37 Fascinating Photos Showing Life in Chicago in the Early 1940s

John Vachon was a Minnesotan, a graduate of St. Thomas College in St. Paul who moved to D.C. during the end of the Great Depression with dreams of becoming a writer. What he became was a file clerk; actually, it started a bit worse than that:“Well, in 1936 I was looking for a job inContinue reading “37 Fascinating Photos Showing Life in Chicago in the Early 1940s”

48 Stunning Photos of Actress Angie Dickinson During the 1950s and 1960s

Born 1931 in Kulm, North Dakota, American actress Angie Dickinson began her career on television, appearing in many anthology series during the 1950s, before landing her breakthrough role in Gun the Man Down (1956) and the Western film Rio Bravo (1959), for which she received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.Continue reading “48 Stunning Photos of Actress Angie Dickinson During the 1950s and 1960s”

33 Incredible Photos Showing Concentration Camps during the Boer War

While the matter remains one of debate, many contend that history’s first concentration camps were built in South Africa, 41 years before the Holocaust began. These camps were built by British soldiers amid the Boer War, during which the British rounded up Dutch Boers and native South Africans and locked them into cramped camps whereContinue reading “33 Incredible Photos Showing Concentration Camps during the Boer War”

55 Glamorous Photos of Actress Sylvia Sidney in the Late 1920s and 1930s

Born 1910 as Sophia Kosow in The Bronx, New York, American actress of stage, screen and film Sylvia Sidney had a career spanning over 70 years, who first rose to prominence in dozens of leading roles in the 1930s. Sidney later came to be known for her role as Juno, a case worker in theContinue reading “55 Glamorous Photos of Actress Sylvia Sidney in the Late 1920s and 1930s”

35 Amazing Photographs of American Troops on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands during World War II

During the World War II, the American troops on Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands of the Pacific Ocean were hopping one island at a time all the way to Japan. The Battle of Tarawa was bloody in every manner but these photos, captured in its aftermath, shows a life out of a movie. (PhotosContinue reading “35 Amazing Photographs of American Troops on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands during World War II”

30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969

Morrison Hotel is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. The Doors entered Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles in November 1969 to record the album which is divided into two separately titled sides; “Hard Rock Cafe” and “Morrison Hotel”. The group included session bassistsContinue reading “30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969”

18 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Swimsuits During the 1950s

In the 1940s corset manufacturers saw a gap in the undergarments market. Corsetry was losing ground, but the new more revealing swimsuits really needed experts to design garments that hid faults in a woman’s shape. Manufacturers achieved this by adding stretch tummy control panels to hold in the stomach. Most also used bra cups andContinue reading “18 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Swimsuits During the 1950s”

20 Incredible Color Photographs Showing Life in Texas in the Early 1940s

On the eve of the Great Depression, most Texans lived on farms or ranches or in small towns. Though the previous decade saw successes in oil, the economy was still dominated by agriculture – cotton in the north, livestock in the west and a growing citrus industry in the south. When the stock market crashedContinue reading “20 Incredible Color Photographs Showing Life in Texas in the Early 1940s”