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.

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#19. Lumber-jacks, Portland, USA, 1915.

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#18. A young Iranian woman, 1960.

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#17. Healing a back problem with a bear. Romania, 1946.

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#16. Alice Liddell – the little girl who was the inspiration for Lewis Caroll’s famous novel, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.

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#15. A machine for spraying perfume, 1952.

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#14. Miss New Zealand falls unconscious during the “Miss Universe” comeptition, 1954.

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#13. The polar explorer Peter Freuchen with his partner, 1947.

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#12. The as-yet unknown Robin Williams (right) in Central Park, 1974.

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#11. A group photo of military electricians, 1918.

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#10. Ernest Hemingway fishing, 1904.

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#9. Testing a rugby helmet, 1912.

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#8. Fawzia Fuad, princess of Iran and queen of Egypt, 1939.

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#7. Players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks search for a contact lense lost by Jack Evans, 1962.

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#6. Gagarin at a Carlsberg factory, 1962.

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#5. Acrobats perform on the Empire State building, 1934.

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#4. New recruits of the 7th The King’s Own Hussars regiment practice balancing on wooden horses, 1935.

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#3. Sound-proof booths for listening to music in a shop, 1955.

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#2. The Opening Ceremony of the XXII summer Olympics, Moscow, 1980.

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#1. Salvador Dali kisses the hand of the actress Raquel Welch, 1965.
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