The Photographs That Defined Dark Moments In History

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History is filled with triumph and tragedy. Misfortune and heartache stem from both external and internal conflict. It is never in short supply. With the advent of photographs becoming more widely available in the nineteenth century, we have ways of accurately capturing the good and the bad moments that history offers. Sometimes pictures also paint a different scenario of someone’s character where they present themselves one way on film but act another way off camera. Photos also remind us of a past, reflecting shadows of who we once were or individuals we once knew. We want to share the photographs that defined dark moments in history with this article. It is important to remember events and people from the past and take lessons from them moving forward.

D-Day Was Intense; A Very Poignant Event In History

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The image below is one of the most recognizable war pictures from modern history. It is of the Normandy landings, also called D-Day. This event was a mixture of landing and airborne operations, and the purpose was to get a foothold in Axis-controlled France. On June 6, 1944, it took place with 156,000 Americans, Canadian and British forces storming five beaches. As a result of the size, historians consider the invasion one of the most significant amphibious military assaults. Estimates for German casualties were around 4,000 to 9,000, while Allies had about 4,414 to 10,000. Though they didn’t achieve their goals the first day, the allies got in and managed to expand their numbers in Europe in the coming months.

The Titanic Almost Got In Another Collision Before The Iceberg

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The Titanic’s maiden voyage was supposed to go from Southampton, England, to New York City, U.S.A, beginning on April 15, 1912. From the start, there were some problems. The ship’s suction almost caused another docked boat called the “New York” to collide with it. It took around an hour for the Titactic to maneuver around the other ship to avoid impact. Then on April 14, as everyone probably knows, the ship hit an iceberg, causing an estimated 1,517 casualties. A U.S. committee found out a warning was not sounded, leaving some passengers and crew ignorant of the accident. The picture of the dry dock in Belfast is a haunting reminder of the tragedy on the Titanic.

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Passengers Of The Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 Who Survived Lived On A Mountain Stranded For Months

This is a dark tale. If anyone has not heard the story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, this is what happened. An Old Christian Club amateur rugby union team from Montevideo, Uruguay, was supposed to play an English rugby team in Santiago, Chile. The club president scheduled a flight with the Uruguayan Air Force with a turboprop Fairchild FH-227D. The co-pilot thought they reached Curicó and mistakingly descended toward Pudahuel Airport and struck a mountain. If that was not bad enough, the surviving passengers avoided an avalanche and resorted to eating the remains of the people who did not make it until helicopters rescued them 72 days later.

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Tax Evasion Put Al Capone on Trial

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Al Capone is probably one of America’s most notorious crime bosses. In the 1920s, he became infamous for bootlegging during the Nationwide Prohibition. As a result of his activities, people linked Capone to many deaths, including those on the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929. So, what brought down Al Capone was not his links to violent crimes but instead income tax evasion by a secret grand jury. That is how they get you. Later on June 5, 1931, Capone was indicted by a federal grand jury for 22 counts of tax invasion that landed him an 11-year prison sentence. In the picture, mobsters at the trail cover their faces.

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Princess Diana Did Not Continue Her Charitable Work

Princess Diana - The Photographs That Defined Dark Moments In History

In the 1980s, Diana, Princess of Whales, got involved in many charities. In 1988 alone, she performed 191 engagements, and in 1991, she bumped that number to 397. The UK Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers director said her effect on charity was more important than anyone else that century. Diana took a particular interest in health and illness and got involved with work involving AIDS, leprosy, and cancer patients. In the picture, everyone can see her shake an AIDS patient’s hand without gloves at the London Middlesex Hospital. The purpose was to quell the public fear of transmission through touch. Unfortunately, Diana’s life was cut short, so she never got to continue her charitable work.

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Otto Frank Returns To Opekta’s Upper Rooms

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Otto Frank was a Jewish businessman along with his brother. They took over the bank that their father used to run until it shut down in the 1930s. When the Holocaust started in Germany, Frank evacuated his family to the Netherlands. When Germany began deporting Jews from the Netherlands, Frank and his family, plus an additional family, hid in the upper rooms of Opekta in Amsterdam for two years. Opekta was a pectin and spice company where Frank was the managing director. Eventually, the families were discovered and sent to concentration camps. Frank was the sole survivor and later published his daughter’s diary of the events. In this picture, he revisits the upper rooms of the company where his family stayed.

