Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it – Edmund Burke
In an era where every product is disposable, where the news cycle operates in 30 sec sound bytes and where your status update is instantly forgotten as quickly as it was to posted, it’s easy to forget the past. But by ignoring history, our capacity to understand who we are and how to avoid our previous mistakes is diminished.
That’s why we’re posting these images for you today, 30 unique moments from around the world that powerfully (and sometimes playfully) define our actions, values & thoughts over the past 100 years.
Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World’s Fair.
Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
The famous Harry Houdini exposes “spirit trickery” in 1925.
German POWs are visibly distraught as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp. 1945
The Golden Gate Bridge sometimes around 1935.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly ladies in the 1970′s.
The sober Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963
A rescue boat comes alongside the USS West Virginia after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942.
Camp Commandant Amon Goeth on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp
Adolf Hitler begins his plan to connect all German cities through a series of highways.
Amelia Earhart receives what sadly proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
A Turkish sniper, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs in Gallipoli June 1915
Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left.
Fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator exploding over Germany after being hit in 1944.
The Hoover Dam being constructed in 1934.
Dr. Werhner von Braun,”Father of Rocket Science” and Walt Disney in 1954.
The lucky survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathia in 1912.
Anastasia shares a smoke with her dad, Tsar Nicholas II two years prior to their assassination in 1916.
Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912.
Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.
Children rush into a candy store following the end of “sweets rationing” in 1953.
Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950′s.
The Japanese “War Tuba” used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar.
The famous Coney Island in 1905.
Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
Betty White at home with her dog in 1952.
Wielu324 just after German Luftwaffe bombing the 1st of September 1939. Generally believed to be the 1st terrorist bombing in history.
A lion rides in the sidecar at a carnival attraction at Revere Beach, Massachusetts in 1929.