60 Photographs With Rarely Told Stories From Our Past

By | September 15, 2022

A 16 year-old Wayne Gretzky playing for the Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds in the OHA. (1977-78)

The most fascinating stories from our past are those that involve just one or two people. They’re those moments that we’re able to put ourselves inside so we can ask if we’d handle a situation in the same way. When faced with the epic struggles as the people collected here, would we too change history for the better? Get excited to dive into photos and stories of the unsung heroes of the past like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer or the photographers who sought to beautify Poland after World War II.

There are also surreal looks at Salvador Dalí, and stories of presidents reaching across the aisle to pass the torch. These photos are sure to inspire and amaze, now read on! 

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The greatest hockey player of the 20th century had to get his start somewhere. As a young Canuck he was playing hockey from a young age, and by 1977 he was already rocking the ice like a pro twice his age. Supposedly Gretzky was such a skilled player as a young man that he was the ire of several parents who regularly booed him.

At the age of 16 Gretzky scored 72 points in 32 game while playing for the same team, topping his record of 60 points the previous year. In order to play for the Greyhounds Gretzky had to arrange to stay with family friends in order to live a somewhat normal life while playing as a 16 year old on a minor league team. 

A rare photo of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, 1933

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Bonnie Parker joined up with lifelong criminal Clyde Barrow when she was only 19 years old. Their crime spree started when she smuggled a gun into the prison where Barrow was being held to help him escape. He was caught and sent back to jail, but was paroled in 1932. That’s when the real trouble began. The two stole a car, which resulted in a trip to the slammer for Parker.

Following her release in 1932, Bonnie and Clyde robbed a series of banks across the American south with a group of Barrow’s childhood friends. Even though they were definitely dangerous criminals, Bonnie and Clyde took on a mythological role in Americana who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.