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Twenty Rarely Seen Amazing Historical Pictures You Were Never Shown In Class

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Take a moment and think about history and the plethora of moments witnessed by someone lucky enough to capture them and create their permanent reflection in pictures. Such photographs remain as a witness of memorable moments taking place in the blink of an eye, only to be gone forever.

When it comes to history classes, many students find them as boring as Prof. Binns’ History of Magic lectures at Hogwarts. Later in life, however, some discover their inner Hermione Granger and start getting fascinated by the passage of time and what is left in its wake.

There are many rare historical pictures that you haven’t come across in history textbook and historical documentaries as they didn’t fit the dominant narrative at the time. They probably show a different perspective of events that you might not be familiar with. For instance, you have seen hundreds of pictures of Einstein with his tongue stuck out, but have you seen the one where he is visiting the Grand Canyon?

The following collection of photos, compiled by Ranker, provides insight into the lives of famous people all the way back to the 18th century, and trust us: they are well worth seeing.

1. Albert Einstein having fun at the Grand Canyon

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Photo: Eugene Omar Goldbeck, Gift of Terry Etherton, now Museum of Photographic Arts/Wikimedia Commons

2. 2,800-year-old lovers

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Photo: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology/Wikimedia Commons

3. One of the Hoover Dam pipes

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4. The first photo of Abraham Lincoln

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Photo: Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

5. Lincoln at the Antietam battlefield

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6. Final photo of the Titanic at sea

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7. Teddy Roosevelt riding a moose

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Photo: Imgur

8. JFK’s funeral at the capitol

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Photo: George F. Mobley/National Geographic Archives

9. General Patton’s dog on the day of Patton’s death

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Photo: National Archives/Defense Media Network

10. Testing a bulletproof vest in 1923

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Photo: National Photo Company/Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

11. A young Winston Churchill

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Photo: Imperial War Museum/Wikimedia Commons

12. A rare photo of the Gettysburg Address

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Photo: David Bachrach/Wikimedia Commons

13. Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King having fun

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14. An illegal picture taken from the top of the Pyramids

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Photo: Imgur

15. The aftermath of Bonnie and Clyde’s death

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16. Elvis sizing up a bazooka

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Photo: via Imgur

17. Lincoln’s second inauguration, his assassin John Wilkes Booth in the top balcony

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Photo: Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

18. George Washington being carved into Mt. Rushmore

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Photo: Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

19. German WWI Soldiers and their mule, all wearing gas masks

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Photo: via Imgur

20. The first official presidential portrait, John Quincy Adams

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Photo: Southworth & Hawes/The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Wikimedia Commons

Check out another thought-provoking collection of historic photographs.

Source: ranker

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