RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS

As we do once every month or so, we're taking this gallery back in time to some little known historical happenings and bringing them to light.

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Winnipeg the Bear, the inspiration for "Winnie the Pooh", is seen here with Lt. Harry Colebourn when she was the unofficial mascot of a Canadian cavalry regiment in 1914.

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Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man holding a book with another man moving into frame behind him taken sometime in the 1840's. One of the earliest examples of photobombing.

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Behind the face of Big Ben in the 1920s.

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Graffiti on one side of the Berlin Wall while on the other side, the death strip.  1986.

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Working on Jefferson's face on Mount Rushmore in 1939.

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General Patton peeing into the Rhine River in 1945.


The darkened streets of Yakima, Washington at 3:00 PM the day Mount Saint Helens erupted, May 18th, 1980.

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Babe Ruth paying his final respects to Lou Gehrig moments before breaking down in tears in 1941.

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An accident on the set of Ben Hur on June 17, 1958.  The chariot with the black horse smashed into a camera crew.  Charlton Heston is in the chariot next to it with the white horses.

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Neil Armstrong makes a paper airplane at the University of Cincinnati in 1974.


The real Smokey the Bear at the National Zoo in Washington DC in 1950.

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Playboy creator, Hugh Hefner, at his daughter Christie's University graduation in 1974.

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Times Square in 1903.

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A Korean nobleman from 1900.

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Guards argue after a girl makes it across the border from East Germany to West Germany in 1955.


An African American student is educated via television during the time period that high schools were closed in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958 to avoid integration.

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Titanic and her sister ship, Olympic, berthed together during their construction in 1910.

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The US Capitol covered in a red rust-inhibiting coat during massive renovations in 1959-1960.

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Walt Disney rides the railroad during opening day of Disneyland in 1955.

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An 1841 daguerreotype of the 9th U.S. President, William Henry Harrison. This is the only photo Harrison ever sat for, and he was the first president to be photographed while in office.

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Walt Disney with his collection of National Geographic Magazines in 1963.

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War in Wax in 1945.


A reunion of Confederate and Union soldiers at Gettysburg in 1938.

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The first image uploaded onto the internet in 1992.

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The Beatles during their photo shoot for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. March 30, 1967.

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A firefighter attempts to stop the fires near Norris Geyser Basin, August 20, 1988, better known as "Black Saturday" In Yellowstone National Park.

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Chinese citizens form a crowd around newly arrived 19-inch televisions in 1983.

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In 1942, women would assemble the Sears Catalogue by hand.

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What anti-aircraft and flack looks like from the air.  1941.

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The earliest known photo of a presidential inauguration, taken in 1857 at the swearing in of James Buchanan.


A policeman rips the American flag away from 5-year-old Anthony Quinn, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign. Jackson, Mississippi. 1965.

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Sunset from the Battery, New York sometime between 1900-1906.


A nuclear test conducted 67 miles away from (and viewable from) Las Vegas in 1957.  Casinos would often thrown "Fallout Parties" during these tests.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's' first time in New York, 1968.

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The funeral of Wilbur Wright, one of the father's of flight in 1912.


Sheep graze on the White House lawn in 1918.

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A foot guard passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the trooping the colour parade in June, 1970, London.

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People walk across chairs to avoid flood waters in Paris, 1920.

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President Carter and some engineers pose by the first solar panels installed on the White House in 1979.  Ronald Reagan, a fan of big oil, had them removed in 1986.  President Obama put them back up in 2010.

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Slim Pickens films the famous nuke scene from Doctor Strangelove in 1963.


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