There are so many fascinating things that happened in history, and it can be hard to keep track of everything.
And while history books tell us about these wonders, no invention in the last two centuries has arguably been more important in capturing history than the camera.
Following the first introduction of commercial cameras in the late 1800s, people were able to document history with relative ease.
Here's a collection of rare photos of the past that you probably won't find in history books
With these photos, history has never felt so real.
#1 Incredible Photo of a German Soldier Going Against Direct Orders to Help a Young Boy Cross the Newly Formed Berlin Wall after Being Separated from His Family, 1961
#2 In 1969, When Black Americans Were Still Prevented from Swimming Alongside Whites, Mr. Rogers Invite Officer Clemmons to Join Him and Cool His Feet in a Pool, Breaking a Well-Known Color Barrier
#3 Policeman in San Francisco Scolds a Man for Not Wearing a Mask during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 1918
#4 Princess Diana Shakes Hands with an HIV/Aids Patient without Gloves, 1991
#5 Charles Thompson Greets His New Classmates at Public School. In September 1954, Less Than Four Months after the Supreme Court Ruled That Racial Segregation Was Unconstitutional. Charles Was the Only African-American Child in the School
#6 Jewish Prisoners after Being Liberated From a Death Train, 1945
#7 Members of Dutch Resistance Celebrate the News of Adolf Hitler's Death, April 1945
#8 Margaret Hamilton and the Handwritten Navigation Software She and Her Mit Team Produced for the Apollo Project, 1969
#9 Statue of David by Michelangelo, Encased in Bricks to Prevent Damage from Bombs, During World War 2
#10 Louis Armstrong Playing For His Wife, Egypt, 1961