28 Mind-Blowing Stories of Legendary Photos

28 Mind-Blowing Stories of Legendary Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, yet most of the time, those words don’t explain where that picture came from. Which is too bad because those backstories are incredible in and of themselves. For instance...

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THDNCT After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, his widow, Jackie, was silently present during the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson. She was still wea

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Pictured are a few disaffected youths, lounging while the towers fell on 9/11... CRAGKEDCON ...Or it could be a group of shocked strangers that came t

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Three months into hiding, Anne Frank pasted this photo of herself in her diary and wrote about her hopes of one day becoming a movie star. Lod ne nd >

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Dictator Benito Mussolini had this picture taken to show off his heroism. There was just one important detail edited out. RAKEDGOM The photo looks a

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Before taking this iconic photograph of Gandhi, the photographer Margaret Bourke-White was told she had to learn how to use the spinning wheel. She di

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CRACKED.cO John F. Kennedy Jr. had a lot of practice for his famous salute. For months, his mother insisted he learn a proper salute so he could perfo

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