40 Rare Photos that you Thought Never Existed! #22 is the Most Spectacular One!
Well, you might have seen countless photos in your life. I bet you can’t remember most of them since those were nothing special. But, at times, we all come across some photographs that persist in our memory for a long long time. The reason? It’s because of those pictures, just like the ones’ in our history books, tell us stories of people and bygone eras – from the war-ravaged Vietnam to streets of modern New York. You can already make a guess of things going on at that time at that particular place. That’s the beauty of photographs, as they tell stories without even saying a word!
Today, we will show you 40 such photographs that you thought never existed. All of them tell a different story. Each picture will take you back to that time, to that place, and tell you what the photographer thought of that situation. Sounds interesting? So, let’s get started!
1. Scenes at New York sidewalks in 1912 as children snapped licking large blocks of ice.
2. Use it for the right purpose! A pay phone in San Francisco with a unique advertisement.
3. Seems like he still can’t believe the latest marvel of modern technology! In 1948 a boy was photographed watching TV in front of a window. His face tells a lot about the impact television had on people back then.
4. Our love for domesticated animals stretches back to several thousand years, and we still have the same strong feeling for them! In 1931 a little girl was seen walking her kitten on a leash.
5. You might have heard of “10000 calorie Sundae” from the famous Blair Parson’s store in Lynchburg, Virginia. Today we present you a candid moment from that time.
6. We all have seen photographs of the great wall of China after the restoration. Here is a rare picture of the great wall before the restoration works were done!
7. Are you real? A candid moment showing Hellen Killer examining president Eisenhower’s face!
8. Women’s sport was a luxury in early 20th century. Here is a picture from 1902 Smith college women’s basketball team.
9. Olympics lover where are you? A shot from women’s tennis at Paris Olympic! Have you seen anything like that before?
10. Everybody loved Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in Godfather. Take a look at this behind the scenes photography from that all-time classic.
11. A lot of peoples’ childhood crush Merilyn Monroe caught storming the New York streets in a 1956 Thunderbird. She sure was gorgeous!
12. Do you want to know how outhouses looked like? Here you go – photograph of a 3 storied St. Louise outhouse. Are there houses like this one still around there?
13. Underwater, photographs are common now a day. But imagine it being shot in 1893! Well, that’s pretty astonishing.
14. “Light my fire” star Jim Morrison laying exhausted on the stage – a sheer testament to his dedication to music.
15. These were the norms back in the day! Two boys wearing helmets posing for the camera at a planetarium.
16. This is how Santa Claus looked like back on a Chicago street in 1902
17.Well, selfies were there back in early 20th century. It’s just that only Germans knew how to take one in front of the mirror.
18. Women captured playing on a beach in Israel after the Second World War.
19. Lot of us have already visited the Eiffel Tower, and others are planning to pay a visit soon. This is a picture taken during the construction works of that famous tower in Paris.
20. You might think electric cars are modern inventions. Wrong! Here is a picture of an electric car at a charging station 1912.
21. llama is native to Argentina. But back in 1956, you could find some of them touring New York in a car.
22. A bizarre photo showing a father in India bringing a dead Russel’s viper for identification purpose. The doctor could only treat the boy after seeing the dead snake.
23. The tomb of the Pharaoh’s – pyramids in Giza shot in early 20th century.
24. Do you know how we came to know about dinosaurs? Pictures showing excavation of prehistoric dinosaur footprints in Paluxy River, Texas.
25. In a 1906 earthquake, the whole San Francisco city got devastated. This aerial picture was taken shortly after that disaster.
26. Wars are not all about killing! Picture showing an American soldier assisting a young Vietnamese woman during the famous war of Saipan.
27. A romantic one! Louis Armstrong with his wife and a trumpet in hand in front of the famous pyramid of Giza.
28. We are famous with the James Cameron flick from 1997! This is what a first class cafe on the real Titanic looked like.
29. Austro-Hungarian empire immigrants standing on the streets of Quebec, Canada.
30. 1927 picture from Baltimore showing scenes from railroad exhibition.
31. Post-D-day picture showing the mood among the allied armies.
32. Sean Connery and Claudine Auger on the set of famous Bond flick “Thunderball” in 1965.
33. This is what North Vietnamese soldiers did when they were not fighting – holding hands of one another.
34. Jeanne Devereux, the first female hair stylist who took the world by storm in the early 20th century in New York.
35. This is what swimming pools looked like at Hotel Alcazar in 1889. Now compare that to our modern swimming pools in Paris or New York!
36. A rare picture of Charles C. Ebbet. Shooting photographs from the great height of GE building in Rockefeller Center. As you can see back in those days cameras were quite different than modern ones’.
37. This is a picture of Michigan University football team from 1908. Have you seen any other photograph of sports teams from 100 years back?
38. Modern markets around the New York suburbs are clean and structured. But things were quite different few decades back. This picture of a New York market from the 1900’s is a testament to that.
39. You have seen people partying in a park or a forest. But have you seen anyone partying on a deserted highway? Well, this 1973 picture showing people having a picnic on a highway during the oil crisis era.
40. Can you recognize the person on the right in this 1974 mimes picture from New York City? I bet you can’t. You heard it hard – this is a unique picture of the king of comedy Robin Williams.