Gone but Not Forgotten: 16 Historical Photos That Allow Us a Glimpse into the Past


These historical photos offer us a quick glance at our storied past.  Some may be familiar to you and offer a sense of nostalgia, if you were around for these events.

Scroll Down for Videos

Operation Babylift


In 1975, orphaned babies, who lost their parents in the Vietnam War, were transported to the United States.

The Stockings Illusion


In the 1940s, women would paint their legs to make an illusion that they were wearing stockings.

Ankle Contest


Taken in 1930, this is a photo of a policeman who found it hard to decide the winner in an ankle contest.

A brewery delivering barrels to troops fighting in Normandy


Miss Lovely Eyes, 1930


The candidates of the Miss Lovely Eyes competition held in 1930 in Florida.

Soldiers during the First World War


Soldiers who fought in the First World War were dependent on sound finders to know which way enemy planes were coming from.

Salvador Dali and His Pet, 1969


Salvador Dali, a famous painter from the 1930s, was seen strolling with his pet anteater, which he brought outside because he feared it would lack exercise.

New Yorkers in uniform hats, 1939


Paris, 1924


In 1924, people had to step on a series of chairs to avoid getting wet in the flood in Paris.

London, 1860


This women were preparing the hoops of the lady’s (center) crinoline in a dress shop in London in 1860.

Alfred Hitchcock and the MGM Lion


The MGM Leo the Lion having tea together with Alfred Hitchcock.

Wooden Swimsuits, 1929


These women wore wooden bathing suits, which were invented in 1929, to make them more buoyant.

A fugitive in the border of Mexico and USA


A fugitive being dragged by border patrol to stop him from entering Mexico and escaping from th United States.



A monowheel vehicle known as Dynasphere was built in 1932, and it can travel up to 25 miles per hour.

A concept of portable TV, 1967


Vietnam war refugee kids


Watch these videos

Check out related articles.

These 40+ Historical Photos tell Incredible Stories about Humanity …This is Intense

Luxurious German Restaurants and Beer Houses …But Vacation Town Hides a Darker History