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The Spanish Flu Hit The Globe Hard

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This moment in history seems familiar. The Spanish flu was an influenza pandemic spread across the globe beginning in early 1918. The virus hit in four waves. By 1920, the virus evolved to be less deadly to the point it was seasonal flu. The virus hit hard with 17 million to 50 million casualties or possibly more. The picture above is from San Francisco, where a mask ordinance was put in place, leading to hundreds of arrests. An Anti-Mask League of San Francisco formed and protested the rule leading to a repeal a month later. California State Board of Health put out a study that year concluding that masks did not make a difference with the epidemic because they were worn outdoors rather than indoors and constructed with faulty material.

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Kurt Cobain Did Not Think The Public Understood his Music

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We don’t think one person would argue that Kurt Cobain was not talented. When he found Nirvana, the band quickly set itself with a grunge style that helped define the 1990s. With critically praised albums like “Nevermind” (1991), it is no surprise the band was successful. Unfortunately, Cobain struggled with fame and felt the public did not understand his music. He had other problems, including substance abuse and depression. In 1997, he took his own life. The picture depicts his bandmates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at his funereal.

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Richard Pryor’s Life Was A Tragedy Not A Comedy

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First off, we want to say Richard Pryor is hilarious and talented. But there was something darker behind the smile. Pryor had a difficult life. He grew up in a brothel and saw very little of his mother. He went to a Catholic School that kicked him out when they learned about his family’s business practices. He also got kicked out of another school and went on to take low-paying factory or driving jobs. After leaving the army (he spent most of it in prison), he became a comedian. With some success, Pyror quickly turned to substances, which worsened some of his more violent tendencies. This behavior finally cumulated to Pryor purposely catching himself on fire in 1980. Luckily he lived. Later in his life, he developed MS.

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Concentration Camps Confiscated Wedding Rings And Other Gold Items

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Here is another dark history moment. In this picture, a soldier puts his hand in a container full of gold rings seized from prisoners in Buchenwald. American troops discovered them in a cave next to a concentration camp. During the years of SS control, the president of the Reichsbank had gold possessions taken from victims and deposited them in the bank. The Germans used gold items such as wedding rings to melt into bullion. After the allies won the war, the Reichsbank quickly dissolved. The U.S. soldiers discovered stones, watches, eyeglass, and gold teeth fillings with gold rings. During the Nuremberg trials, the court convicted the Reichsbank’s president for his war crimes.

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FDR Had A Litany Of Health Problems

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Frederick D. Roosevelt had a paralytic illness that doctors diagnosed as poliomyelitis. The symptoms began arising in 1921 when he was 39 years old. In the coming years, Roosevelt’s legs became permanently paralyzed. He tried his best not to let the public see him use his wheelchair, which is why the pictures like the one above are so rare. Despite his tendency to hide his illness, most people knew about it. Today, experts think the likely cause for his problems was Guillain-Barré syndrome. FDR also had other health problems, including high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and more. It probably did not help he was a chain-smoker.

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Jackie Kennedy Was A Priceless Asset On JFK’s Campaign Trail

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This photo is of John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, and Ethel Kennedy from 1954. It also illustrates how selfies never went out of fashion. We already talked about JFK, so that we will write a little about Jackie. She met JFK at a dinner party through a mutual friend in 1952, and married a year later. Jackie proved to be quite valuable on the campaign trail. She traveled with JFK to his rallies and helped pick out his clothes. When she was with him, crowd sizes grew. Jackie became a fashion icon and oversaw a White House interior restoration as the first lady. Unfortunately, she lost JFK after the incident in Houston and later lost a second husband from an illness.

Soviet Union Began A Public Radio Station in 1924

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Around the 1920s, people began buying private radios, despite the technologies availability a decade prior. The picture above that everyone sees was from the Soviet Union in 1928. These individuals are hearing radio for the first time, and that had to be some experience. In the Soviet Union, the People’s Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs (PCPT) controlled radio resources and gave power to a joint-stock company in 1924. Lenin wanted to use the technology as a “paperless newspaper” to disperse public information. As a result, the All-Union Radio station began. Radio supervision returned to the PCPT in 1928.

Charlie Watt Passed Away On August 24, 2021

This is one of the last pictures of Charlie Watt performing. He was the drummer of the rock band Rolling Stones from 1963 until he died in 2021. He started as a graphic artist, though interested in drums from a young age. He played in London rhythm and blues clubs when he was younger, where his future bandmates discovered him. He also designed the art for the record sleeves and tour stages as a graphic designer. Jazz heavily influenced Watt’s drumming style.

