The Grim Historian
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The Grim Historian

The Surprising Stories Behind the Women Captured in Iconic Photos

The stories the camera never captured

A photo captures a moment in a way words can never. Light rays bounce through curved glass, and time surrenders to the science of optics.

Like much art, we invent narratives around photos to fill in the unknown story of people and places. Unfortunately, our invented…



History is Nasty, Brutish, Short, and Grim. Let these stories cheer you up.

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Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: