These Rare Photos of Manuel Quezon Show His Life Beyond Politics
Most of the photographs we've seen of Manuel Quezon show him surrounded by a group of politicians or posing in a stately manner.
History books usually leave out photos of the statesman show him having fun, laughing, or dancing with women.
In one rare photo we came across recently, Quezon is seen weary and scared as he was extracted from the Philippines aboard a submarine during World War II.
In the following photos from the Quezon Family Collection on Flickr, we get a glimpse of Quezon’s life beyond his duties as a politician.
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Quezon in His Sickbed
Aurora Quezon and Manuel Quezon in Baguio
Manuel Quezon in Lanao
Manuel Quezon in Trendy Swimming Attire in the ’30s
Manuel Quezon and Manuel Quezon, Jr.
Manuel Quezon Attending a Funeral, Circa 1920s
Manuel Quezon Wearing Pilot’s Helmet on a Plane
Manuel Quezon and Family at a Mass in Letran, 1940
Manuel Quezon Attending Manila Carnival, Circa 1940
Manuel Quezon Falls Asleep at a Dining Table
Manuel Quezon at Roces Garden in Baguio
Manuel Quezon Dancing
Manuel Quezon at the Boys Club in Manila
Manuel Quezon Visits Victims of a Fire in Tondo, 1937
Manuel Quezon Plants Rice in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, 1939
Manuel Quezon Onboard the Submarine USS Swordfish as He Escaped the Philippines in WWII
Quezon Bathing in a Stream