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20 Rare Historical Photos.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke embarked on a mission to the explore the moon's surface in a lunar roving vehicle. While there, he shot a picture of a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon's surface, where it remains to this day.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

This is The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris in 1884.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his son stand in front of The White House in the early 1980s.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

In 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine which was parked below. Photography student Robert Wiles heard the explosive crash and shot this photo soon afterward. Years later, pop artist Andy Warhol appropriated the shot for an art print.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

Prior to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the country was moving towards democracy, with the Afghan constitution providing equal rights for women. In pre-Taliban days, Afghan women had access to professional careers, university-level education, shops selling non-traditional clothing, public transportation, and public spaces, all of which they happily navigated freely and without supervision. By the mid-90s, employment and education of women over the age of eight was outlawed by the Taliban.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood in 1919.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

Here's a different view of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

A Russian spy is laughing through his execution in Finland in 1939 during the Winter War.

20 Rare Historical Photos.

These are Titanic survivors boarding the Carpathia in 1912.

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20 Rare Historical Photos.

Tsar Nicholas II allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. HommeDeBois Reply

    Prior to the Taliban were the corrupt warlords, prior to them were the Soviets killing pretty much anyone in sight, prior to THEM is the pic

  2. PettyThiefLout Reply

    Considering as I’ve seen 2/3rd of these already, they’re not so rare…

  3. IMMACUTYOUapieceofcake Reply

    Americans leaving their **** behind in places since the dawn of time

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