30 Rarely-Seen Historical Photos That Might Change The Way You See Things

History
There are so many fascinating things that happened throughout history that it can be hard to keep track of everything. And while you can spend hours reading history books and Wikipedia articles researching information, sometimes a single picture can tell more than whole paragraphs of text.

Today have prepared you a collection of rare historical photos that you probably won’t find your history textbook. From the statue of David covered with a brick dome to the amount of hand-written code that was produced for the Apollo project, check out the most interesting rarely-seen historical photos in the gallery below!

#1 Incredible Photograph Of A German Soldier Going Against Direct Orders To Help A Young Boy Cross The Newly Formed Berlin Wall After Being Separated From His Family, 1961

#2 In 1969, When Black Americans Were Still Prevented From Swimming Alongside Whites, Mr. Rogers Decided To Invite Officer Clemmons To Join Him And Cool His Feet In A Pool, Breaking A Well-Known Color Barrier
#2 In 1969, When Black Americans Were Still Prevented From Swimming Alongside Whites, Mr. Rogers Decided To Invite Officer Clemmons To Join Him And Cool His Feet In A Pool, Breaking A Well-Known Color Barrier
#3 Charles Thompson Greets His New Classmates At Public School No. 27 In September 1954, Less Than Four Months After The Supreme Court Ruled That Racial Segregation Was Unconstitutional. Charles Was The Only African-American Child In The School. Photo By Richard Stacks For The Baltimore Sun
#3 Charles Thompson Greets His New Classmates At Public School No. 27 In September 1954, Less Than Four Months After The Supreme Court Ruled That Racial Segregation Was Unconstitutional. Charles Was The Only African-American Child In The School. Photo By Richard Stacks For The Baltimore Sun
#4 Princess Diana Shakes Hands With An Aids Patient Without Gloves, 1991
#4 Princess Diana Shakes Hands With An Aids Patient Without Gloves, 1991
#5 A Policeman In San Francisco Scolds A Man For Not Wearing A Mask During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 1918
#5 A Policeman In San Francisco Scolds A Man For Not Wearing A Mask During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 1918
#6 Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2
#6 Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2
#7 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945
#6 Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2
#8 Members Of Dutch Resistance Celebrate The News Of Adolf Hitler’s Death, April 1945
#6 Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2
#9 A Man Arrested For Cross-Dressing Emerging From A Police Van, New York, 1939
#9 A Man Arrested For Cross-Dressing Emerging From A Police Van, New York, 1939
#10 A Serbian Soldier Sleeps With His Father Who Came To Visit Him On The Front Line Near Belgrade, 1914/1915
#10 A Serbian Soldier Sleeps With His Father Who Came To Visit Him On The Front Line Near Belgrade, 1914/1915
#11 Louis Armstrong Playing For His Wife, Egypt, 1961
#11 Louis Armstrong Playing For His Wife, Egypt, 1961
#12 Margaret Hamilton And The Handwritten Navigation Software She And Her Mit Team Produced For The Apollo Project, 1969
#12 Margaret Hamilton And The Handwritten Navigation Software She And Her Mit Team Produced For The Apollo Project, 1969
#13 Young Queen Elizabeth As A Mechanic During WW2 (C. 1939)
#13 Young Queen Elizabeth As A Mechanic During WW2 (C. 1939)
#14 Anne Frank’s Father Otto, Revisiting The Attic Where They Hid From The Nazis. He Was The Only Surviving Family Member (1960)
#14 Anne Frank’s Father Otto, Revisiting The Attic Where They Hid From The Nazis. He Was The Only Surviving Family Member (1960)
#15 An American Soldier Cradles A Wounded Japanese Boy And Shelters Him From The Rain In The Cockpit Of An Airplane During The Battle Of Saipan While Waiting To Transport The Youngster To A Field Hospital. July, 1944
#15 An American Soldier Cradles A Wounded Japanese Boy And Shelters Him From The Rain In The Cockpit Of An Airplane During The Battle Of Saipan While Waiting To Transport The Youngster To A Field Hospital. July, 1944
