If it wasn’t for the invention of the camera, many great moments in our history would be lost forever. Thankfully, we have a tremendous visual record of times past, and they help piece together history as we know it. Some photographs, however, are so rare that they show history as you’ve never seen it before.
And if these never-before-seen pictures from the past prove anything, it’s that we still have a lot to learn.
1. A model poses in Paris, 1920.
2. Another model poses in the back of a classic car, 1971.
3. Seeing how many people you could pack into a phone booth was what teens did before the Internet, 1959.
4. The camera man capturing this footage doesn’t even look phased. He’s probably too scared.
Rare Historical Photos
5. Figure skaters celebrate during an awards ceremony, 1976.
6. Old time bathing beauties smile for the camera, 1928.
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