30 Captivating historical photographs that you need to see

The best old photos are the ones you can look at for hours at a time. We  have gathered a few of them here, for your enjoyment.

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Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel.

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Using a bear to treat back pain. Romania, 1946.

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Setting a new world speed record, 1948.

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A sex education lesson, 1929.

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Lumberjacks, 1900s.

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William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founders of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company.

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A gun used for duck hunting, early 20th century.

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Military electricians, 1918.

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Filming the production logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Testing a rugby helmet, 1912.

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German industrial worker August Landmesser, whose wife was Jewish, refusing to salute Hitler. Hamburg, 1936.

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A pilot tries to start the stalled propellor of his plane during flight.

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The biggest horse in the world, 1928.

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Drew Barrymore helps Stephen King light a cigarette.

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Using ducklings as therapy animals, 1956.

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Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1970s.

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Ernest Hemingway having a drink.

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The last photo ever taken of a Thylacine, 1933. This species is now extinct.

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The models used by Grant Wood for his famous painting, ’American Gothic’.

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Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge dances on wine bottles in a cat costume. Hamburg, 1958.

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Class differences. Britain, 1937.

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Miss New Zealand falls unconscious. Miss Universe competition, Long Beach, 15th July 1954.

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The way real men shave, 1940.

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Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his wife, 1947.

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A little girl encounters a penguin for the first time.

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Unpacking the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

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A soldier shares some bananas with a goat. Battle of Saipan, 1944.

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Original Michelin, 1910.

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A man and woman on a date, 1950s.