18 Thought-Provoking Photographs From Historical Archives You’ve Never Seen Before


There are some old photographs so rarely seen that you can stare at them for hours on end. Behind every picture from the past, there stand the past lives of thousands of our unknown ancestors.

Here are just a few of these kinds of a photograph. Take a look — it’s always interesting to contemplate what they tell us about the world and ourselves.


1. Fishermen of the Volga river, Russia, with their impressive catch, 1924.

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2. A young Inuit girl and her husky dog, 1949.

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3. Bikers, the 1960s.

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4. A boy watches television for the first time through a shop window, 1948.

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5. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, with this wife.

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6. A graduation ceremony, 1895.

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What do you think?