In 1969, Woodstock had over 400,000 people visit from all over the world. It lasted for three days and took place in Upstate New York. In this photo, we see an aerial view of the stated amount of people dancing and enjoying their freedom. These were the days of the Vietnam War, and it was time for people to share their love, connect with their spirituality, and spread their message of peace and love.
The heavy rain and muddy conditions didn’t stop the crowds from roaring into the festival and marking their mark in music history. The event cost the producers almost $3 million and only made a profit of $1.8 million; however, the impact and significance Woodstock had on following generations, even to this day, is priceless.
This photo was taken in 1939 in Nassau Point on Long Island, New York. Einstein is the brilliant mind behind the theory of relativity; he was the Nobel Prize winner in Physics back in 1921 and is one of the greatest contributors to science. Seeing a photo of Einstein in a pose like this, relaxed and enjoying the beach, is rare, and there are very few photos like this out there.
Albert Einstein once said that his vacation at Long Island was "One of the most restful and zestful vacations." Einstein led a relatively modest life with a daily routine of breakfast, a short walk, and then work. Whenever he was caught on holiday, it was a rare moment.
The R.M.S Titanic
This is a photo of the R.M.S Titanic as it sailed its way from South Hampton to New York City. Before the dreadful sinking of this glorious ship, it was scheduled to set sail on April 10th, 1912, and on April 14th, 1912, just a few days after it left South Hampton, the thought to be “indestructible” ship hit an iceberg that pierced a hole in the frontal area of the ship and made it sink.
The ship hit the iceberg at exactly 11:40 P.m. and sank along with over 1,500 passengers who died because there weren't enough lifeboats to save everyone on board. A total of 2,224 people were on board that ship, and only a few made it out alive.
Salvador Dali & Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch was one of the most desired women in the 60s. In this photo, we see the famous painter Salvador Dali, who painted a portrait of Welch. Dali painted her with passion and was infatuated with her together with the rest of the world. This photo was taken when Dali kissed Welch and thanked her for allowing him to express his art through her.
Over the years, Dali painted more than 1500 paintings; however, he was never known for his painting of beautiful women's portraits. He is most recognized with Persistence of Memory and the melting watches, which date back to 1931.
Times Square's Kiss
This next photo has been proven to be one of the most viewed kissing scenes around the world. This was V-J Day, otherwise known as “Victory over Japan Day,” which was marked by the beginning of the end of World War II. On August 14th, 1945, when the announcement was made that the war was over and Japan had surrendered, this sailor grabbed a total stranger and kissed her in the middle of Times Square in New York City.
The photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, who just happened to be at the right place and at the right time. In 2005, John Seward Johnson II presented in Times Square a reenactment of the kiss. The ceremony held at the time included Carl Muscarello and Edith Shain, who claim to be the kissing sailor and nurse.