Rare Photos Will Make You Question Everything You Think You Know About History

Rare Collection | September 14, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

The older we get the more we realize that the version of history that we think we know is all wrong. Look closer at this rare photographs from history and you'll see a different side to some of history's most well known stories, and you'll even discover facts about history that you won't find in a textbook.

This gallery of stunning photos that you've never seen captures some of the most important moments from history that you never knew about, and it turns a few well known stories completely on their heads.

⚡ Not all of the following stories have a happy ending, and some of them will shock you to the core. But they're all important pieces of history that beg you to look closer and show you a different side to history than you already know. ⚡

Marilyn Monroe almost never allowed photos to be taken without her having makeup on 💔

source: instagram

Monroe didn't like to be photographed without makeup, so very few "normal" photos of her exist. She wasn't just suffering from body dysmorphia and depression, she felt ugly on the inside and couldn't stand the thought of anyone seeing the real her.

We all know that she was naturally gorgeous, there's no arguing that. But as her career gained steam her insecurities bubbled up beyond the booze and the pills that she used to drown out her demons until she couldn't repress the pain anymore

Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962. Her maid discovered her face down and nude in her bed, a telephone in one hand and prescription medication strewn around the carpet. There are numerous conspiracy theories behind the actress' death, but it's most likely that she overdosed in the nadir of depression.

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Jacob Shelton


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.