18 rare historical photos that you will not find anywhere else

Shirley Marie Bradby

July 10, 2018

18 rare historical photos that you will not find anywhere else
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When we say that "this photo has made history" there are two slightly different meanings.

On one hand, we want to say that a key moment in the history of humanity has been immortalized or that it can be interpreted as a symbol of a broader social change; on the other hand, we refer to the fact that the photo itself has become an icon in its own right.

The photos that we present here lack the second feature but in any case, they are photos that freeze particular and significant moments of our past but have never become iconic photos.

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1. The space left empty by the Gioconda after it was stolen in 1911.

1. The space left empty by the Gioconda after it was stolen in 1911.

i124nk8/Reddit

 2. Donald Trump and Michael Jackson on a private jet in 1989.

 2. Donald Trump and Michael Jackson on a private jet in 1989.

Aneeque/Reddit

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3. Stevie Wonder visits a school for blind children in 1970.

3. Stevie Wonder visits a school for blind children in 1970.

Reporter_at_large/Reddit

4. Cow's hooves that were used by alcohol smugglers during Prohibition to avoid being recognized by their shoe footprints.

4. Cow's hooves that were used by alcohol smugglers during Prohibition to avoid being recognized by their shoe footprints.

GoodGriefWhatsNext/Reddit

5. Barack Obama and his newly married wife Michelle in 1992.

5. Barack Obama and his newly married wife Michelle in 1992.

ASAmd/Reddit

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6. Freddy Mercury in the arms of his mother who is of Indian origins in 1947.

6. Freddy Mercury in the arms of his mother who is of Indian origins in 1947.

earthmoonsun/Reddit

7. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1934.

7. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1934.

gazelle_/Reddit

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8. A young Bill Clinton shaking hands with John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963.

8. A young Bill Clinton shaking hands with John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963.

Lakinsky/reddit

9. Bonnie and Clyde's car riddled with bullets in 1934.

9. Bonnie and Clyde's car riddled with bullets in 1934.

Sort_of_Frightening/Reddit

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10. A field of wheat growing in the heart of Manhattan in 1982.

10. A field of wheat growing in the heart of Manhattan in 1982.

KathrynDeberry/Reddit

11. Lady Diana and her son, Prince Harry, in a water park in 1992.

11. Lady Diana and her son, Prince Harry, in a water park in 1992.

commieflirt/Reddit

12. The food of the astronauts during the Apollo mission in 1969.

12. The food of the astronauts during the Apollo mission in 1969.

sverdrupian/reddit

13. Being fined for wearing a bikini in Rimini, Italy in 1957.

13. Being fined for wearing a bikini in Rimini, Italy in 1957.

KapitanKurt/Reddit

14. The seal on the tomb of Tutankhamun shortly before it was broken in 1922. He had been there for over three thousand years.

14. The seal on the tomb of Tutankhamun shortly before it was broken in 1922. He had been there for over three thousand years.

marcus-livius-drusus/Reddit

15. A demonstration of the use of the mouse in 1968.

15. A demonstration of the use of the mouse in 1968.

Yoojay/Reddit

16. The Sphinx still submerged by sand in 1860.

16. The Sphinx still submerged by sand in 1860.

WhiskyBrasil/Reddit

17. What the Finnish social security system distributed to all expectant or adoptive parents as early as 1939.

17. What the Finnish social security system distributed to all expectant or adoptive parents as early as 1939.

Silkkiuikku/Reddit

18. George McLaurin, the first African-American student admitted to the University of Oklahoma sits separately from the others in 1948.

18. George McLaurin, the first African-American student admitted to the University of Oklahoma sits separately from the others in 1948.

/toshiro-mifune 7/Reddit

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