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41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

History is a way for us to learn about our ancestors. It is a way for us to see how far our world has come or maybe how similar it really is. The below photos are rare photos of events that took place that not many people remember or even know about.

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Camels walking near the burning Kuwaiti oil fields that had been blown up by retreating Iraqi troops, 1991.

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss the computer’s future in Steve Job’s home in Palo Alto, 1991.

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A British soldier is looking at Argentinean helmets after the Battle Of Goose Green. May, 1982

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Following a jump worth a gold medal, pole vaulter Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz sends a message to Soviet supporters who had given him the raspberry, 1980

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Pelé taking a break on the field of Hungarian football club called MTK while filming “Escape to Victory”, 1980

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A movie assistant holding an umbrella over the actor’s head during the filming of the thriller Caligula, 1976

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Bill & Hillary Clinton in college, 1973

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an amateur scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea, August 1972

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The scene at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas while man is landing on the Moon, 1969

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Detectives who are in disguise in Brooklyn, 1969

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The opening concert of Woodstock, 1969

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Counter-protester with her daughters at a civil liberties rally by black people in Louisiana, 1965

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Frank Sinatra stepping off of a helicopter with a drink in his hand,  1964

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The last prisoners leaving Alcatraz, 1963

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A rare photo of the Beatles looking back, 1962 and 1969

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The people of West Berlin show their children to their grandparents who live on the Eastern side, 1961

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

An Iranian women before the Islamic Revolution, 1960

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A hockey match is interrupted in Sweden, 1959

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Fidel Castro plays baseball, 1959

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

James Dean posing in a coffin of the local undertaker in his home town in the year of his car crash and ensuing death, January 1955

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The last commercial sailing ship, Pamir, to round Cape Horn, 1949

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Japanese guards bow before US prisoners of war being released from a Yokohama detention center following the capitulation of Japan, 1945

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Liberty Bridge in Budapest made temporarily usable after the siege, 1945

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

To demonstrate the superiority of the Red Army, 57,000 German prisoners of war are herded through downtown Moscow, July 1944

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A Dutch women enters captivity with her German soldier husband, 1944

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Georges Blind, a Member of the French Resistance, smiling at a German Firing Squad, October 1944

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Searchlights on the Rock of Gibraltar, 1942

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Drivers Ed  at Michigan Highland Park University, 1939

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

This powerful picture shows the class divide pre-war Britain, 1937

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

The Olympic flame arrives in Berlin, 1936

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Class held in a train wagon, 1932

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Hitler looking at the Beetle model, 1930s

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A unique color photograph of two Parisian women, 1930

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

This one is creepy. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Selfies, 1920.

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Iceberg that had red and black paint on it. They believe that this is the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Photographed in 1912

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Gold diggers marching through Chilkoot pass, the only way towards Dawson City, 1898

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Major General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of tattooed Maori heads, 1895

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

This is almost as disturbing, climbers bringing down corpses of their fellow-men from Mont Blanc, 1895

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

A beautiful photograph showing The Royal Navy on the way home from France with Queen Victoria on board, who had just visited Napoleon III, 1858

41 Rare Photos From the Past That Continue to Stun Us

Execution by cannon, in Shiraz, Iran, mid-late 19th century

Some of these photographs are disturbing yet eye-opening. They show different times of happiness, racism, despair, and a time in our history that will always be there.
Which photo grabbed your attention the most?

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