A lot of professions, including photography, were not the subject of appreciation for many in the previous century. Apparently, just about anyone could take it up as a profession. But with the passage of time photography professionals have been awarded the due recognition that they deserve. With the introduction of all the technology that we have at our disposal today, it is an important thing to step back and look at how far we have come.
Here are 10 rare historical photos that will enlighten you about history.
1. Albert Einstein
Most of us are acquainted with the name of the once in a century genius, Albert Einstein. This image shows him at Princeton University in New Jersey, U.S.A. The picture is from the year 1940, which makes one wish to have been able to interact with this person once.
2. Drew Barrymore
This image goes a long way towards showing the fact that this sought after actress of the industry definitely had the genes of a model and actress. She happens to be a multi-faceted woman who has acted, produced, and directed movies. She is a model, a writer, and also established herself as an entrepreneur.
3. Bruce Lee
Whenever we hear the name Bruce Lee, the general image of him in our head is of him fighting in films. But to the surprise of many of us, he was also a family man with children, which is not as well-known because of the rarity of his family photos.
4. The Clintons
The picture in question happens to be of two of the most influential political personas across the world. This shows Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton on the day of their wedding in the year 1975.
5. The Twin Towers
The infamous Twin Towers or World Trade Center was scaled by an individual named George Willing in the year 1977. The feat took him 3 and a half hours, following which he signed autographs and was taken into police custody. The penalty for his actions was $1.10 which the city levied against him.
6. King George V
The image portrays an unfortunate person running and asking for alms from the people in the carriage. This is of interest because the carriage happens to be of the then British monarch, King George V.
7. Ben Hur
The photograph in question was captured on the sets of the film Ben Hur in the year 1959. Portrayed in the image is special effects artist A. Arnold “Buddy” Gillespie in a reservoir of miniature props.
An image belonging to the Second World War Era, it is an image showing a bulldog protecting a congregation of apartments. The image was captured in the city of London in the year 1940.
9. Textile Factory
This image is not the creation of today’s advanced imaging technology, but pure skills and eye for photography. From the year 1960, it portrays a youthful lady employed at a Russian textile factory.
The image in question is from a wedding in the then U.S.S.R. in the year 1958. It depicts wedding customs from an era which is in the past.