Rare Vintage Photos Provoke A Hard Sense Of Nostalgia

Rare Collection | July 6, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

The following photos show some of the most amazing moments from history, many of them will make you think, and a few of them are definitely too hot for young eyes. Which photos are we talking about? That’s up to you…

These snapshots show moments of societal change, but they also show people taking it easy and spending time with their loved ones. Something that sounds pretty nice right about now.

Each shot shows a different take on history that what you already know, showing the nuance in a well known story that only a rare photo can. Take a long look at these photos, we know you’re going to like what you see… 

Most people don't know this... In 1963, Raquel Welch auditioned for the role of Mary Ann for a new TV show called Gilligan's Island. However, the role went to Dawn Wells. Can you imagine how the show would have been different if they ended up casting Raquel? 🤔

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It’s hard to imagine anyone else other than the extremely wholesome Dawn Wells playing Mary Ann, but during the casting process of Gilligan’s Island none other than the very fiery Raquel Welch was brought in for the part.

Welch was brought in after producers decided to change one of the characters from a secretary to a farm girl, and who better to give off sexy farm girl vibes than Raquel Welch?

The thing is, Welch doesn’t exactly have the “girl next door” appeal that producers were looking for in the role, so they sent her on her way. What could have been...

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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.