Rare Photographs You Will Never See In History Books 

By | November 15, 2022

Look closer at these moments in history… no longer encased in black and white, every photo in this collection has been rendered in stunning color. They no longer feel like relics of the past, but rather vibrant moments that show the way things really were… and in some ways still are.

Some of these rarely seen photos will shock you, others will amaze, and others are not suitable for all eyes, but they all capture way more than expected.  So brace yourself...

⚠️ These jaw dropping colorized photos of the past have to be seen to be believed. The moments captured here just don’t look quite the same in black and white.  You will never look at history the same way again ⚠️

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It’s crazy to think that Queen Elizabeth was once but a girl. We’re so used to seeing her the way she is today… older and wiser, more austere. As a girl, Elizabeth was down for anything. As a teen she was a part of the Girl Guides - basically the Girl Scouts but with less cookie selling.

In order to help Elizabeth gain her merit badges the 1st Buckingham Palace Company was formed, made up of children of royal household members and any Buckingham Palace workers whose children wanted to take part in the Girl Guides.

The young Elizabeth learned how to cook over an open fire, pitch a tent, and even worked on her bandaging skills while taking care of her sister.

A group photograph of Japanese officers taken by Felice Beato, Japan late 1860s ⚔️

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This shot of Japanese officers looks incredibly grand in gorgeous color, but the thing that really brings it all out is the composition. Felice Beato was one of the first photographers to travel to East Asia and capture shots of men and women going about their every day lives.

With these officers Beato corralled them into a kind of class photo setting, allowing each of them to show their indolence while providing the through line of their heritage. It’s a really cool way of presenting the rest of the world with such a grand display of elegance.

Beato’s photographs gave the western world a peek into a place that they’d only heard about, and his work formed the basis of how we think about the Japanese to this day.