60 Eerie Photos From Forgotten Moments In History

By Sarah Norman | May 17, 2023

Prince Charles watches as Queen Elizabeth helps Princess Anne climb back up a window at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. (1952)

There are stories from history that everyone thinks they know inside and out, but as these photos show there’s always more than one way to look at something or someone. Just because the Queen of England looks stodgy right now doesn’t mean that she wasn’t playful in the 1950s, and even though we think of the Great Depression as being a real drag, there were people who knew how to pass the time in interesting ways.

Whether you’re curious about forgotten wars, abandoned buildings, or animals from the late 19th century, we’ve got something here for you. Relax and get ready to learn about forgotten pieces of history, read on!

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Balmoral Castle in Scotland is the home away from home for the British Royal Family. in fact, they’ve been going to the castle for decades for rest and relaxation, usually during the summer. The Queen has been visiting Balmoral in the summer since she was a child, but most of the folks in her kingdom became aware of the family’s trips in the 1950s.

During that time the Queen, King George VI, Prince Philip and Princess Margaret would head out to the countryside for picnics and playtime. The Queen even brought her royal corgis to the countryside with her! It looks like Charles and Anne got up to plenty of trouble while they were in the Scottish countryside, but what else are you supposed to do on vacation? 

An Inuit man warms up his wife’s feet in Greenland, 1890s. (photo by Robert E. Peary)

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The Inuits have been living in Greenland and near the Arctic Circle for generations longer than anyone else who’s spent time in these frosty areas - so if they’re cold then you know you’d be freezing. The Inuit people stretch across the north, from Greenland to Canada, and during the 19th century they were somewhat nomadic.

In the 1850s the Inuit were hired by whalers from Britain and New England to help with the large-scale operations that were staring up in the 19th century. This pic was likely captured on a break from a hard day’s work. Where do you think we can get one of those hats?