Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. The photographs below revealContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s”
Born 1925 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, American model and actress Martha Vickers began her career as a model and cover girl. She moved to Hollywood when her father, an automobile dealer, assumed control of an agency in Burbank, California. Vickers was 15 at that time. Vickers’ first film role was a small uncredited part inContinue reading “49 Stunning Photos of Model & Actress Martha Vickers in the 1940s”
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In the early 20th century, women were not the only ones to get tighter swimsuits. Men’s swimwear also slimmed down to show off his new athletic body. In many ways, men’s and women’s suits were nearly identical. Men’s swimsuit in this period was mostly a one piece tank top and shorts, and the striped onesContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Men’s Striped Swimwear from the Early 20th Century”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.
In a now-familiar Los Angeles story, late 1933 brush fires cleared the vegetation from the hills above the Montrose-La Crescenta section of Los Angeles County. When heavy rains arrived on New Year’s Eve 1934, the neighborhoods were flooded and lives lost. The Jan. 9, 1934, Los Angeles Times reported the death toll in Los AngelesContinue reading “19 Amazing Photos of the Los Angeles Floods in 1934”
On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. Organized in just 10 weeks, Live Aid was staged on Saturday, July 13, 1985. More than 75 acts performed, including Elton John, Madonna,Continue reading “22 Wonderful Photos of Bands On Stage during the 1985 Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium”