30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes

A Victorian gentleman would have a number of canes – there would be a rustic cane, perhaps made of a stout wood such as ash, for walking the dogs and a more sober cane for the office. Then, for going to dinner and to the opera, a man would carry a lighter cane with aContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes”

Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli

Built in 1932, the first real triple-decker bus, Lancia Autoalveare, was made in Italy. While not much is known about the manufacturer, it ran between Rome and Tivoli and carried 88 passengers. The third level was essentially a smoking compartment and the bus had space for 440 pounds (200 kg) of luggage and space forContinue reading “Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli”

30 Stunning Color Photographs of Paris in 1923

Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863–1931) was a French photographer who was famous for taking color autochromes during World War I. He was born near Fontainebleau in Avon, Seine-et-Marne, south of Paris. Courtellemont emigrated with his parents in 1874 to Algeria, and remained there for 20 years. He became a globetrotter, always in search of something special andContinue reading “30 Stunning Color Photographs of Paris in 1923”

30 Color Photos of American Actress Pamela Tiffin in the 1960s

Born 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, American actress Pamela Tiffin was spotted by producer Hal B. Wallis, who had her screen tested. This led to her being cast in the film version of Summer and Smoke (1961), and then appeared in the comedy One, Two, Three (1961), directed by Billy Wilder who called her “theContinue reading “30 Color Photos of American Actress Pamela Tiffin in the 1960s”

Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century

The relatively low cost of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century and the reduced sitting time for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. The style of these early works reflected the technical challenges associated with longContinue reading “Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century”

Clarence Hailey Long, the Original Marlboro Man

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Leonard McCombe’s image that inspired the Marlboro Man campaign is worth over $15 billion. The photograph above shows Clarence Hailey Young, a foreman at the JA Ranch in Texas. McCombe had set out on assignment by Life magazine to document the real way of life ofContinue reading “Clarence Hailey Long, the Original Marlboro Man”

Amazing Wonderful Photos of Nina Simone in the 1960s

After the success of Little Girl Blue, Simone signed a contract with Colpix Records and recorded a multitude of studio and live albums. Simone became a favorite performer in Greenwich Village after her live album Nina Simone at Town Hall was released. By this time, Simone performed pop music only to make money to continueContinue reading “Amazing Wonderful Photos of Nina Simone in the 1960s”

30 Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s

In the late 1930s, photographer Helen Levitt rode the New York City subway system, first as an apprentice to photographer Walker Evans, then snapping photos of aloof passengers wearing fur coats, flat-brim hats, and antique brooches. Yet for the majority of Levitt’s illustrious career (lasting until the 1990s), she ventured out of the underground toContinue reading “30 Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s”

New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio

Edo Bertoglio is a Swiss photographer and film director. He received his degree in film directing and editing at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais in Paris in 1975. He moved to New York City in 1976, where he found work as a photographer for Italian Vogue, and Andy Warhol’s Interview, and other magazines. HeContinue reading “New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio”

The Tragic Love Affair Between Meryl Streep and John Cazale in the Late 1970s

The 1970s love affair between Meryl Streep and John Cazale saw them both on new acting paths but their journey together ended in tragedy. In 1978, a young Meryl Streep was on the verge of becoming the greatest actress of her generation. She was also about to lose the love of her life. Streep wasContinue reading “The Tragic Love Affair Between Meryl Streep and John Cazale in the Late 1970s”