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Twitter. Rare Historic Photos. May 062014 Like some of you, I’m also a rabid history buff, specializing in collecting the most interesting rare historic photos.

Rare Historic Photos

I only curate the rare ones that have a significant impact on the history of the world. Find out below some of the most fascinating rare historical photos ever captured on camera. Thanks to these great images, we now have before us a rare window to some of the most interesting moments of our world history. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8 [20 Pics] Mar 29 2013.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 [20 Pics] Feb 5 2013.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] 40 Photos From The Past. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911.

40 Photos From The Past

It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Perhaps the wars, poverty, fights for freedom and little miracles of the past have lessons for us that we can use today? (via sobadsogood) Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885 Elvis in the Army, 1958 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5

You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he recieved his American citizenship. The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. Times Square, New York, USA. 1972. Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle.

An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics]

You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914). Bill (Clinton) & Hillary playing volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 1975. 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 1990. The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912.

A tornado that hit Carswell AFB on Sept 1, 1952 caused massive damage to most of the B-36 fleet. Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein at the Bohr-Einstein debates over quantum mechanics. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Oct 12 2012 Well part two of the series did even better than part one, so here are some more awesome historical photos and info.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics]

An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str. " sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945. Microsoft staff. December 7, 1978. American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945. The assembly line of Porsche 911's at the Stuttgart factory. ~1970 One of the heaviest WW2 tanks ever created, the Tiger II. A different angle of the popular stand off between a man (top left in photo) and a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks (top right in photo) on Tiananmen Square.

History in Pictures. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views).

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]

Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. Enjoy! During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag. Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. 22 Rare Historical Photos. 22 Rare Historical Photos Jul 6 2012 Take a look at this collection of rare photos that is sure to blow you away!

22 Rare Historical Photos

Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919. 53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History. Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white.

53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History

Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. 50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be. The oldest known selfie. (1839) Source: hyperallergic.com Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned.

It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a "selfie. " People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it's unpacked. (1886) This funny portrait of a woman was taken while she was mid-sneeze. (1900) A "knocker-up" waking up clients - the early 20th century version of alarm clocks. Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward VII (1910). This may very well be the most kings ever photographed at once. Before automatic pinsetters were invented, "pin boys" worked to manually line them up. (1914). Sarcastic photo taken by anti-prohibitionists to mock their opponents in 1919. A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921) An early example of "horsemanning", the 1920's version of "planking".

Two winners of a 1922 Beauty Pageant, when beauty standards were much different.