23 Historical Photos That Will Blow Your Mind

Below are some of the most fascinating rare historical photos ever captured on camera. Thanks to these great images, we now have before us a rare window to some of the most interesting moments of our world history.

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

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    1. Those photos, while capturing iconic moments, tend to break my heart. The horrors of wars, both foreign and domestic, are chilling. However, we must remember to ensure they are not repeated.

    2. Me too! These remind me how grateful I should be to be facing today’s problems instead of these of the past. I am just thinking how we alone had the atomic bomb but did not choose to control the planet with that power. That must be commended. Power is so tempting. We are reminded with these powerful photographs.

  1. They don’t make anymore like these people were. They are all so very special however you may think and feel about them.

    1. That was uncalled for. Lincoln had the good of mankind in his heart. Yes, there was a war during his time in office, but it resulted in the freeing of slaves. Castro the communist, on the other hand, is worthy of every scrap of scorn that can be healed on his evil, murderous head!

      1. George David Traylor

        Thanks Alice very true and states rights were the reason for the Civil War, The North and South presidents could not agree on anything, slave release just came along with it.

  2. All of these photos remind me of my papaw!!! My Mamaw has shown me all of his pics from way back when he was in war. She also has several pics from him building the RR tracks in West Virginia!!! I love seeing the captures all in black and white. That tells a story themselves!!!!!