Beautiful Color Photos of Brigitte Bardot from 1958

Brigitte Bardot was photographed by Mark Shaw in 1958. Mark, who often predicted who would become stars, thought one of these images of Bardot should have been used as a cover for LIFE, but LIFE, alas, did not have Mark’s vision. Another variation was instead used by the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1959,Continue reading “Beautiful Color Photos of Brigitte Bardot from 1958”

40 Vintage Photos Showing New York during the 1920s

New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos Showing New York during the 1920s”

51 Amazing Photos of Ballet Dancers of the Paris Opéra in the Early 1860s

Most of the portraits in this set from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography that show ballet dancers of the Paris Opéra in the early 1860s. They were taken by French photographer, and inventor of the carte-de-visite André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889).

60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in the First Army, against three divisions of the German 6th Army. The battle took place from 9 to 12 AprilContinue reading “60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917”

50 Amazing Photographs That Show Australian Life During the 1970s and 1980s

Reynolds Mark “Rennie” Ellis (1940-2003) was a social and social-documentary photographer who also worked as an advertising copywriter, seaman, lecturer and television presenter over the course of his life. However he is best remembered for his observations of Australian life. Indeed some of his photos have become icons of what we now call “Australiana”. EllisContinue reading “50 Amazing Photographs That Show Australian Life During the 1970s and 1980s”

40 Fabulous Photos Showing Artists Creating in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this is where great creations are born! These photos are not glamorous and they show the artists in a very natural and raw state. This is the behindContinue reading “40 Fabulous Photos Showing Artists Creating in Their Studios”

36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives

By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, all kinds of people lived in the cities. Laborers and servants were the most numerous. Although some became better-off, many were still poor. They lived in cramped, decaying houses. Whether rich or poor, it’s easy to see that people in these periods always enjoyed their lives andContinue reading “36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives”

50 Stunning Photos of Actress Catherine Deneuve From Between the 1960s and 1980s

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac (born 22 October 1943), known professionally as Catherine Deneuve, is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model, and producer, considered one of the greatest European actresses.[2] She gained recognition for her portrayal of icy, aloof, and mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, and Roman Polanski.Continue reading “50 Stunning Photos of Actress Catherine Deneuve From Between the 1960s and 1980s”

14 Amazing Images Showing the American Wild West

The American frontier, also known as the Old West or the Wild West, includes the geography, history, folklore, and culture in the forward wave of American expansion in mainland North America that began with European colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last few western territories as statesContinue reading “14 Amazing Images Showing the American Wild West”