With decades gone by after historic events have passed, we often think we’ve seen those events from every angle possible. On occasion though, new images surface long after the photo was snapped that show historical moments in a whole new light.

The following images are so rare, it’s incredible we are able to see them today at all. Get ready to take a look at history in a new way that seems almost unbelievable!

1. Mount Rushmore’s Original Design in 1923

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2. The Last Recorded Public Execution, Kentucky, 1936.

 Rainey Bethea walks up the stairs with guards for his public execution, in this Aug. 15, 1936, file photo in Owensboro, KY. The era of public executions in the United States sputtered to a halt after 20,000 turned out for the 1936 hanging of Bethea, a black man convicted of raping and killing a white woman. (AP file photo)

3. “Adolf Hitler St.” Replaced With “Roosevelt Blvd.” Berlin, Germany, 1945

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4. American Soldiers Approach The Beach At Normandy, 1944.

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5. The Punt Gun Rests On The Shoulder Of A Young Man.

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6. The Remains Of Russian Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, 1967.

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7. Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941.

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8. Boy Suffers From Congenital Syphilis.

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9. The Last Photo Taken Of The Titanic Before It Sank, 1912.rare-historic-photos-9

10. The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937.

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11. Helen Keller Meets Charlie Chaplin, 1919.

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12. Recording The MGM Roar, 1928.

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13. Tesla And His Magnifying Transmitter, 1899.

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14. The Great Manta Caught In Brielle, New Jersey, 1933.

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15. British Expedition Of Antarctica, 1911.

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16. Woodstock Rock Concert, 1969.

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17. Empire State Builder Hangs On Crane, 1925.

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18. Nuclear Bomb “Shadow,” Hiroshima, Japan, 1945.

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19. Sphinx, Partially Excavated, Egypt, 1878.

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20. Niagara Falls Frozen Over, 1911.

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21. A 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home.

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22. Unrest During The Civil Rights Movement, 1964.

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23. Lyndon B. Johnson Shakes Hands With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965.

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24. Derailed Train At Gare Montparnasse, 1895.

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25. Man Celebrates The End Of Prohibition, 1933.

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26. American Soldiers With “Special” Ammunition For Hitler, 1945.

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27. American Corporal Aims Colt M 1895 From Atop An Elephant, 1914.

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28. 45,000 Feet Above The Hoover Dam.

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29. American Troops Stand On The Queen Elizabeth On V Day, 1945.

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30. American Railroad Construction, 1868.

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31. Post-WWII Nuclear Test, Marshall Islands.

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32. The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon, Katherine Switzer, As Men Attempt To Stop Her, 1967.

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33. Two German Solider With Donkey, All In Gas Masks.

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34. Declared “The Most Beautiful Suicide” By Time in 1947, Evelyn McHale Jumped From The Empire State Building.

The body of 23-year-old Evelyn McHale rests atop a crumpled limousine minutes after she jumped to her death from the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.

35. Hitler Rehearses In Front Of Mirror, 1925.

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36. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Figures After A Fire.

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37. Hippo-Drawn Carriage Pulls Man, 1924.

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38. Elvis Pressley As An Army Recruit, 1958.

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39. Steven Spielberg On The Set Of Jaws.

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40. Babies Orphaned During The Vietnam War, 1975.

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41. Hearse Carrying Abraham Lincoln, 1865.

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42. Swedish Drivers After The Switch From Driving On The Left Side Of The Road, 1967.

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43. Beachgoers In Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1912. 

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44. Jackie Mitchell, The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gherig, 1931.

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45. Disneyland Opens, 1955.

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46. Word Of JFK’s Assassination Spread Among Train Riders, 1963.

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47. An All-Woman Flight Crew, WWII.

These four female pilots leaving their ship at the four engine school at Lockbourne are members of a group of WASPS who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses. (U.S. Air Force photo)

48. Pigeons Fitted With Cameras For Aerial Photography.

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49. First Photo Of Machu Picchu, 1912. 

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50. American GI Is Captured By Vietnamese Soldiers.

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51. Picnic On Highway During The Oil Crisis, 173.

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52. Mussolini’s Headquarters, WWII.

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53. Nazis Encouraging Boycotts Of Jewish Shops, 1933.

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54. Fidel Castro And Che Guevara On A Fishing Trip, 1960.

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55. Women In Rooftop Boxing Match, Circa 1930.

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56. Christopher Robin And Winnie The Pooh.

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57. Car Polo, 1910.

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58. Ernest Hemingway Drinks At A Bar In Havana, Cuba.

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59. Yankee Stadium Filled With Patrons For Boxing Match, New York, NY.

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60. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction.

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61. A Man Is Talked Out Of Suicide By Muhammad Ali.

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62. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, and his wife. 

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63. Children Fall From Fire Escape, 1975.

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64. A Little Girl Is Treated With Animal Therapy, 1965.

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65. Alfred Hitchcock Poses As Ringo Starr, 1964.

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66. Princess Anastasia Smokes A Cigarette With Her Father, Tzar Nicholas II, 1916.

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67. “American Gothic” Subjects With Painting.

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68. The First McDonald’s Opens, 1948.

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69. German Soldiers Watch Concentration Camp Footage.

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70. The Last Photographed Tasmanian Tiger, 1933.rare-historic-photos-70

71. Hitler’s Actual Bunker.

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72. Employee Cafeteria At Disneyland.

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73. The 1912 World Series Of Baseball.

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74. Construction Of The Berlin Wall.

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Seeing history from a different point-of-view is truly eye-opening. It’s a great reminder that there is always more happening in the world than meets the eye!