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Rare Historic Photos Marking Important Moments in History

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Have you ever thought about the way that we usually learn about history and important moments that took place decades ago? It’s mostly through books and cyclopedias, which rarely include any pictures. No matter how graphic a text is, sadly it can’t describe to the full extent a specific moment or action. This is why it is of utmost importance to discover old photos that are ‘buried’ somewhere waiting for someone to find them. They are the only ones who can tell accurately any story, simply because different eyes see things differently.

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Dorothy Counts was the first black woman to attend an all-white school in the United States and she was heavily bullied and laughed at by her male peers.

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flickr

This boy is ecstatic over getting new shoes while during WWII.

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picworld

These Jewish prisoners were set free from a death train in 1945.

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The only man in a crowd that refused to do the Nazi salute back in 1936.

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reallifeishorror

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to ever complete the Boston Marathon and while on the way to the finish line, many men tried to stop her from continuing.

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wikipedia

The first day in a Swedish town when cars started to drive from the right side instead of the left.

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rarehistoricalphotos

German soldiers watching footage from inside concentration camps in 1945. Some seem not bothered at all.

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gettyimages

Three acrobats balance at the top of the Empire State Building in 1934.

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