Journey Into the Past: 45 Must-See Historical Photos

1. Punt Gun

punt gun

The Punt Gun could discharge over a pound of shot at a time that could kill as many as 50 birds. This depleted stocks of wild waterfowl and by the 1860s most US states had banned the practice.

2. General Amrbose Burnside

general amrbose

Civil War General Amrbose Burnside, whose unusual facial hair led to the coining of the term “sideburns”

3. Crown in New York

Crown in New York

A picture of a crowd in New York, 1939 (there is not one unhatted head)

4. The First Bulletproof Vest

The First Bulletproof Vest

Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923

5. Class Divide

Class Divide

A photo illustrating the class divide of pre-war Britain, 1937

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