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40 Rare Collection of Historical photos You Must See

Today, we will show you 40 Rare Collection of Historical photos You Must See. All of them tell a different story. Each picture will take you back to that time, to that place, and tell you what the photographer thought of that situation. Sounds interesting? So, let’s get started!

1.Schwerer Gustav, Hitler inspects the most powerful cannon ever carried on a train, 1941
Description - Schwerer Gustav (in English known as "Heavy Gustav") was completed towards the end of 1940, the first test was carried out in 1941 at the Rugenwalde Artillery Range. Hitler and Albert Speer (his armaments minister) attended the event.
This cannon is considered to be the most powerful weapon ever carried on a train, and was mounted on two railroad platforms when it was put into the drum. Both gutters were built in the 1940s by the German company Krupp, conceived to destroy the Maginot Line, as the ancestor Grande Berta had made in 1914 with the Fort of Liege.

2. A Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army fits a gas mask to a mule (circa 1939 – 1945)
Description - Sikhs have fought in 4 Continents in World War 1 Europe: in France, .... time and again and, on 27th April, the first "gas masks" were issued.

3. 5 MB Hard Drive from 1956 lifted on to plane
Description - In 1956, IBM’s Data Processing Division in southern San Jose, Ca transported the first hard-drive that only held a whopping 5 megabytes of storage.
The hard-drive pictures above, most likely the IBM Model 305 RAMAC, only had room to hold 6 copies of that actual image. The hard-drive wasn’t even available for purchase — a company could lease the storage for around $3,200 a month, the equivalent of $28,000 today when you account for inflation.

4. Police chasing skinny dippers
Description - A policewoman chases a gang of skinny dippers down the street at Hyde Park, London, 1926.

5. A well-dressed beggar running alongside King George V’s coach (1920)
Description - The photograph shows King George V, the King-Emperor, driving to the Derby at Epsom in 1920 without a single policeman or security man in view. A beggar is able to run alongside the carriage and thrust his cap under the nose of Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, one of the King’s sons. The medals just visible flapping on the man’s chest tell us he is an old soldier, so perhaps that is why the King and his companions show no alarm, guessing he is harmless. But there is no sign either that any of them is reaching for a coin to throw into the cap.

6. A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he accidentally touched a high voltage wire (1967)
Description - Taken in 1967 by Rocco Morabito, this photo called “The Kiss of Life” shows a utility worker named J.D. Thompson giving mouth-to-mouth to co-worker Randall G. Champion after he went unconscious following contact with a low voltage line. They had been performing routine maintenance when Champion brushed one of the low voltage lines at the very top of the utility pole. His safety harness prevented a fall, and Thompson, who had been ascending below him, quickly reached him and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. He was unable to perform CPR given the circumstances, but continued breathing into Champion’s lungs until he felt a slight pulse, then unbuckled his harness and descended with him on his shoulder. Thompson and another worker administered CPR on the ground, and Champion was moderately revived by the time paramedics arrived, eventually making a full recovery.

7. Fun and games for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in 1983 Sri Lanka
Description - George Lucas and Steven Spielberg playing with water pistols in Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1983. They filmed Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom there!.

8.To promote liberty bonds, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holds up Charlie Chaplin at Wall Street 1918
Description - In the 1918 photo above, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks draw tens of thousands to Wall Street and the foot of the United States Sub Treasury building (i.e. today’s Federal Hall) to drum up support for World War I war bonds (or, more precisely, Liberty Bonds).

9.Priest praying over Titanic victims before they are buried at sea
Description - The ship's priest, the Reverend Hind, is seen conducting the service in front of the solemn crew, who were gathered days after the Titanic had sunk on its journey from Southampton to New York City.

10.The real life Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh (1928)
Description - Christopher Robin Milne was born at 11 Mallord Street, Chelsea, London to author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy (née de Sélincourt) Milne. He was delivered by Bessie Bashford, a midwife trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London who had moved in with the couple a month before the birth of their baby.

11.A navigation hotline in 1963
Description - A telephone navigation hotline, the Netherlands, 1963. (Captioned on numerous image-sharing websites as “Before Google Maps”, no other known attribution.)

12.The only photograph in existence of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (1879)
Description - The only photograph in existence of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (1879). The only photograph in existence of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (1879).

13.One for the movies a stripper entertains some Wall Street employees.
Description - A stripper visits the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange late 1970s.Looking Through the Windows of life in 19th/20th Century.

14.Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett autographs a baseball for Al Capone's son, Al Jr.
Description - Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett autographs a baseball for Al Capone's son, Al Jr. (Sonny), at a charity game between the Cubs and the Chicago White Sox in 1931

15.Man working at analog computer, 1968
Description - Mechanical analog computers were designed by Lord Kelvin at the end of the nineteenth century. These computers can be used for certain applications today.This is a color corrected photo from Seattle Municipal Archive

16.Human-size chess game with actual soldiers in St. Petersburg, Russia (1924)
Description - Let's time travel back to Leningrad (aka St. Petersburg) in 1924. That's when an unconventional chess match was played by Peter Romanovsky and Ilya Rabinovich, two chess masters of the day.
Apparently, they called in their moves over the telephone. And then real-life chess pieces--in the form of human beings and horses--were moved across a huge chessboard covering Palace Square. Members of the Soviet Union's Red Army served as the black pieces; members of the Soviet navy were the white pieces.

