12 Famous Photographs
By: Elise D.

Girl Wearing Prosthetic Legs For the First Time

This a picture of a young girl wearing one of the first pairs of prosthetic legs. This picture was taken in the 1900's by: an unknown source. I included this picture because it shows how certain people worked hard in improving this little girls life for the better. Even now prosthetic legs have helped hundreds of people.

Soldier Reunites With His Wife After War

This is a picture of a solider returning home from war. This picture was taken in June 9, 2012 by: an unknown source. I included this picture because it shows how much the solider's wife loves him and missed him while he was away. The photo also shows how this soldiers' devote their time to their country and leave their families behind not knowing whether or not they'll see them again.

Man Gets Whipped For Making Peace With Rebels

This is a picture of a man that was accused of sympathizing with Tutsi rebels, therefore he got punished. This picture was taken in 1994 by: James Nachtway location is unknown. I included this picture because it shows how people get harshly abused for trying to make peace. People try to make peace in the world but others don't believe that peace is the answer, when it really should be.

Anne Frank

This is a picture of Anne Frank, who was captured by the Nazi's. She was placed in a concentration camp where she faced very harsh conditions with other victims. She later died in the camp along with thousands of other Jews. This picture was taken in 1942 by: her family. I chose this picture because it shows happiness in a world of chaos and destruction.

This is a picture of a brave firefighter saving a small child covered in ash and blood from a bombing. This picture was taken in 1995 in Oklahoma City, during the Oklahoma City Bombing by: Charles Porter. I included this picture because it shows how brave this firefighter was; the love he shows for this child and his job.

Brave Firefighter Saves Baby From Bombing

Young Boy Cries At Funeral

This picture was taken in October 2009 in Rio De Janerio, by: an unknown source. This picture is of a Brazilian boy playing the violin at his music teachers' funeral. He is in tears because this very special teacher helped him escape poverty and violence. I included this picture because is shows how this young boy lost someone that is so dear to his heart and that it's always okay to cry.

Hindenburg Disaster

This is a picture of the Hindenburg Disaster. This picture was taken in May 6, 1937 in Lakehurst, New Jersey by: an unknown source. About one hundred years ago an 800-foot long blimp caught fire while attempting to dock at Naval Air Station. 97 people were on board, {36 passengers and 61 crew members} 35 people died. I included this picture because it shows how humans are not perfect and make mistakes frequently.    

Malala Yousafzai

This is a picture of a Malala Yousafzai. This picture was taken on October 7, 2013 by: Christopher Thomond, location is unknown. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban while she was going to school in a school bus. The Taliban thought girls should not have the right to have an education, but Malala disagreed with their thought. She was an activist standing up for girls rights and the Taliban disagreed. Today she is alive and well, she is continuing to fight for girls' rights that is why I chose that picture.

Kosovo Refugees

This is a picture of a young boy by the name of Agim Shala. This picture was taken in 1999 by: Carol Guzy, in Kukes, Albania. This boy and his family are Kosovo refugees. I chose this picture because it shows how people all over the world are fleeing from their home country's in search of a better life.

Starving Children In Africa

This is a picture of starving children in Africa. This picture was taken in April 2011 in Africa, by: Johnny Gooch. I chose this picture of because it shows how thousands of children and adults are suffering from the lack of food and water. The lack of food is the number one cause of children deaths world wide. This picture is very alarming and shows that food is something we don't think twice about, while other people would beg for a crumb of bread.

This picture was taken on January 11, 2015, by: Hemad Nazari in Northern Iran. This is a picture of a man walking up a snowy mountain moving his flock of sheep from the high mountains to a low valley. I chose this picture because everyday this man walks twelve miles doing the same routine, it shows he has devotion to his job even if he rather be doing something else. The falling snow looks as if it's stinging his face freezing his lungs.

All In A Days Work

African-American Girl Locked In Zoo As Popular Attraction

This is a picture of a young African American girl locked up in a zoo as a popular exhibit. This picture was taken in Brussels, Belgium in 1958 taken by: an unknown source. Throughout the 1950's and well into the 2000's African and Native American's were kept in zoos as exhibits. Carl Hagenbeck ran these racists exhibits and considered them " purely natural". I included this picture because it defines how racist people have been and it's just disheartening to see how people have been getting treated.

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