52 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Bessie Love in the 1920s

Bessie Love (1898-1986) was an American actress, born Juanita Horton in Midland, Texas. She attended school in Midland until she was in the eighth grade, when her father moved his family to Arizona, New Mexico, and then to Hollywood. Love achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame andContinue reading “52 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Bessie Love in the 1920s”

48 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Berlin in 1946

When Hitler was defeated by the Allies in World War II, he left behind almost no post-war plans. It had been tantamount to treason under the Nazi regime to even mention the possibility of defeat, and by the end, practically every single resource available had been poured into the war effort. What remained after Germany’sContinue reading “48 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Berlin in 1946”

60 Vintage Photos Showing Street Life in Belfast During the Early 1910s

These photographs come from the Belfast Corporation archive and were taken by Alexander Hogg (1870–1939). The photographs show various properties, mainly older houses, to be demolished or otherwise affected by improvement schemes undertaken by the Corporation under the Belfast Improvement Order (1910) and the Belfast Corporation Act (1911). Although focused on the properties, the photographsContinue reading “60 Vintage Photos Showing Street Life in Belfast During the Early 1910s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Paris During the 1950s

Born 1920 in the Amsterdam working-class district called ‘de Jordaan’, Dutch photographer Kees Scherer began working as a freelance photographer and reached the pinnacle of photojournalism with high-profile reports about the flood disaster in the province of Zeeland (1953) and the Hungarian uprising (1956), shortly after WWII. Scherer initiated World Press Photo in 1955 withContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Paris During the 1950s”

30 Vintage Photos of Bakery and Bread Trucks From Between the 1930s and 1950s

From between the 1930s and 1950s, in the days when the borough’s housewives placed orders for milk and baked goods, and union drivers in uniform delivered them. The bakeries sent trucks door to door, offering the same middle-American fare that mid century children across the nation were raised on. (Photos © Dave Gelinas)

44 Vintage Photographs of Bathing Machines From the Victorian Era

The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, to allow people to change out of their usual clothes, possibly change into swimwear and then wade in the ocean at beaches. Bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea. Some had solid wooden walls; others had canvasContinue reading “44 Vintage Photographs of Bathing Machines From the Victorian Era”

66 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Actress Barbara Stanwyck from the 1920s to the 1940s

Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model, and dancer. A stage, film, and television star, she was known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional for her strong, realistic screen presence. A favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang,Continue reading “66 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Actress Barbara Stanwyck from the 1920s to the 1940s”