Recovered Photos Show A Different Side To History

By | February 23, 2023

Erika Eleniak on the set of Baywatch

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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Known for her roles in E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Baywatch, Erika Eleniak had a rough go of it during her heyday in Hollywood. The star admits that when she had to act in a bathing suit all day she fostered an eating disorder as well as an addiction to laxatives. Things were so bad that she was hospitalized for abusing the product.

Eleniak says that leaving Baywatch was one of the best decisions she ever made, specifically because she was less worried about her on-camera weight during production. She later said:

My exit was Pamela Anderson’s entrance. I feel like she made the show. And I know they were thrilled to have her. So it just worked out really well.

Chief Dust Maker, from the Ponca tribe in northern Nebraska, 1898. (Photograph by Frank Rinehart)

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Taken in 1898 by Frank Rinehart, this photo shows just one of his Native subjects in the glory and splendor that audiences have come to think of when we think portraits of American indigenous people. Rinehart started photographing Native Americans at the end of the 19th century in Omaha, Nebraska. By the turn of the century he was tapped by the U.S. government to photograph the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha.

At this event nearly 500 Native Americans were photographed against simple backdrops and in staged conditions. Some of the indigenous people, like Dust Maker, are clad in ceremonial outfits while others wear very little. Rinehart's photos provide a rare insight into the native people of this era.