Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these pictures portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately. We hope this series of images will astound, delight and enthrall you.
Many of these photographs become iconic shots. Let us know which you find the most striking and compelling in the comments section below.