Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read. These 20 photographs below portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately. History in photos has always been a captivating subject, but you’ve probably not seen many of the following photos that captured specific moments throughout history.

A photo illustrating the class divide of pre-war Britain, 1937 A photo of the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, taken the morning of April 15, 1912 The face of a hockey goalie (Terry Sawchuk) before masks became standard game equipment, 1966 The Punt Gun could discharge over a pound of shot at a time that could kill as many as 50 birds Queen Elizabeth During WWII Service Hindenburg Disaster First Skin Transplant First Wimbledon Match Nikola Tesla In His Lab Neil Armstrong Before Walking On The Moon Women Delivering Ice Painting The Eiffel Tower Soldier During WWII Pablo Escobar And His Son First Ronald McDonald Statue Of Liberty Under Construction World’s First Selfie Titanic Survivors Boarding Carpathian Filming Of The MGM Opening Credits Elvis In The Army Testing New Bullet Proof Vests