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20 Surprising Historical Pictures

 History is said to repeat itself, but after you see the following pictures you will discover that there are things that in fact have disappeared from the world and are almost completely forgotten. If it were not for these pictures, you would never have guessed that in Russia people use to walk their adorable pet bears, that in London there were shepherds roaming the streets, or in Tunisia special Olympic competitions were held with zebras only. If you want to learn more surprising things about history, just take a look at the following 20 pictures!

 

1. A shepherd leading his sheep in London (1929)

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2. Prohibition law enforcement getting rid of some beer (1921)

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3. A couple in Washington, DC, riding a bicycle made for two (1886)

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4. A newlywed couple immediately after their wedding in China - they met the same day for the first time (1892)

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5. A little boy next to a saddled pig (1930)

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6. 4,500 students in Tokyo participating in a calligraphy competition (1970)

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7. Recording of a radio show, with a script and sound effects (1932)

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8. The King of Denmark, Christian VII, visiting Copenhagen (1940)

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9. A newborn baby in an old incubator (1952)

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10. Chester E Macduffee next to his first diving suit (1911)

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11. A woman dressed up as Batman, 57 years before the comics even existed (1904)

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12. Boys sledding down the hills of San Francisco on wheeled sleds they built themselves (1952)

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13. A visitor to London Zoo puts his hand into the mouth of a hippopotamus (1934)

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14. A heavy cloud of air pollution in Pittsburgh, USA (1952)

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15. Home relocation in San Francisco (1919)

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16. A woman hides her face but exposes a prosthetic leg (1890)

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17. Experimental military vehicles from England – a one-man tank with a submachine gun (1934)

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18. A man walking along a street in Russia with his pet bear (1960)

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19. These men aren’t fishing - these are teachers teaching children how to swim (1931)

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20. The Zebra Olympics in Tunisia (1928)
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