Sometimes when you take a look at the history books, we are shocked at the way things used to be. I am amazed at what people used to call their normal life. Some of it is extremely heartbreaking, other times it allows you to open your eyes and appreciate the life we are able to live now. Below are 10 fascinating photographs of amazing things that have happened throughout history. It’ll be interesting to see what life is like in 60 years if our world has changed so much in such a small amount of time.
Elvis In The Army – 1958
Suntan vending machine – 1949
Measuring bathing suits – 1920s – If their bathing suits were too short, women would be fined.
Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard – 1960
Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it – 1964
Lifeguard on the coast – 1920s
Artificial legs in the United Kingdom – 1890
Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test in Las Vegas – 1953
Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale in Chicago – 1948
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII
Looking through these photographs gives me a greater appreciation for the life that I am able to live now. Some of these photographs are truly eye-opening, especially when you come to the realization of how hard life used to be. Now it’s up to us to make the future a better place for everyone.