These incredible rare photographs from the past feature famous people, events, wars, presidents, the taliban and more. They may change the way you look at history.
In 1972, astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon’s surface. He did this whilst on the Apollo 16 mission. The photo is still up there on the moons surface.
The Statue of Liberty under construction, in Paris in 1884.
Drug Lord Pablo Escobar and his son pose for the camera in front of The White House in the early 1980s.
In 1947, 23 year old Evelyn McHale jumped from Empire State Building onto a limousine parked below. Photography student Robert Wiles took this photograph soon afterward.
This picture was taken from Afghanistan, prior to it being controlled by the Taliban. Before then, women had more rights, being able to choose careers and be educated, as well as vote.
Charlie Chaplin and Helen Keller meet in Hollywood, 1919.
A completely different view and perspective of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.
A Russian spy laughing in the face of execution during the winter war, 1939.
Survivors of the Titanic board the Carpathia in 1912.
Tsar Nicholas II allowing his young daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.
This is Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa being returned to Louvre after WWII.
Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne was being detained in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865. As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State William H. Seward and attacked him with a knife.
Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy and staffers tour Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Sept 1962.
Soldiers mock Hitler on the his balcony, Reich Chancellery, at the end of WWII.
A scary looking mannequin from an atomic bomb test site in Nevada, during the mid 50s.
An American evacuee punches a South Vietnamese man fighting for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy during the evacuation of Saigon in 1975.
This is the Beatles walking the opposite way during the photoshoot for the Abbey Road album.
A photograph of Queen Elizabeth serving during WWII.
The cameramen recording the lions roar for the MGM logo.
This is Osama Bin Laden when he was younger with his family in Sweden. He is the second one in from the right, in blue trousers and a green top.
These photos offer a look back in the past, and to view situations from an entirely different perspective. Very cool.