40 Rare Historical Photographs You Must See

When you want to learn about history, what do you do? Today, most likely, you turn on a documentary, search online, or browse pictures. Gone are the days when you had to head to the library or order a collection of encyclopedias. We don’t have to stop at basic resources. We now have the ability to find a wide variety of photos and artifacts.

Still, even in 2017, few resources have as powerful an effect on viewers as authentic pictures from history. Take a look at these 40 rare historic photographs:


Sigmund Freud poses for a bust sculpture of his face. Whether you like him or not, there’s no doubt that he had a significant impact on the history of psychology. Yes, he snorted a lot of coke, but he also had some interesting insights along the way. Love him or hate him, he made his mark on the world.