35 Rare Historical Photos You Have to See to Believe. I Couldn’t Believe the Man Standing in #14.

Historical photos are the only window we have to the past and there is so much that people can learn from them. It is also interesting to see how much things have changed, and in some ways, how things have also stayed the same. If you love rare historical pictures, don’t miss these 58 colorized photos from the past.

Watch these rare historical photos from the 1800s up to the 1980s…

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1) Rare historical pictures from 1979: Children eat their ice cream cones while soldiers patrol the streets of Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1979: Children eat their ice cream cones while soldiers patrol the streets of Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
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2) Rare historical pictures from 1906: A family pictured underneath blooming almond trees beside the ruins of the temples of Castor and Pollux in the temples valley of Agrigento, Italy.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1906: A family pictured underneath blooming almond trees beside the ruins of the temples of Castor and Pollux in the temples valley of Agrigento, Italy.
Reddit / brurino

3) Rare historical pictures from 1944: Princess Elizabeth visits an American air base in England during the second world war.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1944: Princess Elizabeth visits an American air base in England during the second world war.
Reddit / Jeff Ethell/Simonsen

4) 1944: Three French boys looking at a German Panther tank which was destroyed in the Falaise pocket, Normandy

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1944: Three French boys looking at a German Panther tank which was destroyed in the Falaise pocket, Normandy
Reddit / marinamaral

5) Rare historical pictures from 1953: Salvador Dalí on a carriage drawn by his own goat.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1953: Salvador Dalí on a carriage drawn by his own goat.
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6) Rare historical pictures from 1936: A farmer and his sons walking through a dust storm in Oklahoma.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1936: A farmer and his sons walking through a dust storm in Oklahoma.
Reddit / Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration

7) Rare historical pictures from 1939: J.J. Hickey of Remington demonstrates the ‘ease and comfort’ of an electric shaver on Ted Budrodeen, Mick Simmons tennis professional and coach, at a Mick Simmons store in Sydney.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1939: J.J. Hickey of Remington demonstrates the 'ease and comfort' of an electric shave on Ted Budrodeen, Mick Simmons tennis professional and coach, at a Mick Simmons store in Sydney.
Reddit / State Library of New South Wales

8) Rare historical pictures from 1959: Russian attendees look at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow. The American National Exhibition was held next door to improve the political relations with Russia.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1959: Russian attendees look at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow. The American National Exhibition was held next door to improve the political relations with Russia.
Reddit / FNaXQ

9) Rare historical pictures from 1943: Women wipers cleaning an engine at the Chicago & North Western Railroad in Clinton, Iowa.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1943: Women wipers cleaning an engine at the Chicago & North Western Railroad in Clinton, Iowa.
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10) 1953: American novelist Ernest Hemingway posing with a cape buffalo on a visit to Africa.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1953: American novelist Ernest Hemingway posing with a cape buffalo on a visit to Africa.
Reddit / Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

11) Rare historical pictures from 1910: Colorized photo of Greek women and children harvesting tea in Chakva, Georgia.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1910: Colorized photo of Greek women and children harvesting tea in Chakva, Georgia.
Reddit / targumures

12) Rare historical pictures from 1975: Bill and Hilary Clinton get married in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The couple met in the early ’70s in the library of Yale Law School.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1975: Bill and Hilary Clinton get married in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They couple met in the early '70s in the library of Yale Law School.
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13) Rare historical pictures from 1920: Three women dining with alligators at The California Alligator Farm in Los Angeles.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1920: Three women dining with alligators at The California Alligator Farm in Los Angeles.
Reddit / grandmasneighbor

14) 1919: Huge stacks of lumber drying in Seattle. How huge? Check out the man standing in the picture…

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1919: Huge stacks of lumber drying in Seattle. How huge? Check out the man standing in the picture...
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15) 1965: Looking west toward New York’s East 42nd Street.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1965: Looking west toward New York's East 42nd Street.
Reddit / Firewall24

16) 1967: A busy day on the streets of Chicago.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1967: A busy day on the streets of Chicago.
Reddit / micika_ns

17) 1888: A rare photo of the Eiffel Tower under construction.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1888: A rare photo of the Eiffel Tower under construction.
Reddit / danismart

18) 1915: Turn of the Century Lumberjacks cutting down a gigantic redwood tree in California.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1915: Turn of the Century Lumberjacks cutting down a gigantic redwood tree in California.
Reddit / A.W. Ericson

Redwood trees are some of the largest and tallest trees in the world. The second tallest redwood tree in the world is ‘The President’ in Sequoia National Park. It is over 3,200 years old and stands 247 feet tall.

