Astonishing Photos From History

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They say that a picture is worth 1000 words, and in this case, these pictures are probably worth a lot more.  

Here is a collection of remarkable historical photos that your school history books decided to leave out.  Some of these photos are controversial, sad, funny, or nostalgic, but all are astonishing photos from the past.

These photos will entertain, delight, amuse, and some will even take your breath away or bring a tear to your eye, especially if you lived through any of them.

 

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In the touching photo above, sailors lean out of portholes to say goodbye to their loved ones before heading off to World War II.

 

 

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Here we have one of the only known photos from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.  You can see him in the center of the photo, which was taken in March of 1865.  

What may be even more astonishing is the fact that John Wilkes Booth, and some of the other conspirators involved in Lincoln’s assassination, are present in the top of the photo, looking down on the President.  Lincoln would be assassinated just a few weeks later by the very same men that are in the photo with him.

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