This one always gave me the chills, and it’s because of the story behind it. This is a newly freed slave with a blacksmith cutting his shackle off:
This photo was taken in 1907 after Slavery was outlawed in most of the known world—but still being practiced as part of the Arab slave trade. The British frigate had intercepted a slaving ship and freed several men. This man was saved off the coast of Oman, just prior to being sent into longer-term slavery—by the skin of his neck. The photo always struck me. It’s one of the very rarest photos of someone being freed from slavery—literally.
Train Travel in 1890s
A cat taking a Photo in 1909
The last known photo of Titanic Afloat: April 12, 1912.