30 Historical Images Illuminating Rarely-Seen Events Of Past

Published 2 years ago

Sometimes a picture speaks more than a thousand words – and when it comes to learning about history, the photos play an important role in highlighting the events and conditions of the past.

Although facts and trivia are interesting, people find them more illuminating when there are images to support them. This subreddit is an online community of about 3 million people where people share historical photos and facts, and today we are sharing some interesting images from this group. Scroll below to get a glimpse of the past that you might have never seen before.

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#1 It’s No Longer Possible To See This, As Buildings Outside Block The Sun. Grand Central, NYC, 1929 Photo By Louis Faurer

Image source: Bernard_Hunor_Deak

#2 Freddie Mercury With His Mother, 1947

Image source: chickenchaser100

#3 A Makeshift Hospital In The Vietnam War, 1970

Image source: 1954isthebest

#4 David Attenborough Entertains Prince Charles And Princess Anne With A Cockatoo. 1958

Image source: somnum_osseus

#5 Rail Commuters Wearing White Protective Masks, One With The Additional Message “Wear A Mask Or Go To Jail,” During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic In California

Image source: Beneficial_Look_5854

#6 Cop Stops The Traffic In New York So A Mother Cat Holding A Kitten Can Cross Safely C.1925

Image source: mikihak

#7 Remember That Photo Of The Construction Workers Having Lunch On The Unfinished Empire State Building? Well Here’s The Photographer Charles Ebbets Taking That Photo. 9/20/1932

Image source: CrotchWolf

#8 A Man Takes A Selfie Using A Stick Of Wood To Activate The Camera, 1957

Image source: baiqibeendeleted17x

#9 Stoney First Nation Member, Guide Samson Beaver With His Wife Leah And Their Daughter Frances Louise, 1907. Photo Taken By Mary Schäffer

Image source: Snoo_90160

#10 Woman Cutting Her Birthday Cake In Iran 1973, 5 Years Before The Islamic Revolution

Image source: Familiar_Internet

#11 Sailors Saluting A War Veteran, Leningrad 1989

Image source: Johnkaz34

#12 Atelier Photo: “A Lesbian Couple In Semi Drag Wedding Attire”; Kingdom Of Hungary – Budapest, 1920

Image source: Andrzej1963

#13 A Beach In Iran A Few Months Before The Islamic Revolution, 1979

Image source: darxouls

#14 A Man Browses For Books In The Old Public Library Of Cincinnati. The Building Was Demolished In 1955. Today An Office Building And A Parking Lot Stand Where It Used To Be

Image source: Bernard_Hunor_Deak

#15 Students Dance In Tiananmen Square Before The Arrival Of The Chinese Military, June 4th 1989

Image source: MustacheEmperor

#16 A Young Female Welder Photographed By Bernard Hoffman In Connecticut, Circa 1943.

Image source: DiosMioMan63

#17 The Queen Consort Of Mongolia, Genepil, In Mongolia. The Last Queen Consort And Married To The Bogd Khaganate, Bogd Khan, Until His Death On April 17th, 1924, When The Monarchy Was Abolished. She Was Killed During The Stalinist Purges In May 1938. Photograph Dated January 1st, 1923

Image source: _Raven_Roth

#18 Coal Miner Waiting To Get Into The Communal Shower At The End Of His Shift, Taken In Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 1958. By Photographer Max Scheler

Image source: Feiruzz

#19 People Fighting To Get On A Plane In Nha Trang, April 1, 1975, During The Us Withdrawal From South Vietnam

Image source: Sarke1

#20 Rare Photo Showing Niagara Falls Without Water, 1969

Image source: NothingForUs

#21 David Bowie After Being Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Rochester, 1976

Image source: TheEliteKoala1

#22 Mogadishu, 1993. An Italian Soldier Gives Food To A Local Orphan

Image source: Lambrusc1

#23 1972: 3 Women On The Streets Of Kabul, Afghanistan

Image source: BickKattowski

#24 An Old Woman Leaving Her Home With Just A Portrait Of Her Husband And Rugs. Russian Soldiers Gave Her Just 5 Minutes To Pack Her Bags And Leave Before They Destroyed Her Home And Everything In It. Her Sons And Husband Were Already Dead. She Had Lost Everything. May 1995, Grozny

Image source: hashbrown1999

#25 A Man Looking For A Job Wearing His Cv, England – 1930s

Image source: EfeSeckin

#26 A French Boy Introduces Himself To Indian Soldiers Who Had Just Arrived In France To Fight Alongside French And British Forces, Marseilles, 30th September 1914. [colorization]

Image source: Pavel-Romanov

#27 West German School Children Pause To Talk With Two East German Border Guards Beside An Opening In The Berlin Wall During The Collapse Of Communism In East Germany In November 1989 (Photo: Stephen Jaffe)

Image source: earthmoonsun

#28 A Man Guards His Family From The Cannibals During The Madras Famine Of 1877 At The Time Of British Raj, India

Image source: firstalphabet

#29 Reporters Who Exposed The Watergate Scandal Watch President Nixon Resign, 1974

Image source: Familiar_Internet

#30 French Soldiers Passing By A Dog Wearing Googles And Smoking A Pipe, 1915

Image source: KawaiiPotato15

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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