16 Rare Historical Photographs You Must See

#1: Nikola Tesla peacefully sitting in his laboratory among what looks to be chaos, but is actually his “Magnifying Transmitter”.

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Photo Credit: Tesla Society

#2: The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamun’s (King Tut) Tomb, 1922. The tomb went completely untouched for 3,245 years!

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#3: Kathrine Switzer running the Boston Marathon in 1967, while angry race organizers try to stop her. She became the first woman ever to finish the Boston Marathon.

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#4: The Painting of the Eiffel Tower in 1932 – Paris, France.

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Photo Credit: Retronaut

#5: The one man who refused to give the Nazi salute. Germany, 1936.

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Photo Credit: Rare Historical Photos

#6: Painters working on the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn, New York – 1914.

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#7: 1912: The Last Known Photo of the Titanic before it sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Photo Credit: Rare Historical Photos

#8: An Aerial View of the Woodstock Music Festival in Woodstock, NY – 1969.

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#9: Elvis Presley in the United States Army, 1958.

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#10: A Member of the French Resistance being smiling in the face of death at his German captors. France, 1944.

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#11: 3 Men Running a Marathon in the Firs Modern Olympic Games – 1896.

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#12: 1920’s Photo of Women Getting Their Bathing Suits Measured. If they were found to be too short, they would get a fine.

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Photo Credit: Retronaut

#13: The first Underground Train Ride in History takes place at Edgeware Road Station in London, England – 1862.

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#14: A 106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home in 1990.

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#15: Animals Being Used as Part of Medical Therapy for a Young Girl in 1956.

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Photo Credit: Francis Miller

#16: 1967: The first morning after Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right.

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