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30 Rarely-Seen Historical Photos You Probably Won’t See In History Books (New Pics)

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Thanks to dedicated historians, almost all important events that happened throughout history have been extensively documented and passed onto future generations. However, it’s only since the invention of the camera that we started documenting these events in a visual format. And you know what they say – a picture is worth a thousand words.

If you’re an avid fan of history, then the r/HistoryP**n/ subreddit is the place for you. It has over 2.6 million members, who regularly share fascinating and rarely-seen historical photographs that you probably won’t find your text books – check out some of the best ones below! And if you want more, see our previous posts here and here!

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#1 100,000 Iranian Women March Against The Hijab Law, Tehran 1979

Image source: poaia

#2 In 1941, The Photo On The Left Was Taken Of Soviet Soldier Eugen Stepanovich Kobytev On The Day He Left To Go To War. The Photo On The Right Was Taken In 1945 After The End Of The War, Just 4 Years Apart

Image source: irishamerican

#3 A Red Cross Nurse Writing Down Last Words Of Mortally Wounded Soldier, Taken Around 1917

Image source: PeJae

#4 Meet The “Night Witches”, Fearless Russian Female Pilots Who Bombed Nazis By Night, 1941

Image source: Beast667Neighbour

#5 Sir David Attenborough As A Young Man, Late 1950s

Image source: respedi

#6 Keshia Thomas Protects An Alleged Kkk Supporter From A Mob In Ann Arbor, Mi, 1996

Image source: InevitableClear

#7 Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-Piece Bathing. She Was Arrested For Indecency (1907)

Image source: mrkyle31

#8 A Native American Mother And Her Child – 1900s

Image source: admaiora_

#9 An Undercover Police Officer On Duty. New York, Brooklyn, 1 July 1969

Image source: reddit.com

#10 A Boy’s Reaction Staring At A TV Screen For The First Time (1948)

Image source: SchoolProjectLad

#11 Grand Central Terminal, NYC, The Sun Can’t Shine Through Like That Now Due To The Surrounding Tall Buildings. 1929

Image source: Feiruzz

#12 Arikara Warrior ‘Bear’s Belly’ – North Dakota, USA – Photo By Edward Curtis (1909)

Image source: rockystl

#13 British Soldiers (Interrupted During Drag Show Rehearsals By A German Raid) Manning A Bl 6-Inch Mk Vii Naval Gun At Shornemead Fort, England In 1940

Image source: File-Environmental

#14 A Woman Overlooking A Snowy Mountain Pass In The Pyrenees Mountains, France – 1956

Image source: Cecca105

#15 Lockheed Martin Employee Sally Wadsworth Working On The Fuselage Of A P-38 Lightning In California In 1944

Image source: NihilisticNoir

#16 Coal Miners Coming Up A Coal Mine Elevator After A Day Of Work In 1920’s Belgium

Image source: rockystl

#17 Visiting Quarantined Family And Friends At Ullevål Hospital, Oslo – Photo By Anders Beer Wilse – 1905

Image source: StcStasi

#18 American Troops Treat A Wounded Dog On Orote Pennisula. W.Eugene Smith. 1944

Image source: gnevzmaja

#19 San Francisco’s Iconic Cliff House, Shortly Before It Was Destroyed By Fire In 1907

Image source: Maynard078

#20 Shepherds Listening To Music Records, Azerbaijan 1939

Image source: lonerinchaos

#21 JFK & Bill Clinton Greeting At The White House, In 1963

Image source: SmoothlyPass588

#22 Today In 1945, The Auschwitz Death Camp Was Discovered And Liberated By The Red Army

Image source: hollmantron

#23 Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor And Meteorologist Charles Wright In The Entrance Of An Ice Grotto. Terra Nova Expedition, Ross Island, 5 January 1911. Photo Taken By Herbert Ponting

Image source: reddit.com

#24 Anti British Propaganda, Japan 1941

Image source: pireui

#25 Female Snipers Of The 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front, 775 Confirmed Kills, Germany, May 1945

Image source: NihilisticNoir

#26 A U.S. Marine Rescues Two Vietnamese Children During A Gun Battle At The City Of Hue, During The Tet Offensive Of The Vietnam War – 1968

Image source: 999kid999

#27 Mother And Baby Of Family Of Nine Living In Field On U.S. Route 70 Near The Tennessee River, March 1936

Image source: ghostmrchicken

#28 A German World War II Prisoner Is Released By The Soviet Union And Reunited With His 12-Year-Old Daughter, Who Has Not Seen Him Since Infancy. 1956

Image source: noctus_exterreri

#29 Homecoming, A British Soldier With His 8 Month Old Daughter As He Arrives At The Docks From Overseas 1945

Image source: NihilisticNoir

#30 Last Sword Duel In History In France, 1967 Between The Mayor Of Marseille And The Socialist Party Candidate For Presidency

Image source: Chocolatechipweb

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