25 Historical Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real

Posted by , Updated on August 31, 2015

Many people are fascinated by historical photos. They give us a rare glimpse into a world that could easily be forgotten and preserves these moments well into the future. Taken many decades ago, these vintage images give us a rare glimpse into some of the most unique historical events. Through the course of time, some of these pictures have become real jewels of inestimable value not only for their rarity and antiquity but also for their humanistic revelations. Needless to say, if you are a fan of historical photos, you will enjoy browsing through this post. From a photo depicting the very last public execution in the US to vintage pictures of Adolf Hitler, Bob Marley and even Albert Einstein, you will not believe these 25 historical photos are real.


A lone man refuses to do the Nazi salute, 1936.

saluting crowdImage: rarehistoricalphotos.com

Filming of the iconic MGM opening credits, 1928.

MGM creditsImage: boredomtherapy.com

Arnold Schwarzenegger on his first time in New York City, 1968.

Arnold SchwarzeneggerImage: blazepress.com

The very last public execution in the United States, 1936.

public executionImage: www.history-quiz.com

The legendary Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, 1925.

Camp Nou StadiumImage: www.trueactivist.com

A couple zip-lines at a state fair, 1923.

people zip-liningImage: www.viralworld.net

Elvis Presley serving in the Army, 1958.

Elvis PresleyImage: luxemodo.com

The last photo of the Titanic afloat, 1912.

TitanicImage: rarehistoricalphotos.com

Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.

Disneyland employee cafeteriaImage: www.slightlywarped.com

The Beatles meeting Muhammad Ali, 1964.

CLAY AND THE BEATLESImage: www.rollingstone.com

Woman wearing a swimming mask, 1920.

25 Historical Photos You Won't Believe Are RealImage: www.lifebuzz.com

Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884.

Statue of LibertyImage: bluenationreview.com

Vladimir Putin as a teenage boy (the one with the hat), 1960´s.

Vladimir PutinImage: whydontyoutrythis.com

Remains of the astronaut Vladimir Komarov, the man who fell from space, 1967.

Vladimir KomarovImage: buzzlamp.com

Last photo of the now extinct Tasmanian tiger, 1933.

Tasmanian tigerImage: en.wikipedia.org

Adolf Hitler practicing his speeches, 1925.

Adolf HitlerImage: www.nydailynews.com

Albert Einstein with his friend David Rothman on beach, 1939.

Albert EinsteinImage: mentalfloss.com

Nagasaki just a few minutes after the bombing, 1945.

NagasakiImage: therealweeklyshow.wordpress.com

Soldiers kissing their girlfriends before heading to the WWII battlefields, 1940.

WWII soldiersImage: viralnova.com

The very first computer in England, 1950.

first computer in EnglandImage: www.thefederalistpapers.org

Millions of skulls of bisons who were almost hunted to extinction, 1870´s.

bison skullsImage: reddit.com

The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1937.

Hindenburg disasterImage: www.dailymail.co.uk

Bob Marley playing soccer in London, 1970´s.

Bob Marley playing soccerImage: www.bobmarley.com

An orphaned boy happy to get new shoes in post-war Vienna, 1946.

happy boyImage: www.pinterest.com

Last prisoners leaving Alcatraz, 1963.

AlcatrazImage: buzzlamp.com

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