54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | June 19, 2023

A young woman from the Ouled Naïl tribe in Algeria. (1905) 

When you look back at history there are moments that you can’t help but feel like you’ve lived. Big, sweeping, epic moments that are etched in stone. But even more fascinating are the stories that exist between the bullet points. These jaw dropping photos that tell the unknown stories are sure to amaze. Click ahead with fervor and plow through pictures and anecdotes about everything from World War II to Madonna, and even the early years of Walt Disney.

That’s not all we have. There are eye opening looks at Mother Nature, natural disasters, and indigenous people that you’d never see in your normal life. Keep some eye drops handy because there’s a lot to learn and photos that will astound. Onward! 

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The Ouled Naïl are a somewhat mysterious tribe of people located in the the Ouled Naïl Range, Algeria. They regularly travel to Djelfa in order to make cattle trades and buy imports. It’s not clear where the Ouled Naïl actually come from, as their origins are specifically oral in nature, with divergent lore on where they come from.

Some members of the tribe claim to descend from Arab tribes who moved into the Algerian countryside a thousand years ago, while some members say they’re from the Banu Hilal of Hejaz. Whatever the case, they have a fascinating tribal lifestyle. 

Photo of a man from Fiji, 1895.

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Fiji is an island country in Melanesia, located in the South Pacific and it’s gone through a series of owners in its time on Earth. Once Europeans came across Fiji in the early 1700s they continued to stop by in order stay amongst the Fijans to trade sea cucumbers and sandalwood.

While Fiji has a large amount of sugarcane on the island, Fijans are most well known as some of the best canoe builders in the South Pacific. In the 19th century they used this skill to trade with the Tonga, a group of people from Polynesia. In 1895 Fjji was under British rule and wouldn’t be free until 1970.