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Rare Historical Photos That Will Make You Speechless

A picture speaks a thousand words. It is especially true for some of the most iconic photos taken throughout history. We have compiled a list of photos that captured some of the most unforgettable moment in history. These rare historical photos would give you a glimpse of the past that you have never seen before.

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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American Soldier Looking After A Kitten During The Korean War

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PIPE FROM THE HOOVER DAM

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When CD-ROM was first introduced, Bill Gates demonstrated that it could store more information than all the papers below him, 1994

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Funny tradition in the Navy: a plane would be covered with graffiti before being returned if it landed on the wrong carrier

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President Eisenhower was the first president to use a teleprompter, which back in the day was just a large scroll of paper, 1952

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This truck was trying to escape the 600 mph pyroclastic flow when Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted, 17 June 1991

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Unbroken Seal On The Third Shrine of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, 1922 (3245 Years Untouched)

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ANNE AND MARGOT FRANK AT THE BEACH, 1930s

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 Exact Moment George W. Bush Was Notified Of The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Babe Ruth’s  700th Home Run, Friday the 13th in 1934

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Opening of King Tut’s sarcophagus, 1924

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JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missile Crisis briefing, 1962

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Ann Hodges, only person ever struck by meteor, survived with a massive bruise, 1954

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That’s how the kids get some sun and fresh air in the city, 1937

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First Atomic Bomb was nicknamed The Gadget

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Bisons were hunted to near-extinction. MOUND OF BISON SKULLS USED AS FERTILIZER, 1870

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German soldier buries an unknown English soldier during WWII

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Control room of UB-110 German submarine, 1918

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Little Girl With Her Doll Sitting In The Ruins Of Her Bombed Home In London during WWII, 1940

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These young men in Ohio were excited to try out their brand new vehicle that traveled at 25 miles per hour, 1924

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 Early 20th Century Mental Asylum

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 Orville Wright, one of the inventors of the airplane, boards a plane for his last flight, piloted by Howard Hughes, 1944

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 BONNIE & CLYDE’S BULLET-RIDDLED CAR

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 VLADIMIR LENIN & JOSEPH STALIN, 1922

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Pre-WWII Shooting Practice for German soldiers, 1935

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Californian Lumberjacks Cutting Down Giant Redwoods With Some Over 1,000 Years Old

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The British foot soldier passed out during Queen Elizabeth II’s visit, June 1970

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CHILDRENS’ GAS MASK FROM WORLD WAR II

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A mother and her child were watching the nuclear testing just 46 miles away in Las Vegas

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106-Year-Old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990

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Lonely Woodsmen in Montana put out an advertisement, 1901

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As a scare tactic, Finnish used this frozen Soviet soldier’s body to demoralize the approaching Soviet troops.

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An Extinct Sub-Species of Zebra, Quagga, in Regent’s Park Zoo in London

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Martin Luther King Jr. Removing A Burnt Cross

That Had Been Placed On His Front Lawn

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Swimming Lessons With No Pool, 1922

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Albert Einstein, Summer 1939 Nassau Point, Long Island, NY

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HITLER’S BUNKER WHERE HE COMMITTED SUICIDE, 1945

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 1843

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An Unidentified US Army Soldier Wearing A Hand Lettered “War Is Hell” Slogan On His Helmet During Vietnam War, 1965

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Photo Of Einstein’s Office At Princeton On The Day Of His Death, 1955

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PRIEST BLESSES THE VICTIMS FROM THE TITANIC, 1912

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ALBERT EINSTEIN VISITS THE GRAND CANYON, 1931

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During the fire, the fire escape collapsed and The little girl survived by landing on the babysitter’s body, 1975

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HARRY BELAFONTE Made Martin Luther King LAUGH, 1960S

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A Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Victim Showed His Scars 6 Years After The Incident

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President Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to fly in a plane, 1910

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Bomb aftermath: Wormwood Street in London after IRA detonated a truck bomb, 24 April 1993

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Grave Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband Who Were Not Allowed To Be Buried Together In Ireland

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Mouth-To-Mouth  Was Performed On A Colleague Who Was Electrocuted On A Power Pole, 1967

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Austrian Boy’s Moment Of Pure Happiness After Receiving New Shoes During WWII

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Comparison Between A Woman With Normal Feet (Left) And

A Woman With Bound Feet (Right) In China, 1902

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A liberated Frenchman lights the cigar of England’s Prime Minister,

WINSTON CHURCHILL, following the defeat of the German army, 1944

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FAKE: Giant Grasshopper in the Midwest, 1937

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 A Grotto In An Iceberg Seen During The British Antarctic Expedition, 1911

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 A Solider Replaces “Adolf-Hitler-Str.” With “Roosevelt Blvd” After Germany Loses The War, 1945

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First Chimp Back From Space

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Russian Soldier Preparing for the Battle of Kursk

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THE SUN SETS ON MARS

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These two bullets were found after the Battle of Gallipoli during WWI

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Testing of a hydrogen bomb under bikini atoll program, between 1946 and 1958

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AT ANTIETAM, 1862

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Studying Effects Of Weightlessness At 25,000 Ft using a kitten, 1958

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 Last Photo Of The RMS Titanic Before It Sank In April 1912

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The photographer, Charles Ebbets, took the famous “Lunch Atop A Skycraper” photo on the 69th Floor, 1932

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Audrey Hepburn Shopping In Beverly Hills With Her Deer, 1958

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Hannah Stilley, Who Was Born In 1746, Photographed In 1840.

