Historical Photographs with Fascinating Stories Behind Them

Iconic historical photographs and the fascinating stories behind them

Pictures can give us a glimpse into the past, showing us people and events that we’ll never be able to see for ourselves. In this way, they can be even more compelling than written accounts of history – in photos, you can see things for yourself.

There are plenty of incredible historical photos that don’t need a caption. The image itself is enough to convey a feeling or an idea. Other photos, however, might look nice on their own but become so much more meaningful when you learn the story behind them.

[post_page_title]Phone home[/post_page_title]

We sure have come a long way since the 1970s! Today, if a college student wants to talk to their friends and family back home, all they have to do is pull out their cell phone. When this picture was taken, however, it wasn’t so easy.

Phone home

These young women were photographed while they were taking advantage of the phones in their dormitory. Late at night, students would line up by the communal phones, waiting their turn to place a call. Of course, they had to know the phone number by heart, or bring along an address book. They couldn’t hog the line for too long, and there also wasn’t much privacy available.

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