Throughout history, photos have been taken of important people, events, and moments. Some of these photos end up in history books, some end up in museums, and many sit in drawers in people’s homes. Some photos are very iconic but have not been seen by many. Get ready to some pretty amazing images.
This is a photo of French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1953. She was only 18-years-old when this picture was taken. It was before she made a huge name for herself, and before she became a blonde. It was taken at the Cannes Film Festival.
This is a photo of the Guard of Honor. It was a very hot day in June 1970, and they were having a Trooping the Color ceremony in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, which was in April. It was so hot outside that day that one of the soldiers passed out due to the heat. This photo is not edited. Look closer; it’s crazy.
Legends On a Break
This is a photo of Marlon Brando and actress Vivien Leigh while they were filming the classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. The movie was filmed in 1951, and is best known for the famous line, “Stella!” It was this film that put Brando on the map.
In the 70s, Rolling Stone Magazine published an article about the phenomenon of single people working out a Los Angeles health clubs. Pictured here is one person who got on board with the new health clubs, Jamie Lee Curtis. She is wearing a retro pink leotard in this rarely seen photo.
In 1967, the Vietnam War was raging and claiming the lives of many young Americans. To boost the morale of the troops, the United States decided to send stars to perform for them. This is a photo of Raquel Welch in South Vietnam during a USO tour.
Marilyn and Arthur
Many of Marilyn Monroe’s photos are posed. This rare photo was taken in 1956 in New York City. The photographer, Sam Shaw, captured a photo of Marilyn and her husband at the time, Arthur Miller, cruising around in his 1956 Thunderbird convertible.
The First Duck Face
You can’t scroll through social media for more than 5 seconds without seeing a girl making a duck face. Most people think that everyone was prim and proper during the Victorian Era, but this photo proves that theory wrong. She is the first woman to make the duck face in a picture.
The First Selfie
The Victorian Era may have been the time that the first duck face photo was taken, and based on this picture, women of the Victorian Era were the first ones to take a selfie. This woman took a selfie back in 1900.
Meeting Hellen Keller
Hellen Keller was blind and deaf. When he first met President Dwight Eisenhower on November 3, 1953, she used her hands to study her face. It was likely the strangest greeting the President ever received.
Jackie the Lion
If you have ever watched a movie from MGM movie studio, you have seen the lion roar before the beginning of the movie. This is a photo of the crew filming the actual roaring lion that you see in before the movies. His name was Jackie, and his trainer was onset to make sure that the camera and sound guys weren’t attacked.
It has always been forbidden to take photos of the Supreme Court while it is in session. This is a very rare photo of this that you will likely never see again. The only picture in existence was taken when a woman cut a hole in her purse so that the camera lens could peep through, helping her capture the photo.
The Gym On the Titanic
The first-class passengers on the RMS Titanic had access to a gym. This is a rare photo of the gym which included a state-of-the-art rowing machine and an electric horse. Sadly, this equipment, along with the entire ship, sunk to the ocean floor on April 14, 1912.
Building the Statue Of Liberty
Here is a very rare photo of the Statue of Liberty being built. The men in the picture were working on the head and torch-bearing arm at the Gadget, Gauthier & Co. workshop in France.
During World War II, the threat of chemical warfare was serious. In Britain, gas masks were distributed, and you were expected to have one with you at all time. This rare photo shows the miserable conditions back then.
Apollo 11 Breakfast
Before Neil Armstrong and his crew went to outer space, they had a big breakfast. Many false photos online show them eating fried chicken and canned peaches. This photo and NASA reveals that they actually ate scrambled eggs, steak, toast, coffee, and orange juice.
The Great Flood Of 1910
During the Great Flood Of 1910, people weren’t walking the streets of Paris. This photo shows people using boats to get around the flooded city.
In 1959, it was announced that the stewardesses on Swedish Airlines flights would be getting shorter uniforms. In this photo, a stewardess named Birgitta Lindman was called in to inspect the costume of a showgirl to see if the costume would be too short for the stewardesses.
The Queen, the Gunner
Queen Elizabeth II must always be prim and proper. It is protocol. That’s what makes this photo so incredible. It was taken in 1993, and it shows the Queen firing an L85, which is a British machine gun.
The Cover Of Abbey Road
The Beatles gathered to Abbey Road to shoot the cover for their album Abbey Road. The cover is one of their most famous photos, but these are rarely seen. Linda McCartney took several pictures of the guys while they were waiting for the camera crew to arrive.