29 Historical Photos – Fun, Amazing and Unbelievable

Pictures that speak a thousand words

Rare Historic Photographs


 Abraham Lincoln, before and after the 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, 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, 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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