22 Rare Photos From History You Haven’t Seen Before

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With the advent of technology, almost everyone in the world has a camera with them at all times courtesy of their phones. However, decades ago, taking photos was a luxury that was done very rarely. Usually people only spent money for photos if a loved one had died, as the Victorians have demonstrated with “memento mori” photographs. Eventually photography was used for more official documentation such as mug shots, and to celebrate certain moments in history. Some of these photographs were so rare that when they were unearthed, it genuinely surprised people. Here are 22 very rare photos from history that you might have never seen before.