These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past
Many photographs only become iconic shots years later, once we understand their importance and historical context. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these pictures portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately.
1. William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914