Rare Historical Photos [18 Pics]


Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here.

Franz Ferdinand with his wife

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914). These assassinations were a contributing factor to the start of World War I.

Hilary and Bill Clinton

Bill (Clinton) & Hillary playing volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 1975.

Armenia 1990 106 year old woman protects home

106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 1990.

Machu Picchu discovery

The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912.

B36 accident on Carswell AFB

A tornado that hit Carswell AFB on Sept 1, 1952 caused massive damage to most of the B-36 fleet.

Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein at the Bohr-Einstein debates over quantum mechanics.

Barrell roll in a boeing 707

Boing 707 doing a barrel roll. When the test pilot Tex Johnson was questioned about the stunt, he simply replied by saying – “Just selling airplanes”.

Johnny Cash Performing for prisoners

Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison. January 13, 1968.

Ho 229 Nazi Germanys Flying Wing

Horten H. VII (Ho 254) flying over Göttingen, Germany. It was one of the first flying wing experiments. ~1945.

Star Wars lunch time

Star Wars set at lunchtime.

Howard Hughes in the Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes inside of the H-4 Hercules, more widely known as the “Spruce Goose”. At the time, it was the largest airplane ever created. Photo: LIFE.

Launch pads cape canaveral

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The North view of the missile launch pads. ~1960.

Time Square approx. 1911

Times Square in New York, 1911.

Mississippi Steamboats

Steamboats in the Mississippi river, 1907. Photo: shorpy.

Train derailement at Gare Montparnasse

Train Derailment at Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France. 1895.

Twin tires for cars

An old advertisement of ‘twin tires’. Pretty interesting concept.

Windows 95 Launch

Release of Windows 95.

The Beatles and Muhammad Ali

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.

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