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20 of the rarest historical photos you may have never seen

Alternative World News NetworkJul 28, 2016, 10:47:25 PM

Our link to the past consists of photographs; whether moving or still pictures, they show us what we've gone through in the most recent of histories.


Words and articles can do great justice, but images explain what the words cannot.  These are some of the great and long-forgotten photos of the last century.


#1 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Gerald Waller


#2 Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

Don Sturkey


#3 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”



#4 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945


#5 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888


#6 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Jack Bradley


#7 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967


#8 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936



#9 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967


Jan Collsiöö


#10 German Soldiers React To Footage Of Concentration Camps, 1945



#11 Job Hunting In 1930's



#12 Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934

Bettmann / Corbis archives


#13 Residents Of West Berlin Show Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Eastern Side, 1961



#14 Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

Georges Brassai



#15 An Exotic Dancer Demonstrates That Her Underwear Was Too Large To Have Exposed Herself, After Undercover Police Officers Arrested Her In Florida


#16 Mafia Boss Joe Masseria Lays Dead On A Brooklyn Restaurant Floor Holding The Ace Of Spades, 1931


#17 The Statue Of Liberty Under Construction In Paris In 1884


#18 The Most Beautiful Suicide - Evelyn Mchale Leapt To Her Death From The Empire State Building, 1947

Robert C. Wiles


#19 7-Foot Bolaji Badejo, A Nigerian Design Student And One-time Actor, Wearing His Costume From The Now Classic Sci-Fi Thriller Alien, 1978


#20 The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

RIA Novosti/Photo Researchers Inc.