Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

By | December 16, 2022

Perhaps the last photo ever taken of a very pregnant actress Sharon Tate who was murdered on August 9, 1969, by members of Charles Manson’s followers. 

Things aren’t always as they seem. This collection of photographs will show you a view of history – its people, places, and events – that offers a different perspective than what we see in our history books. You will see famous people before they were stars, the final moments of some people’s lives, fads and trends of the past, and some intriguing slices of life in days gone by. History is full of fascinating little tidbits that make for wonderful stories. All we need to do to find them is to change our perspective.

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Sharon Tate's biggest film role was in "Valley of the Dolls". (Twitter)

Beautiful actress and model Sharon Tate rose to stardom after her 1967 role in Valley of the Dolls, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. By the summer of 1969, Tate seemed to be living a charmed life. Her career was on the rise. She was married to film director Roman Polanski. She was living in a fabulous house in the Hollywood Hills. And she was pregnant with her first child. Who could have predicted that Tate and her friends would be slaughtered in cold blood by members of a murderous cult led by Charles Manson? Just weeks before she was supposed to give birth, Tate and her unborn child were viciously stabbed and killed.  

Photographer Roland Reed’s 1910 image, titled “The Eagle”, showed the majestic beauty of the Blackfoot people in their ancestral home in what is now Glacier National Park ⛰️

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The photographer was less interested in accurately depicting the Blackfoot people than he was with the artistic arrangement of the photograph. (Pinterest)

Roland Reed was a prominent American photographer of the early 20th century who was known for his photographic series featuring Native Americans. Reed, however, was a pictorialist. This artistic movement of the day put an emphasis on artistic arrangement rather than authenticity. The majority of Reed’s photographs of the Blackfoot people, like this one seen here, were staged. Reed sacrificed historical and ethnological accuracy for the sake of a great photograph. Since a collection of his photographs remain, historians are challenged with unraveling the portions of the images that are true to the Blackfoot legacy and which aspects were stages by Reed.