Rare Historical Photos With Descriptions (30 photos)

Some of these photos are really chilling.

Hanging hooded bodies of the four Lincoln assassination conspirators, 1865.
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Animal Tamer Captain Jack Bonavita sitting down with some of his cats, 1870s.
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Loggers in California with the giant ‘Mark Twain redwood’, 1892.
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Carl Akeley posed with the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896.
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The smallest shop in London – a shoe salesman with a 1.2 square meter shoe store, 1900.
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The Muffin man in London, 1910.
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Testing football helmets, 1912.
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The Titanic in dry dock, 1912.
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Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge. October 7, 1914.
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An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch trench system in France. British trenches are situated on the left of the photo, and German trenches on the right. In the middle of the two is no man’s land. July 22, 1917.
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Inside a WWI German trench.
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A beggar running alongside King George V’s coach in England, 1920.
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A man trying to sell his car after losing everything in the Great Crash, 1929.
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Albert Einstein on a bike.
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Building The Golden Gate Bridge, 1930s.
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The last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941.
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Adolf Hitler and members of his General Staff review plans for ‘Operation Bodenplatte,’ an airstrike in support of the Ardennes offensive.
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An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12 000 feet chills the brew to perfection. June 13, 1944.
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Leonard Siffleet, a captured Australian commando who fought in WWII, moments prior to being beheaded by a member of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1943.
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Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps, 1945.
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A fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, captured by the US 9th Army in Germany. April 3, 1945.
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Hitler in lederhosen & long socks.
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US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself.
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The end of WWII is celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square. May 9, 1945.
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Allied soldiers mock Hitler atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery, 1945.
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A shot from atop Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning during game 7 of the 1960 World Series.
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Iranian woman in the era before the Islamic revolution by Ayatollah Khomeini, 1960.
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The morning after a long night awaiting a Viet Cong ambush that never came. 40 miles East of Saigon, Vietnam, 1965.
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President Kennedy meets with the leaders of the March On Washington. Including Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963.
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Old school NASA.
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