#16 A Man Rides A Bus In Durban, Meant For White Passengers Only, In Resistance To South Africa’s Apartheid Policies, 1986
#16 A Man Rides A Bus In Durban, Meant For White Passengers Only, In Resistance To South Africa’s Apartheid Policies, 1986
#17 At 4:31 Am, An Unauthorized Photo Taken Of Stalin Inside Of The Kremlin Shows The Very Moment He Was Informed That Germany Had Began Their Invasion Of The Soviet Union. It Was Taken By Komsomolskaya Pravda, Editor In Chief. He Was Ordered To Destroy It, But Instead Saved It. June 22, 1941
#17 At 4:31 Am, An Unauthorized Photo Taken Of Stalin Inside Of The Kremlin Shows The Very Moment He Was Informed That Germany Had Began Their Invasion Of The Soviet Union. It Was Taken By Komsomolskaya Pravda, Editor In Chief. He Was Ordered To Destroy It, But Instead Saved It. June 22, 1941
#18 Ruby Bridges, The First African-American To Attend A White Elementary School In The Deep South, 1960
#18 Ruby Bridges, The First African-American To Attend A White Elementary School In The Deep South, 1960
#19 Freddie Mercury With His Mother, 1947
#19 Freddie Mercury With His Mother, 1947
#20 7’3” (221cm) Jakob Nacken, The Tallest Nazi Soldier Ever Chatting With 5’3” (160cm) Canadian Corporal Bob Roberts After Surrendering To Him Near Calais, France In September Of 1944
#20 7’3” (221cm) Jakob Nacken, The Tallest Nazi Soldier Ever Chatting With 5’3” (160cm) Canadian Corporal Bob Roberts After Surrendering To Him Near Calais, France In September Of 1944
#21 When Nazis Asked Lepa Radic Who Were Her ‘Accomplices’ Before They Hanged Her She Responded: ‘You’ll Know Them When They Come To Avenge Me.’ Young Serbian Girl Was Hanged At The Age Of 17 Near Gradiska In 1943. During The Battle Of Kozara, She Lost Her Father, Brother (15) And Her Uncle
#21 When Nazis Asked Lepa Radic Who Were Her ‘Accomplices’ Before They Hanged Her She Responded: ‘You’ll Know Them When They Come To Avenge Me.’ Young Serbian Girl Was Hanged At The Age Of 17 Near Gradiska In 1943. During The Battle Of Kozara, She Lost Her Father, Brother (15) And Her Uncle
#22 Albert Einstein, His Secretary Helen (Left), And Daughter Margaret (Right) Becoming U.S. Citizens To Avoid Returning To Nazi Germany, 1940
#22 Albert Einstein, His Secretary Helen (Left), And Daughter Margaret (Right) Becoming U.S. Citizens To Avoid Returning To Nazi Germany, 1940
#23 Mobsters Hide Their Faces At Al Capone’s Trial 1931
#23 Mobsters Hide Their Faces At Al Capone’s Trial 1931
#24 A German Soldier Returns Home Only To Find His Family No Longer There. Frankfurt, 1946
#24 A German Soldier Returns Home Only To Find His Family No Longer There. Frankfurt, 1946
#25 “The Drunk Basket.” In The 1960s, Bars In Istanbul Would Hire Someone To Carry Drunk People Back To Their Homes
#25 “The Drunk Basket.” In The 1960s, Bars In Istanbul Would Hire Someone To Carry Drunk People Back To Their Homes
#26 May 20, 1910: The Nine Kings Of Europe Photographed Together For The First And Only Time
#26 May 20, 1910: The Nine Kings Of Europe Photographed Together For The First And Only Time
#27 Soldiers Returning Home From WWII, 1945
#27 Soldiers Returning Home From WWII, 1945
#28 David Isom, 19, Broke The Color Line In A Segregated Pool In Florida On June 8, 1958, Which Resulted In Officials Closing The Facility
#28 David Isom, 19, Broke The Color Line In A Segregated Pool In Florida On June 8, 1958, Which Resulted In Officials Closing The Facility
#29 Russian Inmate Points An Identifying And Accusing Finger At A Nazi Guard Who Was Especially Cruel Towards The Prisoners In Buchenwald Camp
#29 Russian Inmate Points An Identifying And Accusing Finger At A Nazi Guard Who Was Especially Cruel Towards The Prisoners In Buchenwald Camp
#30 A Hired Reader Reads To Cigar Makers Hard At Work In Cuban Cigar Factory (Ca. 1900-1910). Because Many Cigar Factory Employees Were Illiterate Lectors Were Hired To Read Novels, Poetry, Nonfiction Works, And Newspapers Determined By Consensus
#30 A Hired Reader Reads To Cigar Makers Hard At Work In Cuban Cigar Factory (Ca. 1900-1910). Because Many Cigar Factory Employees Were Illiterate Lectors Were Hired To Read Novels, Poetry, Nonfiction Works, And Newspapers Determined By Consensus
Sources: demilked - reddit
Previous Post Next Post