Rare Historical Photos That They Never Showed Us In School

These rare photos reveal layers of the past anyone can appreciate. From ancient ruins and industries of old to former fads and modern icons. Collected here are interesting photographs you’ve probably never seen, but should. What better way to challenge our perceptions and explore the past, than with pictures? We discover new things about political figures, icons of popular culture, and can even gain insights into old practices and important historical events.

The Quiet Behind The Storm

República Paz & Amor

Their faces are probably the most famous revolutionaries of the second half of the twentieth century. Of the many historical photos to come out of the Cuban Revolution, this casual snapshot of official relaxation is certainly one of the lesser-known moments. Photographed in 1960 off the coast of Cuba, here we see Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro and his right-hand man Che Guevara fishing for marlin. Considering the weight of what they had just accomplished in Cuba the year before by overthrowing the regime, it’s bizarrely calm.