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, and 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 source. We put a lot of effort into writing a factual, correct, and informative article. 

The images we use in our articles are from other sources, mainly public archives, online catalogs, and social media (Flickr, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia, etc). Check the “Photo credit” section at the end of each article.

If you believe that material on our blog infringes your copyright, please notify us through the contact form (linked below) and we will investigate and remove such materials.

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Important note: All the revenues coming from this blog are used to keep the website running. This blog is NON-profit.