Lost Photos That Show A New Side Of History

By Sarah Norman | May 23, 2023

Marilyn Monroe photographed in 1962.

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Source: by Bert Stern

By 1962, Marilyn Monroe was easily the most famous woman on the planet. This blonde bombshell was known just as much for her romantic life as she was her work. Longing to be free of the ever watchful eye of the press, Monroe went inside herself. She used drugs and alcohol to escape, and she hid away from the real world as much as possible before her death that August.

But Monroe was also the kind of person who could turn her charm on with the flick of an intangible switch. Taken months before her death from an overdose of prescription medication, this photo shows the power that she held even when she was at her worst. It's a shame that someone with such an inherent and natural internal and external beauty was so dragged down by the press that she had to take her own life.

A photo from the Bush to Obama transition - First Lady Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush, Sasha Obama, and Malia Obama. (2009)

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Source: Google

During the transition between the Bush and Obama presidencies in 2008. the Bush family went out of their way to make sure that the young Obama girls felt at home in their new space, something that can be daunting for anyone but especially two girls who were about to become huge fixtures in the public eye.

While looking back on the transition, Jenna Hager Bush wrote about her time showing the Obama girls around the White House. She wrote on Instagram:

Twelve years ago (!!!) today—I drove from my job teaching in Baltimore to meet my mom and sister in DC to show the next residents of this house their new home. Barbara and I taught the girls how to slide down the banister and all the secrets of the White House we loved as little girls—the best hiding spots, the movie theatre, and bowling alley. We showed them our rooms that would soon be theirs. Twelve years! PS I love my 'teacher outfit' it makes me nostalgic for that time.