Every picture tells as story. For that reason, each and every historical photo represents part of an invaluable record which we must preserve for the generations to come. Some of these photographs, of course, are more famous than others.
We put together a collection of 25 of the most unusual and rarely seen shots which you probably never knew existed. Each one provides a fascinating new perspective on the past.
The wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, 1981.
Belka and Strelka, the first living creatures to orbit the Earth and return alive, are removed from their descent capsule.
A champagne party, 1960s.
Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung relax with friends at a sauna, 1907.
Mata Hari, 1910s.
A new method of combating alcoholism: the subject is given a dose of castor oil great enough for a horse, 1916.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley, 1971.
Buzz Aldrin takes a self-portrait, 1969.
Madonna, Sting and Tupac Shakur in Los Angeles, 1993.
The Beatles, 1963.
The 3,000 people who built Chase Manhattan Bank. New York, August 1964.
Arsenal vs. Manchester United. Highbury Stadium, London, 1926.
The coronation of Elizabeth II. London, Buckingham Palace, 1953.
Constructing the Forth Road Bridge, Scotland, 1961.
A man sells snowballs, 1983.
A driving school, 1953.
An early-morning train on a Monday, Japan, 1964.
Alisa Ulpian, beauty queen. France, 1921.
The wives of the astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission at the moment they heard their husbands voices from orbit, 1968.
A school disco, 1950s.
People boarding the Titanic, 1912.
Yuri Gagarin and Gina Lollobrigida, Moscow, 1961.
The crew of a submarine in diving suits, 1908.
…Remind you of anyone?