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Many Men Left The Eastern United States To Pursue Different Work

We had trouble finding the exact details on this, so feel free to fact-check us. Apparently, someone took this picture in 1899 Montana. Many men at that time moved from the eastern U.S. to areas such as Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and The Dakotas. They were searching for jobs and did all sorts of work such as ranching or logging. Unfortunately, they probably left a lot of women behind to pursue a better life. We are not sure how serious the men are in the picture or if they are joking. But hey, at least their cats can keep them company.

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The Actors Had An Exhausting And Frustrating Experience Making “The Shining” (1980)

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Director Stanley Kubrick demanded a lot out of his cast and crew. Jack Nicholson worked long hours due to Kubrick’s method of getting a lot of takes. He’d come back exhausted. According to his then-partner, Anjelica Huston, he’d collapse in the bed and go to sleep instantly. Despite the work, Nicholson had a good working relationship with Kubrick. Though Shelley Duvall said, he was hard on her and lost his temper. She admits Kubrick was probably pushing her to get the best performance. Here in the picture is Kubrick and his daughter Vivian, which may have been a rare moment of levity for the director on set.

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People Used Horses To Work In Mines

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That is a pit pony in the picture. They are also called mining horses. Essentially they are horses or mules that worked in mines from the mid-18th century to the 20th. Though, occasionally some are still utilized today. In the U.S., these animals were used but not common. In England, the pit ponies became highly spread after legislatures brought the Mines and Collieries Act 1842 to Parliament. Essentially it forbade women, girls, and boys under 10 (later age 13) from operating underground. Later British legislatures and animal rights advocates pushed for pony protection, too, given the poor conditions.

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Yvonne Craig Did Most Of Her Own Stunts As Batgirl

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Here is some TV history for everyone. For “Batman” (1966-1968), the filmmakers made a short of Yvonne Craig as Batgirl and Tim Herbert as Killer Moth. This film persuaded ABC to greenlight season 3 of the show. In the series, Craig said she had a stunt double. However, Craig did most of the stunts herself. She even knew how to ride and owned a motorcycle. Craig also wore a red wig when she had the costume on and had dark hair when she was in Batgirl’s other persona Barbra Gordon. Gordon was a natural redhead in the comics, but Craig did not want to dye her hair red.

Cincinnati, Ohio Used To Have A Colossal Library

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This is the old Cincinnati Library. It had five levels of cast iron shelves with checkerboard marble floors. Candlelight lit the whole atrium. When someone walked in, busts of Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, and John Milton greeted them. The builders finished construction in 1874. It contained 60,000 volumes of books but could hold up to 300,000. In 1955, the city destroyed the library, with a new one taking its place. The reason for the demolition was poor ventilation and peeling paint. A parking garage now sits where the library used to stand.

Goldie Hawn Got An Oscar On Her Second Credited Movie

We think maybe it is time for something a bit lighter. No one dislikes Goldie Hawn. She started her career as a dancer before moving into acting. The sketch comedy” Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-1973) brought her some fame, where she played a dumb blonde. Hawn later moved into films and hit the ground running with her first prominent feature, “Cactus Flower” (1969), which fetched her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Later in life, she started the Hawn Foundation to help children with academic performance. Kurt Russell is a lucky guy.

Multiple Security Guards Restrain Mike Tyson During A 1997 Match

On June 28, 1997, a boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson for the WBA Heavyweight Championship took place. During the match, Tyson bit both Holyfield’s ears. The referee Mills Lane halted the match twice, and the second time it stopped, Tyson went on a rampage. Security came and restrained Tyson to protect Holyfield. They escorted Tyson to his corner of the ring. Lane disqualified Tyson for his behavior, and as a result, Holyfield stayed the WBA Heavyweight champion. Tyson lost his boxing license and had to pay $3 million in fines, not including legal fees. However, a year later, the commission restored Tyson’s license.

Movie Star Marlene Dietrich Had A Unique Style

Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress who starred in hit movies like “The Blue Angel” (1930), “Morocco” (1930), “Shanghai Express” (1932), and “Touch of Evil” (1958). She started as a stage and silent movie performer. When it came to fashion, Dietrich thought clothes were dull. She said she’d be perfectly fine wearing jeans. The picture above went viral online when posters claimed she got arrested in Paris for wearing trousers. The truth is Dietrich was taking a train from Cherbourg to Paris and got off at the station Saint-Lazare in 1933, where the French Press met her. They reported on Dietrich’s arrival and clothing which they thought looked rather masculine for the time. One paper said she “dressed as an elegant young man.” No arrests took place.

