Animal in Daguerreotypes in the Early Years of Photography

Daguerreotypes, the first commercial form of photography, appeared in America around the year 1839. These were produced by first sensitizing a polished silvered copper plate with iodine vapor, and then exposing the plate to light. The image was developed over hot mercury, fixed, and rinsed. This was a direct positive process, meaning that no negativesContinue reading “Animal in Daguerreotypes in the Early Years of Photography”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century

Born 1900 in Vincennes, Indiana, American actress Alice Terry began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933. While Terry’s trademark look was her blonde hair, she was actually a brunette, and put on her first blonde wig in Hearts Are Trumps (1920) to look different from FranceliaContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century”

20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

The Oldsmobile Starfire is an automobile nameplate used by Oldsmobile, produced in three non-contiguous generations beginning in 1954. Oldsmobile during this time period was one of the most popular brands selling, and the company saw an opportunity to benefit from the Space Race of the 1960s. Introduced in January 1961 as a convertible, the StarfireContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of the 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible”

A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland

The world’s first pregnant Egyptian mummy has been discovered in Warsaw by a team of Polish scientists using radiological scanning. The mummy, which dates back to the 1st century BC, was transported to Poland in the early 1800s, and is currently in the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. The 2,000-year-old mummy was initiallyContinue reading “A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland”

Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s

Born 1917 in Joliet, Illinois, American actress Audrey Totter began her acting career in radio in the latter 1930s in Chicago. She played in soap operas, including Painted Dreams, Road of Life, Ma Perkins, and Bright Horizon. Totter made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945) and established herself as a popular femaleContinue reading “Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s”

Black and White Photos of Berlin in Ruins in 1945

Berlin is the most heavily bombed city in history. During World War II, large parts of Berlin were destroyed during 1943–45 Allied air raids and the 1945 Battle of Berlin. The Allies dropped 67,607 tons of bombs on the city, destroying 6,427 acres of the built-up area. Around 125,000 civilians were killed. After the endContinue reading “Black and White Photos of Berlin in Ruins in 1945”

Striking Photos Documenting Life of African-Americans in Chicago’s South Side in 1941

The Great Migrations from 1910 to 1960 brought millions of African-Americans from the rural South to Chicago, where they became an urban population. The mass exodus radically transformed Chicago, both politically and culturally. For many fleeing the segregation, disenfranchisement and increasing racist violence of the Jim Crow South, the industrial hub of Chicago, with thousandsContinue reading “Striking Photos Documenting Life of African-Americans in Chicago’s South Side in 1941”

The Airstream Funeral Coach, ca 1980s

Did you know? During the 1980s Airstream produced around 32 funeral coaches. Designed to transport the deceased and family and flowers all at once – with space for a coffin, flowers and seating for 14 mourners. In 1981, Airstream introduced a modified motorhome known as the Funeral Coach. It could transport 14 family members, aContinue reading “The Airstream Funeral Coach, ca 1980s”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actor Dana Andrews in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1909 near Collins in southern Mississippi, American actor Dana Andrews had his first role in Lucky Cisco Kid (1940), then in Sailor’s Lady (1940), released by Fox. He had his first lead in the B-movie Berlin Correspondent (1942), and second lead in Crash Dive (1943) and then appeared in the 1943 film adaptation ofContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actor Dana Andrews in the 1940s and 1950s”

30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8

Art is a strange creature. Ever mutating, evolving, and forever changing. Often the most obvious is overlooked. Often the over-looked is the most obvious in how we view the world around us. Often that which is overlooked is over shadowed by a more imposing medium. We identify so much with what we listen to andContinue reading “30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8”