We know how much you like world history, and we know how much you like weird history. But these historical images really show us exactly what life was like in days past. They give us a glimpse of how people, not too different from us, were affected by their times. Take a trip back to the weirder times and learn what life used to be like.
A slave dealer in Alexandria, Virginia, 1861-65
The camp of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry, Belle Plain, Virginia, March 1863
The Fieldbrook Stump
A Union and Confederate soldier reconcile, 1913
The Dalai Lama”s baby picture, 1937
An Australian soldier watches a Japanese solider commit suicide with a grenade, New Guinea, December 1942
The Mona Lisa being unpacked after spending WWII in hiding, 1945
Teresa, a girl who grew up in a concentration camp, draws “home,” Poland, 1948
Elevator desks in Prague, 1937
Jimmie Nicol, the almost-Beatle, waits for a plane, June 1964
These rare photos show us a side of history many people don”t see in classrooms. They also offer us a different perspective and plenty of things to think about. Not all of history was cut-and-dry, and we have these offbeat moments to remember from when times were different.