17.The unbroken seal on Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt, 1922
Description - This seal was actually a seal to King Tut’s fifth shrine. The king was buried in a series of four sarcophagi, which were in turn kept inside a series of five shrines. This unbroken seal stayed 3,245 years untouched. The late discovery of Tut’s tomb resulted from the fact that it was covered by debris from that of Ramesses IV which was located directly above its entrance. While the outermost shrine of the youthful pharaoh had been opened not once but twice in ancient times, the doors of the second of the huge shrines of gilded wood containing the royal sarcophagus still carried the necropolis seal which indicated the pharaoh’s mummy was untouched and intact.

18.Children licking large blocks of ice on the sidewalk in New York City in 1912.
Description - Children gather to lick blocks of ice on the sidewalk during a heat wave in New York City. ... Licking blocks of ice during the heat wave, NYC, 1912

19.Haight Ashbury payphone (1967)
Description - A payphone in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Use it for the right purpose! A pay phone in San Francisco with a unique advertisement.

20.An electric car at a charging station 1912.
Description - Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid-19th century. An electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. The high cost, low top speed, and short range of battery electric vehicles, compared to later internal combustion engine vehicles, led to a worldwide decline in their use; although electric vehicles have continued to be used in the form of electric trains and other niche uses.

21.A woman playing beach tennis in Tel Aviv, 1948.
Description - A woman playing badminton on a beach in Tel Aviv, 1948. A young woman playing beach tennis in front of the wreckage of a ship, Tel Aviv

22.German fraternity mirror selfie, 1912
Description - Vintage Self Portrait in Mirror Germany, 1912.Many German politicians have scars on their faces due to Mensur in their fraternity days

23.The disturbing photographs of Santa Claus
Description - A series of old Christmas photographs in the last century, when Santa's disguise was a little strange to see really disturbing. In the lineage of Halloween photographs of the last century collected by Ossian Brown by in a book prefaced by David Lynch.

24.Two boys wearing helmets posing for the camera at a planetarium
Description - These were the norms back in the day! Two boys wearing helmets posing for the camera at a planetarium.

25.Jim Morrison laying on the stage during a 1968 concert for The Doors
Description - On September 15th 1968 The Doors were playing at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, although the show didn’t go to plan. Before the evening’s show, The Doors were joined by Jefferson Airplane in walking to the red light district where they were plainly recognised by fans. Fans were offering the bands herbal drugs which they sampled or kept for later on, however Jim Morrison consumed everything he was given there and then.

26. Great wall of China after the restoration
Description - We all have seen photographs of the great wall of China after the restoration. Here is a rare picture of the great wall before the restoration works were done!

27. Construction of the Eiffel Tower, 1880
Description - Lot of us have already visited the Eiffel Tower, and others are planning to pay a visit soon. This is a picture taken during the construction works of that famous tower in Paris

28. Marilyn Monroe, 1955, New York City
Description - A lot of peoples’ childhood crush Merilyn Monroe caught storming the New York streets in a 1956 Thunderbird. She sure was gorgeous!

29. Lynchburg, Virginia's Blair Parson store was famous for its 10,000 calorie Sunday, 1950s
Description - You might have heard of “10000 calorie Sundae” from the famous Blair Parson’s store in Lynchburg, Virginia. Today we present you a candid moment from that time.

30. Post-D-day picture showing the mood among the allied armies
Description - On June 6, 1944, wave upon wave of American, British and Canadian forces landed on the shores of Nazi-occupied France, in a surprise sea and air assault. Known historically as D-Day, the invasion of Normandy included at least 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and 150,000 service me

31. Egypt's Ancient Pyramids of Giza, 1860-1880
Description - Giza is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the ... by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

32. A market scene on Mulberry Street in New York City, 1900
Description - when this photo was taken, foreign-born immigrants and their Often described as the Main Street of Little Italy, Mulberry Street was This photolithograph from the Detroit Publishing Company documents the busy street life of New York City's Lower East Side at the Ebony Market, Tunis, Tunisia.

33. A railroad exhibit near Baltimore, 1927
Description - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Centenary Exhibition and Pageant, September 24 to October 16, 1927.

34. Jeanne Devereux becomes the first licensed female hair stylist in New York City, 1927
Description - Jeanne Devereux becomes the first licensed female hair stylist in NYC. ... stylist from New York, Miss Jeanne Devereux, busy shaving a customer, 1927.

35. Dinosaur tracks were discovered in the bed of Texas' Paluxy River. Here they are being removed for preservation, 1952
Description - Dinosaur tracks in prehistoric limestone are removed from the bed of the Paluxy River in Texas. ... tracks, as well as tail drag marks, along a several different areas of the river bed that .... drought in Texas they discovered even more tracks further up rover that were

36. One of the first underwater photograph, 1893
Description - It's been called the first underwater photograph and the first underwater self-portrait, but it doesn't seem to be either of those things. No, but this photo by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, taken in 1899, does seem to be the world's first underwater portrait.

37. May 1906 aerial photograph of San Francisco
Description - A few weeks after the disaster, Chicago-based photographer George Lawrence saw an opportunity to capture a unique image of the sprawling ruins using his “captive airship,” a hand-built, 49-pound panoramic camera suspended from a series of Conyne kites.

38. Bathing pool at Hotel Alcazar in 1889
Description - Bathing pool at Hotel Alcaza owes its Mediterranean-style design to Addison Mizner, one of the best-known architects in America in the early

39. The first women's basketball team from the Smith College. 1902
Description - Senda Berenson Abbott was a figure of women's basketball, authoring the first Basketball ... Senda Berenson was the first person to introduce and adapt rules for women's basketball to Smith College.

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