Rare and remarkable photos of famous people and notorious events reveal periods of history that many are unaware of. They show a rare glimpse into the unknown past. Some pictures are alarming, some are depressing, and others will put a smile on your face. Nevertheless, every photo will make definitely make you look at history in a new perspective.
Mestiza de Sangley – 1875
This woman of mixed ancestry was captured beautifully by a Dutch photographer called Francisco Van Camp. Stangley was a term used to describe people of Chinese ancestry descent in Spain in the 16th to 19th century. Pure-blooded Chinese immigrants were denied many rights in Spain at this time, but since this woman was of ‘mixed’ race, she had slightly more rights. Her rare beauty was not appreciated in her time!