When you look at these photos, it is quite amazing to see how people of the past are not too different to our present day people.
I think this proves that every photo is so unique in catching our history, that one day in the future our own photos will be looked at the same way,
with shock and amazement.
The oldest known selfie. (1839)
Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now
known, a "selfie."
People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it's unpacked. (1886)
This funny portrait of a woman was taken while she was mid-sneeze. (1900)
A "knocker-up" waking up clients - the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.
Before automatic pinsetters were invented, "pin boys" worked to manually line them up. (1914).
A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)
An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren't too short (1920s)
This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit.
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