If you think you know your history, get ready to be humbled. The rare photographs below show a different perspective of historical events, and you probably wouldn’t find them in any school textbook.
#20. A lipstick test on a bald man, 1950.
#19. Lumber-jacks, Portland, USA, 1915.
#18. A young Iranian woman, 1960.
#17. Healing a back problem with a bear. Romania, 1946.
#16. Alice Liddell – the little girl who was the inspiration for Lewis Caroll’s famous novel, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.
#15. A machine for spraying perfume, 1952.
#14. Miss New Zealand falls unconscious during the “Miss Universe” comeptition, 1954.
#13. The polar explorer Peter Freuchen with his partner, 1947.
#12. The as-yet unknown Robin Williams (right) in Central Park, 1974.
#11. A group photo of military electricians, 1918.
#10. Ernest Hemingway fishing, 1904.
#9. Testing a rugby helmet, 1912.
#8. Fawzia Fuad, princess of Iran and queen of Egypt, 1939.
#7. Players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks search for a contact lense lost by Jack Evans, 1962.
#6. Gagarin at a Carlsberg factory, 1962.
#5. Acrobats perform on the Empire State building, 1934.
#4. New recruits of the 7th The King’s Own Hussars regiment practice balancing on wooden horses, 1935.
#3. Sound-proof booths for listening to music in a shop, 1955.
#2. The Opening Ceremony of the XXII summer Olympics, Moscow, 1980.