Rare and Amazing Pictures from History

A map of the flow of time published in 1858.

Princess Diana shakes the hand of an AIDS patient without gloves, a profound gesture in 1991.

Annie Oakley shooting a gun over her shoulder with the aid of a mirror in 1888.

Mexico City in 1628.

The Golden Gate Bridge in 1934.

The Michelin Man in 1907.

James Dean on set (1955)

James Dean studies his script in 1955.

Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds in 1973.

Times Square, 1957

A llama in Times Square, 1957.

The World Trade Center during the Christmas Season, 1995.

The world’s smallest man dances with his pet cat in 1956.

Max Schreck on the set of Nosferatu in 1922.

Hitler at the presentation of the Volkswagen Beetle, circa 1940’s.

The entire British Concorde fleet in one picture, January 21, 1986, at London's Heathrow Airport

The entire British Concorde fleet in one picture, 1986.

Walt Disney beaming on Disneyland’s opening day, 1955.

King Fredrick IX of Denmark showing off his tattoos, 1951.

Colour photograph of Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation, 2 June 1953, Westminster Abbey, London. Taken by Cecil Beaton. [1000x1247]

Colorized photo of Queen Elizabeth on the day of her Coronation, 1953.

Inflating cow skins to use as boats in the Himalayas, 1903.

Disney Animators on Strike May 29th 1941 [1800x1014]

Disney animators on strike in 1941.

Malcolm X jokes with Muhammad Ali in 1963.

Two homeless men sit in the shadow of the nearly completed World Trade Center in 1975.

A firefighter in Kuwait, 1991.

A very rare photo of Kim Il-Sung’s baseball sized tumor on his neck in the late 1980s.

The aftermath of a B-25 bomber crashing into the Empire State Building in 1945.

An unknown Mariah Carey, 18 meets Will Smith, 19 at radio concert in 1988

An 18 year-old unknown Mariah Carey meets 19 year-old Will Smith at a concert in 1988.

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915.

A 7 year-old newsboy in 1912.

Arnold Schwarzenegger showing off in 1980.

Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in the United States.  1907.

Paramount’s “international” location map for filming.  1927.


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