20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

Usually, when you read a history article or story, it’s mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different… It shows you how something actually looked, letting you understand the historical moment more intimately. Whether it would be a historical landmark, a famous person or random photo of the past – they all have fascinating stories behind them, and we’re just about to show you.

Keep on scrolling to take a look at  list of rare historical photos that might shine a new light on how you saw these historical moments.

Wondering how historical black and white photos would look if they were restored in color? Check out this article.

Read more: I Recreated Historical Images In Dachau Concentration Camp (WARNING: Graphic Content)

#1 Dorothy Counts – The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States – Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

#2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

#3 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

#4 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

#5 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

#6 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

#7 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

#9 Job Hunting In 1930’s

Job Hunting In 1930's

#10 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

#11 German Soldiers React To Footage Of Concentration Camps, 1945

German Soldiers React To Footage Of Concentration Camps, 1945

#12 Residents Of West Berlin Show Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Eastern Side, 1961

Residents Of West Berlin Show Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Eastern Side, 1961

#13 Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934

Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934

#14 The Statue Of Liberty Under Construction In Paris In 1884

The Statue Of Liberty Under Construction In Paris In 1884

#15 An Exotic Dancer Demonstrates That Her Underwear Was Too Large To Have Exposed Herself, After Undercover Police Officers Arrested Her In Florida

An Exotic Dancer Demonstrates That Her Underwear Was Too Large To Have Exposed Herself, After Undercover Police Officers Arrested Her In Florida

#16 Mafia Boss Joe Masseria Lays Dead On A Brooklyn Restaurant Floor Holding The Ace Of Spades, 1931

Mafia Boss Joe Masseria Lays Dead On A Brooklyn Restaurant Floor Holding The Ace Of Spades, 1931

#17 Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

#18 7-Foot Bolaji Badejo, A Nigerian Design Student And One-time Actor, Wearing His Costume From The Now Classic Sci-Fi Thriller Alien, 1978

7-Foot Bolaji Badejo, A Nigerian Design Student And One-time Actor, Wearing His Costume From The Now Classic Sci-Fi Thriller Alien, 1978

#19 The Most Beautiful Suicide – Evelyn Mchale Leapt To Her Death From The Empire State Building, 1947

The Most Beautiful Suicide - Evelyn Mchale Leapt To Her Death From The Empire State Building, 1947

#20 The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

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