17 Vintage Photos of Zoot Suits Being Worn During the 1940s

A zoot suit is a men’s suit with high-waisted, wide-legged, tight-cuffed, pegged trousers, and a long coat with wide lapels and wide padded shoulders. This style of clothing became popular among the African American, Chicano, Filipino American, and Italian American communities during the 1940s. The zoot suit of the 1940s was full of scandal. TechnicallyContinue reading “17 Vintage Photos of Zoot Suits Being Worn During the 1940s”

Stunning Vintage Photos of the Ziegfeld Girls during the 1910s & 1920s

Ziegfeld Girls were the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld’s theatrical Broadway revue spectaculars known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1907–1931), in New York City, which were based on the Folies Bergère of Paris. When producer Florenz Ziegfeld put together a small group of showgirls for a lighthearted summer show in 1907, nobody could have imagined theContinue reading “Stunning Vintage Photos of the Ziegfeld Girls during the 1910s & 1920s”

55 Beautiful Photos of Yvonne de Carlo from between the 1940s and 1960s.

A vibrant, full-bodied performer with a rich voice and a lushly sensuous if somewhat odd beauty, Yvonne De Carlo (1922–2007) achieved stardom in the 1940s in some of the more bizarre escapism of that era. Yvonne De Carlo was a Canadian born American actress, singer, and dancer whose career spanned more than seven decades. AContinue reading “55 Beautiful Photos of Yvonne de Carlo from between the 1940s and 1960s.”

30 Amazing Color Photos Showing Life in America Just After WWII

When World War II ended, the United States was in better economic shape. Building on the economic base left after the war, American society became more affluent in the postwar years than most Americans could have imagined in their wildest dreams before or during the war. These Kodachrome slides show life of the US inContinue reading “30 Amazing Color Photos Showing Life in America Just After WWII”

48 Wonderful Historic Photos of Portland Oregon During the 1910s

Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Northwestern Oregon. As of 2020, Portland had a population of 652,503,Continue reading “48 Wonderful Historic Photos of Portland Oregon During the 1910s”

21 Vintage Photographs of People Reading Newspapers Before the Invention of The Smartphone

We’ve all heard our parents say it; “Look up from your phone every once in a while”, “Hey, talk to me don’t text”, “why are you being so anti-social on your phone?” Not only our cellphones, but also our laptops, televisions, creations like Facebook and other social media platforms. Are all of these inventions andContinue reading “21 Vintage Photographs of People Reading Newspapers Before the Invention of The Smartphone”

26 Vintage Photos of the Playsuit: The Popular Fashion of Young Women From the 1940s

A playsuit was a one-piece romper. The top resembled a button-down blouse that would come in at the waist and extend into shorts. Teens and grown women during the 1940s wore what were actually called playsuits. Vintage playsuits were worn outdoors – either at the beach, in the backyard to catch some sun or forContinue reading “26 Vintage Photos of the Playsuit: The Popular Fashion of Young Women From the 1940s”

27 Amazing Vintage Photographs of People Posing With Alligators in the Early 20th Century

During the first few decades of the 20th century, the people of Los Angeles had alligator fever. Starting in 1907, alligator rides, feedings, and trained alligator shows were all the rage, thanks to “Alligator Joe” Campbell and Francis Earnest, proprietors of the California Alligator Farm—one of the longest-running, and strangest, amusements in the city ofContinue reading “27 Amazing Vintage Photographs of People Posing With Alligators in the Early 20th Century”

45 Stunning Photos of Actress Paulette Goddard in the 1930s

Born 1910 as Marion Levy, American actress Paulette Goddard was a child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl. She signed her first film contract with producer Samuel Goldwyn to appear as a Goldwyn Girl in Whoopee! (1930), and then appeared in City Streets (1931), Ladies of the BigContinue reading “45 Stunning Photos of Actress Paulette Goddard in the 1930s”