30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls

A dirndl is a feminine dress which originated in German-speaking areas of the Alps. It is traditionally worn by women and girls in Bavaria (south-eastern Germany), Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Alpine regions of Italy. A dirndl consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirtContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls”

Midsummer Night Celebrations in Kirunavaara, Sweden, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set During Summer, 1901

In Kiruna, the sun doesn’t set for 47 days during the summer. This phenomenon, known as midnight sun, is at it’s hight around midsummer, which is always celebrated near the summer solstice. Kirunavaara is the name of the mountain that the crowd is standing on. Kirunavaara means “mountain of the ptarmigans” in the Sámi languageContinue reading “Midsummer Night Celebrations in Kirunavaara, Sweden, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set During Summer, 1901”

35 Handsome Portrait Photos of James Garner in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1928 as James Scott Bumgarner in Denver, Oklahoma, American actor James Garner starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. Garner played leading roles in moreContinue reading “35 Handsome Portrait Photos of James Garner in the 1940s and 1950s”

Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?

Some behind the scenes photos of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plaster dummy head of himself on the set of Frenzy (1972). Frenzy was the third and final film that Hitchcock made in Britain after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. The other two were Under Capricorn (1949) and Stage Fright (1950). The last film heContinue reading “Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?”

40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s

Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience. Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for BestContinue reading “40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s”

Animal in Daguerreotypes in the Early Years of Photography

Daguerreotypes, the first commercial form of photography, appeared in America around the year 1839. These were produced by first sensitizing a polished silvered copper plate with iodine vapor, and then exposing the plate to light. The image was developed over hot mercury, fixed, and rinsed. This was a direct positive process, meaning that no negativesContinue reading “Animal in Daguerreotypes in the Early Years of Photography”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century

Born 1900 in Vincennes, Indiana, American actress Alice Terry began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933. While Terry’s trademark look was her blonde hair, she was actually a brunette, and put on her first blonde wig in Hearts Are Trumps (1920) to look different from FranceliaContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century”

20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

The Oldsmobile Starfire is an automobile nameplate used by Oldsmobile, produced in three non-contiguous generations beginning in 1954. Oldsmobile during this time period was one of the most popular brands selling, and the company saw an opportunity to benefit from the Space Race of the 1960s. Introduced in January 1961 as a convertible, the StarfireContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible”

A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland

The world’s first pregnant Egyptian mummy has been discovered in Warsaw by a team of Polish scientists using radiological scanning. The mummy, which dates back to the 1st century BC, was transported to Poland in the early 1800s, and is currently in the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. The 2,000-year-old mummy was initiallyContinue reading “A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland”

Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s

Born 1917 in Joliet, Illinois, American actress Audrey Totter began her acting career in radio in the latter 1930s in Chicago. She played in soap operas, including Painted Dreams, Road of Life, Ma Perkins, and Bright Horizon. Totter made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945) and established herself as a popular femaleContinue reading “Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s”