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Twenty Amazing and Rarely Seen Historic Photos

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Taking photographs is a way to preserve history. It is an art of memory keeping. Historic photos provide us with a chance to travel down memory lane. They give us a chance to look at life from the eyes of historic figures and to understand their lives. The following are some amazing historic photos.

The Man Who Refused to Salute the Nazi

This photo was taken on June 13, 1936 in Germany. It shows August Landmesser, a 26 year old that refused to salute the Nazi. He crosses his hands in defiance as other people give the Nazi a salute. Landmesser was engaged to a Jewish lady which was a serious crime for members of the Nazi party.

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Grotto In an Iceberg

This photo was taken during the British Antarctic Expedition. The photo shows the ‘Terra Nova’ from inside the Grotto formed by an iceberg as it turned. The photo was taken by Ponting and presented to King George V in 1914.

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106 year old Armenian Woman Guarding Her Home

This photo shows an Armenian woman holding an AK 47. She is sitting outside her home guarding it. It was taken in 1990 in a conflict called the Nagorno-Karabakh War. At least 20, 000 people died during the war.

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The First Woodstock in 1969

The photo shows a big crowd gathered for the first gathering of Woodstock in 1969. The Woodstock festival was a three-day-and night event that brought the community together. Even though there had been similar festivals before, none of them ever attracted such a big crowd.

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Elvis Presley In The Army

Most of Elvis Presley’s fans do not know that he was in the army. This photo shows him in his army uniform. Presley received his basic army training in Texas. When he completed his service, he got back into music and attracted an older fanbase.

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Baby In a Cage

This photo taken in the 1940s in London shows a baby placed in a cage at the top of a building. At that time it was common practice for people to keep their kids in a cage to receive some air and sunlight without crawling away.

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Three Men In The First Modern Olympic Games

This photo shows three men running in the first Olympics marathon of the modern era. It was taken in 1896 in Athens. The competition was the first successful attempt to to bring back the game after Roman Emperor Theodosius 1 banned it.

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Mother hides her face Ashamed For Putting Her Children Up For Sale

The photo shows a woman and her four children. It was taken in Chicago in 1948. She has a sign in her yard saying ‘4 children for sale. Inquire within.’ The mother looks away band tries to shield her face from the camera.

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Marilyn Monroe as a Teenager

The photo shows a young Marilyn Monroe. The actress has just entered her teenage years and her beauty is already evident. Monroe grew to be one of the most beautiful women of all time.

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Elvis Presley’s First Recording Session

Elvis Presley was one of the most influential musicians of his time. This photo taken in January 1956 shows Presley with his guitar as he makes his first album. He was producing the album ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ which became number one.

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German Children Playing With Stacks of Money During The Hyperinflation Period of The Weimer Republic

Germany was hit by a terrible case of inflation after the First World War. The German currency became almost useless. In this photo, children appear to be playing with stacks of money using it as Lego bricks.

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Einstein on The Beach

The photo taken in 1939 gives us a chance to see Einstein away from the seriousness of physics and mathematics that he is known for. Albert Einstein is sitting on a rock dressed in slippers and a pair of shorts. It was taken by David Rotham.

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The Last Image of The Titanic

This is the last known photo of the Titanic afloat. It was taken in 1912. It was taken during the Titanic’s maiden voyage at Crosshaven, Ireland. The Titanic sank three days after this photo was taken. 1514 people died in the tragedy.

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General Ambrose Burnside who had unusual facial hairstyle that gave sideburns their name

General Ambrose Burnside was an American soldier, inventor, politician, and railroad executive. Aside from his achievements, Burnside was known for his unusual facial hair. The general had unique style for his facial hair and this photo captures it perfectly.

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Bob Marley on the Beach With Miss World 1976, Cindy Breakspeare

Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, miss world 1976, appear to be posing for a photo. Cindy Breakspeare was Damien Marley’s mother. They appear to be having a good time at the beach dressed in casual clothing.

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Fritz, a celebrity bulldog, getting a shave from a California Barber

This photo was taken in April 1961. Fritz was a popular television celebrity dog. In the photo, the dog appears to have a confused look as a California barber gives him a shave.

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Attorney at Law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893

Mohandas Gandhi was a young Indian activist who protested the British- imposed salt tax. There are not too many photos of him. In this photo taken in 1893, Gandhi appears relaxed. He appears to be posing for the photo.

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Benjamin, the last Tasmanain Tiger at Beaumaris Zoo 1993

Benjamin was the last living Tasmanian tiger. This photo was taken in Beaumaris Zoo . The animal was native to Tasmania, New Guinea, and Continental Australia. The breed became extinct in the 20th century.

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The Eiffel Tower Under Construction

The photo offers a view of the Eiffel Tower while it was being constructed. It was taken in Paris in the 1880s. The Eiffel Tower is now one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. It was completed and opened to the public in 1889.

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Charlie Chaplin Without Makeup

Most of Charlie Chaplin’s photo shows him with makeup. This rare photo of him without makeup shows him in his younger days. Charlie is still remembered by people all over the world years after his death. He is one of the best comedians of all time.

