Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Here’s a rare set of large-format photographic portrait images of the different ethnic people who represented various countries of the world at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’Continue reading “Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”

44 Amazing Color Photographs of Paris in the Early 1940s

The Military Administration in France was an interim occupation authority established by Nazi Germany during World War II. It remained in existence from May 1940 to December 1944. As a result of the defeat of France and its Allies in the Battle of France, the French cabinet sought a cessation of hostilities. These photographs wereContinue reading “44 Amazing Color Photographs of Paris in the Early 1940s”

43 Vintage Photos of Actress & Director Penny Marshall during the 1970s

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5′ 6 1/2″, with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony “Tony” Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of filmmakers GarryContinue reading “43 Vintage Photos of Actress & Director Penny Marshall during the 1970s”

34 Vintage Photos of Pennsylvania Coal Miners at Work in 1942

In 1942, Office of War Information photographer John Collier visited the Montour No. 4 Mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Montour No. 4 was a mine for bituminous coal, one of the most volatile forms, requiring the miners to vigilantly monitor for the presence of flammable gases. Collier followed the minersContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Pennsylvania Coal Miners at Work in 1942”

58 Rare Color Photos of Life in Paris in 1914

Tired of the endless series of black and white photos that were popular in the day, French banker Albert Kahn decided to do something about it. In 1909, he commissioned four photographers to take their cameras all around the world, and using Autochrome Lumière, to document in color what they saw. One of the citiesContinue reading “58 Rare Color Photos of Life in Paris in 1914”

36 Vintage Photos Showing People Posing With Their TVs in the 1950s

Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room. By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming againContinue reading “36 Vintage Photos Showing People Posing With Their TVs in the 1950s”

42 Rare Vintage Photographs of The Quarrymen (aka The Beatles) From the Late 1950s

The Quarrymen are a British skiffle/rock and roll group, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, which eventually evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Originally consisting of Lennon and several school friends, the Quarrymen took their name from a line in the school song of Quarry Bank High School, which they attended. Lennon startedContinue reading “42 Rare Vintage Photographs of The Quarrymen (aka The Beatles) From the Late 1950s”