Intriguing as it may seem, these photographs were taken raw and unedited as compared to the our photoshopped contents in history books nowadays. Whether the photographer has a purpose of telling a significant story or just in luck with perfect timing while capturing these pictures, there is no doubt that the images you are about to see are all true and for a fact, has taken place.
So you think you know history well eh? Brace yourself, as you are about to see some rare and random photographs taken decades and centuries ago that’ll take you on a different perspective on historical events around the world.
1. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN PARIS, FRANCE
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the people of America to celebrate it’s 100 years as a nation and was dedicated in the United States on October 28, 1886. It also commemorates the alliance between France and the U.S. during the Revolutionary War. Today, Lady Liberty is the American icon for freedom of oppression and the ‘path to liberty’.
2. REAL PICTURE OF THE TITANIC SHIP
This is a rare picture of the famous British Passenger Liner Ship, Titanic at South Hampton docks prior to its departure. This photograph was taken on April 14, 1912, four days before she hits the iceberg in South of Newfoundland, which caused the ship to sink carrying more than a thousand passengers with her to their grave.
3. CLOSE UP PICTURE OF H.H. HOLMES, THE FIRST SERIAL KILLER OF AMERICA
Dr. Henry Howard Holmes was America’s first documented serial killer. As his famous controversial story goes, Holmes opened a hotel in Chicago which he design himself to situate his plans of murder. He has been proven guilty for almost 200 murders in the US. On his trial, he spoke out a chilling statement that goes:
“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing — I was born with the ‘Evil One’ standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since.”
4. REAL PICTURE OF OSCAR SCHINDLER AND HIS JEW WORKERS
If you’re a fan of the Steven Spielperg hit movie, Schindler’s List, here is a real photo of Mr. Oscar Schindler (tall man – center), his friends, as well as some of his (jew) workers which he has managed to save during the Holocaust 1944.
5. PEOPLE IN PARIS WALKING ON CHAIRS TO AVOID FLOOD WATERS IN 1942.
This is a rare and amazing photo by french photographer, Henri Manuel, documenting how the people in Paris deal with commuting in flood waters back in year, 1942. Are clothes really more valuable back then? We’re guessing that the french people don’t wear Wellingtons out of spite!
6. ONE GERMAN SOLDIER WHO REFUSES TO HEIL ON A NAZI PARTY
Whoever this soldier is, he sure has some balls to not be too participative in this nazi party. He sure ain’t playin’ that ‘Heil Hitler BS’ alright!
7. PHOTO OF KKK
This is one rare creepy photo of the Ku Klux Klan in Florida,1949. The Ku Klux Klan is a past movement of the United States founded by activist promoting white supremacy and denouncing immigration in American soil.
8. CONFEDERATE SOLDIER HELPING A UNION SOLDIER DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Here is one emotion-provoking photo of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War in 1863. This picture shows a confederate soldier helping a wounded union soldier on the aftermath of the battlefield. The American Civil War as of now has been most likely tampered by extreme media branding the confederate soldiers as evil, how most people believed it’s true, is another story.
9. FIRST SIAMESE TWINS
Chang and Eng Bunker are the first siamese twins to be ever documented in history. The thai-american brothers were known to be the first conjoined twins to has ever made a world tour when they were discovered by a Scottish Merchant. They have both lived quite a normal life with normal families as they have both married, and had children. Chang having 11 children with his wife Adelaide, and Eng having 10 with his wife Sarah Anne. Wow! talk about crowd control right there!
10. REAL SAMURAIS IN JAPAN
This rare picture of real samurais was taken in the year 1860, Japan, Man’en Era. It is also the same year when Japan had their first foreign mission in the United States that involves samurai warriors / soldiers.
11. SALVADOR DALI WALKING HIS PET ANTEATER
But Ofcourse! Nothing is more cooler than Salvador Dali walking his pet (anteater) in the streets of Paris in 1969.
12. CHILDREN IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS DURING THE HOLOCAUST IN 1944
There were at least 1.5 million children that were killed by the Nazi in their concentration camps. Most of these children either died in the Ghetto, in the killing centers, gas chambers, or in Nazi Laboratories where they were used as guineapigs for medical experiments.
13. A HUMAN GAME OF CHESS
This game of human chess took place in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1924. This was an annual event, designed to promote chess in the USSR, that had taken place since 1921 at different venues. The game played was a draw between two masters of that time, Peter Romanovsky and Ilya Rabinovich with the moves transmitted by telephone. This Live Chess spectacle, put on July 20, 1924, lasted 5 hours and attracted an audience of 8,000. The Black pieces were represented by members of the Red Army. The White pieces were represented by members of the Red Fleet.
14. JONESTOWN DEADLY KOOL-AID
This is an image taken during the aftermath of Jonestown, Guyana Massacre. On November 18, 1978 over 900 members of the People’s Temple Cult led by Reverend Jim Jones died from drinking cyanide-laced Kool Aid; they were victims of the largest mass suicide in modern history.
15. ALBERT EINSTEIN CHILLIN’ BY THE BEACH
And who would have thought that the world famous scientist was a hipster who fancies wearing women’s sandals? Whoever says science ain’t fun never met Al here who has great sense of style.