60 Eerie Photos From Forgotten Moments In History

By Sarah Norman | August 18, 2023

A wartime selfie from the 1940s.

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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It’s not just young people who are obsessed with taking selfies, people have been interested in snapping photos of themselves since the advent of the camera. Even Van Gogh painted portraits of himself. If you’ve seen a lot selfies from the ‘40s then you know that these wartime cuties have managed to snap a really nice photo with there camera.

Many similar selfies tend to be out of focus, or the frame is all wrong, but these two were able to take a great photo that sums up an era of photography that required quite a bit of skill to master, something that folks who stick to selfies on their phone don’t know anything about. 

Sioux girl with her doll, 1890.

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Even though they were displaced long before the end of the 19th century, by 1890 the Sioux Nation had yet to face their worst indignity. Over the course of their existence the Sioux were split into being the Dakota and the Lakota, and on December 29, 1890, the 7th Cavalry Regiment surrounded the Lakota in order to force them to move to Omaha, Nebraska.

The Lakota didn’t want to leave Wounded Knee Creek, so the 7th Calvary fired on them until 150 of the Lakota Sioux were dead. After burying the men, women, and children in a mass grave the 9th Calvary moved onto a nearby reservation in order to watch over the remaining Sioux.