19 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Air Travel Looked Like in the 1930s

Flying was very expensive. Most people still rode trains or buses for intercity travel. Only business travelers and the wealthy could afford to fly. America’s airline industry expanded rapidly, from carrying only 6,000 passengers in 1930 to more than 450,000 by 1934, to 1.2 million by 1938. Still, only a tiny fraction of the travelingContinue reading “19 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Air Travel Looked Like in the 1930s”

23 Rare Behind the Scenes Photos Showing Filmmaking During the 1920s

Films really blossomed in the 1920s, expanding upon the foundations of film from earlier years. Most US film production at the start of the decade occurred in or near Hollywood on the West Coast, although some films were still being made in New Jersey and in Astoria on Long Island (Paramount). By the mid-20s, moviesContinue reading “23 Rare Behind the Scenes Photos Showing Filmmaking During the 1920s”

30 Amazing Photos of Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II

Role of women in organized opposition to the German occupiers of France and the Vichy Regime during World War II. The French Resistance, in which women played an integral role, consisted of various forms of opposition to Nazi and pro-Nazi rule in occupied and Vichy France during World War II. Resistance against the Nazis andContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II”

39 Gorgeous Photos of Actress & Muse Edie Sedgwick During the 1960s

Edie Sedgwick, American model, actress and muse to Andy Warhol, was a regular at The Factory and a 1960s fashion icon. Sedgwick became known as “The Girl of the Year” in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol’s short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an “It Girl”, while Vogue magazine also named herContinue reading “39 Gorgeous Photos of Actress & Muse Edie Sedgwick During the 1960s”

73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s

Edinburgh in the 1950s was a very different place. After the ravages of war, the International Festival and Military Tattoo was introduced as an antidote to post-war austerity, the new Civic Survey and Plan put forward grandiose recommendations for change, and a new young Queen visited the city. This was a time when slum housingContinue reading “73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s”

Amazing Drive-In Photos Offer a Glimpse Into the Era of Dining in One’s Car

A drive-in is a facility (such as a restaurant or movie theater) where one can drive in with an automobile for service. At a drive-in restaurant, for example, customers park their vehicles and are usually served by staff who walk or rollerskate out to take orders and return with food, encouraging diners to remain parkedContinue reading “Amazing Drive-In Photos Offer a Glimpse Into the Era of Dining in One’s Car”

30 Amazing Early Portrait Photos From the Victorian Era

British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) has been described as one of the Finest portraitists of the nineteenth century-in any medium. Raised in a well-connected and creative family, Cameron led an unconventional life for a woman of the Victorian age. After devoting herself to an artistic and literary salon at her home on the IsleContinue reading “30 Amazing Early Portrait Photos From the Victorian Era”

28 Early Color Portrait Photos From the 1910s

It’s amazing how easy it is to picture the past in black and white. Even when we know of course it was as colorful as today, it’s still striking to come across the shots that demonstrate this. Somehow color makes it feel so much nearer. Autochromes, the main process of color photography for the firstContinue reading “28 Early Color Portrait Photos From the 1910s”