29 Historical Photos – Fun, Amazing and Unbelievable

Pictures that speak a thousand words

Rare Historic Photographs

 Abraham Lincoln, before and after the Civil Warabraham-lincoln-before-after-civil-war

15 kiloton nuclear weapon detonates about 10 km from the cannon from which  it was fired, Nevada Test Site, May 1953

Maurice Tillet, French wrestler and inspiration for “Shrek”, with American supermodel Dorian Leigh, 1945
Maurice Tillet, French Wrestler and the inspiration, Dorian Leigh 1945 for Shrek

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon makes a pizza at home, Houston Texas, 1969

The last surviving Ground Zero rescue dog from 9/11. She was only two when the attacks occurred and was 15 when she was pictured here. Good girl.
The last surviving Ground Zero resuce dog from 9:11. She was only two when the attacks occurred and was 15 when he was pictured here. Good girl

#24 Sean Connery and his package places 3rd in the Mr. Universe contest, 1953

Man working an analog computer, 1962

The only known film footage of Mark Twain. This silent footage was taken in 1909 by the Thomas Edison Company at “Stormfield”, Twain’s Redding, CT home. Twain died the following year at the age of 75. A digitally remastered version of the entire 3-minute film can be viewed here

mark twain footage porch

A World War II Sweetheart Grip – some soldiers put photos of loved ones under clear grips on their pistols
A World War II Sweetheart Grip. Some soldiers put photos of loved ones under clear grips on their pistols

Adam “Batman” West jams with Leonard “Spock” Nimoy, 1967
Adam West Jams with Leonard Nimoy 1967

An American Football Team, circa 1900

Charlie Chaplin at age 27 – 1916

U.S. Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself

A flapper in the 1920’s, possibly in Grosse Pointe, MI

Man standing atop mountain of bison skulls that would soon be ground into fertilizer, the 1870s

LAPD Undercover Officers dressed as women to catch a purse-snatcher, 1960

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee – the first self-service grocery store opened 1916

The last picture of all four Beatles together, August 22, 1969

Bill & Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1975

The “Great Manta” captured by A.L. Kahn, August 26, 1933

The Dalai Lama at age 2, 1937

Fourteen-year-old Osama bin Laden (second from the right) and his hip family, 1970s

Johnny Cash performing at Folsom Prison, January 13th, 1968

Queen Elizabeth II during her World War II Military service

Women, during WW II rationing, painting their legs to make it appear that they were wearing stockings,1942

Portable TV concept, 1967

Economy Class seating on Pan Am in the late 60’s
Economy Class seating on Pan Am in the late 60’s

The East Bay Dragons, the first black bikers club, Oakland, California, the 1960s

American soldier inspects Nazi loot stored in a church at Elligen, Germany, April 24, 1945
Church full of Nazi loot


  1. Jack Bayonnet January 17, 2016
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