Unseen Historical Photos Never Found In Textbooks

By Sarah Norman | May 27, 2024

Johnny Cash, strumming his heart out

There is so much of our past that hasn't made it into our history textbooks. And there are multiple sides to the common historical events we were taught in school. While some events have been long forgotten, our understanding of our past is broadened by looking at historical events from a fresh perspective. The collection of photographs shown here offer us a unique glimpse into the past. 

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Now that’s a tiny car! During the 1950s, the BMW Isetta, an Italian microcar, became the top-selling single-cylinder car. The first mass-produced vehicle to have a fuel consumption of 3 liters per 100 km, the Isetta was called a bubble car because of its unique egg shape and bubble windows. The diminutive car had only one door…right in the front. The entire front of the car, including the dashboard and steering wheel, opened outward to allow the driver and a single passenger to enter the 4 ½ long wide by 7 ½ feet long. The heater was an option. 

A couple gets into their BMW Isetta through the front door, 1950s.

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These words were made famous by none other than Johnny Cash. The American singer and songwriter was a master wordsmith, as is apparent in many of his hit songs, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire” and “Man in Black”. In fact, he remains one of the best-selling recording artists of all time with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. Johnny Cash may be considered a country artist, but his songs span multiple genres, from rock and rockabilly to folk, gospel and blues. In the final years of his career, he even covered songs by Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails.