54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | July 28, 2023

Lady bikers photographed by Loomis Dean for LIFE Magazine in 1949

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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There’s something about the thrill of the open road that no one can turn away from. If you’ve ever hit the two lane black top on a steel horse then you know the feeling of the wind blowing in your hair as you scream across North America. These women were captured by Loomis Dean, and the photo offers an interesting look at post war America.

This was a time when anything seemed possible, and after winning the war it was as if the only thing left to do was hit the open road and discover yourself. These women are definitely cool, and we hope they kept riding until they ran out of road.

A Classic Hoover Ad From 1953

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There’s nothing like getting a fine piece of equipment for Christmas, and when it’s as beautiful as a new Hoover vacuum who wouldn’t want to get one of these bad boys under the tree? Admittedly, the shape is a dead give away so you might want to wrap it in a box rather than wrap it on its own. The ‘60s were the apex of ads like this that insinuated that women absolutely loved doing house work. As out of place as it feels now there’s something inviting about this ad.

The font, the colors, and the actual are of the piece are truly stunning, as is the “P.S. to husbands” at the bottom that lets them in on the little secret of how little this item costs - only $69.99. That’s a steal.