soviet union

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 February 24, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! Cincinnati’s Price Hill Incline in the early 1900s   1913. Grinding metal at Crewe railway works, England   1919. Fish vendor in soviet Arkhangelsk   1930. Illegal distillery in Poland   1931. Archaeologists excavating the agora in Athens discovered a well hewn into the rock that contained the remains of 450 babies […]

Rarely Seen History February 3, 2018

The Soviet Union is an inexhaustible source of interesting, disturbing, shocking or simply rare photos. Here’s a pack of ’em: 1920. H.G. Wells meets V. I. Lenin   1922. Mounting of high-voltage power lines towers without crane. The upper parts were always rolled up (see right)   1927. From 1909 to 1930 there was a […]

Rarely Seen History January 28, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare! 1901. Playground in Russian Empire, Cherkassy city. The name of the game is giant step   1910. US-Mexico border   1911. The 16 ton anchor for SS Titanic leaving N. Hingley & Sons, Netherton Iron Works, UK   1916. Cleaner vacuum cleaning the 2nd class wagons on the Russian Empire railway   1919. Red terror era. […]

Rarely Seen History January 20, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare The Blizzard of 1910 was considered the worst snowsorm to hit New York since 1888. A trolley plowed through the snow and wind during the heavy snowfall on New York streets in Jan. 1910.

Rarely Seen History January 6, 2018

Shocking, surprising, interesting, rare. Today some 18+! images are in at the end. 1886. Aleksandr Ilyich Ulyanov, older brother of Lenin. Hanged for an attempted assasination of Tzar Alexander III, aged 21.

Rarely Seen History December 23, 2017

1893. Man, probably Tempest Anderson’s (pioneer of vulcanology) team member standing in a spiracle on a lava plain in Iceland   1906. Italian village Boscotrecase destroyed by volcanic ash and lava during Vesuvius eruption   1924. Calvin Coolidge (right) 30th president of United States on his Vermont farm with his wife (left) and son John (middle) […]

rarelyseenhistory December 22, 2017

Shocking, surprising, interesting and rare images from past. Part 001 1881. A snow blockade in southern Minnesota. On March 29, 1881, snowdrifts in Minnesota were higher than locomotives   1901. Before Tinder. Remote part of Montana. Woodsmen post an advertisement   The first military airplanes to be used by Latvia Swastikas not means nazism. It’s […]

Rarely Seen History October 3, 2017

Today we continue the serie we started yesterday and show your another 16 images of Leningrad from 1958. Don’t forget to check the first 15 images in the yesterday’s post!

Rarely Seen History October 2, 2017

Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 and today has more than 5 millions citizens – it’s the second biggest city of Russia. The city has a unique charm, its downtown is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Saint Petersburg was renamed to Petrograd in 1914 and to Leningrad in 1924. The images in this post […]