Rare and Astounding Historical Pictures


Last remaining Civil War veterans reunite for the final time in Indianapolis, December 31st 1948

The last known meeting of the few surviving members of the Civil War.  December 31, 1948.

26 year old Ozzy Osborne.


This drawing was made 700 years ago by a 7-years-old boy named Onfim who lived in Novogrod.   He’s dead now.

The real life Bill the Butcher in 1875, the inspiration for the character in Gangs of New York.


Clown Suits that were removed from the home of Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy after his arrest in 1978.

Moonshine operation taken down by the Sheriff 1930s Georgia.

Socks, the Clinton family’s cat, prepares for a Museum Cats White House briefing. December 5th, 1993.

Judy Garland taking a break from filming “The Wizard of Oz”, 1938

The skeleton of a Japanese atomic bomb victim whose flesh was cooked off their bones in the heat of the blast. It lies in the rubble of a house next to an unbroken ceramic pot. September 1, 1945 Nagasaki.

A Jewish woman pleading before an SS officer during a deportation. (date unknown).


Johnny Cash waiting to play at Folsom Prison, 1968

Adam West on the set of Batman.

The last known photo of Walt Disney at Disneyland.  1966.

Mailman posing with his heavy Christmas delivery (1929)

Paul Hogan, the most Australian man ever, dresses up for a meeting with The Queen in 1980.

Lyndon Johnson picking his beagle up by the ears, claiming it was “good for him.”  1964.


The Supremes in 1968.

A young John Glenn poses next to the tail of his damaged F-9 Panther. His aircraft was hit with more than 700 pieces of shrapnel, earning him the nickname “Magnet Ass” from his fellow fighter pilots. He went on to shoot down 3 Migs and become a test pilot.

18 year old Alan Rickman in 1964.




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