Rarely Seen Photos Show A Darker Side To History 

By | February 20, 2023

A CIA case officer is photographed at a dead drop location in Moscow, 1962

History may be full of wonderful and exciting moments, but the following photos show just how dark the past can be. Even the most beautiful of these rare photos from the past contains something eerie if you look close enough.

You won't find these dark images or their stories in history books. As chilling as these photos are if you fully take them in you'll see a silver lining in their darkness. These recently uncovered photos will not only shock you, they'll provide insight into some of our darkest times. You'll see what life was really like in some of the lowest times in history which can really put today in perspective...

Each one of these eerie photos from the past shows a dark side to history, but they also show just how much better off we are today.

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For a spy to be caught in the act is one of the most harrowing things that can occur. During the Cold War the American and Soviet militaries were carrying out increasingly detailed forms of espionage that often centered on the dead drop. To carry out this brand of spycraft an agent would drop an item in a trash can or somewhere within the public eye where it could be easily retrieved by another agent.

The biggest problem with the dead drop is that an agent could be picked up the moment they dropped their item. They could also be photographed in the act which is almost worse than being picked up in the moment. This photo shows just how dangerous it was to be a spy during the Cold War.

Cesar Romero doing his makeup as 'The Joker' on the set of TV series Batman (1967)

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For many, Cesar Romero will always be the ideal version of the Joker. He took the role on the 1960s version of the Batman series on the one condition that he wouldn't have to shave his mustache, which is why the character's face always had an interesting kind of makeup. Even though he was behind the beloved character and he had his way in the contract, Romero always knew his role.

While speaking about Batman in the 1960s, Romero explained that as much fun as he has being a bad guy he knows that the series isn't all about him:

It's a lot of fun. We have a lot of fun doing this show, and we had a lot of fun making the movie. It's a part that you can do everything that you've always been told not to do as an actor. In other words, you can get as hammy as you like and go all out. It's great fun, I enjoy it.