43 Mind-Blowing Historical Photos

Step into a time capsule with these 43 extremely rare historical pictures.

This is what Albert Einstein’s desk looked like the day he died:

This is what the Eiffel Tower looked like as it was being built:

It was built in time for the 1889 World’s Fair.

Recognize these big ol’ rocks? This is Mount Rushmore before the presidential heads were carved into it:

This is how big Plymouth Rock is in real life:

This is what Queen Elizabeth II looked like when she was 18:

This is what one of the world’s oldest pairs of Levi’s jeans looks like:

The Great Sphinx of Giza…has a tail!!!

This right here is what one of the Titanic’s lifeboats looked like before the passengers were rescued:

This is what Abraham Lincoln looked like when he became president in 1861…

…and this is what he looked like four short years later, in 1865:

Speaking of Honest Abe, this is Ralph Lincoln, the 11th-generation cousin of Abraham Lincoln:

This is Ruth Malcolmson, the woman who won the 1924 Miss America pageant:

This is what Bob Ross looked like before he had his iconic hairdo:

These were some of the job necessities for a TWA flight attendant in the 1940s:

This is what Hong Kong looked like circa 1920…

And here’s what it looks like today:

Before CGI, this is how MGM filmed its iconic movie intro:

You know, this one:

This is what the Oval Office looks like without any furniture in it:

This is what a dollar bill looked like in 1917:

This right here is Vincent van Gogh’s painting palette:

This is what first class on a plane in 1960 looked like:

This is Robert Wadlow, the tallest man who ever lived:

And this is Pauline Musters, the shortest woman ever to live:

This is what the end of 13,000 miles of the Great Wall of China looks like:

This painting by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting ever sold:

This, wicker chairs and all, is what the interior of a plane looked like in 1925:

In 1955, it cost $4.75 to go on 10 rides at Disneyland:

This is the violin Wallace Hartley, bandleader on the Titanic, played as the ship sank:

This monument to the doomed Donner Party shows just how deep the snow the unfortunate travelers had to deal with was:

This is the world’s oldest surviving photograph, taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1827:

Here’s what the original, un-enhanced world’s oldest picture looks like today:

The presidents on Mount Rushmore were originally planned to look like this:

This is what a 3-year-old Albert Einstein looked like:

This is what the iceberg that sank the Titanic looked like after being hit:

This is what the Mayan temple at Chichen Itza looked like before it was restored:

And this is what it looks like today:

This is Ham the chimpanzee, the first ape launched into space:

This pointy thing is what a nuclear bomb actually looks like:

In 1962, three men escaped Alcatraz Island prison after fooling guards with papier-mâché decoy heads that looked like this:

This man, Gay Jewel, was declared the “world’s heaviest man” in 1899:

This beauty is Britain’s oldest door, constructed almost 1,000 years ago, in the 1050s:

This is Charles Ponzi, the infamous scammer ponzi schemes got their name from:

Source: www.buzzfeed.com

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