A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Sometimes photos can tell much more than history textbooks. Such pictures from different countries and different time periods are collected in this collection. They depict both world-famous personalities and ordinary people, and in each frame there is a frozen history. 

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Sailors work on the mast of the ship Garthsnaid during a storm, 1920.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Thelonious Monk is an American jazz pianist and composer, born in 1959.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

369th Infantry Regiment, one of the nicknames of which was the Harlem Hellfighters, 1919. During the First World War, several American units were staffed exclusively by blacks — racial equality in the United States was far away, and even in the army special units were created for people with a different skin color. The fighters of the Harlem Hellfighters showed themselves perfectly.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

The smallest, tallest and fattest man in Europe playing cards, 1913.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

17-year-old Frida Kahlo poses for a family photo in a traditional men's suit, 1924.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Kurt Cobain, 8th grade student, plays the drums, 1981.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Private James Hendricks plays guitar, Fort Campbell, 1962.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

The earliest known photo of Elvis Presley with his parents — Gladys and Vernon, in 1938.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Samurai, 1860.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

American sailors heard the news of the surrender of Japan, 1945.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

The photo was taken secretly during a session of the US Supreme Court. One of the two existing photos, 1932.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

The only known photo of Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg. It was taken three hours before his famous Gettysburg address, on November 19, 1863.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin, 1931.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

In 1939, 20 thousand American Nazis gathered at Madison Square Garden for a congress.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Newspaper peddlers are getting ready to start work — 2 am, February 12, 1908.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

The painting "Mona Lisa", 1911, was stolen from the Louvre.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

A French woman pours tea to a British soldier during the fighting, Normandy, 1944.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Adolf Hitler talks with Princess Olga of Greece, the wife of the King of Yugoslavia, 1939.

A collection of archival frames, each of which will tell its own story

Prince Charles and Princess Diana on vacation in the Bahamas, 1982.

Keywords: History | Celebrities | Past | Photo archives | Frames

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