They say a picture is worth a thousand words and they aren’t wrong! Photography was created around the year 1800 by Thomas Wedgewood and since then, photography has grown in developed into the selfie-culture we have today.
But back then, in the 19th century, pictures were often only taken on special occasions. We have gathered some of the most valuable historical photos– some meaningful, some terrible, and some hilarious for you to enjoy. So, flip through this ancient album and enjoy!
1862 – London Underground train
Here we have one iconic picture of the first underground train to exist! London was the first place to launch their train at Edgware Tube Station.
Since this old black and white photo was captured, underground trains, much like photos, have grown and developed and changed our lives for the better.
1886 – Statue of Liberty
It’s considered the greatest gift of all time, did you know The Statue of Liberty was gifted to America on October 28, 1886, from French sculpture Gustave Eiffel (name ring a bell?)
Here we see a picture of the face of the statue being unpacked after a long trip from France to America through the Atlantic. It’s a gift that keeps on giving and remains one of America’s best tourist attractions with over 100 million visitors going to view the statue
Keep on, there’s more history in these pages: