54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | May 22, 2023

An 18 year-old Madonna at the University of Michigan in 1976.

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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Madonna has always been cool, but before she was the queen of pop she was just a college student at the University of Michigan. At the time she was studying dance in her off time while doing her normal college courses. She even studied at the American Dance Festival during her summers. She only attended the University of Michigan for two years, and in 1978 she moved to New York City.

Even in the Big Apple Madonna continued to study dance, and classes at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. It would be another four years before Madonna really became Madonna.

Extreme tree pruning crew from the late 1800s.

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A photo from a time when men put their lives on the line to prune trees and looked cool doing it. Pruning trees in the 19th century was a big time operation and took teams of men to pollard the upper branches of trees in order to create a more dense head of foliage at the top. Although in some instances the pruners were simply trying to to keep trees from becoming a hazard. 

It took an entire team to work on a tree this size because it would be a major undertaking for one or two people. Can you imagine how heavy the branches are that are holding the men on the top of the tree? Hopefully they’re not afraid of heights.