54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | December 5, 2023

Barbara Walters, 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 you. Onward! 

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In the modern era Barbara Walters is considered one of the most foremost journalists of the 20th century. However in 1949 she was studying English at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. She attended college until 1951 when she earned her B.A. and moved to New York City where she worked for an advertising agency until she was able to get a job at a local NBC affiliate.

By 1953 Walters was producing a children’s program called Ask the Camera. She continued to produce at NBC for a couple of years until moving to CBS in 1955 to write for The Morning Show. It would only take six more years for Walters to take a job at The Today Show. 

14-year-old Princess Elizabeth in 1940.

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It seems as if Queen Elizabeth has been leading Great Britain forever, but there was a time when she was just a teenage girl, living as the heir presumptive to the throne. As a girl Elizabeth regularly staged pantomimes at Christmas in order to raise money for the Queen’s Wool Fund, a serve that paid for the yarn that formed military garments.

In 1940 Elizabeth gave her first radio broadcast during the BBC's Children's Hour. During the show she spoke directly to the children who were evacuated from London because of the blitzkrieg. In this address she said:

We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well.