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In August of 1997, the world mourned the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. As the “Queen of People’s Hearts,” Diana spent her Royal life befriending the sick, helping the poor and educating her two young sons, William and Harry, about real life outside palace walls. 

Upon her death, floral shops in the UK were emptied of products as people paid their respects by laying hundreds of thousands of flowers, cards, and photographs at the gates of Kensington Palace.

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Known as “Tank Man,” this 1989 photograph depicts an unidentified male standing up to the Chinese military who had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests just the day before. By standing in front of a moving tank and opposing the Chinese military’s mission, the man said so much with no words at all.

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While Italy is popularly known as a place of wining, dining, and romance, the canals still need to be drained and cleaned. A photographer captured this image of workmen doing just that in Venice during the summer of 1956. 

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When most people think of Mickey Mouse, they usually envision a cartoon — not a gas mask. As regular-looking gas masks sometimes frightened children, Disney made Mickey Mouse gas masks for children starting in 1942, just before the onset of World War II. 

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Fearing gas attacks, mothers contemplated how to safely get about with their children. In 1938, this photo captures a woman pushing a baby stroller made to protect children from gas. She, too, is also wearing a gas mask.  

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At the Reich Chancellery, fifty feet below the streets of Berlin hid Adolf Hitler’s bunker and the command center conference room in which he took his own life by gunshot on April 30, 1945. With him was his wife of one day, Eva Braun, who killed herself by taking a cyanide capsule. 

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Tragedy struck America on November 22, 1963, when the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated while sitting in the backseat of an open-top car and greeting the public in Dallas, TX during a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. In the crowd was an unidentified woman who appears to have photographed the president at the moment the first shots were fired. To this day, no one knows her identity and what evidence, if any, she obtained of the President’s assassination. She has become known as the Babushka Lady for the scarf she wore, which was similar to the attire worn by elderly Russian women. 

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At the funeral of John F. Kennedy, his three-year-old son, John F. Kennedy Jr. touched and surprised the world when, as his father’s coffin went by, saluted the man who was his father.

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A sailor, happy to finally be home from war after fighting Japan, appeared in LIFE Magazine after he scooped an unknown white-uniformed nurse into his arms for a passionate, back-bending kiss while thousands of people swarmed Times Square on August 14, 1945. 

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an American landmark located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, and proudly displays the faces of four previous United States Presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Sculptor and designer Gutzon Borglum began construction on the 60-foot-high carvings on October 4th, 1927, and finished his masterpiece four and a half years later. 

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If you have a fear of heights, maybe casually having lunch 850 feet above the ground while working on the Rockefeller Center isn’t your cup of tea. But that’s exactly what these men did while working on the site in the 1930s, showing that not only New York but America as well, was still persevering, still striving, and still working.

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No group was bigger in the 21st century than The Beatles. However, John Lennon, one of the band’s four members, became even more well-known after his tragic murder on December 6, 1980. At 5:00 p.m., just hours before his murder, Lennon kindly signed an autograph for his killer — Mark David Chapman. At 10:49 p.m. after returning home to the Dakota located in New York City, Chapman fired five shots at the singer as he walked by. The musician tragically died of multiple gunshot wounds, external and internal hemorrhaging and shock.

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In 1967, Vladimir Kamarov, a Russian cosmonaut, plummeted to earth in a botched spaceship low on fuel, with no working parachutes, and poor construction. He hit the earth’s surface at the speed of a meteorite, turning his body into molten remains upon impact. 

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Left. No right. Which one is it? On September 3, 1967, Swedish traffic switched sides and motorists began driving on the right-hand side of the road instead of the left as they were used to. Unfamiliarity hit with a mighty blow as this image captures chaos and confusion on a Swedish road. 

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Nikola Tesla, a man of wonder and genius who lit up the World’s Fair with electricity in Chicago during 1893, is seen working in his lab. 

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These Siberian Cats Are Essentially Tiny, Adorable Bears!

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If you are anything like us, you probably love the idea of a large, fluffy cat. These are some of the most adorable animals in the entire world, aren’t they? Unfortunately, there are many of us who cannot take them home because of allergies. If our allergies allowed for it, we would keep a house full of them! Every time we have the chance to check out our dream cats, our hearts ache.

Now, this story is providing further insight on one of the cutest breeds of cat on the planet. Sergey Lebedeva and his wife Ally are here to provide a glimpse into their daily existence. We must admit that we are already quite jealous. Those who reside in and around Barnaul, Siberia get to check out these cats all of the time and who wouldn’t love them?

They look like tiny, fluffy bears. These cats are not your usual barnyard animal! Sergey and Alley have basically given their land over to these cats and for good reason. Wouldn’t you do the same if you were in their shoes? We would love to spend some time with these cats in person. We are in the process of booking a trip to Siberia right now. 

All jokes aside, this is one of the most adorable initiatives that we have ever seen. Can you believe this location got started with just one cat? The story begins back in 2004. 15 years ago, there was just one of these Siberian cats at this location. From there, the animal gave birth to a litter. Once the first five ginger kitties arrived, the brood continued to grow.

