Famous Photos


In the history of photography, less than 200 years, billions of photographs have appeared in print and now on the Internet. Hundreds of these pictures are instantly identified as "famous." They show people, places, and events that we all recognize as somehow interesting as soon we see them.

We do not always know the history or context of some of these images, but we can all feel their power to tell a story. See how many in the following gallery you remember, or ask your friends and family to look at them with you and help "remember that" moment.