53 Stunning Vintage Photos of Dorothy Lamour in the 1930s and 1940s

The American actress and singer quit school at 14 to help support her family and began entering beauty pageants and was crowned ‘Miss New Orleans’, in 1931. In 1935, Dorothy Lamour went on tour with Herbie Kay’s orchestra which led her to obtain her own musical program on the radio. In 1936, she moved toContinue reading “53 Stunning Vintage Photos of Dorothy Lamour in the 1930s and 1940s”

28 Historic Pictures Showing Life in Dublin, Ireland During the 19th Century

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster on Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin is one of the top thirty cities in the world, and is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry. Take aContinue reading “28 Historic Pictures Showing Life in Dublin, Ireland During the 19th Century”

25 Vintage Photos Showing a Drive-in Church in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1947

These photographs of a drive-in church in St. Petersburg, Florida circa 1947 were taken by photographer Sam Shere for a feature in LIFE magazine that never got published. The photographs give us a peek into a very different era. St. Petersburg still has a drive-in church today, but without the impressive line-up of classic cars.Continue reading “25 Vintage Photos Showing a Drive-in Church in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1947”

The Last Ziegfeld Girl: 33 Rare Photographs of Doris Eaton Travis From the 1920s

Doris Eaton Travis (1904-2010) was an American dancer, stage and film actress, dance instructor, writer, and rancher, who was the last of the acclaimed Ziegfeld girls. Travis began performing onstage as a young child, and made her Broadway debut at the age of 13, and joined the famed Ziegfeld Follies as the youngest Ziegfeld girlContinue reading “The Last Ziegfeld Girl: 33 Rare Photographs of Doris Eaton Travis From the 1920s”

52 Incredible Photos of Paris Taken by Robert Doisneau in the 1940s and 1950s

Robert Doisneau was born in 1922 in Gentilly, a suburb of Paris. He becames a camera assistant at André Vigneau’s studio in 1931, where he discovers artistic outlets that will spur him on. The four years he spent working for the advertising department of Renault car maker, from where he was fired for repeated lateness,Continue reading “52 Incredible Photos of Paris Taken by Robert Doisneau in the 1940s and 1950s”

D-Day in Color: Stunning Colorized Photos of Allied Soldiers Landing on Normandy Beaches in June, 1944

Some 156,000 Allied troops landed on five Normandy beaches during the operation on June 6, 1944, which would ultimately lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and saw 4,400 allied troops lose their lives. Striking shots show men stormingContinue reading “D-Day in Color: Stunning Colorized Photos of Allied Soldiers Landing on Normandy Beaches in June, 1944”

14 Vintage Photographs of Debbie Harry Posing With Her Cars in the Late 1970s

In 1979, the pop world was agog over a New Wave band fronted by an aggressive and slightly loopy blonde female singer known as Debbie Harry. The band was Blondie. Their hits were legion. From the breakthrough album “Parallel Lines” in 1978 alone they had Hanging On the Telephone, One Way or Another, Sunday GirlContinue reading “14 Vintage Photographs of Debbie Harry Posing With Her Cars in the Late 1970s”

25 Vintage Color Photos Showing Life of Americans From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Introduced in 1935 as the first modern color film, Kodachrome was used extensively after World War II by amateur photographers equipped with the new high-quality and low cost 35mm cameras. Americans in Kodachrome 1945-1965 is an unprecedented portrayal of the daily life of the people during these formative years of modern American culture. It isContinue reading “25 Vintage Color Photos Showing Life of Americans From Between the 1940s and 1960s”

50 Gorgeous Photos of Actress Cyd Charisse in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1922 as Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas, American dancer and actress Cyd Charisse was a sickly girl who started dancing lessons at six to build up her strength after a bout of polio. After recovering from polio as a child and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focusedContinue reading “50 Gorgeous Photos of Actress Cyd Charisse in the 1940s and 1950s”