Sergey and Ally were more than happy to welcome them to the premises. Now that these cats have been allowed to live in peace, they have continued to multiply. We are sure that no one is complaining, though. We wish that we had enough land to let these cats run wild and free. This is the way that animals should get to live. We envy them greatly.

Who would’t want to live on a great, big farm like this one? These cats have everything that they could ever possibly need in this location. All of their needs are met and they do not have to worry about any interlopers coming along. Sergey and Ally give them the love and protection that they deserve, while allowing them to live the life that they have always desired.

Now, there are hundreds of these cats residing here. It is like something out of one of the cutest indie films that you have ever seen. The rabbits and chickens that reside on this farm are also more than happy to have them near. The cats love protecting them and they are always on guard. The chickens and rabbits have the ultimate peace of mind.

Top flight security guards are hard to come by these days and that’s why these cats are so wonderful. They are not there to soak up all of the family’s resources. The cats are able to earn their keep. Ally and Sergey do not have to spend their time securing the premises, since these cats are holding it down on their behalf.

In the meantime, we are going to have to ask you to share this story immediately. All of the cat lovers in your life are definitely going to appreciate this one. While we cannot head to Siberia right away, we are going to keep a close eye on this location. This is one of the best farms on the planet and this is objectively true. We will not be accepting any dissent on this one at all. 

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These are the Rarest and Most Valuable Items EVER Featured on ‘Pawn Stars’!

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If you are a fan of collectibles, ancient antiques, and haggling, then you’ll no doubt enjoy watching Pawn Stars on the History Channel. The series follows the team at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, NV. The reality TV series has been airing since 2009 and the show has featured some incredibly rare and valuable items along the way. Today, we are going to leap behind the counter of your favorite pawn shop so that we can highlight the rarest and most valuable items in Pawn Stars’ history!

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The Most Loving and Loyal Dog Breeds That Your Money Can Buy

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Everybody thinks that their favorite dog breed is the most loyal on Earth. However, some breeds are inherently more loyal than others. If you’re a dog lover or looking to purchase a pup in the future, this list can help you make that choice. Each breed on this list has been rated as among the most loyal and dependable dogs by experts on canines and various breeds on the market today.  These breeds are truly the most loyal that you can find! 

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Ranking EVERY NFL Uniform From Worst to Best!

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The National Football League is one of the most celebrated professional sports leagues in the United States of America. The sport is so influential that people will devote their entire weekend to watching their favorite teams play the game. Today, we are going to dive deep into the football fandom in a different direction. Instead of ranking teams based on how good they are, let’s take a look at which teams have the best jersey schemes in the league! Keep on reading to see how we rank every uniform in the NFL, starting from worst to first!

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A Helpful How To On Managing The Chaotic Realities Of Co-Parenting And Moving

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Moving is a process that no one likes to go through if they can possibly help it. If you are anything like us, you like to avoid it at all costs. There is simply too much to do. Organizing all of your possessions is never easy. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the process, that is for sure. That’s why we love to rely on helpful guides that are provided by those who have been there in the past.

Take the mother in this story, for example. Angela had to take on the realities of moving while also dealing with the realities of co-parenting. Neither of these processes is fun and we cannot imagine having to grapple with both of them at the same time. It is not easy to juggle the needs of an entire family, while dealing with the logistics that are associated with a major move.

This is something that Angela knows firsthand. Co-parenting is tough to navigate as well. In order for Angela and her boyfriend to get settled in their new place, they had to move further away from his co-parent. This is not a pleasant process and no one likes it. The prospect of taking someone’s child further away from them is not something that anyone can feel good about it.

Sometimes, life takes us in unexpected directions, though. At times like these, all we can do is buckle up and hope for the absolute best. Angela’s boyfriend shares custody with his co-parent and they once had the luxury of living 15 minutes away from each other. Thanks to the move, that distance has doubled. Angela and her boyfriend have handled the process in a very amicable manner, though.

They did not want his co-parent to feel as if she was being left out of the planning. While this move was not an interstate move, there was still much that needed to be figured out before all parties involved could move forward. They talked a lot along the way, in hopes that they could avoid any sort of detrimental issues. Luckily, it did not take long for them to reach such a point.

All is well now because they took the time to keep the co-parent looped in during the process. Sometimes, it is really that simple. In some instances, families are going to live close together to make life easier on their children. But what happens when that is not possible? That is when you have to be real about things and have an honest conversation with your partner.

If there is nothing else that you take from this story, the importance of maintaining an open line of communication during these processes. A child needs to know that their parents have their best interests at heart. When they do not, they will often make decisions that do not benefit the entire collective. That’s what makes Angela and her boyfriend’s story such a special one.

They could have easily told his co-parent that she would simply have to deal with whatever decision that they made. Adults have to come together and respect each other’s lives. Moving is hard enough without upsetting your partner’s co-parent in the process. Let that be a lesson to you and yours going forward.

These parents did what was best for their little guy and now all parties are able to move forward in an amicable manner. The plans are now in motion and the move is expected to go off without a hitch. The move is going according to plan because Angela put in the necessary time and effort. There are no shortcuts in these instances. Please be sure to share her learnings! 

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