In this day and age, when technology is advancing at the speed of light, we take photography for granted too often. In the good old days, when one would prepare for a whole day to have their photograph taken, photography was almost magical. A picture really was worth a thousand words. Today, with the help of smartphones, Photoshop and state-of-the art cameras, pretty much everyone in first world countries is a photographer. But the charm of the past still lingers, so today, we’re going to take a look at some amazing, cool and breathtaking black and white pictures from the past.
We just had to sneak this one in, to freak everybody out. From all the black and white pictures we found on the web, this one depicting children dressed for Halloween (we hope) is one of the freakiest.
The photograph where Joseph Goebbels is scowling at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish (1933) is quite bone-chilling. The look on that horrible man’s face can make any person stop in their tracks.
This photograph of Marilyn Monroe is not so well-known, but it should be. Just look at her serene facial expression, her gorgeous hair and her lips. It’s as if she’s trying to say something, but lingers in the moment.
The Hindenburg blimp took off on May 6, 1937. It caught fire and it was destroyed while attempting to dock. 34 of the people on board were killed out of the 97 that were on board and one person was killed on land.
Rita Hayworth in Gilda is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. She radiates beauty, style, class and sensuality from every single pore.
Just look at how dandy Albert Einstein is sitting in his cute little shorts on a rock at the beach, crossing his legs. Fabulous!
This black and white photograph capture the Great Depression perfectly. The worried look on the woman’s face and the dirty children will forever be imprinted on our brains.
The 60s had so much love and hatred in them, but this picture will carry on the peace message of the era.
Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see them in color?