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Rare Photographs You Will Never See In History Books

Colorized historical photos | August 25, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

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 ⚠️

Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth c.1942 👸

source: reddit

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.

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Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.