10 Historical Pictures Which Will Inspire And Make Us Emotional At The Same Time
It’s an open secret that the majority of royal families in Europe were related. In this picture, one can see not just royalty but a family. Queen Victoria was Alexandra Feodorovna’s grandmother alongside King Edward VII who was the uncle of Nicholas II. Had this photo been taken today, it would definitely become a viral meme mainly credit to the hilarious face of little Dutchess Olga. Kids are always kids even if they’re born into a royal family.
The first female taxi driver
Madame Decourcelle was a taxi driver and she also had a license to ride a horse-drawn carriage. Perhaps she had to overcome a lot of obstacles on her way to her dream. Nowadays, no one is surprised to see a woman behind a steering wheel of an Uber car, but at that time, women had to literally fight for their right to do things as simple as driving.
Women On a New Jersey Beach Were Arrested
And the reason would surprise you to the hilt since they were wearing indecent swimsuits to the beach.We guess that back in 1920 policeman probably had fewer work to do than their colleagues nowadays.
If we travel back in time and we get to see that law and order guards were not only going after criminals but they also went after ladies in so-called "indecent" swimsuits.
However, it seems that these girls were not afraid of them. We wonder what these policemen would have done if they saw women in modern bikinis!
The one who gained nothing
Quite an iconic picture this which was taken by photojournalist Dorothea Lange and she received instant acclaim for the same.But sadly, the woman in the photo gained nothing from it. Her name was Florence Owens Thompson, at the time of shooting she was 32 years old and was the mother of 10 children. After her picture became a sensation, the government rushed aid to the camp to prevent starvation. Unfortunately, by that time Florence and her children had left the area.
The meet back in 1954
It has been 60 years since Marilyn Monroe left us but still, there are many detractors of her who still criticise her saying that she was silly and trampy.Imagine how people envied her while she was alive?
There was one more interesting fact about her. Marilyn hated racism and discrimination toward African-American people which was still quite common in the 1950s. She convinced the owner of the Mocambo nightclub in Los Angeles to let Ella Fitzgerald perform there promising that she, Marilyn, would show up in the club every night, and she duly kept her promise.
Abebe Bikila, An athlete From Ethiopia Who Became An Olympic Marathon Champion While Running Barefoot, 1960
Abebe Bikila was the last one to be included onto the Ethiopian Olympic team — he replaced another team member who had gotten injured.
Abebe didn’t plan to run barefoot. He purchased new running shoes but they didn’t fit him well and gave him blisters. So eventually, he decided to run barefoot, won the marathon, and set a new Olympic record.
David Bowie’s Arrest, 1976
Had there been a beauty contest among prisoners, David Bowie certainly had every chance of winning it. Many musicians had legal problems at their young age, including Bowie. However, Bowie’s arrest was one which was short lived — he stayed behind bars only for a few hours but his photo taken there has become a part of history.
An international Rock Festival In Moscow, 1989
The Moscow Music Peace Festival was a one-time gathering of international hard rock musicians in the USSR. It was called Russian Woodstock due to the enormous number of visitors. Unlike Woodstock in America, the festival was arranged to promote world peace and establish international cooperation in fighting the drug war in Russia.
Kurt Cobain And His Family At the MTV Video Music Awards, 1993
The only thing people remember about Kurt Cobain nowadays is his song Smells Like Teen Spirit and that he was addicted to drugs. But very few people are aware that he supported women in their fight for equal rights as well as LGBT rights like no one else.
The Sea Of flowers In front Of Kensington Palace, 1997
You have probably guessed that the reason for this sea of flowers in front of Kensington Palace in 1997 was very sad. It happened after Princess Diana’s death who was the most loved royalty among British people and was even given the title, “The People’s Princess.” Though she used to be criticized during her life, thousands of people loved her sincerely and this photo confirms this fact.
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