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60 Photographs With Rarely Told Stories From Our Past

Rare Collection | May 22, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

The most fascinating stories from our past are those that involve just one or two people. They’re those moments that we’re able to put ourselves inside so we can ask if we’d handle a situation in the same way. When faced with the epic struggles as the people collected here, would we too change history for the better? Get excited to dive into photos and stories of the unsung heroes of the past like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer or the photographers who sought to beautify Poland after World War II.

There are also surreal looks at Salvador Dalí, and stories of presidents reaching across the aisle to pass the torch. These photos are sure to inspire and amaze, now read on! 

A rare photo of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, 1933

Source: Reddit

Bonnie Parker joined up with lifelong criminal Clyde Barrow when she was only 19 years old. Their crime spree started when she smuggled a gun into the prison where Barrow was being held to help him escape. He was caught and sent back to jail, but was paroled in 1932. That’s when the real trouble began. The two stole a car, which resulted in a trip to the slammer for Parker.

Following her release in 1932, Bonnie and Clyde robbed a series of banks across the American south with a group of Barrow’s childhood friends. Even though they were definitely dangerous criminals, Bonnie and Clyde took on a mythological role in Americana who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. 

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Jacob Shelton

Writer

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.