Dec 27, 2015

36 rare photographs of history


By on Sunday, December 27, 2015

The molten radioactive core after the Chernobyl accident. Known as the "Elephant's foot"
Gadget, the first atomic bomb

General George S. Patton’s dog on the day of Patton’s death on December 21st, 1945

Control room of the UB-110 German submarine, 1918

Young Winston Churchill, 1895

A politician in the Philippines Reynaldo Dagsa photographs his own assassination

USAAF B-25 sinks Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze off the coast of Xiamen, China, 6 April 1945

Illegal picture inside the Supreme Court. A man faked a broken arm and hid a camera in his cast

Einstein’s desk photographed a day after his death

The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912

Underwater detonation of 15 kiloton nuclear weapon

Using banknotes as wallpaper during Hyperinflation, Germany 1923

Laughing at Auschwitz – SS auxiliaries poses at a resort for Auschwitz personnel, 1942

Turkish official teasing starved Armenian children by showing bread during the Armenian Genocide, 1915

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, 28 June 1914

Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916

The Cologne cathedral stands tall amidst the ruins of the city after allied bombings, 1944

Henry Ford receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Nazi officials, 1938

Using a traditional Japanese blade, 17-year-old Otoya Yamaguchi assassinates socialist politician Inejiro Asanuma in Tokyo, Japa

Germans testing a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3, 1940

Execution of a German Communist in Munich, 1919

Nazis singing to encourage a boycott of the allegedly Jewish-founded Woolworths, 1933

Annual midnight swearing-in of Nazi SS troops, Feldherrnhalle, Munich, 1938

U-118, a World War One submarine washed ashore on the beach at Hastings, Sussex, England

An illegal picture atop the Giza pyramids in Egypt

Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923

Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital, 1940

A V-1 flying bomb “buzzbomb” plunging toward central London, 1945

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

The last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941

The 2800 year old kiss

A picture of 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters taken by serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades shortly before he murdered her

1989 - East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down.

1912 - The first World Series Game in New York.

The last picture that was taken of the Titanic before it sank

1963 - JFK’s funeral in the Capitol Building.


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