Rare Historical Photos

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  • Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937
  • Women With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938
  • Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home London 1940
  • Advertisement for Atabrine an anti-malaria drug at hospital New Guinea during WWII
  • Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan ca 1944
  • 106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990
  • Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956
  • Testing new bulletproof vests 1923
  • Construction of the Berlin Wall 1961
  • Unknown soldier in Vietnam 1965
  • Bookstore ruined by an air raid London 1940
  • Martin Luther King Jr with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard 1960
  • Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool 1964
  • A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children for sale Chicago 1948
  • Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII
  • Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas 1941
  • Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression turnips cabbage
  • Princeton students after a freshman vs sophomores snowball fight 1893
  • A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947
  • 5 PM September 3 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to the right the result
  • Abraham Lincoln’s hearse 1865
  • Former slave showing whipping scars
  • Operation Babylift Vietnamese orphans transported by plane to America 1975
  • Polish children examined by German officers to see if qualify as Aryan and allowed to live
  • President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting China in 1972
  • Sailors aboard an Austrian warship wearing protective suits and gas masks during World War I.
  • Group of women working on an automobile engine re shortage of men during World War I.
  • Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
  • Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussard Wax Museum London 1930
  • An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str." sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945.
  • American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.
  • 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.
  • A man on the corner is reading a newspaper which headline reads “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles Away from Paris”. New York, May 18, 1940.
  • Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)
  • A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.
  • Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.
  • George S. Patton's Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.
  • British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.
  • A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima.
  • Black Surgeon attending to a member of the KKK
  • A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
  • The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.
  • Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I.
  • A liberated Jew holds a Nazi at gunpoint.
  • Hitler with Cesare Vincenzo Orsenigo, Apostolic Nuncio to Germany in 1935
  • Bread and soup during the Great Depression.
  • German air raid on Moscow in 1941.
  • In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France, 1944.
  • 152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, 1944.
  • Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.
  • Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign, Cologne, Germany, 4 April 1945.
  • A baby cries at a bombed train station in Shanghai, 1937.
  • An RAF Pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942.
  • A Panzer III tank crewman surrenders to an advancing Brittish soldier during the Battle of El Alamein, 1942.
  • The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb. end cast Rare Historical Photos images credit   www.           Music Jon Bon Jovi Dyin' Aint Much Of Livin'              created   o.e. thanks for watching