We present you the sec­ond part of a selec­tion of rare and inter­est­ing his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs. Many read­ers liked the first part, so we decid­ed to con­tin­ue this series and make it reg­u­lar in the future. It cap­tures inter­est­ing moments in his­to­ry, sig­nif­i­cant events asso­ci­at­ed with famous per­son­al­i­ties, as well as much more. Look, leave your impres­sions in the com­ments and take part in the dis­cus­sions. The pho­to below cap­tures the Shoot­ing of the icon­ic Matrix. High tech­nolo­gies (for that time), visu­al effects and 3D ani­ma­tion were used.

rare historical photos

See the first part of the selec­tion of his­tor­i­cal pho­tos here: Rare his­tor­i­cal pho­tos

2. Abra­ham Lin­col­n’s hearse, 1865.

3. F1 pilot ejects at extreme­ly low alti­tude. The pilot sur­vived with mul­ti­ple frac­tures. 1962.

historical photos

4. Fidel Cas­tro smok­ing a Cohi­ba cig­ar in Havana, Cuba. 1984.

5. Ger­man engi­neers test­ing a Messer­schmitt BF109 E3.

6. In 1955, Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe left Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry Fox to move on to oth­er projects. As Mar­i­lyn put it, she was no longer “just a dumb blonde.” She was a real rene­gade in the world of Hol­ly­wood. The pho­to was tak­en at the Ambas­sador Hotel.

7. Con­struc­tion of the Gold­en Gate Bridge. 1937.

8. Jack in the Box, 1964

9. Jimi Hen­drix dri­ving a bug­gy with an unknown woman. Octo­ber 6, 1968.

10. Man­hat­tan, New York 1908.

11. Mar­tin Luther King Jr., before he was jailed for “demon­strat­ing with­out per­mis­sion” in Birm­ing­ham, Alaba­ma. April 12, 1963.

12. Mona Lisa being returned to her home in the Paris Lou­vre after World War II. 1945.

13. St. Cather­ine Street, Mon­tre­al, Que­bec. Approx­i­mate­ly 1916.

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14. NASA and cal­cu­la­tions. Life mag­a­zine.

15. Nia­gara Falls dur­ing the frost in 1911. Peo­ple walk right at the base of the icy water­fall.

16. Pig­gly Store, Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. First self-ser­vice gro­cery store, opened 1916.

17. Sat­urn V under con­struc­tion at the Michoud Assem­bly Plant. All shut­tles were used on lunar mis­sions (Apol­lo 14–16). 1968

18. Rot­ter­dam after the bomb­ing, 1940. Pho­to tak­en after the destruc­tion of the ruins.

19. City Hall and The­atre, San Fran­cis­co after the mas­sive earth­quake of 1906.