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21 Rare Photos from History You've Likely Never Seen Before


The famous humanitarian Mahatma Gandhi once joked that everyone should be treated equally, "except reporters and photographers."

However, a historical figure like Gandi would probably have been the first to admit that photographers have given us moments in history that will forever be remembered. And no, we're not talking about your drunken escapades on a night out. We're referring to some of the greatest examples of photojournalism the world has ever seen. After all,  a picture paints a thousand words, and these photos prove just that. In fact, some are photos you've probably never seen before. One even goes back to 1840! 

So immerse yourself in the past, and let OMG Lane take you through 50 striking photos that will be sure to leave a lasting impression on you for years to come. 

1.  Southern California remained largely desolate until the early 1920s

Southern California has a rich history but is probably know more today for its decadence and large-scale cities. But before the Americans claimed California as their own, California was mostly inhabited by Native Americans and Spanish settlers after their invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries. In fact, until the early 1920s, most parts of California was a desolate montage of empty beaches and wild livestock.

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