Usually, when you read a history article or story, it's mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But an amazing photo gives something a bit different. It shows you how it all actually looked, letting you understand the historical moment more intimately. Whether it would be a historical landmark, a famous person or random old pictures of the past - they all have fascinating stories behind them, and we're just about to show you.

The brave photojournalists that took these interesting pictures saw the morbidity of wars, documented the creation of an atomic bomb and shot stills of most magnificent constructions being built. You might not be aware that the city of Tel-Aviv used to be just plain dunes or how someone looks after literally falling from space. 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 crucial moments.

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#1 Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

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LaDarryl Hollingsworth 2 years ago

Strength embodied!

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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 2 years ago

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

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#3 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

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Martine Gøttler 2 years ago

His smile is absolutely wonderful ❤

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#4 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

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Lee 2 years ago

Gave me chills

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#5 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

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Victor Vakaras 2 years ago

Shows how monumentally stupid religion is.

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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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#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

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Sarah Stevenson 2 years ago

love this one :) so sweet

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#9 Job Hunting In 1930's

Job Hunting In 1930's

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Jovana Dacic 2 years ago

Linkedin 1930's style

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#10 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

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Hans 2 years ago

But a pretty good decision, actually.

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