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Stock photos are nothing new or special, but sometimes, you'll come across gems that make you look twice, like this image of someone typing through a laptop display while a cat sits nearby. On a similar note, did you know that newspapers and magazines were first able to reproduce photographs instead of line art in the mid-1880s with the invention of the half-tone and its use on a printing press? That's right, stock photography started with staff photographers, and eventually, independent free-lance photographers took over. One of the first examples of a stock photo was circa 1920 when American photographer H. Armstrong Roberts ensured the people photographed in "Group in Front of Tri-Motor Airplane" all signed model releases. Continue reading for more bizarre stock photos.