These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing

If you think you know your history, get ready to be humbled. The rare photographs below show a different perspective of historical events, and you probably wouldn’t find them in any school textbook.

1. A priest praying over the victims of the Titanic (1912).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
2. The first “The Apple”, India’s first satellite being transported manually.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
3. Filming of the MGM opening credits (1928).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
4. Hitler and Speer were mesmerized by the Schwerer Gustav, one of the largest piece of artillery ever used in Combat (1941).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
5. The only female in history to strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. You go Jackie Mitchell! (1931)
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
6. Circumcision was used by Pakistani soldiers to identify Hindus during Bangladesh’s War of Independence (1971).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
7. A Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army fits a gas mask to a mule (circa 1939 – 1945).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
8. You won’t see this at the zoo anymore: The only known photo of a living Quagga at the London Zoo (1870).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
9. Known as Little Nap, the “Napoleon of the Chimpanzee World”, this chimp became a popular tourist attraction (1915).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
10. Racing cars on the roof of the Fiat Factory in Turin, Italy (1923).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
11. Elephants know how to have fun. Just ask Queenie, the first one to water surf (circa 1950).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
12. Back in 1956, a PanAm plane was needed to to transport a 5 MB hard drive.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
13. Fishing buddies Che Guevara and Fidel Castro (1960).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
14. The 1937 “walking machine” tested wear on shoes (1937).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
15. The first international match at Wimbledon in 1883.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
16. Police chasing skinny dippers.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
17. The only known photo of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. John Wilkes Booth can actually be seen in the center of the top row of the top platform (March 4, 1865).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
18. Queen Elizabeth II fires a British L85 battle rifle (1993).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
19. The glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated (1980).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
20. The first black biker’s club around 1960s in Oakland California, the East Bay Dragons.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
21. Anne Frank’s father Otto, revisiting the attic where they hid from the Nazis. He was the only survivor (1960).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
22. A well-dressed beggar running alongside King George V’s coach (1920).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
23. The real life Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh (1928).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
24. An Actors’ portrayal of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe’s rumored affair. This photo was taken by photographer Alison Jackson to portray what may have taken place the night Marilyn Monroe performed at JFK’s 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
25. The very first individual to be captured on film. Bet Hannah Stiley wishes she smiled a little.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
26. Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev as a young gentleman.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
27. A navigation hotline in 1963. Long, long before Google Maps.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
28. The only photograph in existence of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (1879).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
29. One for the movies: a stripper entertains some Wall Street employees.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
30. Gabby Hartnett signs a baseball for Al Capone’s son (1931).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
31. Back when computers didn’t have screens.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
32. A black liquid called Coca-Cola was first introduced to France in 1950.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
33. Human-size chess game with actual soldiers in St. Petersburg, Russia (1924).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
34. During the Oil Crisis, the roads were so deserted that people could have picnics on highways (1973).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
35. The unbroken seal of the tomb of Tutankhamun, untouched for over 3000 years (1922)
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
36. The “Colditz cock”: A glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material and used to escape maximum a Maximum security British prison (1945).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
37. Test pilot George Aird narrowly escapes death by ejecting sideways from a prototype jet that nosedived (1962).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
38. The Indiana Jones movie set – no CGI back then!
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
39. To promote liberty bonds, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holds up Charlie Chaplin at Wall Street 1918.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
40. Fun and games for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in 1983 Sri Lanka.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
41. Cold and happy: Alfred Hitchcock with his grandchildren enjoying the snow (1960).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
42. A Japanese commuter train early in the morning.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
43. New Yorkers always knew how to have fun. See the 1960 swimmobile drive around town.
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
44. To study facial muscles, Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuted a man’s face (1862)
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
46. A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he accidentally touched a high voltage wire (1967).
These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless. #35 Is Mind Blowing
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