21 Little-Known Backstories To Famous Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it still seems somewhat lazy that writers haven't bothered telling us the amazing stories behind some of the most famous photographs of all time. We asked you to right that wrong. The winners is below, but first the runners up ...

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Entry by Phighter

CRACKED COM ac AOP T .les 4A enin'e lydses This is the uncropped picture of Tank Man.

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Entry by curbowman

The first time ever ORACKEDG coM an airplane took off was captured by a camera operated by someone who was using a camera for the first time ever

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Entry by ditmarscage

This Jamous portrait of Lincoln has been As there weren't many heroic pictures O displayed in many an American classroom the president, an uknown ph

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Entry by Nightfly

CRACKED COM T30D1 AN TONOAIKN ORBENY This by del Piom painting, Piombo, is famous portrait of a Ghristopher Golumbus. Except dol Piombo it ion 't. did

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Entry by Sksmith

AFTER A SHOCKING VICTORY IN THEIR FIRST FIGHT. MUHAMMAD ALI KNOCKED OUT SONNY LISTON ON A PHANTOM PUNCH IN THEIR REMATCH. PHOTOGRAPHER NEIL LEIFER IMM

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Entry by gicusudoru

CRACKEDCON Heckemschiuteen IVANTED MURDER After his we shall fight on the beaches speech, Churchill made some tours of the UKS cOastal defences to b

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Entry by Richie Ryan

When Bob Dylan went to visit Rubin Hurricane' Carter in prison, he disappointed that there was weren't any bars to put between them. He really had h

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Entry by HarpoSpeaks

Photographer Annie Leibovitz has said the original concept for the now legendary John Lennon and Yoko Ono Rolling Stone cover was for both to appear N

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Entry by zoke

CRACKEDCON Clarence H. Long, the original Marlboro Man wasa ranch foreman whose picture appeared in a 1949 LIFEmagazine series about ranching.. His

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Entry by Lunachick71

CRACKED COM This photo was taken just a few hours before Gandhi was assassinated. It shows Gandhi next to his spinning wheel, which he used to make ha

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Entry by ChevySpoons

21 Little-Known Backstories To Famous Photos

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Entry by scoobydeb

Kevin Carter took this photo in March 1993 depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. He was later criticized for taking the 20 minutes to set up and take th

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Entry by Kanklefest

21 Little-Known Backstories To Famous Photos

The Wright brothers first powered flight kinda went to their heads a bit. They somehow got the idea that the sky was theirs. Literally. The brothers l

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Entry by gicusudoru

GRACKEDCO CONT General Ulysses S Grant in front of his troops 1-horse and body - Major General Alexander M Mocook 2-head- portrait of Grant 3- - backg

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Entry by ChevySpoons

On December 30, 1941, Winston Churchill spoke to the Canadian Parliament. A photo session had been arranged for after his speech. Unaware of this, an

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Entry by GrannyGrump

CRACKED First time Second time They just needed a bigger flag.

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Entry by GrannyGrump

Prosthetic finger and SAFETY thumb LAST 1923 Harold Lloya had been ternporarily blinded and permanently maimed in an accident in 1919, CRACKEDCONT

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Entry by gicusudoru

CRACKED COM The image widely circulated in postcards, posters and litographies, even a sculpture was made. For the young girl in the photo, Gelia Mark

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Entry by ChevySpoons

CRACKEDGO COM Why was restaurant busboy Juan Romero the first person to attend to Bobby Kennedy when he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at Los Angeles's Amb

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Despite theV Day Kiss photo's symbolization of the overwhelming joy felt afterthe end of WWIL, the participants In the photo, Greta Zimmer Friedman

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