RareHistoricalPhotos.com is a website/blog exclusively dedicated to historical and rare photographs. Each historical photograph has a story to tell, each of them documents a major event in human history, each photo is a way to grasp the full meaning of the past.
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. Through pictures, we can be in the room with Stalin or on the battlefield with a German soldier during the Battle of Stalingrad. We can observe the thousand-yard stare of a shell shocked soldier, we can witness a pile of dead bodies in the aftermath of the Holocaust, we can feel the destruction of Berlin, we can stare at the horror of the atomic bombing, we can see the death on the trenches of the World War One or we can feel the stress of an unemployed man standing in line at a soup kitchen during the Great Depression.
The word history comes from the Greek word historía which means “to learn or know by inquiry”. History is important because it helps us to understand the present. On the articles displayed in our blog, we encourage you to probe, dispute, dig deeper, inquire. History is not static. It’s fluid. It changes and grows and becomes richer and more complex when any individual interacts with it.
We have given the historical context for every photograph we have shared. Each photo is accompanied by its historical description, the circumstances, the date the photo was taken, the photographer’s name, and the copyright holder. Also, each photo is posted in its best available resolution. We put a lot of effort into writing a factual, correct, and informative article. Our blog is updated almost on daily basis. To stay tuned please subscribe or like our Facebook page.
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