A picture is a poem without words. Over 100 years later, this still rings true. From historical landmarks and well-known people to the basic daily routines of the past, the historical pictures have lessons for us and portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand it more intimately.
The luxury steamship Titanic sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic after sideswiping an iceberg. The wailing of the kids, the pain of the lost kids, the incomplete love story all can be felt looking at the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic Before it sunk in April 1912. It says the whole tragic story in one click.
From the paintings that prove the Dark Ages weren’t so dark, to the Nagasaki, 20 Minutes after the Atomic Bombing in 1945 a transition can be seen from the racism to the ultimate destruction of an era.
While we are still thinking whether they have black on white or white on black stripes, there existed some Extinct Subspecies of the Plains Zebra, Quagga. Curiosity sends a signal down the spine asking about its beauty outside the photograph.
The mixed bag feelings in the picture of the Los Angeles Alligator Farm, admission fee 25 cents, 1920s, where the chicas are enjoying amidst the hungry alligators leave us in terror and wonderment.
“No man thinks the same story when looking at a photo because every mind lived a different story!” ― quoted by Mehmet Murat is true. Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.