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60 Classic Photos That Shine A New Light On History

Uncategorized | March 13, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

Every so often you catch a glimpse of a once in a lifetime photo that makes you think differently about a specific moment in history. From bygone structures to vintage ads, and stars in the prime of their lives, the photos collected here provide new insight into the 19th and 20th centuries. There’s no better way to discover something new about the past than to explore history through our pictures.

These photos are the closest thing to a time machine that we’ll ever have, and with them we can learn something special about people and places we’ve only heard of in history books. Get ready to learn something and let’s crack on!

George Harrison and Stevie Nicks, 1978. 

Source: Reddit

Not that we’re complaining, but what the heck was Stevie Nicks doing hanging out with George Harrison? It turns out that the two were friends and that she even helped him write the 1979 song “Here Comes The Moon.” According to Nicks, the song was a one-off thing that happened when they both turned up in Hawaii at the same time.

In the book George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door, Nicks said that she keeps a picture of herself and Harrison around when she tours to get her through the tough nights. She said:

When I go on the road it goes right on my makeup mirror, so before I go on stage, whether it's with Fleetwood Mac or me in my solo career, the three of us are looking back at me and that has been my inspiration every single night. There's lots of nights where you kind of go, I wish I didn't have to go on stage tonight, I'm tired, I don't feel like doing it, and I look at George Harrison and me and I go, well, you just have to, because it's important, it's important to make people happy, so get out of your chair, put on your boots and go out there and do your thing.

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.