21 Rare Historical News Images

A question: If you had a time machine, would you travel back in time? Or forwards in time? To the past? Or to the future? To see what you will become? Or to see what happened before you were born? To meet the heroes, anti-heroes, and villains of the past? Or the ones in the future? For us, we would like to go to the past. Photos have the ability of giving us a sneak peek of what had happened before. These photos give us a different angle on things, on situations of the past.

1. An Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes

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World War II would be well remembered for being one of the most horrific moments in history. But in this photo, it seems that despite the darkness that has been brought over on everyone everywhere in the world, there are still rays of light shining through. This boy, in the midst of the ongoing war, looks absolutely over the moon upon receiving a new pair of shoes.