Hidden Vintage Photos Tell A Different Story Of The Past

By | February 24, 2023

The SwimMobile made it so inner city kids could beat the heat. Detroit, 1960s

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.

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Summer can be unbearable if you don’t have a way to cool off, and if you don’t have anything to do, the summer can be even worse. The muggy air, the sweat, that sticky feeling that’s just so uncomfortable, the only thing that can make the summer manageable is a pool. Unfortunately not everyone has a pool, especially in the inner city of Detroit.

In the 1960s the SwimMobile made life easier for urban kids in Detroit. The truck was a trailer on the back of a semi truck filled with water that drove from place to place, stopping long enough for kids to get in a good swim. 

Young Madonna at the University of Michigan in 1976.

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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.