The world has changed tremendously throughout time, and that can be seen quite evidently in the photos we have from the past. We may not be able to see what the world was actually like during the formation of different societies throughout the world, but we can definitely see what took place after the camera was invented.That was the thing to do back in the late ’50s, but definitely not for those who are claustrophobic. Don’t you feel sorry for the poor guy who got in first?
Right here, you can see a “Baby Race” that took place in 1946. We’re not sure why this happened, but the picture is amazing.
Here, you can see onlookers watch these brave divers leap into the Thames River in 1934.
In 1918, the people of Iowa made their own version of the Statue of Liberty using their own bodies.
In 1898, Tesla would have been about 42 years old. He had lots going on at the time with several successful patents so it’s highly unlikely he took a job as a swim instructor.
These women were pictured in 1928 sporting their bathing suits and swim caps. As you can see, bathing suits today include a lot less material than they once did.
Not only are buildings and lives destroyed by war, but weapons and other equipment are left behind when it’s done, as well. Here you can see an African boy playing with an abandoned tank in 1991.
These Russian sailors occupy themselves by watching this adorable kitten sleep in 1941.
In 1970, this teacher from California taught their students physics by introducing them to the physics of surfing.
This model is posing in the back of a classic car in 1971. That’s definitely one way to make some sales.
These interesting Burmese women are arriving in America for the first time in 1935.
This baby could be seen crying alone in the street after China was attacked by Japan in 1937.
In 1917, this soldier couldn’t bear to see this cat starving in the snow, so he took some time to give him a bit of food.
These kids from Soviet-era Russia decided to make their own basketball hoop in 1957.
Most people would be scared out of their minds, but this fella doesn’t seem to be phased by it at all.
But it looks like he’s just getting a really awesome foot massage.
Imagine the crowd of people waiting for these American soldiers to return home after World War II in 1945.
As you can see in this picture from 1920, dogs would do just about anything to make sure that their tiny owners don’t get hurt.
Pictured in 1874, this library had to have been the home for hundreds of thousands of books. Needless to say, it would be nice to get lost in there.
These German kids decided to do the same thing and built their own Berlin wall right in their front yard.
Apparently, that was the mentality of this little girl’s parents. Here, have an alligator, it’s really no problem at all.
Even though it looks like The Riddler has been getting into a bit of trouble, it’s actually a phone tower in Stockholm in 1890.
This picture shows an aerial view of the massive amount of flowers that were left outside of Buckingham Palace after her death.
Pictured here are figure skaters celebrating during an Olympic awards ceremony in 1976.
This is what a model in Paris looked like in 1920. Modeling has changed a bit, hasn’t it?