38 Rare Historical Photos That You Will Hardly See in History Books

Royal Visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Hart House,

Royal Visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Hart House, University of Toronto 1951.

A 19th Century Samurai Demonstrating the Pose for Seppuku ritual suicide, 1885.

A 19th Century Samurai Demonstrating the Pose for Seppuku ritual suicide, 1885.

A 30-ton boulder being moved during construction of a seawall by Seabees of the 76th Construction Battalion

A 30-ton boulder being moved during construction of a seawall by Seabees of the 76th Construction Battalion at Apra Harbor, Guam, 1945.

A legal loophole in 1913 made it possible to send babies by mail. These pics were taken after it was banned in 1920.

A legal loophole in 1913 made it possible to send babies by mail. These pics were taken after it was banned in 1920.

A little girl hands a posy of lilies to a police officer on duty at the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris, circa 1920.

A little girl hands a posy of lilies to a police officer on duty at the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris, circa 1920.

A young woman working out with boxing gloves and a punching bag, 1890

A young woman working out with boxing gloves and a punching bag, 1890

Actress Ilka Chase in a long moire housecoat, jewelry from Black Starr and Frost-Gorham, 1933. Gelatin silver print

Actress Ilka Chase in a long moire housecoat, jewelry from Black Starr and Frost-Gorham, 1933. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Conde Nast Archive, New York. 1933 Conde Nast Publications.

Akira Kurosawa with the cast of “Rashomon”, Japan, 1950

Akira Kurosawa with the cast of “Rashomon”, Japan, 1950

Alfred Hitchcock Riding A Go-Kart, 1960

Alfred Hitchcock Riding A Go-Kart, 1960

Almost 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II

Almost 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II.

Amanda Ooms, actress portraying Elsa Andersson 1897-1922 Sweden’s first female aviator

Amanda Ooms, actress portraying Elsa Andersson 1897-1922 Sweden’s first female aviator.

American troops aboard a train on the newly-constructed bridge built to replace the damaged Han River Bridge near Seoul

American troops aboard a train on the newly-constructed bridge built to replace the damaged Han River Bridge near Seoul, South Korea 1950.

An 8 year-old coal miner in Utah or Colorado, USA, in the early 1900's.

An 8 year-old coal miner in Utah or Colorado, USA, in the early 1900.

Baroness Mary Vetsera, teenage mistress of Crown Prince Rudof of Austria-Hungary

Baroness Mary Vetsera, teenage mistress of Crown Prince Rudof of Austria-Hungary, she died in apparent murder suicide together with Prince Rudolf at Mayerling hunting lodge in incident known as Mayerling affair 1889,Baroness Mary Vetsera, teenage mistress of Crown Prince Rudof of Austria-Hungary, she died in apparent murder suicide together with Prince Rudolf at Mayerling hunting lodge in incident known as Mayerling affair 1889.

Berber Girl in traditional dress, Tunisia, early 1900s

Berber Girl in traditional dress, Tunisia, early 1900.

Celebration for the 100000th Bren gun built at the John Inglis and Company factory Toronto

Celebration for the 100000th Bren gun built at the John Inglis and Company factory Toronto Canada 20 August 1943.

Chicago elevated at hearst square derailment near hearst building aerial 1940.

Chicago elevated at hearst square derailment near hearst building aerial 1940.

Chicago- North and wells - meter maid writing parking ticket 1966

Chicago- North and wells – meter maid writing parking ticket 1966.

Chicago North Shore rail accident, between Harrison Street and Wabash Ave. 1953.

Chicago North Shore rail accident, between Harrison Street and Wabash Ave. 1953.

Chinese communist troops, wearing tennis sneakers, rags and American footgear, surrender to Charley Company

Chinese communist troops, wearing tennis sneakers, rags and American footgear, surrender to Charley Company, 7th Marines, south of Koto-ri, North Korea, December, 1950.

Cornell University students in a home economics class, Ithaca, New York, 1951

Cornell University students in a home economics class, Ithaca, New York, 1951

Crab hat, c. 1960

Crab hat, c. 1960.

Dallas Mercier Conklin Standing on a Stuffed Alligator, 1908

Dallas Mercier Conklin Standing on a Stuffed Alligator, 1908.

Defendant Otto Ohlendorf testifies on his own behalf at the Einsatzgruppen Trial

Defendant Otto Ohlendorf testifies on his own behalf at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, case #9 of the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings. 9  October 1947.

Demonstration of hypnotism, New Zealand, c.1914

Demonstration of hypnotism, New Zealand, c.1914.

Director Alfred Hitchcock, during the filming of The Birds, USA, 1962 by Philippe Halsman.

Director Alfred Hitchcock, during the filming of The Birds, USA, 1962 by Philippe Halsman.

Early 1950's 'Wing Tank Special' built in England by USAF Lt. Col. Edward Richer

Early 1950’s ‘Wing Tank Special’ built in England by USAF Lt. Col. Edward Richer. He used a Ford Anglia chassis, plus parts from a Chevy and an Austin. The tanks came off a Lockheed T-33 jet trainer

Edith Head and Sophia Loren for Heller in Pink Tights directed by George Cukor, 1960

Edith Head and Sophia Loren for Heller in Pink Tights directed by George Cukor, 1960

Einstein's desk photographed a day after his death, 1955

Einstein’s desk photographed a day after his death, 1955.

Explosions continue to rock the listing carrier USS Franklin after a Japanese bomb detonated in the hangar

Explosions continue to rock the listing carrier USS Franklin after a Japanese bomb detonated in the hangar deck and ignited the armed and fueled aircraft there 19 March 1945.

Female workers during a strike at Citroen, 1930

Female workers during a strike at Citroen, 1930

Fifteen-year-old Maria Dolezalova is sworn in as a prosecution witness at the RuSHA Trial

Fifteen-year-old Maria Dolezalova is sworn in as a prosecution witness at the RuSHA Trial. Dolezalova was among the children kidnapped by German forces after they destroyed the town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Nuremberg, 30 October 1947.

Franz Reichelt, remembered for jumping from the Eiffel Tower, showing off his parachute, Paris, 1912

Franz Reichelt, remembered for jumping from the Eiffel Tower, showing off his parachute, Paris, 1912.

Funeral procession along Kilkerran Road. Campbeltown, Argyll. 1800s.

Funeral procession along Kilkerran Road. Campbeltown, Argyll. 1800.

General Eisenhower reacts to the news that General Macarthur has been fired

General Eisenhower reacts to the news that General Macarthur has been fired by President Truman. 1951

Girl in a bubble, 1963.

Girl in a bubble, 1963.

Greta Garbo, 1929.

Greta Garbo, 1929.

Helsinki railway station on fire, 1950

Helsinki railway station on fire, 1950

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