45 Rare Historical Photos With Descriptions (45 photos)

Rare and very interesting photos.

Alan Shepard, America’s first man in space, puts on his Navy Mark IV spacesuit.
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Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.
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Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888.
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Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960.
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Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Not exactly, this is them walking back in the opposite direction.
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Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
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Albert Einstein’s matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades.
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Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft.
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Crew of the Starship Enterprise next to NASA’s Enterprise in 1976.
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The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made.
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The unbroken seal on King Tut’s Tomb.
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The First Google Team in 1999.
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The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by [a salesman] Sam Walton. It was called Walton’s Five and Dime.
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The moment George W. Bush was notified of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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Henry Ford, Thomas Edison , Warren G. Harding and Harvey Samuel Firestone lounging together.
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Mathias Rust’s Cessna 172 that landed illegally in the Red Square on May 28, 1987.
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One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler’s bunker (Führerbunker) in 1945 by Allied soldiers.
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Winston Churchill in a swimsuit, 1922.
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Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.
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The Quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra.
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The real boarding pass for RMS Titanic.
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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chatting in 1991.
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Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army.
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During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.
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Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed.
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The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.
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John F. Kennedy at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.
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1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet.
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Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.
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Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar.
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George S. Patton’s Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.
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Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.
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George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.
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Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
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An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.
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Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.
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Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880.
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A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.
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Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.
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Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.
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Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.
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John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.
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The Tunguska Meteor Impact, 1908.
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Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896.
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Auguste and Louis Lumière, the first filmmakers in history, 1914.
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