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Incredibly rare historical photos you’ll never forget

Behind every old photo there is a story, or even someone’s whole life, with all its peaks and troughs of grief and happiness. These images remain silent witnesses to the events and atmosphere of an era that has already passed into history, never to be experienced again. Unless we invent a time machine, of course!

incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
An officer holds a cigar with two canaries perched on it, 1918.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
A zoo-keeper gives a penguin a shower from a watering can, 1930


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Alfred Hitchcock impersonating Ringo Starr, 1964


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Twenty-two students cramming into a telephone booth to try and establish a stacking record, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California, 1959.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Leonid Brezhnev (a Communist Party official who was the leader of the Soviet Union for 18 years) visits a factory owned by the Pepsi-Cola Company, 1974.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Pablo Picasso, dressed as a sailor Pop-eye, 1957


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Princess Anastasia takes a puff from a cigarette from the hands of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1916.

incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Queen Elizabeth II driving a car with Prince Charles and Princess Anne, 1957.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
The writers of ’The Simpsons’ hard at work, 1992.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
John Lennon and Salvador Dali in Paris, 1969


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Marilyn Monroe having fun with a distorting mirror, 1950.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Walking a pet crocodile, 1950.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
A woodcutters competition in Sydney, 1957.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
A mama cat stops some traffic, New York, 1925.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Lipstick testing, 1950.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Paul McCartney, 1968.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
The models used for the painting ’American Gothic’ by Grant Wood, 1930.

incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Ernest Hemingway shares his dinner with a cat.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
From left to right: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, the 29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding, and businessman Harvey Firestone, in 1921.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Elvis Presley backstage during a break between performances, 1956.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Muhammad Ali talking a suicidal man down from a ledge.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
A farmer paints a cow during World War II to make sure it would not became the victim of a vehicle collision, UK, 1939.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
The future 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with his cousin, 1910.


incredibly rare historical photos you ll never forget
Princess Diana pregnant with her first child, 1982






















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