16 Striking Photographs That Bring History Back To Life
9Princess Elizabeth II serving in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
This picture shows the difference between the upright, straight-lipped and always proper Queen Elizabeth and a carefree princess who is happy and enthusiastic in doing her part of war duties with the rest of her mates. She had taken a break when this sweet picture was taken. She does not shy away or acts prissy but just smiles like any regular school girl.
10A beggar catches up with the carriage of King George the V
This picture is so real and spontaneous that the photographer must have been ordained to be at the right time and at the right place as he would have missed this very natural and human interaction of a royal and a street beggar. King George the V was a stern ruler but even he can’t help a smirk at his helplessness of the situation. Well, I am sure the beggar was handsomely rewarded for his sprint after the most famous carriage in the whole of Great Britain.
11The last Thylacine on the planet
Well, this is a picture of a Thylacine named “Benjamin” who is the last of his species and who was captured in 1933 in Tasmania and shipped to the zoo. He seems to be yawning and bout to sleep.
12Men celebrating the end of the prohibition, December 5, 1933
America had a great liquor sale ban from 1920 and 1933 and look at what effect it had on American men when it was finally lifted in 1933. It was like leaving wild boys in a candy store. All the local bars and pubs were full of men who drank till they dropped as to celebrate the end of prohibition.