History is an amazing thing, and something that we need to look back on to keep prepared for the future. There have been many photos that have made their way into fame and have become iconic images that people have on their walls and in their memories.
Some of the greatest pictures that have ever been taken don’t get the kind of notoriety that they deserve. These photos have a bevy of importance, but for some reason are never mentioned in the greatest photography shots of all time. Thankfully we have found some of the rarest historical photos that we feel everyone should see.
#13 – Titanic
The tragedy that was the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, was felt around the world. This rare photo shows a priest praying for the victims that lost their lives that day in a very sad and powerful image. The images you usually see are from the ship’s aftermath.
#12 – MGM
MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is perhaps one of the most famous movie studios of all-time, and is known for their lion roaring at the beginning of each film. This photo shows the lion being recorded for that very opening.
#11 – Jackie Mitchell
Baseball has always been a guys game, and there has never been a female player in Major League Baseball. This changed in 1931 when Jackie Mitchell got the opportunity to face Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, and struck both of them out.
#10 – Sikh Soldier
The exact date of this photo is unknown, but it was taken during World War II in the years between 1939-1945. This Sikh soldier was with the British Indian Army, and was fitting a gas mask onto his mule for safety.
#9 – Monroe and JFK
There were many rumors that John F. Kennedy committed adultery while he was President by becoming romantically involved with the actress Marilyn Monroe. This photo shows a portrayal between actors of what the affair was said to be like during his 45th birthday.
#8 – Little “NAP”
Little “NAP” was a shot at the rising dictator Napoleon Bonaparte. The chimp was dressed in the same clothing as Napoleon and became a popular attraction for visitors during the 1910’s. Little “NAP” even had the hand in the jacket pose down pat.
#7 – Fiat
Fiat is the prime automobile manufacturer in Italy, and the factory for the company is based out of Turin. Back in 1923, some of the engineers of Fiat decided to race the company’s signature cars on the roof of the building.
#6 – Obama
He may be the 44th President of the United States, but Barack Obama was once a simple high school student like we all used to be. Obama was a star basketball player for Punahou School in Hawaii while he was growing up.
#5 – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an A-list actor and former Governor of California, but at one point he was a simple immigrant that was visiting the United States. This is Arnold’s first visit to New York City back in 1968.
#4 – Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali is known as one of the greatest boxing legends of all time, with many saying that he was the best. In this photo taken back in 1981, Ali is shown trying to talk someone down from leaping to their death at a hotel.
#3 – Tupac, Sting, Madonna
Tupac Shakur was a famous rapper that met an untimely death in the mid 1990’s when he was shot in the back. Before that, Tupac was achieving great fame, and this photo showed three different genres of music getting together and having a good time.
#2 – Early Beatles
Before they became the worldwide rock sensation, The Beatles; it was just three guys performing at wedding receptions. Here, the original members: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison were just scraping by before hitting it big.
#1 – Roosevelt’s Funeral
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President that lead the United States through World War II. When he passed away after complications from polio, the entire nation was struck with grief. This is powerfully evident by this man who was performing at the funeral.