Historical Insights: A Curated Collection of Impactful Vintage Photographs

April 11, 2024

Clint Eastwood with Sammy Davis, Jr. after Davis' performed at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas

Rare historical photos are always fascinating, but thanks to magnificent colorizing technology we can finally experience history the way it happened. These vintage colorized photos provide a glimpse into the past in a way that you'll never see in history books. These aren't just photos, they're time machines.

Look closer at each of these photos... you'll find a side of history that you won't see anywhere else. They don't just provide context for some of the biggest moments in history, they tell the real stories about what happened in the past.

While you may be able to see black and white versions of these photos somewhere else, seeing them in color is the only real way to experience the past. Keep scrolling and fall into colorized history, you'll never want to leave.

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Who knew that these two cool cats were so close? When you take a step back it makes sense that these two were thick as thieves, Eastwood was on a hit TV show where he admirably performed as a cowboy with a heart of gold and Davis was maybe the most beloved member of the Rat Pack. Hanging out back stage at the Sands was just what you did in this era if you were in with the hippest crowd.

What we don't know is how often Eastwood hung with the Rat Pack. He was a busy guy throughout the '50s and '60s when Vegas was really hopping, so it's unlikely that he spent every weekend there. But who knows? Maybe Eastwood didn't get a lot of sleep for the first few decades of his career.

Mothers in Oslo visiting children in quarantine

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Whenever a major illness hit Oslo in the 19th century people weren't able to stay home due to cramped conditions, instead they had to stay in plague hospitals or lazaretti. If someone was wealthy enough they were able to receive medical treatment at home, but everyone else had to go to the lazaretti or lazaretto. The image you see here is of mothers visiting their children during an outbreak of diptheria.

Borghild Barth-Heyerdahl Roald, a professor at the University of Oslo, explained to Science Norway why those who were ill had to quarantine in a hospital rather than at home like we do now:

Today we think of the hospitals mostly as treatment institutions, with the patient at the center. But 100 years ago, few therapies were available when it came to treating diseases, and it was therefore more important to isolate patients who were ill.