Hidden Vintage Photos Tell A Different Story Of The Past 

By Jack Ripley | March 31, 2023

Six Flags Over New Orleans, abandoned after Hurricane Katrina

Historical photos often show us things that we don’t want to see, but that we can’t look away from. This collection of photographs show us extraordinary moments from our past that send chills down our spine. Some of these shots show moments that are hard to look at, but others will give you goosebumps in the best way possible.

test article image
Source: Pinterest

The sound of roller coasters careening through the air, children screaming with joy, and the smell of cotton candy, amusement parks are a respite from real life for the young and old. Unfortunately even amusement parks aren’t immune to the ravages of Mother Nature. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, drowning the city and turning Six Flags Over New Orleans into a twisted pile of metal.

The 140 acre plot of land is still standing in one way or another, but it’s been deemed unsalvageable by park owners. The site is now covered in graffiti and exists as a monument to what could have been. 

Young Madonna at the University of Michigan in 1976.

test article image
Source: Reddit

Before she was one of the most famous people on Earth, and arguably the most popular musical artist of the ‘90s, she was just a young girl wth a dream. After attending Rochester Adams High School where she was a straight A student. Following high school she won a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Two years after beginning school she dropped out and moved to New York City in order to chase her dreams of performing. Madonna said that the move shook her life up, and that it changed her at a molecular level:

It was the first time I’d ever taken a plane, the first time I’d ever gotten a taxi cab. I came here with $35 in my pocket. It was the bravest thing I’d ever done.