Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Most Depressing Photos to Ruin Your Day (27 Pics)

In Chicago in 1948, Lucille Chalifoux and her husband sold off their four children as farm laborers. Though many claim this photo was staged, the children were nonetheless separated, sent with other families, and none of them saw each other again until 2013.

A mountain of buffalo skulls taken in 1870 shows how extensive and drastic the hunting really was.

In 1947, the Thomas family went out for a picnic near the Hansen Dam in Los Angeles, when their two children disappeared. This photo captures Mrs. Thomas’s reaction to seeing the drowned body of her daughter. Her son would be found dead soon after

A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994

After Tereska was rescued from a concentration camp in Poland, psychologists asked her to draw a picture of “home.” Unlike other children, who simply drew themselves and their families before the war, Tereska would only scrawl random, chaotic lines.

This photo shows a rubber worker in the Belgian Congo staring at the severed hand and foot of his 5-year-old daughter, who was killed because he didn’t meet his quota for the day. The picture serves as a stark reminder of the brutality at the heart colonialism.

For many wild animals, staring out at a fictional painting of their natural habitat will be the closest they come.

Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music.

Even the most skilled workers in the United States struggled to find work during the Great Depression.

Thania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013

Dorothy Counts, one of the first African-American children to attend a previously all-white school, being harassed and taunted on her first day. The abuse and threats got so bad that her family forced her to withdraw from the school after only four days.

This photo was taken seconds after the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bomb at Hiroshima had already caused massive destruction, but it’s likely that this photographer still didn’t know the danger they were in

Right up until the 1960s, indigenous Australians were legally considered animals, which opened the door for brutal and inhumane treatment

A woman sits amidst the wreckage caused by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, in Natori, northern Japan, in March 2011

Joseph Wachira, 26, comforts Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino on the planet, moments before he passed away in March.

A North Korean waves at his South Korean brother after inter-Korean temporary family reunions
Violinist, Nancy Dinovo, cries while playing during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for the September 11 victims

Wife of a fallen Marine, sleeps by his casket the night before his burial

Hans-Georg Henke – 16 Year Old German soldier crying

An abandoned walker on a cul-de-sac inside a devastated mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 15

A man carries another man, who lost his legs during the battle of Raqqa, in April.

Mahud Villalaz, a U.S. citizen, received second-degree burns to his face after he was confronted by a man he says accused him of being in the country illegally

John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s coffin

Four-year-old Syrian girl 'surrendered' when a photographer pointed his camera at her and she assumed it was a gun

While this Iraqi prisoner was trying to comfort his 4 year old son, the little boy was afraid to see his father hooded and handcuffed. The army considered his request to free his hands so he could make his boy feel comfortable

 
Eyes that witnessed a nuclear disaster, Hiroshima. (1963)

Dog tax.

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