27 Rare Historical Photos That Everyone Should See

History captured in the click of a shutter

 

Elvis Presley waits for his bacon and eggs at the segregated railroad station lunch counter while a black woman waits for her sandwich – Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1956

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Marilyn Monroe tries to go shopping while fans and media watch, 1957

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Mannequins from an atomic bomb test site in Nevada during the mid-50s

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit of Everest, 1953

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Members of the RECON platoon unloading from a UH-1D (Huey) helicopter– Operation “Oregon” operating 3 kilometers west of Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

The Beatles play for 18 people at the Aldershot Club, December 1961. They were to become superstars in one and a half years time

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by salesman Sam Walton. It was called Walton’s Five and Dime.

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

A Native American Man overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada, circa 1868

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Bandits Roost off Mulberry Street, New York City, 1887. The opening scene from the movie Gangs of New York was based off this photo

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

German engineers testing the Messerschmitt BF109 E3

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, circa 1927

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Anne Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

A very young Lucille Ball around 1930

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Factory workers race on the roof test track of Fiat factory in Turin, Italy, 1923

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Red light district in Seoul, Korea, marked as “Off Limits” to American G.I.s, 1945

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

US Customs agent pointing a gun at a car that is suspected of transporting marijuana across the US-Mexico border, 1969

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Pictured are lineups at a gas station during the 1973 fuel shortage

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

The Congress of Freaks, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus, 1924

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Players from the Chicago Cubs with their mascot, 1908

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Microsoft staff – December 7, 1978

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

The Earliest Known Photo of Abraham Lincoln, circa 1840

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Ku Klux Klan at a carnival in Canon City, 1925

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Hannah Stilley, born 1749, photographed in 1840. More than likely the earliest born individual ever captured on film

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Dissection room at a medical school in Bordeaux, France circa 1890

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

 

Suburbia move-in day, the 1950s

27 Rare Historical Photos Everyone Should See

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