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IN History & Culture ON 30 Dec, 2015
History is full of both the bad and the good stuff. You could say that the past is a reminder of the things that we should not do anymore and of the events that we should relive again.
There have been great wars that led to the death of millions, but there have also been events that depicted the brighter and ingenious side of humanity. And through the photos that are still available today, we can see how even the worst people to have ever lived can look graceful.
All in all, these 12 photos show all aspects of being human.
Theodore Roosevelt was the president of the United States, specifically the 26th as he served from 1901-1909. Here, you can see him not dealing exactly with matters of the state, but rather enjoying what nature has to offer, which is a big moose and the outdoors.
Perhaps one of the greatest writers of all time, Ernest Hemingway can be seen here with his glasses on, in a tub. It looks incredibly deep and wonderful for some reason.
The very last public execution in the United States happened in the year 1936. While America no longer does public executions, the death penalty is still very much alive.
This is World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose. He is holding a flag, but it isn't just any other ordinary flag. It's the one that will be put on his son's casket. His son died during the Korean War. War ruins lives, people.
When we hear about Anne Frank, we immediately think about the Nazis and her death. But here, we see her in a happier time, free from such worries.
These are not just two ordinary people. They are Nikita Khrushchev from the Soviet Union and former Indonesian President Sukarno.
Even two of the most notorious people ever, Lenin and Stalin, can look simply glorious in photos.
Specifically, these men are on a single pipe of the great, magnificent Hoover Dam.
These images are the last moments just before Ghandi was murdered by Nathuram Godse in 1948.
These men are lumberjacks from California and they had the task of chopping down the fantastic and massive Redwoods.