Going through these remarkable photographs from the late 19th and 20th centuries, I found myself wondering how our world would look like in 100 years. Of course, I have no idea, but I am pretty sure that it would be as fascinating to our grandchildren as the world captured in these images is to us today.
I mean, take the picture of Sweden switching to driving on the right side of the road in 1967 — the complete chaos we see is as awesome to observe today as it must have been annoying to people having to deal with it back then.
And what about the Austrian boy who is so happy for getting a new pair of shoes in World War II. Today such a scene is inconceivable.
Of course, the 106-year-old Armenian woman guarding her home in 1990 with a Kalashnikov is something you simply cannot put in words.
But here are the captivating images…
1. A grotto in an iceberg seen during the British Antarctic Expedition, January 5, 1911.
2. Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932.
3. A Catholic woman and her protestant husband laid to rest in Holland, 1888.
4. Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory with his “Magnifying Transmitter.”
5. The last known photo of the Titanic.
6. Women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Kathrine Switzer dodged that rule, and became the first woman to finish despite organizers trying to stop her.
7. Animals used to be involved in medical therapy as late as 1956.
8. 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home in 1990.
9. A random but poignant soldier in Vietnam, 1965.
10. This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II.
11. Sweden switched to driving on the right side of the road in 1967. This was the result on the first morning.
12. He stood alone, refusing to join the Nazi salute in 1936.
13. A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire in 1967.
14. The unbroken seal On Tutankhamen’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched).
15. Einstein at Nassau Point, Long Island, New York in the summer of 1939.
H / T Viral Nova.
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