10 Thought-Provoking Historical Photographs You’ve Never Seen Before

There are some old photographs so rarely seen that you can stare at them for hours on end. Behind every picture from the past, there stands the past lives of thousands of our unknown ancestors.
The crush of the ocean liner SS Normandie on 9 February 1942 at New York City’s pier 88.

Fishermen of the Volga river, Russia, with their impressive catch, 1924.

A young Inuit girl and her husky dog, 1949.

Bikers, 1960s.

A boy watches television for the first time through a shop window, 1948.

James Naismith, the creator of basketball, with this wife.

A graduation ceremony, 1895.

Margaret Hamilton, the principal software engineer for NASA, 1969.

King George VI of Britain looking serious, 1938.

Players of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Black Hawks search for Jack Evans’ lost contact lens during an ice hockey game, 1962.