Mathias Rust landing on Red Square

22 Rare Historical Photos

Jul 6 2012

Take a look at this collection of rare photos that is sure to blow you away!

Fly through the Arc de Triomphe

Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.

Capital of Brazil

Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960.

Eiffel Tower Being Built

Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888.

Enola Gay Bomber Nuclear Bomb

A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped  the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2. It was the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb as a weapon of war.

Beatles Abbey Road backwards

Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Not exactly, this is them walking back in the opposite direction. See original iconic photo here.

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

Albert Einstein's Diploma

Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6).

Filming Star Wars

Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft.

First Computer ever made

The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. It combined, for the first time, the high speed of electronics with the ability to be programmed for many complex problems. It could add or subtract 5000 times a second, a thousand times faster than any other machine.

King Tut's Unbroken Tomb Seal

The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb.

Google's First Team

The First Google Team in 1999.

First Wal-Mart

The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by [a salesman] Sam Walton. It was called Walton's Five and Dime. [Source]

One of the First McDonalds Restaurants

One of the first McDonald's restaurants open in 1948.

911 Attacks notification to Bush

The moment George W. Bush was notified of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison Chilling

Henry Ford (the founder of Ford Motor Co.), Thomas Edison (inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera and the practical light bulb), Warren G. Harding (29th president of USA) and Harvey Samuel Firestone (founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) lounging together.

Mathias Rust landing on Red Square

Mathias Rust's Cessna 172 that landed illegally in the Red Square on May 28, 1987. A German amateur pilot that flew from Finland to Moscow (while being tracked by the Soviet air defense as well as Soviet Jet Interceptors - which never received permission to fire).

Hitlers Bunker

One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler's bunker (Führerbunker) in 1945 by Allied soldiers.

Madonna Sting and 2Pac Drinking

Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.

Now Extinct Quagga

The Quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra. The only Quagga to have been photographed alive was this mare at the Zoological Society of London's Zoo in Ragent's Park in 1870.

A ticket for the Titanic

The real boarding pass for RMS Titanic (Wiki'd link because of this).

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates young

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chatting in 1991.

Elvis Presley in the Army

Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army.

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