Nostalgic History Photos

By | June 12, 2018

The Addams Family, 1965.

These photographs of pop culture and historic events of the past will give you a wave of nostalgia and a look into our history. Our present is built on a foundation of the past, therefore understanding what life was like a decade or a millennium ago is vital to learning what was considered important to people of the past. Knowing our past and how it has impacted our present provides us with a way to anticipate the future. 

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Did you know that the popular macabre sitcom of the mid-1960s, The Addams Family, originated as a cartoon in the “New Yorker”? Cartoonist Charles “Chas” Addams was known for his dark and twisted humor. In his cartoons, he created a series of off-beat and wacky characters that he referred to as the Addams Family. These characters, and the weird and spooky situations they encountered, were so well received among the “New Yorker” readers that he was asked to join forces with TV producer David Levy to develop the television series of the same name. Among the creepy characters on the show were Morticia and her husband, Gomez, their children, Wednesday and Pugsley, their butler, Lurch, along with Uncle Fester, Cousin Itt, and Thing. 

One of only two completely-original 18th Century Pirate Flags in existence.

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Despite was movies and TV show tell us, not all pirate flew a skull and crossbones flag, also known as the Jolly Roger, from the masts of their ships. When Richard Hawkins was kidnapped by pirates in 1724, he told his rescuers that the pirate ship bore a black flag with an image of a skeleton stabbing a heart with a spear and that the pirates called their flag the Jolly Roger. Three years prior, two other pirates, Francis Spriggs and Bartholomew Roberts, both used the term to refer to their flags, but neither of their flags had a skull and cross bones on it. The Barbary pirates were most likely the first to use the traditional pirate flag design, like this one, that we have come to associate with piracy.