The following are seven rare, thought-provoking, historical photographs you’ve probably never seen before. Enjoy.
Shot in 1930, this picture shows the last four couples in a Chicago dance marathon.
Boston Marathon organizer shouted, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers!” after realizing a woman (Kathrine Switzer) was running in the 1967 race. His attempts to pull her off the course failed after other runners pushed him off the course. Switzer finished the race in 4 hours and 20 minutes.
The only known photograph of a African American Union soldier. The picture was taken in 1863- 65 with his family.
Russian peasants reaction after receiving electricity in their homes for the first time (1920).
Shoes fashioned with cow hooves. Used in 1922 by bootleggers to conceal their tracks.
Taken in 1868, this pictures captured a Native American Indian looking down on a newly-constructed section of the transcontinental railroad.
A Japanese family returns to their Seattle, Washington home on May 10, 1956 following a “stay” at a Japanese relocation center during World War II.