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These Rare Photos of Manuel Quezon Show His Life Beyond Politics

One photo shows Manuel Quezon looking weary and scared in a submarine.
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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

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Aurora Quezon and Manuel Quezon in Baguio

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Manuel Quezon and Family at a Mass in Letran, 1940

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Manuel Quezon Attending Manila Carnival, Circa 1940

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Manuel Quezon Falls Asleep at a Dining Table

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Manuel Quezon at Roces Garden in Baguio

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Manuel Quezon Dancing

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Manuel Quezon at the Boys Club in Manila

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Manuel Quezon Visits Victims of a Fire in Tondo, 1937

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Manuel Quezon Plants Rice in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, 1939

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