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TankMan (1989) - the Unknown Protester by Jeff Widener

The day before the Tankman photo was taken, Tiananmen Square was the place of drama. People masses, most students have been protesting…
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The Dangerous Summer of Ernest Hemingway in pictures (Spain, 1958)

In 1958 Ernest Hemingway agreed to accomplish a short series of stories about two legendary matadors: Luis Miguel Dominguin and Antonio Ordonez….
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Raising a Flag over the Reichstag by Yevgeniy Khaldei,1945

Yevgeniy Khaldei, the Ukraine-born soviet photographer, underwent through World War 2 side by side with soldiers. He walked half of Europe and…
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The story behind 'The Terror of War': ‘Napalm Girl’ by Nick Ut.

‘The terror of war’ or also known as the ‘Napalm Girl,’ is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by photojournalist Nick Ut, a Vietnamese…
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Douglas MacArthur observes the naval shelling, Korea, 1950

General Douglas MacArthur took command over the UN forces in Korea on July 8, 1950, just right after The Korean War had…
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Postwar New York in 65 unforgettable vintage pictures

New York became home-city to many extraordinary photographers who shared love with their home with magnificent pictures. Oldpics selected 65 bright pictures…
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Pittsburgh photo essay by W. Eugene Smith (18 pictures)

When W. Eugene Smith set his foot on Pittsburgh land in March 1955, he had made a reputation of edgy, conflict, and…
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Santa Claus with kids in Vukovar, Croatia, 1992

This photo of Santa Claus in Croatia during its War of Independence may be the most bizarre and saddest Santa’s image ever…
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The only Jew refugee camp in the US 

Life of jews in the pre-WW2 period (and during the war as well) in Europe wasn’t sweet at all, and the jew…
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Statue of Liberty: history in pictures and unknown facts

Statue of Liberty arrived in the US 115 years ago, in July 1885, and Oldpics honors this date with a set of…
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The story 'American way' photo by Margarett Bourke-White

‘American way’ image by Margaret Bourke-White became a symbol of the historical Great Depression decade. Photographer captured it by accident while converting…
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A Pyramid of German Helmets in Front of Grand Central

This pyramid at Grand Central was a pure propagandistic act promoting the 5th War Loan. The government widely raised funds for military…
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Minamata by W. Eugene Smith: photos and facts

There is something special about almost every picture of W.Eugene Smith, but when speaking of a historical impact, his Minamata series takes…
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Soviet soldiers and a white bear in Kaliningrad zoo, 1980

Kaliningrad was a city of Kenigsberg once and became a USSR enclave after the WW2. The large portion of the Russian army…
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Albert Einstein becomes US citizen, 1940

An outstanding scientist Albert Einstein arrived in the US 88 years ago as a refugee from Nazi Germany. We suppose this german…
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Munich massacre history: facts and pictures

The phenomenon of mass terrorism was unknown in Olympics history until September 5, 1972. Oldpics.net remembers those crimson days with a full…
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TankMan (1989) - the Unknown Protester by Jeff Widener

The day before the Tankman photo was taken, Tiananmen Square was the place of drama. People masses, most students have been protesting…
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The Dangerous Summer of Ernest Hemingway in pictures (Spain, 1958)

In 1958 Ernest Hemingway agreed to accomplish a short series of stories about two legendary matadors: Luis Miguel Dominguin and Antonio Ordonez….
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Raising a Flag over the Reichstag by Yevgeniy Khaldei,1945

Yevgeniy Khaldei, the Ukraine-born soviet photographer, underwent through World War 2 side by side with soldiers. He walked half of Europe and…