20 Thought-Provoking Historical Photographs You’ve Never Seen Before

here are some old photographs so rarely seen that you can stare at them for hours on end. Behind every picture from the past, there stands the past lives of thousands of our unknown ancestors.

Here are just a few of these kinds of photograph. Take a look — it’s always interesting to contemplate what they tell us about the world, and ourselves.

1. Soldiers of the Caucasus, early 20th century. 2. The Opening Ceremony of the XXII summer Olympic Games, Moscow, 1980. 3. The brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, who founded famous sport’s companies Adidas and Puma.