46 Amazing Photos Showing Women Wearing Sunglasses in the 1960s

Sunglasses were used in the 12th century or possible earlier in China. But in the early 1900s, the use of sunglasses become more widespread, especially among Hollywood movie stars. Inexpensive mass-production of sunglasses started in 1929 when Sam Foster introduced them to America. Foster sold his sunglasses on the beaches of Atlantic City, New JerseyContinue reading “46 Amazing Photos Showing Women Wearing Sunglasses in the 1960s”

25 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Watts a Year After the 1965 Riots

The August 1965 Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion, depending on one’s perspective and politics), were among the bloodiest, costliest and — in the five decades since they erupted — most analyzed uprisings of the notoriously unsettled mid-1960s. Ostensibly sparked by an aggressive traffic stop of a black motorist by white cops — but, in fact,Continue reading “25 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Watts a Year After the 1965 Riots”

37 Tintypes Showing Teenage Boys From the Mid-Late 19th Century

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of theContinue reading “37 Tintypes Showing Teenage Boys From the Mid-Late 19th Century”

22 Rare Color Photographs Showing Life in the Lodz Ghetto From 1940-1944

The Lodz Ghetto was the second-largest ghetto (after the Warsaw Ghetto) established for Jews and Roma in German-occupied Poland. Situated in the city of Lodz and originally intended as a temporary gathering point for Jews, the ghetto was transformed into a major industrial centre, providing much needed supplies for Nazi Germany and especially for theContinue reading “22 Rare Color Photographs Showing Life in the Lodz Ghetto From 1940-1944”