As the reader who send this video in to us said, “Buzzfeed isn’t the normal source of photo interest stories.” Case in point, the top photo-related article on BuzzFeed’s home page as of this writing is, “19 Celebrity Prom Photos That Are Actually Super Adorable.”
The video above, however, is a wonderful breath-of-fresh-air exception to the BuzzFeed rule.
Released two days ago on the BuzzFeedYellow YouTube channel — a place where you’ll find “tasty short, fun, inspiring, funny, interesting videos from the Buzzfeed crew” — this video takes us back in time to show the evolution of the gangster in photos.
Starting with a photo from 1885, the slideshow features infamous men like the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy alongside photos of modern-day gangs like the Hell’s Angels. As they say in the intro, these images are supposed to, “remind us that gangsters are real people, not just characters in film, TV and movies.”