I love history and so should you.  If you don't, you should take a look at these fascinating and rarely seen photos from the past that take a look at days gone by from a different angle.

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Nixon learning how to use chopsticks in China
Richard Nixon tries to figure out how to use chopsticks during his China visit in 1972.

Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley.

The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885.

In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France, 1944.

152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, 1944.

A female Lebanese fighter, 1982

Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943.

Wirths Circus arrives at platform 9, Spencer St. station in Melbourne, Australia. Alice the 102 year old elephant helps unload the trains, 1948.

German Soldiers in 1942.

Abraham Lincoln's hearse.  1865.

Golden Gate Bridge Construction
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937.

Niagara Falls freeze over
Niagara Falls, frozen in 1911.

Oil Crisis picnic on the highway 1973
A group of people have a picnic in the middle of the highway during the oil crisis of 1973.

Construction of the Berlin Wall
Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.

Jimmy Page performing live with Led Zeppelin. Circa 1972

Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign, Cologne, Germany, 4 April 1945.

The oldest known photo of The Great Sphinx taken in 1880.

A baby cries at a bombed train station in Shanghai, 1937.

This worker in a Van Nuys CA factory in 1944 soon started calling herself Marilyn Monroe.

The opening ceremonies at Woodstock.

A US Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel, 1969.

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

A Matilda tank of the Australian 2/4th Armored Regiment on the Buin Road, Bougainville, 1945.

Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916.

A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966.

A Panzer III tank crewman surrenders to an advancing Brittish soldier during the Battle of El Alamein, 1942.

Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. April, 1961.

An RAF Pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942.

Three German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, circa 1918.

Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893.

The Mount St. Helens Eruption of 1980 taken by Robert Lansburg.  Lansburg was only seven miles from the summit when it erupted and, knowing he was doomed, he snapped as many pictures as possible before placing his wallet and camera in a bag and lying on top of it before he was incinerated by the ash cloud.  The film was damaged by the heat, but salvageable.

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