25 Rare Historical Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before – Part 3
Even if you consider yourself a history buff, when you see these rare photos from history you may realize you know less than you think. Check out our third collection of 25 rare historical photos you have probably never seen before.
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1. In 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine which was parked below.
Photography student Robert Wiles heard the explosive crash and shot this photo soon afterward. Years later, pop artist Andy Warhol appropriated the shot for an art print.
2. A Russian spy is laughing through his execution in Finland in 1939 during the Winter War.
3. Allied forces mock Hitler from atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery at the end of WWII.
4. In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon’s surface.
He took a picture. That photo remains on the moon’s surface today.
5. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, 1937.
6. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and staffers tour Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, September 1962.
7. This is a completely different view of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.
8. Customers at a London music store, 1955.
9. Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre after WWII.
10. Disneyland employee cafeteria, 1961.
11. Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his son stand in front of The White House in the early 1980s.
12. Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840.
Probably the earliest born individual captured on photo.
13. Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne was being held in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865.
As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State William H. Seward and began to attack him with a large knife.
14. This is a manninquin from an atomic bomb test site in Nevada during the mid-50s.
15. Massive crowds gather for the first Woodstock, 1969.
16. Measuring bathing suits.
If they were too short, women would be fined, 1920s.
17. Prior to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the country was moving towards democracy, with the Afghan constitution providing equal rights for women.
This picture was from pre-Taliban days, when Afghan women had access to professional careers, university-level education, shops selling non-traditional clothing, public transportation, and freedom.
Also check: Photos Of Afghanistan Before The Wars
18. These are survivors from the Titanic boarding the Carpathia in 1912.
19. The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot Club, December 1961.
They were to become superstars in one and a half year.
20. The Beatles walking in the opposite direction during the Abbey Road album cover photoshoot.
21. The first ever underground train journey, Edgware Road Station, London, 1862.
Source: James Morley
22. The real Winnie The Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1927.
23. This is The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris in 1884.
24. Tsar Nicholas II allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.
25. Women delivering ice, 1918.