20 Momentous Historical Photographs That Everyone Needs To See

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Image: via Wikimedia Commons
Image: via Wikimedia Commons

15. German worker refusing to salute in 1936

Three years before World War Two broke out and three years after the Nazis came to power, this photo depicts a crowd of Germans giving the Nazi salute. With one exception, that is, who’s believed to be August Landmesser. The shipyard worker was eventually imprisoned for his illegal relationship with a Jewish woman and later died while serving in a penal battalion.

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Image: NASA

14. A family photo on the moon

If humans ever establish a colony on the moon, Charles Duke can claim to have started the trend. In 1972 the astronaut left a family photo on the moon’s surface during the Apollo 16 mission. He subsequently took a picture of it for posterity. So when you put up your family snap in your moon habitat decades from now, think of Duke.

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