25 of the Most Powerful Pictures In American History

If there ever were a group of photographs to exemplify the quote: "A picture is worth a thousand words" these iconic photos from American history are those.

1. July 1863 — Battlefield at Gettysburg


Public Domain

2. April 1906 — Destruction after the San Francisco earthquake


Public Domain / Via AP

3. Nov. 19, 1863 — Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address


Matthew Brady &Company / Keya Morgan Collection, LincolnImages

4. 1870 — Bison skulls used as fertilizer


Public Domain

5. Dec. 17, 1903 — Flight at Kitty Hawk


John T. Daniels / AP

6. March 1936 — “Migrant Mother”


Dorothea Lange / Public Domain

7. May 6, 1937 — Hindenburg disaster


Sam Shere / Getty Images

8. June 6, 1944 — Allies invade Normandy


Public Domain / Via en.wikipedia.org

9. Feb. 23, 1945 — Raising the American flag on Iwo Jima


Joe Rosenthal / AP

10. August 1945 — The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Public Domain

11. 1945 — V-J Day in Times Square


Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

12. 1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot


Universal History Archive / Getty Images

13. 1957 — Little Rock Nine


Will Counts Collection / Indiana University Archives

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