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The Best Historical Instagram Accounts For History Lovers

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Instagram doesn't just have to be the territory of Kardashians, #fitspo and pugs in hoodies. Turns out there's a place in the Instaworld for history lovers, too. (And we're not talking about the hashtag #fbf either).

Whether you're into old-school Hollywood shots or outtakes from the world wars, accounts like @historyphotographed, @history and @historycoolkids serve up some pretty cool glimpses into days gone past.

Here are some of our favourites.

Follow for: Their excellent use of the hashtag #ThisDayInHistory, giving events of the past a modern relevance.

On #ThisDayinHistory 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1956, Rock and roll is banned in Santa Cruz, California.

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1889, Charlie Chaplin was born.

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Follow for: an excellent selection of powerful and entertaining images. There's something in here for everyone.

Papier-mâché dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards, Alcatraz. 1962

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Before computers. The finger print or record room in the famous Scotland Yard, England.

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A girl leaves a cafe through a door marked 'For Colored,' circa 1950.

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Adolf Hitler surrounded by adoring Austrian women and girls, 1939. Photograph by Hugo Jaeger.

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Tim Curry, while filming IT, 1990.

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Follow for: A great collection of war pics amassed from several different accounts, coupled with lengthy and informative captions.

Follow for: history with a side of humour and pop culture cool.

Brad and Edward, 90s

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Young Obama, 1980 📸: Lisa Jack

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Cam, Ferris and Sloane, 1986

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Pillow fight, 1964 📸: Harry Benson

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YOUNG JACK

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