By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

26 Rare Historical Photos That Show The Past In An Entirely New Way.

If you love reading history books, observing historical artifacts at museums, or watching history unfold via movies and documentaries, you're going to love this collection of photos. Below are some of the most interesting moments from history that we've seen -- and some of the most entertaining.

So, if you've ever wondered what Salvador Dali kept as a pet, how the Lincoln Memorial looked before it was installed, or what the eruption of Mount Vesuvius actually looked like from the ground, look no further. We've got all the images right here, and #19 just might surprise you.

#1. Building the St. Louis Gateway Arch in 1965.

#2. Alexey Leonov, cosmonaut of the Soviet Union, leaving his spacecraft and making the first human step into space in 1965.

#3. Bankrupt investor Walter Thornton tries to sell his luxury roadster for $100 after the 1929 stock market crash.

#4. American soldiers watching the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1954.

#5. Marilyn Monroe filming the infamous famous "subway grate" scene in that iconic dress.

#6. Chicago bar patrons watching the 1952 Subway Series between the Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

#7. Soldiers paying tribute to the eight million horses, donkeys, and mules who died during World War I.

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