20th Century

Rarely Seen History January 1, 2019

There weren’t a huge range of available cars in the Eastern Block, and the production of them were continously delayed. After someone paid an advance, he might wait 10-15 years to get the car in hand. And there were countries where the waiting time was even longer! The Communist Era was never able to produce […]

Rarely Seen History June 6, 2018

Actually the chosen title not really covers the reality because the illustrations presented below are not specifically designed for comics. Still, style and theme choice all reflect the world of comics. In this series, I’m presenting some of the less well-known drawers, who designed the covers and illustrations for the most popular American-adventure books. The […]

Rarely Seen History February 27, 2018

Actually the chosen title not really covers the reality because the illustrations presented below are not specifically designed for comics. Still, style and theme choice all reflect the world of comics. In this series, I’m presenting some of the less well-known drawers, who designed the covers and illustrations for the most popular American-adventure books. The […]

Rarely Seen History February 6, 2018

1918. Tarzan of the Apes   1925.    1931.    1933.    1934.    1935.    1951.   1952.   1958.   1958.   1960.   1960.   1961.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1962.   1963.   1963.   1964.   1965.   1966.   1968.   1968.   1968. […]

Rarely Seen History January 31, 2018

If we hear the name Tippi Hedren, we do not have much to think about. But she is Melanie Griffith’s mother and she is an actress (Hitchcock: Birds, Marnie), a model, an anti-Vietnam war activist and an enthusiastic animal protector. She created the Shambala Lion Wildlife Reserve.

Rarely Seen History January 23, 2018

Peter van Wijk – a Dutch merchant ship’s radioman – is the one who came to New York in the summer of 1979 and photographed the bustling, vivid color metropolis with his machine. You can see the whole collection at the same time, just as nowhere before.

rarelyseenhistory January 22, 2018

Germany late 1970s, early 80s A clip from the Television series “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” with host Jack Palance that aired in the mid-1980’s. The story was about automobile safety and the importance of wearing your seat belt. The first half featured the familiar footage of crash test dummies in the ultra slow-motion from […]

Rarely Seen History January 2, 2018

Today we will visiting in the 1980s’ Liverpool and its region. Watch out, 52 kicking photos coming! Liverpool fell to the depths never before seen in the early eighties. The economic recession, which is heavily affected by the city (and the country), mainly due to the shrinking industrial production and the endless factory closures have […]

Rarely Seen History December 27, 2017

Phil Roeder uploaded his fathers photos to Flickr, who served in the US Air Force in the 1950s. Photographs made in Okinawa, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the Philippines and show the region shortly after the war. Macao and Hong Kong are not yet part of China (UK and Portugal), Okinawa is ocuppied by Americans and […]

Rarely Seen History December 23, 2017

I found a huge photobase on flickr of a british woman Cynthia Hilsden. There’s thousands of holiday and travel pictures in this goldmine. I bring you today some amazing images from 1980-s Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia wasn’t a classic East-block country over the iron curtain, however marshall Tito – leader of the multinationalist country – formed a strong […]

rarelyseenhistory December 21, 2017

Thomas Neergaard Krabbe (1861-1936), danish doctor, ornitologist and photographer spent eleven years in Greenland and almost all danish-lived towns and colonies photographed between 1889-1909. The danish ocuppied Greenland is now still danish with full autonomy. The life on the island in the turning of two centuries is more exciting than we can imagine! Click on images to […]

rarelyseenhistory December 21, 2017

Two pure genius of photography the russian Sergei Prokudin-Gorski and the french millionaire philantrophist Albert Kahn photographed Mongolia. Prokudin-Gorski photographed Russia and the russo-protectorant Mongolia, Kahn planned to document the whole known world’s countries in colour.              

Rarely Seen History October 4, 2017

Warsaw was ruined during the World War II. Today we show Warsaw images from 1958 and you can see the sign of war on these images too. Check out our collection and share your comments below!