Epic Unearthed Historical Photos That Defy Belief

By Sarah Norman | November 25, 2023

Frida Kahlo and her fawn, 1939.

These photographs of pop culture and historic events of the past will give you a wave of nostalgia and a look into our history. Our present is built on a foundation of the past, therefore understanding what life was like a decade or a millennium ago is vital to learning what was considered important to people of the past. Knowing our past and how it has impacted our present provides us with a way to anticipate the future. 

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Famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, was inspired by nature and the culture of her native Mexico, although many of her pieces had a strong autobiographical quality to them. One piece, titled “The Wounded Deer” was painted in 1946 and depicts a folk-art deer, not a real one like this one. Kahlo painted her own face as the deer’s face. The deer is running through the woods but has been fatally wounded by a bunch of arrows. The deer is desperately trying to flee the menacing forest, but knows it will not make it. Kahlo painted this piece to represent her frustration after having spine surgery in New York in an attempt to alleviate some of her chronic pain from injuries she received in a car accident.

After the celebration, 1934. Man in top hat and tails clinging to a lamp post in the early morning mist, London.

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The November 29, 1934, marriage of Prince George, Duke of Kent, to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, was cause for celebration among the citizens of England. This royal wedding was the first one to be broadcast live on the radio and people all across London gathered to listen to the momentous event. Perhaps the dapper gentleman in this photo joined in the celebration of the Prince and Princess’s wedding by enjoying a few pints at a local tavern before staggering home in the early morning mist. Good thing London has plenty of light post to help him stay upright until he reached his bed.