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The Most Rare Historical Photos

 

Even if you consider yourself a history buff, when you see these rare photos from history you may realize you know less than you think. These unique historic photos show a completely different side to stories you may already know.
And the story behind them! Take a look at the most iconic photos of history.

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Albert Einstein looking fabulous.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Here’s his report card.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Che Guevara.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The Microsoft staff in 1978.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933.  The species is now extinct.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A different angle taken of “Tank Man,” the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.

He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man. You can see the tanks approaching from the right.

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Winston Churchill out for a swim.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw
Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son.

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Google begins.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw
The original Ronald McDonald – played by Willard Scott!

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Hitler in Paris.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The first McDonalds.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw
The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw
The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The 1912 World Series.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Elvis in the Army.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Child laborers in 1880.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

New York‘s Times Square in 1911.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The construction of Disneyland.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden.  He’s second from the right.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Albert Einstein’s office, photographed on the day of his death.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Charles Godefroy flies his biplane through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A liberated Jew holds a Nazi at gunpoint.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge in 1908.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1888.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bwConstruction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Titanic leaves port in 1912.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bwAn actual Titanic boarding pass.

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

This is believed to be the last picture taken of Titanic before her sinking.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Adolf Hitler’s pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf’s Lair in 1944.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The ENIAC, the first computer ever built.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

John F. Kennedy has a tea party with his daughter, Caroline.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Brighton Swimming Club in 1863.  I’m assuming the top hats are not part of their everyday swimwear.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Ferdinand Porsche (yes, THAT Porsche) showcasing the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler in 1935.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The unbroken seal on King Tut’s tomb.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The headquarters of Benito Musolini and the Italian Fascist party taken in Rome in 1930.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke’s family photo left behind on the moon in 1972.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The crew of Apollo 1 rehearsing their water landing in 1966.
Sadly, all three astronauts were killed on the launch pad in a fire.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The first Wal-Mart.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin after walking on the moon‘s surface.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Mount Rushmore as it appeared in its more natural state.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Stalin goofing around.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Henry Ford (the founder of Ford Motor Co.), Thomas Edison (inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera and the practical light bulb), Warren G. Harding (29th president of USA) and Harvey Samuel Firestone (founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) lounging together.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Eleven year-old Adolf Hitler.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A view of Boston in 1860 taken from a hot air balloon.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Pope Pio XII meets with Hitler.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Hitler’s bunker.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The cast and creator of Star Trek stand in front of the first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, in 1979.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Bread and soup during the Great Depression.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The only photograph of a living Quagga from 1870.  This species is now extinct.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

German air raid on Moscow in 1941.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

A crash on board an aircraft carrier sometime during World War II.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

The first photo taken in space from 1946.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

An airman being captured by Vietnamese civilians in Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi in 1967 The airman is John McCain.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

George S. Patton’s dog mourning his lost master on this day of his death.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

General Custer and his men during the American Civil War.

 

The Most Rare Historical Photos -photos, history, bw

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

 

 

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