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These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless

These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless 1

Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past. Yes, they could get a thousand words from the textbook, but wouldn’t you rather engage them with these historical photos?

1.) Einstein at Nassau Point, Long Island, New York in the summer of 1939.

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2.) The unbroken seal On Tutankhamen’s Tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched).

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3.) A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire in 1967.

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4.) He stood alone, refusing to join the Nazi salute in 1936.

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5.) Sweden switched to driving on the right side of the road in 1967. This was the result on the first morning.

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6.) This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II.

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7.) A random but poignant soldier in Vietnam, 1965.

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8.) 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home in 1990.

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9.) Animals used to be involved in medical therapy as early as 1956.

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10.) Women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Kathrine Switzer dodged that rule, and became the first woman to finish despite organizers trying to stop her.

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11.) The last known photo of the Titanic.

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12.) Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory with his “Magnifying Transmitter.”

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13.) A Catholic woman and her protestant husband laid to rest in Holland, 1888.

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14.) Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932.

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15.) A grotto in an iceberg seen during the British Antarctic Expedition, January 5, 1911.

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These shots humanize history for everyone. They also shockingly remind us that they only took place a short time ago. So teach your kids about these moments, and make sure they’re not forgotten. Younger generations will thank you later.

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