15 Rare Historical Photos

It can be incredibly difficult to grasp the significance of a historic event unless you lived through the time. We learn about historical events and achievements through textbooks in school but, especially at a young age, it can be difficult to put events into context. For those who lived through the time, how does one begin to explain how social norms were different, how modern conveniences were unavailable and that the world was a much different place? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these pictures just might change the way you view the past.

1.  During the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein was photographed relaxing at Nassau Point, Long Island in New York.

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2. The seal on Tutankhamen’s Tomb is seen here in 1922. It was untouched for 3,245 years.


3. This photo from 1967 shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from a co-worker after he came into contact with a high-voltage wire.

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4. A man refusing to take part in a Nazi salute in 1936.

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5. When Sweden switched to driving on the right side of the road in 1967, this photo was taken the next morning.

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6. During WWII, this Austrian boy received a new pair of shoes.


7. A soldier in Vietnam with "WAR IS HELL" written on his helmet.


8. A 106-year-old Armenian woman is seen here guarding her home in 1990.

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9. In as early as 1956, animals were used in medical therapies.

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10. Kathrine Switzer running in the Boston Marathon in 1967. Women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon at that time and she became the first woman to finish it — despite organizers and athletes trying to stop her.


11. This is the very last photo taken of the Titanic.

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12. A picture of Nikola Tesla sitting in his lab with a device known as a "Magnifying Transmitter."

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13. A Catholic woman buried adjacent to her protestant husband in Holland, 1888.


14. Workers painting the Eiffel Tower in 1932.


15. This photo was taken during the British Antarctic Expedition on January 5, 1911. This is the view of their ship from a grotto inside a massive iceberg.


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