Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American actress who began her career in film as a child actor and successfully transitioned to young adult roles. She was the recipient of four Golden Globes, and three Academy Award nominations. Born in San Francisco to Russian immigrant parents,Continue reading “30 Wonderful Photographs of Natalie Wood during the 1950s”
These remarkable photographs provide probably the only surviving images of veterans of the Grande Armée and the Guard actually wearing their original uniforms and insignia, although some of the uniforms have obviously been recut by tailors of the 1850’s. All the men — at this time in their 70s and 80s — are wearing theContinue reading “15 Amazing Vintage Photos of Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, 1858”
Though brought up in a family mostly interested in scientific studies, French photographer Thérèse Le Prat, born Thérèse Cahen in 1895 in Pantin, was taught literature and music. When she divorced the publisher Guillaume Le Prat in the early 1930s, he offered her a really good camera, and she started photography. Thanks to her dawningContinue reading “Amazing Studio Portraits of Nuns Taken During the 1950s and Early 1960s”
In the seven decades since the Holocaust, thunderstruck scholars and laypeople alike have consistently asked themselves how it could have happened. What far too few realize, however, is that just two and half decades before, something like it already had. The Lead Up To The Armenian Genocide Between 1915 and 1923, the Ottoman and TurkishContinue reading “The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide”
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introducedContinue reading “44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900”
Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress who was active on film from 1919 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingénues. She appeared in adaptations of Noël Coward, Eugene O’Neill, and William Shakespeare, and was the first five-time Academy Award acting nominee, winning Best Actress forContinue reading “27 Beautiful Photos of Norma Shearer During the 1920s and 1930s”
In 1900 skirts were still that long that they were brushing the floor (and with a train), including day dresses. The fashion houses in Paris presented a new silhouette with thicker waist, flatter bust and narrower hips. By the end of the decade, most fashionable skirts still brushed the floor, but approached the ankle. InContinue reading “26 Beautiful Vintage Photos Showing Parisian Women’s Fashion From the 1900s”
What did you often have in the refrigerators in the 1950s and 1960s? Just check out these pictures to see.