42 Rare Historical Photos That You Will Hardly See in History Books part #2

Immigrants swearing they have no communist affiliation NYC 1951

   Immigrants swearing they have no communist affiliation NYC 1951.

Impressive Americans: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. A feminist, abolitionist, alleged spy

Impressive Americans: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. A feminist, abolitionist, alleged spy, surgeon and only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for hardship endured as a prisoner of war! One tough lady 1832-1919.

In the archives of Prague Castle Photo M.Peterka Czechoslovakia Praha Prague 1950s Now Czech Republic

In the archives of Prague Castle Photo M.Peterka Czechoslovakia Praha Prague 1950s Now Czech Republic.

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion gives a Hanukkah Menorah to President Harry Truman, 1951

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion gives a Hanukkah Menorah to President Harry Truman, 1951

John Lennon, 1948, 1964, and 1974.

John Lennon, 1948, 1964, and 1974.

Jules Jacot, lion tamer at the St. Louis Zoo, 1950s.

Jules Jacot, lion tamer at the St. Louis Zoo, 1950.

just the US dreadnought USS Mississippi firing a missle, circa 1956

just the US dreadnought USS Mississippi firing a missle, circa 1956

Keith Sapsford a 14yo who wanted to see the world and snuck into a plane wheel well 1970

Keith Sapsford a 14yo who wanted to see the world and snuck into a plane wheel well 1970.

Kirk Douglas' makeup test for the film Champion 1949

Kirk Douglas’ makeup test for the film Champion 1949

Launch of the first production Vought F7U-1 Cutlass (BuNo 124415) from the aircraft carrier USS Midway

Launch of the first production Vought F7U-1 Cutlass (BuNo 124415) from the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVB-41), 25 July 1951.

Lt. Col. W. Arthur Croteau demonstrates the effect of an atom bomb

Lt. Col. W. Arthur Croteau demonstrates the effect of an atom bomb bursting over a city using the model of an atom bomb mushroom on a map of Ottawa 1 May 1952.

Mahatma Gandhi attends the Round Table Conference to discuss constitutional reform
Mahatma Gandhi attends the Round Table Conference to discuss constitutional reform of a self-governing India, London 1931
Mao Zedong shakes hands with Kim Il Sung. c1950

Mao Zedong shakes hands with Kim Il Sung. c 1950.

Margaret Thatcher, 25 years old, accompanies four voters on piano,

Margaret Thatcher, 25 years old, accompanies four voters on piano, at the Bull Inn, Dartford, England, 1951

Martin Scorsese holding a gun and grapes during the filming of Taxi Driver 1976

Martin Scorsese holding a gun and grapes during the filming of Taxi Driver 1976, photo by Steve Schapiro, via Lomography.

Members of the 55 Independent Squadron wait to board the Empire Windrush at Southampton

Members of the 55 Independent Squadron wait to board the Empire Windrush at Southampton, to fight in the Korean War, 1950.

Monaco Grand Prix, August 8, 1937 Winner Manfred von Brauchitsch and runner-up Rudolf Caracciola in the Loews corner

Monaco Grand Prix, August 8, 1937 Winner Manfred von Brauchitsch and runner-up Rudolf Caracciola in the Loews corner, both of them driving Mercedes-Benz W 125 formula racing cars.

Mongol dictator Khorloogiin Choibalsan 1895-1952

Mongol dictator Khorloogiin Choibalsan 1895-1952.

Nelson Mandela with Ruth First at the ANC Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa,

Nelson Mandela with Ruth First at the ANC Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa, December 1951 by Jurgen Schadeberg.

Newspaper woman c.1896 Gilded Age NYC Photographer Alice Austen 1866 1952

Newspaper woman c.1896 Gilded Age NYC Photographer Alice Austen 1866 1952.

Pablo Picasso, his son Claude, and Jean Cocteau watching a bullfight at Vallauris,

Pablo Picasso, his son Claude, and Jean Cocteau watching a bullfight at Vallauris, France, 1955. by Brian Brake.

Palestine coin from 1927

Palestine coin from 1927.

People from the street stopping by a TV store in Italy to watch the 1960 Olympics

People from the street stopping by a TV store in Italy to watch the 1960 Olympics.

Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope entertaining the troops in Vietnam in 1967

Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope entertaining the troops in Vietnam in 1967.

Portraits of a Criminal, Vintage 1920

Portraits of a Criminal, Vintage 1920s Portraits from the Sydney Police Archives.

Priest giving communion to American soldiers Korean

Priest giving communion to American soldiers Korean War, 1950.

Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, in a Chinese prison, 1950

Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, in a Chinese prison, 1950.

Put a record on the juke box, 1950

Put a record on the juke box, 1950

Recreational Center for Teenagers Opened 1950 Supported by public contributions Youth Activities Committee

Recreational Center for Teenagers Opened 1950 Supported by public contributions Youth Activities Committee of Spring Valley, Inc. Spring Valley, New York Established 1944.

Helsinki railway station on fire, 1950

Helsinki railway station on fire, 1950.

Henri Matisse sculpting nude female figure while sitting in bed in his apartment, France,

Henri Matisse sculpting nude female figure while sitting in bed in his apartment, France, by Dmitri Kessel, 1951.

Howard Hughes inside his H-4 Hercules troop transport plane, the “Spruce Goose,” 1947

Howard Hughes inside his H-4 Hercules troop transport plane, the  Spruce Goose, 1947.

Republic of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on a swing. 1930's, Turkey.

Republic of Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on a swing. 1930, Turkey.

Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding

Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA. 1950.

Samuel J. Seymour Last Surviving Witness of Lincoln’s Assassination 1950

Samuel J. Seymour Last Surviving Witness of Lincoln’s Assassination 1950.

Walt Disney oiling parts of the locomotive of his scale model steam railroad,

Walt Disney oiling parts of the locomotive of his scale model steam railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railway, in the backyard of his house in Los Angeles.” Earl Theisen for Look magazine September 1951.

Shorpy a greaser on the tipple at Bessie Mine, Alabama

Shorpy a greaser on the tipple at Bessie Mine, Alabama. Carries two heavy pails of grease and is often in danger of being run over by the cars. Said he was fourteen. November 1910.

Some aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, Dec 6, 1917. The largest explosion until atomic bomb testing.

Some aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, Dec 6, 1917. The largest explosion until atomic bomb testing.

Suspect Samuel Guy, September 11, 1922.

Suspect Samuel Guy, September 11, 1922. A flasher, who is shown here wearing pants that were easy to drop.

Suspect Vera Woods, April 30, 1926

Suspect Vera Woods, April 30, 1926.

The first Miss America Pageant, 1921

The first Miss America Pageant, 1921

The GE J79 turbojet engine while it was under development in the 1950

The GE J79 turbojet engine while it was under development in the 1950.

Women carrying water, Egypt, 1880.

Women carrying water, Egypt, 1880.

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