Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To History Than You Already Knew
The Beauty And The Artist
The world has a pretty colorful history. It has seen both incredible beauty as well as indescribable horrors. These things come manifest as wars, peace treaties, new adventures and even terrible acts like segregation. Sometimes there can be a special moment recorded forever. These moments help us remember and realize that even through all the darkness and heartache there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is always important to take the time to stop, and reflect on these special moments. If we do not take the time to do this every so often we can get too bogged down by the dark side of the world. That is why we went through and collected these photos. Some of these photos may resonate with you more than others, but try to stop and smell the roses per se.
Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso in 1956. Brigitte was only 21 but she was already an amazing actress and worldwide sex symbol. Picasso was 74 and considered one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. You can tell by looking at this quiet moment that the two of these artists had a special relationship. It seems that it was a special friendship founded on the tenants of art and beauty. Perhaps Brigitte served as a muse for Picasso in his work. Having such a beauty so close to him must have encouraged the production of his masterpieces. Even though Picasso never painted Brigitte, he was quoted saying this, "It is my misfortune — and probably my delight — to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit!"
Photos always capture a special moment. Some of these can be good while others are bad. Each photo attempts to serve as a candid look at a special time in history most have already forgotten, but in the quiet solace of photography they have become immortalized. Please enjoy going through this special collection because these photos have rarely been seen by human eyes and they shed new light on some of the things that we never knew about ourselves and our history.
Singing meets boxing
Woman in a scandalous swimsuit in 1907
Tsar Nicholas and Anastasia
And the war begins…
Pictured here is Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg. The picture was taken the day that the two were assassinated. This murder has been credited with starting the very First World War.
The old Stockholm telephone tower
Gas mask testing on Babies
A fine price
Get out of my way
Fresh air please
Testing a bullet proof vest in Washington D.C. in 1923
Statue of Liberty on display at 1878 Paris World’s Fair
The Statue of Liberty was constructed in stages over a period of 8 years before she was delivered to New York. Here, her head is on display at the World Fair in Paris, France.
The Battle of Somme
The most beautiful suicide
Testing a football helmet
New shoes, new smile
King Tut Revealed
Alcohol being poured out of a window during prohibition
Last picture of Adolf Hitler
A devil meets a saint
Liverpool school children wearing gas masks during the war
The Kiss of Life
Fainting on the job
The lion’s roar
Desperate Montana men
Rural life can get quite lonely. These men posted this picture seeking wives for companionship. These men did their best to attract the ladies. Even then, they knew that a cat, dog, and handlebar mustaches would grab any woman’s attention.
Hotel owner pours acid into pool to force black patrons out
Life in the Warsaw Ghetto
A Mummy Heart
One of the most unfortunate part of poverty is that innocent children had to suffer. Pictured here is an embarrassed mother she put her four oblivious, yet happy, children up for sale.
Soviet space dog
Studying the effects of weightlessness at 25,000 feet
Before Mount Rushmore
Soviet soldier feeds a polar bear
Barrels of Booze
The beginning of the end
Space Chimp Lived
Ham the Astrochimp was the first primate to take a flight into space. He went up on January 31, 1961 and returned to earth safely, with only a bruise on his nose.
Evacuation of Japanese-Americans
The Italian Fascist Headquarters
Testing of a hydrogen bomb
Before the Beatles were famous
No women allowed
8 year old beats multiple chess masters in 1920
Assassination attempt evacuation
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam was surely not the first dam to ever be built, but at the time that it was constructed, it was the tallest in the world. Construction began in 1931 and was finished in 1936. It was 60 feet thick and as tall as two football fields.