Erika Eleniak Struggled On “Bay Watch”

People may remember Erika Eleniak from” E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) or “Under Seige” (1992). However, one of her most recognizable roles was Shauni McClain in “Baywatch” (1989). Eleniak said she enjoyed working on the show, but despite the show’s warm look, filming conditions in January were very cold. While this was happening, the show went in a directional change that Eleniak described as having a music video feel. As a result, she thought the show was becoming too risqué and wanted to try other things. While this was going on, she later revealed battling with eating disorders. At some point, Eleniak desired to get out of Los Angeles.

Bob Ross Was In The U.S.  Air Force

Bob Ross was in the United States Air Force for 20 years. When he finished, he had a master sergeant rank. While in the Air Force, they stationed him in Alaska for a bit. In the northern state, Ross had the opportunity to use his painting skills. He coated his landscapes onto golden pans. He sold them for $25, but they are now worth thousands on eBay. He is known for his silent-toned voice, but he used to yell at his personnel. Ross said it was part of the job to be mean and harsh, but he grew tired of it.

U.S. Forces Liberated Dachau Concentration Camp April 29, 1945

The picture shows people celebrating at the Dachau concentration camp after the U.S. forces liberated it on April 29, 1945. The camp was located in Bavaria and opened in 1933. Originally it was used to house political prisons but expanded to include Jews, Romani, Soviets, and groups from other nations. One of the main reasons to accumulate a lot of prisoners was for forced labor. Medical experiments were also widespread. Worst of all, the SS sent my people there to die. When the U.S. came in, they let over 30,000 Jews and political prisoners go free. The people in the photo are Polish, the largest ethnic group in the camp.

Both John F. Kennedy and Kennedy Jr. Were Taken Before Their Time

This photo shows a young John F. Kennedy Jr. at Camp David in October 1963, anticipating his father, President John F. Kennedy’s helicopter, to land. It is a cute picture; unfortunately, if anyone knows history, the Kennedy family’s lives are plagued by tragedy. John F. Kennedy met his end on November 22, 1963, in Dallas at 12:30 pm at Dealey Plaza by Lee Harvey Oswald. The motorcade took him to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where the doctors pronounced him dead 30 minutes later. Kennedy Jr., on the other hand, who was a successful assistant district attorney, also met a tragic end in a plane crash in 1999.

Whitney Houston Had Serious Family Issues

Whitney Houston seemed to struggle in her personal and professional life. She was highly talented and very competitive, and Houston’s voice made her one of the best-selling recording artists in history. However, trouble bubbled underneath the fame. A lot of stress came from her family. Houston’s brothers introduced her to substances that she would continuously abuse throughout the rest of her life. Houston’s husband Bobby Brown felt jealous about her career, and she tried to give him more responsibility. Her father also tried to take advantage of the fame and allegedly stole money from her. Houston’s ultimate fate was unfortunate, a far departure from this happy high school photo of her.

People Have Rebuilt Cliff House In San Francisco Three Times

Senator John Buckley and C. C. Butler funded the construction of the original Cliff House in San Francisco, which finished in 1863. Allegedly businessman, journalist, and religious leader Samuel Brannan may have founded the land. In any case, the building became a popular destination and contained many bars and restaurants. Many more visitors checked it out with the construction of roads, streetcars, and Golden Gate Park. Unfortunately, the building saw a string of bad luck. For instance, a schooner containing oil lamps exploded, destroying the north wing in 1887. Later in 1894, a fire destroyed it in its entirety. The new owner Adolph Sutro built a new house, which burned down in 1907. The third time is the charm. With instruction by Sutro’s daughter, Reid & Reid made another building still standing today.

The Shooting Conditions Were Harsh On “Tombstone”

Val Kilmer said that the screenwriter/1st director Kevin Jarre wanted the cast to have authentic wool outfits on “Tombstone” (1993). Jarre wanted period-accurate clothing since the movie took place in 1879 in Tombstone, Arizona. We cannot comment on the accuracy, but we know wearing those clothes would probably be hot. Kilmer said that a thermometer on set read 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56 °C). He teasingly suggested that wearing wool in the summer was the actual reason Doc Holliday got so mad. However, Kilmer, not the one to slouch as an actor, also put ice on his bed to shake like he was sick.

