A Gallery of the Most Shocking Historical Photos

Are you drawn to old black and white photographs of people and places from a historical time period? Time travel into the past from the comfort of your couch – prepare to be amazed by twenty of the most shocking historical photos you will ever see on your computer screen!

Photographs capture memories of a time that has long since passed. They educate us about how life used to be and remind us that history can teach us valuable lessons.

The job of black and white photography is to communicate and tell stories as opposed to impressing with visually pleasing colors. We have included mostly black and white photographs in this post : let us know what you think of them.

1. A Clever Trick or a Ghostly Image?

 

1. A Clever Trick or a Ghostly Image
Scary reflection

This photo dating to the 1900s at a burial ground gave everyone the jitters many years after the sinister ‘extra’ girl was captured on film. The setting, the sombre face, and the freaky reflection defying the laws of nature make the photograph particularly compelling. Don’t know about you, but we’re reminded of the spooky twins from The Shining.

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