19) 1903: An early look at Times Square in New York City.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1903: An early look at Times Square in New York City.
Reddit / jsons1

20) 1959: Fidel Castro, the political leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, visiting the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1959: Fidel Castro, the political leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, visiting the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
Reddit / t8nlink

21) 1870: A little girl enjoying a lovely ride in a Goat Carriage in Central Park, New York.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1870: A little girl enjoying a lovely ride in a Goat Carriage in Central Park, New York.
Reddit / lilyputin

22) 1946: Home remedy for healing rheumatism in Romania by having bear sit on you.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1946: Home remedy for healing rheumatism in Romania by having bear sit on you.
Reddit / beculet

23) 1922: Armored car during the landing of the Free State troops in Cork city, Ireland.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1922: Armored car during the landing of the Free State troops in Cork city, Ireland.
Reddit / septeloid

24) 1899: The Dewey Arch was a magnificent triumphal arch that stood in Madison Square in NYC, which celebrated the victory in the Battle of Manila Bay at the Philippines. It quickly began to deteriorate and was demolished in 1900 because of a lack of funds required to repair it.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1899: The Dewey Arch was a magnificent triumphal arch that stood in Madison Square in NYC, which celebrated the victory in the Battle of Manila Bay at the Philippines. It quickly began to deteriorate and was demolished in 1900 because of a lack of funds required to repair it.
Reddit / DonTago

25) 1913: André Grapperon, the French champion motorcyclist, rides his 1912 Indian Board Track V-twin.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1913: André Grapperon, French champion motorcyclist, rides his 1912 Indian Board Track V-twin.
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26) 1989: Then mayor Bernie Sanders meets with Jessie Jackson in Montpelier, Vermont in 1989. Sanders had endorsed Jackson for president during the 1988 election.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1989: Then mayor Bernie Sanders meets with Jessie Jackson in Montpelier, Vermont in 1989. Sanders had endorsed Jackson for president during the 1988 election.
Reddit / buddythebear

27) May 18, 1980: The eruption and catastrophic collapse of the north face of Mount St. Helens. It was photographed by Gary Rosenquist, 11 miles northeast at Bear Meadow.

35 Rare Historical Photos - May 18, 1980: The eruption and catastrophic collapse of the north face of Mount St. Helens. It was photographed by Gary Rosenquist, 11 miles northeast at Bear Meadow.
Reddit / PhilipTerryGraham

28) November 1st, 1964: Saturn I S-IV (second stage) assembly for the SA-9 mission undergoing some weight and balance tests at Cape Canaveral.

35 Rare Historical Photos - November 1st, 1964: Saturn I S-IV (second stage) assembly for the SA-9 mission undergoing some weight and balance tests at Cape Canaveral.
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29) November 20, 1969: Bernadette Devlin, youngest female MP ever elected to the House of Commons, poses with her autobiography just before a press conference.

35 Rare Historical Photos - November 20, 1969: Bernadette Devlin, youngest female MP ever elected to the House of Commons, poses with her autobiography just before a press conference.
Reddit / GrannyVenom

30) 1969: Astronaut David Scott taking in the incredible view from space during an EVA from Command Module Gumdrop.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1969: Astronaut David Scott taking in the incredible view from space during an EVA from Command Module Gumdrop.
Reddit / lilyputin

31) 1875: A Japanese Man with an Irezumi Tattoo.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1875: A Japanese Man with an Irezumi Tattoo.
Reddit / Zoydude

32) 1955: A view of I-75 in downtown Atlanta.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1955: A view of I-75 in downtown Atlanta.
Reddit / Timfromct

33) 1965: The largest IKEA store in Kungens Kurva, Sweden. The flagship store stands in the same location today.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1965: The largest IKEA store in Kungens Kurva, Sweden. The flagship store stands in the same location today.
Reddit / brurino

34) 1964: Early morning commuters resting on the way to work on a train in Japan.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1964: Early morning commuters resting on the way to work on a train in Japan.
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35) 1974: Professor Neil Armstrong teaches an aerospace engineering class at the University of Cincinnati. Only 5 years after being the commander of Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing mission in July 1969.

35 Rare Historical Photos - 1974: Professor Neil Armstrong teaches an aerospace engineering class at the University of Cincinnati. Only 5 years after being the commander of Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing mission in July, 1969.
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It is amazing how far civilization has come in only the last hundred years and it boggles the mind to think how things will change over the next hundred years. Please share these 35 rare historical pictures with your friends and family.

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