Rare Photos From The Past You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

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There’s something inexplicably intruiging about gazing at people from old photos. They seem to be so distant from us, yet, if you take a closer look, their eyes reveal the same hopes and fears we all share. Some of them are blue-collar workers on their lunch break, others are indifferent actors shopping for groceries in all their glory.

But it’s not just people that have caught our attention this time. In the list below you will also find a fierce lion being filmed for the MGM opening credits, a celebrity dog getting a shave, or the last photo of Titanic.

Scroll down for 30 historical photos that may tell you more about the past than any story you might read!

#1. Filming of the MGM opening credits, 1928

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#2. A colorized photo of a French woman being shaved for allegedly conspiring with Nazis, 1944

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#3. The Statue Of Liberty being assembled in Paris

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#4.  A teary-eyed Neil Armstrong, just after walking on the moon, 1969

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#5. Frances Densmore recording Mountain Chief, 1916

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#6. Nikola Tesla in his laboratory

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#7. Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber

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#8. The Star Wars crew on lunch break

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#9.  One of the earliest known photographs of Abraham Lincoln, early 1840s

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#10. Dior models walking the streets of Moscow, 1956

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#11. A smoking break during the construction of the RCA building, 1932

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#12. Coca-Cola arrives in France, 1950

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#13. The entry in Theodore Roosevelt’s diary for Valentine’s Day, 1884; his wife and his mother had both died that day

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#14. A Frenchman gives a light to Winston Churchill, 1944

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#15. You have no chance of attracting her attention if your opponent is Alain Delon. Even if you’re Mick Jagger

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#16. Einstein’s desk photographed a day after his death, 1955

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#17. Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet fawn, Beverly Hills, 1958

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#18. A one-hundred-and-six-year-old Armenian woman defends her house, 1990

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#19. Alfred Hitchcock playing with his grandchildren, 1960

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#20. Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas have some fun in Sri Lanka in 1983

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#21. Osama bin Laden on vacation with his family, Sweden, 1970

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#22. Ernest Hemingway after one of his parties

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#23. The last photo of the Titanic before it sank, 1912

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#24. Women protest against the forced wearing of the hijab in Iran after the Islamic Revolution, 1979

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#25. Princeton University students after a snowball fight, 1893

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#26. A five-megabyte hard drive is shipped by IBM, 1956

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#27. Flooding in Paris, 1924

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#28. Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater, 1969

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#29. The fashion for hats, New York, 1939

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#30. The seal on the doors of the tomb of Tutankhamen, 1922. It had remained intact for an incredible 3,245 years

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