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A picture is worth 1,000 words. That saying is even more appropriate when looking at rare, old, historical photographs. They manage to take us back to a strange, previously unknown moment in time so easily. Each photo is like a small time machine.

Found all across the internet, these rare historical pictures will make you think twice about the history you thought you knew.

A couple in West Berlin peers over the Berlin Wall as the woman speaks to her mother on the other side.

View of the Statue of Liberty from Jersey City in 1973.

The 1891 Bowdoin College Tug of War Team

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1940

Louis Boutan taking one of the world's first underwater photographs in 1893.

An unemployed lumber worker and his wife following the bean harvest during the Great Depression. His social security number is tattooed on his arm.

A behind the scenes look at the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate.

A newspaper vendor at a Union camp in Virginia during the Civil War in 1863.

Reunion of veterans from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.

Vietnam veterans protesting the war, 1970.

U.S. troops begin their day in a daze after a third night of fierce fighting against North Vietnamese forces.

Taking pictures on the beach in Atlantic City, 1912.

Eduard Bloch was Hitler's Jewish physician. Bloch was protected by the German secret police and fled the country to the United States before the war began.

Helen of Many Glacier Hotel, a Native American Phone Operator in 1925.

Robert Kennedy's wife Ethel tries to comfort her dying husband after he was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, 1968.

A rush on the banks to withdraw gold before the arrival of the communists in Shanghai, China, 1949

The first McDonald's in 1948.

Troops at the battle of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968. This was one of the longest, most violent battles of the war, lasting 77 days.

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