RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS
photos and descriptions that tell us what it was
like to be there and, perhaps, surprise us with something we didn't know and haven't seen.
A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.
Albert Einstein looking fabulous.
Here's his report card!
Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.
A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios.
The Microsoft staff in 1978.
BILL GATES front left.
The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed
in 1933. The species is now extinct.
A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in
Tiananmen Square. He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.
You can see the tanks approaching from the right.
Winston Churchill out for a swim.
The London sky following a
bombing and dogfight between
British and German planes in 1940.
Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son.
Nagasaki, 20 minutes after
the atomic bombing in 1945.
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
The Great 1906 San Francisco
Fire and Earthquake of .
A Japanese plane is shot down during the
Battle of Saipan in 1944.
The original Ronald McDonald --
played by Willard Scott!
Hitler in Paris.
Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001
British SAS back from a three month long
patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
The first McDonalds.
Fidel Castro lays a wreath
at the Lincoln Memorial.
California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day
they were assassinated in 1914,
an event that helped spark World War I.
The 1912 World Series.
Bill and Hillary Clinton
playing volleyball in 1975.
Elvis in the Army.
The first photo following the discovery of
Machu Pichu in 1912.
Child laborers in 1880.
New York's Times Square in 1911.
Construction of Christ the Redeemer
in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil.
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.
Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his
grandchildren in 1909.
he received his
He's second from the right.