Probably The Oldest Born Person Who Has Been Photographed.

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16-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first bodybuilding competition, 1963

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ELVIS PRESLEY STEADIES A BAZOOKA IN GERMANY, 1958

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Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth met during a film premiere in London when they were both 30 years old, October 1956

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Cafe Employees At Disneyland, 1961

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First Picture of Machu Picchu, 1911

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The Real Winnie The Pooh And Christopher Robin, 1927

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THE HINDENBURG FLIES OVER THE OLYMPIC GAMES, 1936

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Actor Tommy Lee Jones in his high school football uniform at Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas.

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Female Deliverer For Ice, 1918

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National Space Invaders Championship held by Atari, 1980

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 Legendary Surfer, Buzzy Trent, getting ready to surf 40 foot waves with his Hawaiian “gun” surfboard, 1955

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Sean Connery signing a coconut autograph for a Jamaican child on the set of Dr. No, 1962

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Trench Warfare captured by a British photographer during WWI, 1917

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Cold War Standoff  between US and Soviet Union at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, 1961

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Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880

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One of the Rare Color photos during that era: A B-17 Bombardier heading toward Germany during WWII

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GEORGE WASHINGTON BEING CARVED INTO MT. RUSHMORE, 1934

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Michael Collins is the astronaut who took this earth photo, 1969

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Match Organizers Trying To Stop Kathrine Switzer (First Woman Completed A Marathon) In The Boston Marathon, 1967

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USSR’s Kalinin K-7 was a heavy experimental aircraft designed and tested in the Soviet Union, early 1930s

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Workers Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

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Civil War 50th Anniversary Reunion: veterans of the Union and Confederacy reunited civilly and shaked hands, 1913

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Animals Were Used To Improve The Mood Of Patients, 1956

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The World War I sub washed ashore in Sussex, England, after its tethers broke while being towed to France

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First Woodstock Festival, 1969

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Joseph Ambrose, a World War I veteran, holds the American flag that covered the coffin of his son who died in the Korean War

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Swimmer, Annette Kellerman, Arrested In A Beach In Boston Because Her Bathing Suit’s Considered Indecent

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Annie Edison Taylor was the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

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Elvis Presley In The Army, 1960

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 The First Ronald Clown At McDonald, 1963

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Painter Salvador Dali Kissing Actress Raquel Welch’s Hand

After Taking Her Portrait, 1965

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The original prototype of Mt. Rushmore before funding ran out, 1941

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Cathedral of Amiens during World War II

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 Harley Davidson’s First “Factory”, 1903

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Hindenburg disaster that crashed in New Jersey, 1937

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Workers Of Fiat Plant In Turin (Italy) Performing Test Drive On The Factory Roof ,1923

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Tower of booze taken near the beginning of the Prohibition, 1924

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 Nikola Tesla In His Laboratory Sitting Behind His “Magnifying Transmitter”

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Rosa Parks Booking Photo Following Her February 1956 Arrest During The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV & INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUKARNO SHARE A CIGARETTE, 1960

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JESSE OWENS MAKES HISTORY AT THE OLYMPICS, 1936

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The World’s Record black sea bass at 425 lbs was caught by Edward Llewellen, 1903

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President George H.W. Bush threw the first pitch at a Texas Rangers’ opening night game in Arlington Texas, 1991

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WITNESSES OF THE CHALLENGER SPACE SHUTTLE DISASTER, 1986

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Charles Duke Left A Photo Of His Family On The Surface Of The Moon During His Apollo 16 Mission

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FOUR-YEAR-OLD BILL CLINTON, 1950

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Young Morgan Freeman in one of his first television roles, 1974

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“Punt Gun” could kill 50 ducks in one shot and was outlawed in 1860’s

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A photographer did not realize that he had photographed young Robin Williams in Central Park until 30 years later, 1974

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When Ringo Starr had tonsillitis, Jimmie Nicol filled in for him. The unsung Beatle at the Melbourne Airport after the tour and before returning to his normal life, 1964

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Moving day for the folks in the suburbs, 1950s

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Soldiers Used gas masks while peeling onions, 1941

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President Bill Clinton with famous White House intern Monica Lewinsky, 1995

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Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894

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Laika was the first dog in space and she died in orbit, 1957

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1846

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A Native American Man Stands Overlooking The Transcontinental Railroad That Crosses The USA, 1868

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY TAKES A BATH

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GENERAL EISENHOWER, PATTON EXAMINE STOLEN ARTWORK IN A NAZI MINE, 1945

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The First Morning When Sweden Switched From Driving On The Left-Hand-Side Of The Road To The Right, 1967

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Workers Painting The Brooklyn Bridge In New York, 1914

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