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25 Rare Historical Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before – Part 2

Some say that history is an ongoing conversation between the past and the present. We have assembled another collection of 25 rare historical photos you have probably never seen before. Check them out below.

A dog poses with a pipe. [1875]

A dog poses with a pipe

Source: Reddit

A man testing a prototype football helmet. [1912]

A man testing a prototype football helmet

An ancient statue of Ramses the Great is dismantled and relocated during construction of the Aswan Dam. [1967]

An ancient statue of Ramses the Great

An elephant is used to load supplies onto an American plane. [1945]

An elephant is used to load supplies

Source: Reddit

Boy Scouts examine their boots after an 8,000 mile hike to attend the first Boy Scout Jamboree. They walked 25 miles a day for two years. [1937]

Boy Scouts examine their boots

Sorce: Reddit

A boy stands next to his riding boar. [c. 1930s]

boy stands next to his riding boar

Source: Reddit

British Soldiers with captured German Goliath tank busters, which would drive under tanks and explode. [c. 1939-1945]

British Soldiers with captured German Goliath tank

Source: Reddit

Children without access to water learn to swim in a schoolyard. [c. 1920s]

Children without access to water learn to swim

Source: Reddit

Female bodybuilder Patricia O’Keefe, who weighed only 64 pounds, gives a 200 pound man a piggyback ride. [1940]

Female bodybuilder Patricia O Keefe

Source: Getty

Laika, the first dog in space, has her capsule built around her. No provisions were made for her return, and she died in orbit. [1957]

Laika the first dog in space

Source: Reddit

Macy’s department store detectives pose for a photograph with their backs turned so as not to reveal their identity. [1948]

Macys department store detectives

Source: Reddit

Moody Jacobs shows a giant bruise on the side his patient, Ann Hodges, after she became the only person in history to have been struck by a meteorite. [1954]

Moody Jacobs shows a giant bruise

New South Wales police in Australia turn their motorcycles into chariots. [1936]

New South Wales police in Australia

Niagara Falls is temporarily dammed so that repairs can be carried out. [1969]

Niagara Falls is temporarily dammed

Source: Reddit

A police officer judges an ankle competition in London. [1930]

police officer judges an ankle competition

President Lyndon B. Johnson driving his amphibious car. As a prank, he would drive the car straight towards the lake when anyone visited his ranch. [1965]

President Lyndon B Johnson driving his amphibious car

Source: Reddit

Russian soldiers feed polar bears from their tank. [1950]

Russian soldiers feed polar bears

Sean Connery signs a coconut for a little Jamaican fan on the set of Dr. No. [1962]

Sean Connery signs a coconut

Source: Reddit

Soldiers use gas masks to stop them crying while peeling onions. [1941]

Soldiers use gas masks

Source: Reddit

Teachers have a spot to drink on Spring Break. [1910]

Teachers have a spot to drink on Spring Break

Source: Reddit

The Ku Klux Klan at a carnival in Canon City. [1925]

The Ku Klux Klan at a carnival

The Telefontornet, which connected 5,000 phone lines in Stockholm. [1890]

The Telefontornet

Source: Reddit

A US Marine, somewhere in the Pacific Islands, poses for the camera. [c. 1941 – 1945]

US Marine poses for the camera

Winners of Miss Perfect Posture contest at chiropractors convention. [1956]

Winners of Miss Perfect Posture

Source: Reddit

Woodsmen in Montana put out an advertisement. [1901]

Woodsmen in Montana

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