Weird History

Facts About 12 Famous Historical Photos We Can't Believe We Didn't Know

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Vote up the most fascinating photo facts you wish you'd known sooner. 

Historical photos reveal a lot about people, places, and events from the past, but may prompt us to ask questions, too. What was going on in the background? What did the photographer think about snapping the picture? And what happened to the person or people in front of the lens?

Whether they're images from war, Pulitzer Prize-winning photos, or unsettling pictures we can't get out of our heads, facts and stories about historical photos provide a fascinating look into the past.