintaining our memories intact. They show our emotions and surroundings in one single shot. You can take one look at a picture and the smell, sounds and moments will flood your brain with a series of memories from one single photo. We even seem to remember memories that never happened to us. By seeing a movie or hearing a story and then seeing a picture, we feel a sort of nostalgia although we were never present. We feel almost as if we were there or knew the person. A picture has a certain intimacy that we don’t fully understand. Here is a series of historic, iconic photographs that may or may not leave you feeling nostalgic no where what generation you're born in. 

 

1839- Louis Daguerre’s original camera

 

1886 - The first automobile by Carl Benz, the first production car with an internal combustion engine

 

April 15th, 1912 - The last lifeboats from the Titanic

 

1920s- Alcohol elimination during Prohibition

 

Uruguay, July, 1930- The world’s first World Cup in history

 

March 7th, 1931 - Al Capone on a fishing trip

 

Louisiana, May 24th, 1934 - Bonnie and Clyde’s car after a trap in Bienville

 

December 7th, 1941- Pearl Harbor during and after the bombing

 

Warsaw and Lodz, 1941 - Ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust

 

1944 - French women who were accused of having affairs with German soldiers were punished by being stripped half naked and having their heads shaved

 

 

 

1953 - A Ukrainian-American family celebrates the death of Stalin.

 

February 11th, 1954 - Marilyn Monroe performing for thousands of troops in Korea.

 

1960- Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho shooting

 

USA, 1969 - Hugh Hefner and his bunnies 

 

August 16th, 1969- Woodstock

 

Beverly Hills, April, 1985 / New York, July, 1977- Andy Warhol with Joan Collins and Pele

 

New York, 1982- Arnold Schwarzenegger at Studio 54, Conan the Barbarian release celebration

 

December 19th, 1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

 

Mickey Rourke vs. Steve Powell, May 23rd, 1991- Mickey Rourke’s victory


 

09 Apr 2018 by Lisa Scarpa

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