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20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

Usually, when you read a history article or story, it's mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different... It shows you how something actually looked, letting you understand the historical moment more intimately. Whether...

Usually, when you read a history article or story, it's mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different... It shows you how something actually...

Napoleon’s Veterans Have Been Brought To Life In Vivid Color

Napoleon’s Veterans Have Been Brought To Life In Vivid Color

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans on Earth are a series of 15 original sepia images of members of Napoleon's army. They were taken in their advancing years in the 1850s and keep in mind that some of these men...

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans on Earth are a series of 15 original sepia images of members of Napoleon's army. They were taken in their advancing years in the...

15 Of The Most Beautiful Women Of 1900s Edwardian Era

15 Of The Most Beautiful Women Of 1900s Edwardian Era

The Edwardian era is known for beautiful and talented women. As beauty standards change by the decade, at that point pale skin was still in, but blonde hair was out. So as you could imagine, the Edwardian beauty was a brunette...

The Edwardian era is known for beautiful and talented women. As beauty standards change by the decade, at that point pale skin was still in, but blonde hair was out. So...

Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights

Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights

These unbelievable vintage postcards from the early 1900s were used as propaganda by men to stop women from having more rights. Although The Suffragettes campaigned tirelessly to change the status quo of the day, many men found the idea of women's...

These unbelievable vintage postcards from the early 1900s were used as propaganda by men to stop women from having more rights. Although The Suffragettes campaigned tirelessly to change the status quo...

15+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time

15+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time

The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it's difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world's most famous cities - like Kuala Lumpur for example, or Hong Kong...

The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it's difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world's most famous...

10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria

10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria

20 photos of the same places, before and after the Syrian war of the city of "Aleppo". One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In 19 July 2012 an ongoing military confrontation began in Aleppo, the largest city in...

20 photos of the same places, before and after the Syrian war of the city of "Aleppo". One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In 19 July 2012 an...

1800s-1900s Portraits Of Native American Teen Girls Show Their Unique Beauty And Style (15+ Pics)

1800s-1900s Portraits Of Native American Teen Girls Show Their Unique Beauty And Style (15+ Pics)

These rare and beautiful vintage portraits of Native American girls were taken between the late 1800s and the turn of the 19th Century, yet despite being over a century old, many of them are still surprisingly clear.

These rare and beautiful vintage portraits of Native American girls were taken between the late 1800s and the turn of the 19th Century, yet despite being over a century old, many...

NASA Before PowerPoint in 1961

NASA Before PowerPoint in 1961

Ever heard the saying "It's not rocket science!"? It's often used by smart-asses who know nothing about rocket science. But then again, who does? It is, after all, super difficult. Well, NASA does, obviously, and back in the early 60s rocket...

Ever heard the saying "It's not rocket science!"? It's often used by smart-asses who know nothing about rocket science. But then again, who does? It is, after all, super difficult. Well,...

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it seems as if people in the 1800s simply didn't know how to have fun. But as these...

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it seems as if people in the 1800s...

I Have Colourised The Lost Tommies, Unknown Soldiers From WW1

I Have Colourised The Lost Tommies, Unknown Soldiers From WW1

I have been colourising photos for a few years now and have gradually built my hobby into a home grown business PhotograFix. For this project I have chosen to colourise a handful of images, from over 4000 glass plates discovered...

I have been colourising photos for a few years now and have gradually built my hobby into a home grown business PhotograFix. For this project I have chosen to colourise...

20+ Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

20+ Historic Photos Of Love During Wartime

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by Bored Panda, one thing doesn't change no matter how much time passes, and that's love.

Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by Bored Panda, one thing doesn't change no matter how much time passes, and...

25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

25+ Old Colorized Photos Reveal The Life Of Russian People Between 1900-1965

We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads likes a novel--which may be why it has been the...

We at Bored Panda love to see history come alive, which is why we think you'll also like this series of colorized photos by Russian Flickr user klimbims. Russia's history reads...

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. With the Restoration came many changes, including the creation of a modern, western-style, conscripted army...

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. With the Restoration came many...

15+ Rare Colour Photos Of Native Americans From The 19th And 20th Century

15+ Rare Colour Photos Of Native Americans From The 19th And 20th Century

Film-maker Paul Ratner developed a passion for researching old photographs of indigenous people while making "Moses on the Mesa", a film about a German-Jewish immigrant who fell in love with a Native-American woman and became governor of her tribe of Acoma...

Film-maker Paul Ratner developed a passion for researching old photographs of indigenous people while making "Moses on the Mesa", a film about a German-Jewish immigrant who fell in love with a...

Before and After ISIS: Heartbreaking Photos Of Destroyed Historical Monuments In Syria

Before and After ISIS: Heartbreaking Photos Of Destroyed Historical Monuments In Syria

A year after it was taken by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently retaken Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes. Previously home to many of the world's most treasured historical sites, many artifacts were destroyed by the Islamist forces...

A year after it was taken by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently retaken Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes. Previously home to many of the world's most treasured...

I Photographed Gdańsk, Old City That Was 90% Destroyed During War, And Rebuilt By Polish People

I Photographed Gdańsk, Old City That Was 90% Destroyed During War, And Rebuilt By Polish People

Gdańsk is the sixth largest city in Poland. During the 1000-year history, the city was govern by Poles, Germans and the Teutonic Order. This is a symbolic place of the beginning of the Second World War, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland...

Gdańsk is the sixth largest city in Poland. During the 1000-year history, the city was govern by Poles, Germans and the Teutonic Order. This is a symbolic place of the beginning...

Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe When She Was Just 20 Years Old

Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe When She Was Just 20 Years Old

Before she was famous, Marilyn Monroe and her lover, photographer André de Dienes, traveled to Malibu beach where the 20-year-old future blonde bombshell posed for this series of photographs.

Before she was famous, Marilyn Monroe and her lover, photographer André de Dienes, traveled to Malibu beach where the 20-year-old future blonde bombshell posed for this series of photographs.