The Most Iconic Images Of The 1990s

Published June 30, 2012
Updated June 26, 2018
Published June 30, 2012
Updated June 26, 2018

Princess Diana Dies In Car Crash, 1997

Princess Diana Death Photograph

Diana, the beloved Princess of Wales, died in a horrific car crash on August 31, 1997 while fleeing paparazzi. The images of her totaled car in the tunnel of Pont de l’Alma bridge in Paris made the brutal accident a reality for her well-wishers the world-over, who were left in a state of shock and devastation.

Killing Spree At Columbine High School, 1999

Iconic Images Of The 1990s Columbine

On April 20, 1999, two students – Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris – of Columbine High School in Colorado opened fire on students within their school. It was the first mass student shooting on a U.S. campus and it shocked the entire nation. 13 individuals were killed.

Iconic Images Of The 1990s: Bliss, 1996

Iconic Images Of The 1990s Bliss

Taken by Charles O’Rear, the iconic Microsoft wallpaper is in fact a photograph of the rolling hills of Sonoma County, California. He took the image for a digital design company, HighTurn, before it was turned in the Microsoft bitmap image, and O’Rear insists it wasn’t manipulated or enhanced in any way.

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