Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective 

By Sophia Maddox | June 29, 2023

Like a scene from a horror movie, the figurines at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London melted into monstrous figures after a fire broke out in 1925. 

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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Not the scene of a vicious attack, but the aftermath of a fire at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. (Wikipedia)

Frenchwoman Madame Marie Tussaud had a knack for crafting figures out of wax that so closely resembled the models that it was creepy. She began displaying her wax figures in her home before opening her famous wax museum in London. Her creations attracted huge crowds of admirers. There is one problem with wax, however. It melts. When a fire broke out in the museum in 1925, many of her wax figures were completely destroyed. Many others, like the ones shown in this photograph, survived but were horribly disfigured by the melting wax, turning them into grotesque figures. 

Between the 1930s and the 1980s, Iranian women were free to dress and style their hair how they wanted, like this young lady in the 1960s, but the Islamic Revolution of 1979 made the hijab a requirement for all women. 

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Iranian women are no longer allowed to wear outfits like this in public. (twitter)

Iranian women were making great strides in the 1950s to 1970s. Thanks in part to the efforts of the Iranian Women’s Movement, women gained the right to vote, hold public office, and divorce their husbands. They enjoyed the freedom to wear whatever they wanted, like the carefree woman in this photograph. Iranian women had one foot in the modern world and were poised to take a big step. All that changed, however, after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. In the years that followed, more and more laws were passed to suppress the rights of women. The most noticeable of these laws had to do with the public dress code for women which required mandatory face veils for all females in public.