Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

By | February 2, 2023

Elaborate and enormous hats were the hallmark of the Edwardian style as this trio of fashionable ladies from 1900 are demonstrating.

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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Fashion-forward Edwardian Era women flaunt their form-fitted skirts and enormous hats. (Pinterest)

Women’s fashion underwent some drastic changes from the Victorian Era to the Edwardian Era. The full skirts of the Victorian Era gave way to more fitted and tailors dresses and skirts that accentuated the wearer’s figure. Even as the skirts became smaller, the headwear became larger. A hallmark of the Edwardian Era fashion was large, oversized, and elaborate women’s hats, worn atop equally large and elaborate hairstyles. Women piled their braided hair high on their heads … even added false hairpieces to give their updo more height. When the hats were added, there was even more volume. The hats were wide-brimmed and wound with silk or sheer veils or scarved and adorned with beads, feathers, and flowers. 

Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson, and Patrick Swayze starred as the Gates brothers in the 1989 action thriller, “Next of Kin”, Two Decades Before Swayze’s Untimely Cancer Death.

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Patrick Swayze (right) with Bill Paxton and Liam Neeson. (Pinterest)

The world was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Patrick Swayze death in 2009. The actor was only 57 when he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. A prolific performer, Swayze’s career started in the disco era when he appeared in Skatetown U.S.A. in 1979, his first film. Most of the roles Swayze played were that of tough guys with a tender, romantic heart. From Dirty Dancing to Ghost to Road House, he developed a reputation as a heartthrob, but he was a rarity in Hollywood … a happily married man.

Patrick Swayze was just 18 years old when he met Lisa Niemi. She was only 14 at the time. Five years later, on June 12, 1975, they married. Completely and totally in love, the couple were married for 34 years when Swayze died. His iconic 1987 song, “She’s Like the Wind” was written for Lisa.