Rare Historical Photographs

1950. Locals carrying a Rolls Royce in Nepal

Of these 50 historical photographs, I have personally only seen half a dozen previously. Hopefully you will also find these as interesting as they offer an insight into how our ancestors lived.

Main picture: Locals carrying a Rolls Royce in Nepal in 1950

WW1. British rear gunner practicing shooting in a moving model cockpit on rails

WW1. British rear gunner practicing shooting in a moving model cockpit on rails

NASA before Powerpoint

NASA before Powerpoint

Circa 1908. Manhattan, New York City

Circa 1908. Manhattan, New York City

1988. Young Osama Bin Laden in a cave while fighting the invading Soviet forces. Jalalabad region, Afghanistan

1988. Young Osama Bin Laden in a cave while fighting the invading Soviet forces. Jalalabad region, Afghanistan

1966. Mohamed Alí versus Cleveland Williams

1966. Mohamed Alí versus Cleveland Williams

1965. The marriage of Mr. Stephen Hawking

1965. The marriage of Mr. Stephen Hawking

1961. Construction of the Berlin Wall

1961. Construction of the Berlin Wall

1957. Alfred Hitchcock serving tea to Leo, the MGM lion

1957. Alfred Hitchcock serving tea to Leo, the MGM lion

1955. The office of Albert Einstein taken on the day that he died on April 18, 1955

1955. The office of Albert Einstein taken on the day that he died on April 18, 1955

1945. USA dropping bombs on Kobe, Japan

1945. USA dropping bombs on Kobe, Japan

1945. Nagasaki atomic bomb being transported to the plane that would be launched in a few days

1945. Nagasaki atomic bomb being transported to the plane that would be launched in a few days

1945. Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris

1945. Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris

1945. Douglas MacArthur signing the official acceptance of Japanese surrender

1945. Douglas MacArthur signing the official acceptance of Japanese surrender

1944. German prisoners of war marching under the supervision of Soviet soldiers. The Soviet woman is showing a ’dulya’ (the finger) with her hand

1944. German prisoners of war marching under the supervision of Soviet soldiers. The Soviet woman is showing a ’dulya’ (the finger) with her hand

1944. Adolf Hitler's pants after the bomb plot

1944. Adolf Hitler’s pants after the bomb plot

1943. Dead Nazi soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad

1943. Dead Nazi soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad

1942. Execution of Polish prisoners by the Germans

1942. Execution of Polish prisoners by the Germans

1938. League of German women dancing in Nuremberg aka Bund Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend

1938. League of German women dancing in Nuremberg aka Bund Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend

1937. Golden Gate Bridge construction

1937. Golden Gate Bridge construction

1937. German flag at half-mast in Washington after the Hindenburg accident

1937. German flag at half-mast in Washington after the Hindenburg accident

1936. Hindenburg flies over Manhattan

1936. Hindenburg flies over Manhattan

1935. A London policeman gives street directions address to women from Burma

1935. A London policeman gives street directions address to women from Burma

1934 - 1939. Construction of Mount Rushmore

1934 – 1939. Construction of Mount Rushmore

1931. Marriage of Joseph Goebbels. Hitler was his best man and can be seen further back with a hat

1931. Marriage of Joseph Goebbels. Hitler was his best man and can be seen further back with a hat

1931. A vending machine that sold cigarettes already lit for a penny

1931. A vending machine that sold cigarettes already lit for a penny

1930. The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party – Rome

1930. The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party – Rome

1929. The original sign of Hollywood

1929. The original sign of Hollywood

1923. Last photo of Lenin alive who by then was completely voiceless

1923. Last photo of Lenin alive who by then was completely voiceless

1918. Pyramid made out of captured German helmets in the First World War - New York

1918. Pyramid made out of captured German helmets in the First World War – New York

1918. Henry Ford's modified Model T, the “Universal Car”

1918. Henry Ford’s modified Model T, the “Universal Car”

1916. The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee, the first self-service grocery store

1916. The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee, the first self-service grocery store

1913. A woman condemned to die of hunger, Mongolia

1913. A woman condemned to die of hunger, Mongolia

1913. A miniature, fully functional replica of a Cadillac that was made for the British Royal family of Siam

1913. A miniature, fully functional replica of a Cadillac that was made for the British Royal family of Siam

1912. Titanic in dry dock

1912. Titanic in dry dock

1912. Actual photo of passengers leaving the Titanic, while a priest prays for the first victims who are stacked on one side

1912. Actual photo of passengers leaving the Titanic, while a priest prays for the first victims who are stacked on one side

1911.Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911

1911.Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911

1911. Times Square in New York

1911. Times Square in New York

1911. The first airplane flight in history. Orville Wright flew for 9 minutes and 45 seconds

1911. The first airplane flight in history. Orville Wright flew for 9 minutes and 45 seconds

1911. A unique mugshot of young Joseph Stalin

1911. A unique mugshot of young Joseph Stalin

1910. Nine kings of Europe at the Windsor Castle

1910. Nine kings of Europe at the Windsor Castle

1906. Folsom Street in San Francisco after the earthquake

1906. Folsom Street in San Francisco after the earthquake

1894. Photo of Mark Twain in the lab of Nicola Tesla

1894. Photo of Mark Twain in the lab of Nicola Tesla

1884. The construction of the Statue of Liberty

1884. The construction of the Statue of Liberty

1868. Sales and auction of negro slaves

1868. Sales and auction of Negro slaves

1868. Last known photo of Samurai in Japan. By then most had already cut their hair

1868. Last known photo of Samurai in Japan. By then most had already

1865. Abraham Lincoln's hearse

1865. Abraham Lincoln’s hearse

1859. Authentic Samurai

1859. Authentic Samurai

1852. A distant Kremlin is seen in this 1852 photo of Moscow, Russia

1852. A distant Kremlin is seen in this 1852 photo of Moscow, Russia

1850. The Californian Gold Rush left hundreds of boats from around the globe abandoned in the port of San Francisco

1850. The Californian Gold Rush left hundreds of boats from around the globe abandoned in the port of San Francisco

 

 


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