57 Amazing Images With Little Known Stories From History

By | July 8, 2022

Extreme tree pruning crew from the late 1800s.

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 unless you ran into HD. Keep some eye drops handy because there’s a lot to learn and photos that will astound. Onward! 

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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. 

An arctic explorer offers canned milk to a nursing polar bear, while a cub plays with his leg (Russia, 1980)

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In the 1950s Russian soldiers out on patrol had one thing in abundance, condensed milk. On a routine military expedition in the Chukchi Peninsula soldiers came across a vast amount of polar bears who weren’t doing well in the -40 Fahrenheit weather. The bears and their cubs were starving and freezing, so the soldiers did what they could to help the poor animals.

Soldiers tended to open the cans of condensed milk for the polar bears who would proceed to lick it clean and then feed their cubs. When the conditions are as harsh as they are in a Soviet winter then everyone and everything has to stick together.