50 Stunning Photos of Rita Moreno During the 1950s

Born 1931 as Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano in Humacao, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer Rita Moreno began her first dancing lessons soon after arriving in New York with a Spanish dancer known as “Paco Cansino”, who was a paternal uncle of film star Rita Hayworth. When Moreno was 11 years old, she lent herContinue reading “50 Stunning Photos of Rita Moreno During the 1950s”

28 Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Rodeo Fashion at the Flying L Ranch in Texas, 1947

When people first hear the word “rodeo”, most will likely picture a man in a ten gallon hat, plaid shirt, and jeans — think Marlboro Man. The truth is, rodeo and fashion have gone hand in hand for decades. Believe it or not, rodeo attire has seen its fair share of fashion trends. Going backContinue reading “28 Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Rodeo Fashion at the Flying L Ranch in Texas, 1947”

39 Exceptional Photographic Portraits From the 1840’s

After the introduction of photography in the 1840s the early Victorians soon recognized the medium’s potential for portraiture. At first only the rich could afford high prices at fashionable city photographic studios. Alongside the professionals, gentleman amateurs worked to master photography’s complicated chemistry and optics. It was the children or other relatives of these firstContinue reading “39 Exceptional Photographic Portraits From the 1840’s”

36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras

At first glance these photos from the First World War appear to have had digitally colorised, but in fact these rare images were taken using some of the world’s first colour cameras. The stunning pictures show French soldiers reading newspapers, pausing for lunch in ruined towns and cities and clearing the rubble after devastating GermanContinue reading “36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras”

22 Amazing Photos Show What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal During the 1920s and 1930s

The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted for 13 years during the 1920s and 30s. It is one of most famous—or infamous—times in recent American history. While the intention was to reduce the consumption of alcohol by eliminating businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold it, the plan backfired. Considered by many as aContinue reading “22 Amazing Photos Show What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal During the 1920s and 1930s”

24 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Prague in the 1950s

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.7 million. The city has aContinue reading “24 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Prague in the 1950s”

100-Year-Ago Studio Photography – 41 Vintage Photos of Paper Moon Portraits From the 1900s and 1910s

Long before Instagram, photo booths or even the common ownership of a camera, you could get your photograph taken sitting on the moon. Often a fixture at fairs, parties and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling “paper moon,” as if lifted to the stars. A photographic phenomena primarily of the early halfContinue reading “100-Year-Ago Studio Photography – 41 Vintage Photos of Paper Moon Portraits From the 1900s and 1910s”

28 Colorful Psychedelic Advertisements From Between the 1960s and Early 1970s

Psychedelic art is any art or visual displays inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations known to follow the ingestion of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and psilocybin. The word “psychedelic” (coined by British psychologist Humphry Osmond) means “mind manifesting”. By that definition, all artistic efforts to depict the inner world of the psyche may beContinue reading “28 Colorful Psychedelic Advertisements From Between the 1960s and Early 1970s”