15 Photos touching that you will not find in history textbooks

Thanks to the invention of the photograph we can understand at least partially how did people a century ago, how they looked and what they did. Even so we still find photos rare and unique.

Great.guru did for you and now sharing images exciting, behind each of which there is quite a story.

Orphans of the Titanic

Michel and Edmond Navratil survived the sinking of the Titanic. His father, who would accompany them, died, and in the newspapers published their photos to look for their relatives. No one knew the real names of the children, so that they were named Louis and Lola, or “orphans of the Titanic”.

Pensioner work

Pinchus Karlinsky, supervisor of the lock Chernigov (Ukraine). The photographer wrote that in 1909 Karlinsky was 84 years old and was in service for 66 years.

A gesture decent

The soldiers lined up especially in the figure of the horse, to honor the memory of several million horses, donkeys and mules that died in the battlefields of the First World War.

The warning

A member of the Ku Klux Klan traveling in the car holding a rope outside the window. This was a warning to the residents of the african american neighborhood of Miami who were to take part in the elections. May, 1939.

Winner unexpected

In 1951, in the traditional Boston Marathon, the japanese Shigeki Tanaka came first. Six years before Tanaka had suffered a nuclear attack of the U.S. Air Force in Hiroshima. The crowd received the arrival of the japanese in silence.

A family in the time of the Great Depression

The photographer Dorothea Lange humanizó the Great Depression by taking pictures of the victims of unemployment. The photo entitled “Mother Migrant”, shows Florence Thompson, a single mother who raised seven children. The photo of Thompson was published by the major newspapers of the world, and called attention to the problems of americans of the time.

The president dies in office

The president of Chile, Salvador Allende comes running out of his residence during the coup led by Augusto Pinochet (September 11, 1973). In the hands of the president you see an assault rifle, a gift from Fidel Castro. After a while you will find Allende shot with this weapon.

When all the day you work lying down

In this photo of the beginning of the TWENTIETH century are the sharpeners of knives, or as they are called, “bellies” yellow ” (because of the dust that was flying over them from the machine lapidadora). The workers were going to bed, face down, to protect their backs. And the dogs not only did the company, but also the heated lying on the feet of their owners.


Women and teens japanese dismiss the kamikaze pilots of the army who go on a truck to the aerodrome. The japanese empire, 1945.

The Cold War

A photo of astronaut Donald Slayton and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, in zero gravity during the space mission soviet-american “Apollo-Soyuz” from 17 to 19 July 1975. An example of the cooperation of countries in the context of the Cold War.

Moments of New York city 40 years ago

Police officers traveling on the subway car in New York. Before mayor Rudolph Giuliani has assumed the power (1994-2001), New York city had little of his image for hollywood stars. The main symbol of the city in the years ’70 and ’80 were the numerous graffiti on buildings and transport.

The samurai japanese in front of the Sphinx, 1864

A group of samurai part of the “Mission Ikeda” in front of the sphinx. In 1864, on the way to Paris, a diplomatic mission from the shogun japanese led by Ikeda Nagaoki, he visited Egypt.

Two revolutionaries

A warm embrace of Fidel Castro Yuri Gagarin. The photo was taken on July 26, 1961, the day of the anniversary of the storming of the Moncada barracks (the first action of the Cuban Revolution). Fidel spoke very well about Yuri Gagarin and it was he who received the first Order of Playa Girón.

War and peace

The patrolman british in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 1981, poses with young neighbours. Missing 17 years to the signing of the Belfast Agreement.

It’s the First of May is the happiest day of the year!

A girl with balloons in the parade on the First of May. Lviv (Ukraine), 1968.

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