Rare Photos You’ll Never See in Textbooks

For many people, history is just a boring subject they had to study at school. It’s just a bunch of dates and dry theories. But. we’re here to prove you wrong with these rare photos.

We decided to correct this impression and put together a selection of 22 historical photographs that say more than words could ever express.


John F. Kennedy Jr. in the presidential plane, 1963

Freddie Mercury with his mother, 1947

The execution of a communist, Germany, 1919

Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd during a break on the set of Ghostbusters, 1984.

Sean Connery signs a coconut for a Jamaican child during the filming of Dr. No, 1962

The first gay pride parade in Philadelphia, June 1972

Soldiers of the Hermann Göring Division with a lost trophy, 1944

The future Queen Elizabeth II, June 1940

Soviet female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front. They shot 775 German soldiers

Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in Memphis, 1957

The Twin Towers on a morning in New York, a year before construction was completed, 1972

Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, New York, 1963

Soviet aircraft designers A.N. Tupolev and S.V. Ilyushin

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding (the 29th President of the US), and Harvey Samuel Firestone (the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) vacationing together

Scottish soldiers, 1916

Japanese soldiers bathe during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904

A half-naked FBI agent brings $1 million to some airplane hijackers in 1972. In due course, one of them — George Wright — successfully evaded the authorities for more than 40 years


A shoe shop, 1900

The Civil War in the Republic of Biafra, Nigeria, 1968

Nagasaki before and after the explosion of an atomic bomb, 1945

A dove sits on the shoulder of Fidel Castro as he gives a speech, January 8th, 1959

A bra design popular in the ’40s and ’50s. And you thought today’s youth had lost it…


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