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33 Rare Historical Photos So Incredible They'll Leave You Speechless

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” aptly describes our rich history. Hope you enjoy this new collection of rare photos in history.

1. A grotto in an iceberg seen during the British Antarctic Expedition, January 5, 1911.

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2. The breath of life. A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire, 1967.

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3. This soldier refused to join the Nazi salute, 1936.

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4. This Austrian boy happy with his new pair of shoes, 1945, World War II.

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5. A random but poignant soldier in Vietnam, 1965.

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6. Animals used in medical therapy as early as 1956.

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7. Nikola Tesla in his laboratory with his "Magnifying Transmitter."

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8. This is how Catholic woman and her protestant husband were laid to rest in Holland, 1888.

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9. Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

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10. Einstein enjoying the summer sun at Nassau Point, Long Island, New York, 1939.

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11. Woman pushing a gas-resistant pram in England, 1938

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12. Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

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13. The Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

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14. Hippo pulling a cart, 1924

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15. Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during World War II

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16. Soldier sharing a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

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17. Baby cages suspended on air to ensure that children are getting enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

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18. Little girl with her doll in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

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19. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

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20. Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and skin transplant, 1917

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21. Suntan vending machine, 1949

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22. Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be given a fine, 1920s

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23. Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool because black people were swimming in it, ca. 1964

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24. Lifeguard on the coast, 1920s

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25. Mom and son look on as a mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

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26. Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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27. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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28. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

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29. Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving as the prison closes for good, 1963

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30. Mannequins melted and damaged after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, 1930

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31. A space chimp after a successful mission to space, 1961

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32. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

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33. Workers painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932.

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