London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre,Continue reading “24 Fascinating Photos Showing Life in London in 1964”
In 1855, Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago and devised the first Rogues’ Gallery—a compilation of descriptions, methods of operation, hiding places, and names of criminals and their associates. The San Francisco Police Department may have started the practice about the same time. By 1858, New York City had a collectionContinue reading “Mugshots That Look Like Portraits: 44 Amazing Mid-Century Mugshots From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”
For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s alwaysContinue reading “60 Incredible Photographs of Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen in the 1970s and 1980s”
The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives. The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcardsContinue reading “42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era”
People in the Soviet Union loved beer, almost as much as vodka. They would drink it in the morning, while fishing, at the banya, and after a hard day’s work. It was always beer o’clock. Before the revolution, the Russian Empire produced different varieties of beers brewed according to Western standards: Venskoe (Viennese), Munchenskoe (Munich),Continue reading “22 Funny Vintage Russian Beer Advertisements From the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents as of 2020. It covers anContinue reading “45 Interesting Photos Showing San Francisco in the 1950s”
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile’s most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 8 million, of which more than 6 million live in theContinue reading “50 Amazing Photos of Life in Santiago, Chile in the 1960s”
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