Everyone has probably dreamed at least once of being able to go to the past and see what life was like back then. But there is no such thing as a time machine yet, so all we can do is enjoy the photos of the past. Some of them can tell us a lot of really interesting things.
Jaga Trends has made a compilation of old historical photos that will teach you more about the past.
Young German soldier cries, WWII
Women wearing “short shorts” in the 1950s
A young girl saying goodbye to a soldier, Connecticut, 1945
A Dutch boy with a pillow strapped on his backside in order to soften his fall while ice skating.
Belgian miners, 1900
Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850
Ice-table: ebb-tide at the beach of Rockanje, the Netherlands, in the severe winter of 1963
Amphibious bike ’Cyclomer,’ Paris, 1932
Boys play after a traffic accident with 2 pedal cars and a tricycle, Netherlands, 1935
Sleigh leaving a ski-jump. London, England, 1933
Ostrich reading a newspaper, 1951
Car of a peddler. The Netherlands, 1930s
First picture ever taken from space, 1946
A giant pyramid of liquor barrels to be burned during Prohibition, 1924
German soldier wearing a welding mask, 1941
Waiters wearing masks, Germany, 1933
Boy playing with a radio-controlled toy bus. Almelo, The Netherlands, 1957
“This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me.” ― Bill Gates, 1994
Children on sleds pulled by a car over a snowy road in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, date unknown
The Space Invaders championship, 1981
Soccer on motorbikes on the soccer field of Crystal Palace in London, England 1923
Boys in a record shop, The Netherlands, 1957
A happy chimp “Enos” holding a newspaper after surviving his trip to space, 1961
The discovery of the statue Antinous in Greece, 1894
Woman milking a cow with an elephant’s head as an April Fool’s joke in the magazine Het Leven, 1932
Sunbathing with a foldable reflector, The Netherlands, 1961
Small trouser press, shown at an invention fair in Westminster, England, 1936
Which of these photos impressed you the most? Tell us in the comment section below.
Preview photo credit _Joro_ / flickr