Usually, when you read a history article or story, it’s mostly just dry facts and your imagination. But a photo gives something a bit different… It shows you how something actually looked, letting you understand the historical moment more intimately. Whether it would be a historical landmark, a famous person or random photo of the past – they all have fascinating stories behind them, and we’re just about to show you.

Keep on scrolling to take a look at our list of rare historical photos that might shine a new light on how you saw these historical moments.

 

 (h/t: designyoutrust)

#1 Dorothy Counts – The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States – Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957

#2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”

#3 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

#4 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

#5 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

#6 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

#7 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

#9 Job Hunting In 1930’s

Job Hunting In 1930's

#10 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967

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