Bolivian Special Forces Captured Che Guevara In 1967

This is one of the last pictures of Che Guevara. Also in the photo is Félix Rodríguez. Rodríguez was from Cuba and later went to Miami with his parents and thousands of other Cuban exiles. In 1960, he received military training while part Cuban exiles in Guatemala through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In 1967, the CIA recruited him. Rodríguez trained and headed a team to find Guevara. Guevara wanted a communist government in Bolivia. That same year an informant notified Bolivian Special Forces of Guevara’s guerrilla encampment. The following day, they circled the camp and captured Guevara.

Joan Jett Is Friends With Chrissie Hynde

Check out this rock history. If anyone is a fan of the Runaways, they probably like Joan Jett. Well, one thing we found out is Jett saw Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders as an inspiration. They met and formed a friendship while Jett was performing for the Runaways. Jett said Hynde was very supportive, and her success proved to Jett that women had a place in the industry to play guitar in a front band. She also liked having another woman to talk to in the business; very cool.

George Carlin Got In Trouble For His “Seven Dirty Words” Routine

In the 1970s, George Carlin seven dirty words routine was extremely popular with his audience. In 1972 he performed the routine at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and got arrested for obscenity laws. He then began refereeing to the dirty words as the “Milwaukee Seven.” Due to the controversy, Carlin gained a lot of fame. He went on to get arrested six more times for the routine. We suppose that is an arrest for each bad word (sorry for the joke). At one point, a man listened to one of Carlin’s albums with the routine on the radio with his son and complained to the FCC. The Supreme Court argued the FCC could prevent broadcasts in hours that children might be present.

Böjte Horváth István Created A Silhouetted War Memorial

The Hungarian sculptor Böjte Horváth István built this WWI and WWII memorial in the village of Vácrátót. The work shows four members of a family garbed in old-fashioned clothing. Anyone who sees the sculpture will see a gaping hole where the father should be. The memorial represents the sacrifice soldiers committed to protecting their country and how their families will not forget their legacy. Under the statue is a plaque with a list of soldiers who had fallen in each war. We think it is definitely a unique piece.

Stalin Did Not Like This Picture

This image of Joseph Stalin was taken in the Kremlin by Komsomolskaya Pravda’s editor-in-chief in 1941. The photograph was clearly unauthorized, and it was against the rules to show Stalin in anything but a positive light. The editor took the picture when someone informed Stalin the Germans moved into Kiev in WWII. We are lucky to have this piece given the circumstances. According to historian Arsen Martirosyan, Moscow seemed to be aware of the German’s intentions as early as 1935. We are not sure why Stalin did not act earlier to combat the opposition.

Johnny Cash Had A Dark Personal Life

Anyone interested in country music has had to have listened to Johnny Cash at one point or another. Cash grew up and Arkansas and began his career in Tennessee. A producer turned down Cash At Sun Records when he auditioned with gospel music. He returned with original songs with a rockabilly style. Like many people who found fame, Cash began a life-long struggle with prescribed substances. He had trouble with the law and was placed in jail seven times for misdemeanors but never spent more than a day. Unfortunately, his children suffered because of it, with many adopting addictive tendencies. However, his son John Cash said in a book he wrote his parents wanted things transparent and would want to help people learn from their mistakes.

Mary Kathleen Selph Met Elvis Presley Before She Passed

This is a picture of Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph. They are riding a motorcycle on the corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blv. in Memphis, Tennessee. We do not know the relationship of these two or if Presley was just taking her on a joy ride. However, we know that Selph passed later that year due to an unrelated auto collision at age twenty. Her parents were unaware until years later that she met Presley. We feel sorry for her, but it seemed like she made the most of her short life. Not many people can claim they knew Elvis.

Caesar Romero Painted Over His Mustache In “Batman”

Caesar Romero came up with his famous Joker laugh for the “Batman” (1966) series while looking at some concept art by Joker’s costumes. He felt outfits looked ridiculous and broke out laughing. A producer overheard him and told Romero that was the Joker laugh he wanted. Apparently, Romero made the Joker laugh so much it changed his genuine laugh. Another bit of trivia is that Romero did not shave his mustache, and instead, the makeup artists painted over it. That is some neat behind-the-scenes to liven things up.

