History teaches us a lot about not only the past but how it helped shape the future.
Following are 30 rare photographs of historic importance that you shouldn’t miss!
Contents & Quick Navigation
- #30 Crime and Punishment.
- #29 Days of Innocence.
- #28 In the absence of lightsabers!
- #27 Hatching new wonders.
- #26 Taking a break from building the NY skyline.
- #25 An uncomfortable triangle.
- #24 Never too old to defend what’s one’s own.
- #23 An unusual shopping companion.
- #22 Hidden treasures.
- #21 So Dali!
- #20 Light my fire!
- #19 One of the oldest fashion capitals of the world.
- #18 Cheers!
- #17 Street fashion.
- #16 Fashion street.
- #15 The magic elixir.
- #14 No suspense here!
- #13 The early days of modern technology.
- #12 Unveiled against veils.
- #11 Some serious snow-fighting there!
- #10 The last glimpse.
- #9 The Tallest and The Strongest.
- #8 Even a genius had light moments.
- #7 Mugshot of the one and only Gates.
- #6 Michael Corleone behind the scenes.
- #5 The Terminator in the days of yore.
- #4 Superheroes making an entrance.
- #3 A meeting of brains and laughs.
- #2 Kung-Fu Fighting!
- #1 The early stage of autos.
#30 Crime and Punishment.
French women who had affairs with German soldiers were stripped to their underwear, with heads of some women even shaved, as they get publicly humiliated in 1944.
#29 Days of Innocence.
Osama Bin Laden, circled in the picture, on one of his family holidays in Sweden in 1970.
#28 In the absence of lightsabers!
Water war between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas in 1983 in Sri Lanka.
#27 Hatching new wonders.
Nicola Tesla in his lab.
#26 Taking a break from building the NY skyline.
Enjoying a smoke break during the construction of RCA building (now known as 30 Rockefeller Plaza) in New York in 1932.
#25 An uncomfortable triangle.
Hard to get the girl’s attention away from Alain Delon to Mick Jagger!
#24 Never too old to defend what’s one’s own.
A centenarian guarding her house in Armenia in 1990.
#23 An unusual shopping companion.
Audrey Hepburn grocery shopping with her pet fawn in Beverly Hills in 1958.
#22 Hidden treasures.
Intact seal on the tomb of Tutankhamen for an unbeatable 3,245 years. Photo taken in 1922.
#21 So Dali!
Dali walking with his pet anteater in 1969.
#20 Light my fire!
Winston Churchill getting a light from a Frenchman in 1944.
#19 One of the oldest fashion capitals of the world.
When hats hit the fashion scene in New York, 1939.
Ernest Hemingway after one of the many rowdy nights.
#17 Street fashion.
Models under Dior banner doing the walk on the streets of Moscow in 1956.
#16 Fashion street.
Even Paris had floods in 1924.
#15 The magic elixir.
Coke made its debut in Paris in 1950.
#14 No suspense here!
Alfred Hitchcock in one of his candid moments with his grandchildren in 1960.
#13 The early days of modern technology.
IBM shipped this 5-megabyte hard drive in 1956.
#12 Unveiled against veils.
Iranian women protesting the forced wearing of hijab in Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
#11 Some serious snow-fighting there!
Princeton University students after a snowball frolic in 1893.
#10 The last glimpse.
The Titanic before it sank in 1912.
#9 The Tallest and The Strongest.
Mohammad Ali and Michael Jordan in 1992.
#8 Even a genius had light moments.
Einstein in his furries.
#7 Mugshot of the one and only Gates.
Guess who was driving without a license? Bill Gates in 1977!
#6 Michael Corleone behind the scenes.
Al Pacino and Diane Keaton on the sets of The Godfather in 1972.
#5 The Terminator in the days of yore.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stepping in New York for the first time in 1968.
#4 Superheroes making an entrance.
Batman in the making in 1966.
#3 A meeting of brains and laughs.
Einstein with Charlie Chaplin.
#2 Kung-Fu Fighting!
Bruce Lee seen with Chuck Norris.
#1 The early stage of autos.
The first car factory in the USA for Ford, 1926.
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