60 Rare Photos That Reveal The Dark Side Of History

By Sophia Maddox | May 30, 2023

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The world has a pretty colorful history. It has seen both incredible beauty as well as indescribable horrors. These things come manifest as wars, peace treaties, new adventures and even terrible acts like segregation. Sometimes there can be a special moment recorded forever. These moments help us remember and realize that even through all the darkness and heartache there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is always important to take the time to stop, and reflect on these special moments. If we do not take the time to do this every so often we can get too bogged down by the dark side of the world. That is why we went through and collected these photos. Some of these photos may resonate with you more than others, but try to stop and smell the roses per se.

The Beauty And The Artist

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Picasso showing Brigette his painting techniques.

Brigitte Bardot met Pablo Picasso in 1956. Brigitte was only 21 but she was already an amazing actress and worldwide sex symbol. Picasso was 74 and considered one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. You can tell by looking at this quiet moment that the two of these artists had a special relationship. It seems that it was a special friendship founded on the tenants of art and beauty. Perhaps Brigitte served as a muse for Picasso in his work. Having such a beauty so close to him must have encouraged the production of his masterpieces. Even though Picasso never painted Brigitte, he was quoted saying this, "It is my misfortune — and probably my delight — to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit!"

Photos always capture a special moment. Some of these can be good while others are bad. Each photo attempts to serve as a candid look at a special time in history most have already forgotten, but in the quiet solace of photography they have become immortalized. Please enjoy going through this special collection because these photos have rarely been seen by human eyes and they shed new light on some of the things that we never knew about ourselves and our history.