Winnie The Pooh Author And Son Had A Troubled Relationship

A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, based Christopher Robin’s character on his own son Christopher Robin Milne. According to Christopher Milne, the success of the books and utilization of his name led to relentless bullying throughout his childhood. He felt embarrassed by the books and that his father’s capitalization of his name left him with empty fame and cringe title. Christopher Milne did not want his father’s royalties from the Winnie the Pooh property. He eventually wrote a book called “The Enchanted Places” about his childhood and, to his surprise, ended up standing beside his father and his creation.

Propaganda Was Common In WWII

This is a 1941 piece of Japanese propaganda from WWII. It shows two Geisha women holding a picture of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with one hand while holding their noses with the other. Maybe it has nothing to do with the countries combating but instead that Churchill had a smoking habit. Nobody likes second-hand smoke. But seriously, during World War II, propaganda pieces were standard on all sides of the conflict. Their idea was to get people to support the cause or humiliate the other side. These pieces came in several forms, such as movies, magazines, newsreel, posters, and more.

Great Famine of 1876-1878 Devastated India

Again, we could not find all that much information on this photograph. If the internet is anything to go by, this is a man protecting his family from cannibals in Madras. In India, they went through the Great Famine of 1876-1878. The famine was caused partially by an intense drought and policy failure. The Governing British Viceroy In India, Lord Lytton, believed that the market alone would help Indians during the famine. Simultaneously, Lieutenant-Governor Sir Richard Temple was criticized for spending too much on welfare expenses during past famines and opted for stricter qualifications for relief on this one. The result left 5.5 million passing.

Oleg Penkovsy’s Information Was Vital In The Cuban Missile Crisis

We are not sure about the accuracy of the context of this picture we collected. Apparently, this photo is of CIA agent Richard Jacobs from 1962 in a dead drop location in Moscow during the Oleg Penkovsky espionage case. A KGB agent apparently got the picture. Penkovsky was a Soviet military intelligence (GRU) colonel who let the United States and the United Kingdom know about the Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) installation and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. The U.S. got valuable insight to help resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis with the information.

Dolly Parton Had Money Problems Starting Out

Dolly Parton struggled growing up. She was the fourth of twelve kids, and they lived in a one-bedroom cabin in Tennessee that did not have running water or electricity. Her parents even paid the doctor that delivered her with oatmeal. However, Parton loved her family despite money issues, which led to her acting and singing to keep everyone entertained. As a child, Parton performed on radio stations and recorded her first single at 13. After High School, she saw great success in Nashville as a songwriter, with many artists covering her work. In 1967, she was on “The Porter Wagoner Show”, which helped in her country music career. The picture is from that year with Parton on a 1956 Chevy.

Spending and Tourism Exploded For Las Vegas In the 1940s

In the 1940s, defense spending in Nevada was through the roof. Many military and civilian personnel worked in new military bases, which created a boom in the economy for nearby towns, especially Las Vegas. However, Vegas was already an amusement center. Starting in 1940, the population of Vegas went from 8,422 to 24,624 in only ten years. The city transformed into a grid pattern, with the town extending southwards. People built more hotels and casinos with success from others like El Rancho Vegas. After WWII, when restrictions lifted, the city saw great success from tourism.

An Unknown Force Left Hasanlu In Shambles

These skeletons received the Hasanlu Lovers’ nickname due to the position the archaeologists found them. The location is at Teppe Hasanlu in the Solduz Balley in Iran. The destruction of the city took place around 800 BCE. Archaeologists have uncovered 246 skeletons from the site. Experts are not sure what burned down Hasanlu, and what they do know is that the buildings were intentionally targeted. It is possible an Urartian army was responsible, but there is not enough proof. As for the “lovers,” evidence suggests they are both males that likely deceased from asphyxiation.

Frank Rinehart Took Photographs Of The Indian Congress Leaders In Nebraska 1898

Frank Albert Rinehart was a photographer from Illinois. He moved to Nebraska in 1885. Before branching out on his own, he worked under Western photographer William Henry Jackson, where Rinehart grew interested in Native American culture. In 1898, the Indian Congress held delegations with Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha. They hired Rinehart and his assistant Adolph Muhr to take pictures. They mainly shot American Indian leaders at the Indian Congress in a studio at the Exposition on an 8×10 glass negative camera. He also traveled to Indiana reservations and got more pictures of leaders who could not attend. In the image is a portrait of Pete Mitchell (Dust Maker).