Photos of 38 Rarely Seen Moments of World History

A collection of some rare photographs taken of our world’s rich history.

Moving a 7600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia, Romania, 1987
Moving a 7600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia, Romania, 1987

Black officer protecting KKK member from protesters, 1983
Black officer protecting KKK member from protesters, 1983

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a young gentleman, 1986
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Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Probably the earliest born individual captured on film
Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Probably the earliest born individual captured on film

Transporting ‘The Apple’, the first Indian satellite, 1981
Transporting 'The Apple', the first Indian satellite, 1981

The glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated, 1980
The glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated, 1980

Spielberg doing the first Indiana Jones movie in 1980
Spielberg doing the first Indiana Jones movie in 1980

Due to strong crosswinds, a landing plane crashes with a truck standing near the runway, 1976
Due to strong crosswinds, a landing plane crashes with a truck standing near the runway, 1976

Highway picnic during the Oil Crisis, 1973
Highway picnic during the Oil Crisis, 1973

A foreskin away from death
A foreskin away from death

A Pakistani soldier during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence examines whether the man is circumcised or not.

A stripper visits the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, late 1970s
A stripper visits the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, late 1970s

Man working at analog computer, 1968
Man working at analog computer, 1968

The Prague Spring of 1968: Soviet soldier chasing young man who had thrown stones at a tank
The Prague Spring of 1968: Soviet soldier chasing young man who had thrown stones at a tank

Early morning train, Japan, 1964
Early morning train, Japan, 1964

Test pilot George Aird – flying a English Electric Lightning F1
Test pilot George Aird – flying a English Electric Lightning F1

The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot club, December 1961. They were to become superstars in one and a half years time
The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot club, December 1961. They were to become superstars in one and a half years time

Canteen for Disney workers, 1961
Canteen for Disney workers, 1961

The East Bay Dragons, the first black bikers’ club, Oakland, California, 1960s
The East Bay Dragons, the first black bikers’ club, Oakland, California, 1960s

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960

A swim-mobile in New York City, 1960
A swimmobile in New York City, 1960

Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer “Ip” in Beverly Hills, CA, 1958
Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer “Ip” in Beverly Hills, CA, 1958

Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments,” drive-in theater, Utah, 1958
Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments,” drive-in theater, Utah, 1958

The first 5 Megabyte hard disk to a PanAm plane, 1956
the first 5 MByte hard disk to a PanAm plane, 1956

Coca Cola is introduced in France, 1950
Coca Cola is introduced in France, 1950

In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a tree as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France
In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a tree as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France

A flight simulator in 1942
A flight simulator in 1942

An opium den in Singapore, 1941
An opium den in Singapore, 1941

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1928
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1928

Filming of the MGM screen credits – The beginning of the Hollywood era, 1928
Filming of the MGM screen credits - The beginning of the Hollywood era, 1928

A gang of skinny dippers is chased down the street at Hyde Park by a police woman, 1926
A gang of skinny dippers is chased down the street at Hyde Park by a police woman, 1926

Factory workers race on the roof (test track) of the Fiat Factory in Turin, Italy, 1923
Factory workers race on the roof (test track) of the Fiat Factory in Turin, Italy, 1923

The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched)
The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched)

A beggar running alongside King George V’s coach, 1920
A beggar running alongside King George V’s coach, 1920

The first international match at Wimbledon
The first international match at Wimbledon

The ceiling of the Russian Parliament collapsed, 1907
The ceiling of the Russian Parliament collapsed, 1907

Interior of a London Pub, 1898
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Overly manly man Carl Akeley posed with the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896

Princeton students after a snowball fight, 1893
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