18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before

It's been sixteen years since the shocking attacks of 9/11. Coverage of the tragedy during which approximately 3,000 perished was the biggest priority that day for the majority of Western news agencies (around two billion people - a third of the human race - witnessed the scenes). Along with amateur records, this has produced such an unbelievable amount of footage, some of it is considered as rare even today.


Below you'll find 18 of the least seen 9/11 photos that will blow your mind. For more similar shots, check out this book by David Friend.


#1 A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

Patrick Witty


#2 At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

Rob Howard


#3 People Falling From The Towers

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - People Falling From The Towers

David Surowiecki


#4 People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

Kelly Price


#5 A Man Has A Job To Do

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - A Man Has A Job To Do

Melanie Einzig


#6 As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

Patricia McDonough


#7 American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

Wolfgang Staehle


American Airlines Flight 11 (visible in the upper right-hand corner of the photo) approaches the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This largely unknown triptych (the subsequent images follow), shot from a Brooklyn window, was part of an ongoing Internet art exhibition that displayed updated panoramas of downtown Manhattan every four seconds. A time code can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of each frame.

#8 South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapsing

Bolivar Arellano


#9 The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

James Nachtwey / VII for Time


#10 Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant

Daser Bessler


#11 The Second Plane Flew Directly Over My Head And Slammed Into The South Tower. It Took Me A Few Seconds To Get My Head Together, And This Was The Shot I Took

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - The Second Plane Flew Directly Over My Head And Slammed Into The South Tower. It Took Me A Few Seconds To Get My Head Together, And This Was The Shot I Took

Marc A. Garrett


#12 I Was 4 Years Old And The Picture Was Taken Along The Westside Highway That Morning On 9/11

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - I Was 4 Years Old And The Picture Was Taken Along The Westside Highway That Morning On 911

AustinSansone


#13 A Lone Man Runs Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York September 11, 2001

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - A Lone Man Runs Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York September 11, 2001

Kelly Price


#14 9/11

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - 911

luke kurtis


#15 Smoke Plumes Are Clearly Visible In This Landsat 7 Satellite Image Of New York City Made Early On September 12

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - Smoke Plumes Are Clearly Visible In This Landsat 7 Satellite Image Of New York City Made Early On September 12

NASA


#16 A Plane Explodes After Hitting The Second Tower Of The World Trade Center As The Other Tower Burns

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - A Plane Explodes After Hitting The Second Tower Of The World Trade Center As The Other Tower Burns

Sara K. Schwittek


#17 Penman Got As Close To The Buildings As He Could, Before Police Put Up A Cordon. But That Meant He Was Right Next To The Buildings When The First Tower Collapsed

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - Penman Got As Close To The Buildings As He Could, Before Police Put Up A Cordon. But That Meant He Was Right Next To The Buildings When The First Tower Collapsed

Phil Penman


#18 On A Brooklyn Rooftop Shortly After The Collapse Of The Twin Towers

18 Rare Historical 9/11 Photos That You Most Possibly Haven't Seen Before - On A Brooklyn Rooftop Shortly After The Collapse Of The Twin Towers

Alex Webb/Magnum Photos


On a Brooklyn rooftop shortly after the collapse of the Twin Towers, Jenna Piccirillo and three-month-old Vaughan embody innocence and resilience, according to the photographer: “Life continues in the face of disaster . . . despite the horrors we inflict on one another.”


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