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20 Pictures from the Past You Have to See


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Since the creation of the camera, the art of photography has been vital in capturing and preserving our past for future generations to witness. Photos let us live vicariously what millions of others have experienced first-hand. Although billions of photos have been taken, only a handful can leave a permanent mark on mankind. They say “a picture is worth 1,000 words,” but the rarest photos have much more to say. Let’s take a look at 20 of the most memorable pictures that will shine a new light on how we view history.

1902 – Nikola Tesla behind his Magnifying Transmitter in His Laboratory

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In January 1902, Siberian-American inventor Nikola Tesla patented his magnifying transmitter. His invention would allow electrical energy to be transmitted without the use of wires. In his autobiography, the renowned scientist stated that this invention will become to single most valuable of his creations to future generations.


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