Photos That Allow You to Travel Back in Time


If you are a rabid history buff like us who loves to explore rare historical pictures, you must certainly be interested in taking a trip down memory lane today. This article features the rarest of all photos that significantly impacted the world’s history. Thanks to people who preserved these great images, we have a window to history’s most interesting moments. 

These photos also prove that the one invention that changed history is surely the camera, and photography is the most significant of all professions from a historical point of view. How else would we have secured glimpses of the past eras for our younger generation to study and research on? So, without wasting any time, let’s go through thirty historical images that impeccably captured an important event in history. You may find some of the events shocking and would not even want to believe that these actually happened. But that’s what time traveling back in the past is all about, right? Let’s get started!


How Basketball Was Invented

This photo features the person who created basketball, James Naismith. Naismith was from Canada and taught P.E. at the YMCA International Training College. We see him playing basketball with his wife in the image, which is absolutely intriguing. Do you know where the first-ever game of basketball was played? It was in Springfield, Massachusetts. When asked why he named the sport basketball, Naismith said the name came to his mind because the ball passes via a hoop resembling a basket. In fact, at that time, players used peach baskets as a hoop, and the game only had 13 rules. You find it hard to believe, right? Times have changed, and we say the game has evolved for the better.


Steven Spielberg’s Iconic Jaws

Do you remember Bruce? Yeah, that’s the name of the iconic white shark that played the main antagonist in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie Jaws. It was released in 1975 when Spielberg was just 27 years old. Coming back to this giant shark, it was actually a mechanical object. When you watch the movie, you won’t get a hint that the shark isn’t real.

Kudos to Spielberg for creating this masterpiece using an unreal shark back in the early 1970s, as it wasn’t an easy feat to accomplish back then. Technological tools were limited, and so was the directorial creativity. Spielberg directed the movie intelligently that it might still give you goosebumps even though current movies feature mind-blowing graphical illustrations. In this particular photo, the young director is seen in a light mood as he poses with Bruce’s infamous jaws.