36 HISTORICAL PHOTOS That You Have to See To Believe

You may have seen our first collection of rare historical photos (and if you haven’t, check them out – they’re awesome) but chances are you’ve never seen photos like these. They capture some of the most tragic times throughout history as well as some more unknown stories of the times. These haunting photos will likely stick around in your mind for a long time, especially if you love history or photography at all. These pictures tell us about history in a way that books and documents will never be able to, courtesy of BoredPanda.com.

Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

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Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885

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Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

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Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

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Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency

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Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

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Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956

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Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

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Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

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Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

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Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

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Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

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Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

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Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917

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Suntan vending machine, 1949

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Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920′s

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Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964

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Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

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Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890

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Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

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Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

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The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

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Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

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A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947

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A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961

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Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

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Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893

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Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938

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106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990

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Elvis in the Army, 1958

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Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937

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