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20 Rarely-Seen Photos You Won’t Find in History Books

 Looking at photos of the past is always fascinating. They may be about the simplest of things like a boy marveling at a television set for the first time or of some iconic building that doesn’t exist anymore, but that’s what captivates us about them even more. That peeking we do at moments of the past. The more trivial it is, the more real it seems.

Such old and rare pictures from history give us a glimpse of what life used to be long before our time and in the past, we have featured many articles on rarely-seen vintage photographs. Today, we will look at some more powerful historical images that you are unlikely to have seen in any history book.
 

1. A Native American mother and her child - 1900s

Historical Photos, Native American mother
Image source: Reddit

2. The sun shines through at the Grand Central Terminal, NYC - 1929

Historical Photos,  Grand Central Terminal
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3. American troops treat a wounded dog on Orote peninsula - 1944

Historical Photos, American troops, dog
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4. A woman overlooks a snowy mountain pass in the Pyrenees Mountains, France - 1956

Historical Photos, snowy mountain
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5. When the Auschwitz Death Camp was discovered and liberated by the Red Army - 1945

Historical Photos, Auschwitz Death Camp
Image source: Reddit

6. San Francisco's iconic Cliff House in 1907. Unfortunately, the structure was destroyed shortly after

Historical Photos, San Francisco's iconic Cliff House
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7. Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor and Meteorologist Charles Wright in the entrance of an ice grotto during the Terra Nova Expedition, Ross Island – 1911

Historical Photos,  ice grotto
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8. Shepherds listening to music records, Azerbaijan - 1939

Historical Photos, Shepherds
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9. A U.S. marine rescues two Vietnamese children during the Vietnam War - 1968

Historical Photos, Vietnam War
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10. Cetshwayo, king of the Zulu who defeated the British at the Battle of Isandlwana - 1878

Historical Photos, Cetshwayo, king of the Zulu
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11. Emperor Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918) was rather fond of taking “selfies”

Historical Photos, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia
Image source: Reddit

12. Navajo Riders in the Canyon De Chelly, Arizona - 1904

Historical Photos, Navajo Riders
Image source: Reddit

13. A Native American Man looking over the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada - 1869

Historical Photos, Native American Man
Image source: Reddit

14. The beautiful Pamir, the world’s last commercial sailing ship, rounding Cape Horn - 1949

Historical Photos, Pamir ship
Image source: Reddit

15. A frozen Niagara Falls - 1911

Historical Photos, Niagara Falls
Image source: Reddit

16. An outdoor game of bandy (a winter sport played on ice that’s similar to ice hockey) in Sweden is interrupted as a part of the floor suddenly breaks off - 1959

Historical Photos, game of bandy
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17. Acrobats balance on top of the Empire State Building, New York City, United States - 1934

Historical Photos, Empire State Building
Image source: Reddit

18. Rome when it became the capital of the kingdom of Italy - 1871

Historical Photos, rome
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19. Conrad O'Brien-Ffrench, who served as a Mi6 agent in the Second World War and was known to welcome danger, greets a bear at the Banff National Park, Canada - 1950

Historical Photos, bear, Conrad O'brien-Ffrench,
Image source: Reddit

20. The airship Le Jaune ("The Yellow One") flying past the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France - 1903

Historical Photos, Airship Le Jaune
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