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Beauty contests became more popular in the 1880s. In 1888, the title of ‘beauty queen’ was awarded to an 18-year-old Creole contestant at a pageant in Spa, Belgium. … Beauty contests came to be considered more respectable with the first modern “Miss America” contest held in 1921. Take a look at these glamorous photos toContinue reading “22 Glamorous Photos of 1920s American Beauty Queens”
In the spring of 1963, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple months away from entering the Badass Hall of Fame with the release of The Great Escape, Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom. Intrigued by his dramatic backstory and his off-screen exploits —Continue reading “A Day in the Life With “The King of Cool” Steve McQueen in 1963″
Eleanor and Karla Gutöhrlein, aka “The Sisters G”, were a German sister dance team in the 1920s and early 1930s (according to a 1929 magazine article, they were from Schwabisch-Hall, Germany). Eleanor (born August 18, 1909) and Karla (born December 9, 1910) differed more than a year in age, but were often thought to beContinue reading “35 Stunning Photos of “The Sisters G” in the 1920s and 1930s”
These amazing photos show what service stations in the US looked like in the 1920s and 1930s. (Photos via Steve Hagy on Flickr)
These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements –Continue reading “40 Gorgeous Portraits of 19th Century Russian Women in Traditional Costumes”
William Gale Gedney (1932-1989) was an American documentary and street photographer. It wasn’t until after his death that his work gained momentum and his work is now widely recognized. These black and white photographs of San Francisco were captured by William Gedney in 1968.