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 it would be a historical landmark, a famous person or random photo of the past - they all have fascinating stories behind them, and we're just about to show you.


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Keep on scrolling to take a look at Bored Panda's list of rare historical photos that might shine a new light on how you saw these historical moments.

Wondering how historical black and white photos would look if they were restored in color? Check out this article.

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#2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

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Teresa W-S 11 months ago

We have too much to thank to Tesla, if the world knew how much!!!!

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#6 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

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António Lima 11 months ago

If we had internet in that time he wont last long

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#7 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

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Hans 11 months ago

Another classic. And imagine how many ordinary picture from today will look unbeliebable like this one in a few decades.

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#17 Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

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Katie O'Brien 11 months ago

They look both relaxed and unsure. This is such a simple, yet interesting glimpse into the past.

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#20 The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

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Air Cachero 11 months ago

Technically, it's cosmonaut because he's from Russia. Astronaut is for Americans

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