The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933

The Thylacine, also called Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics, was neither a tiger nor a wolf, but a marsupial, and closely related to the Tasmanian devil. The last known Tasmanian tiger died in 1936, but hundreds of unconfirmed sightings have spurred investigations intoContinue reading “The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933”

32 Interesting Vintage Photographs Showing the Ruins of Berlin During the Late 1940s

In 1916, photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of a Soviet war photographer was selling his negatives. The photographer, Valery Faminsky, had worked for the Soviet Army and kept his negatives from Ukraine and Germany meticulously archived until his death in 2011. Mr. Bondar had seen many books and several exhibits of World WarContinue reading “32 Interesting Vintage Photographs Showing the Ruins of Berlin During the Late 1940s”

31 Wonderful Photos of Brave Women of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps During Vietnam War

The history of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in Vietnam began in April, 1956 when three Army nurses arrived in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. These nurses were on temporary duty assignments attached to the United States Army Medical Training Team, United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Saigon. The Army sent them to train SouthContinue reading “31 Wonderful Photos of Brave Women of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps During Vietnam War”

The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s

Alphonse Mucha began to take photographs in the early 1880s, probably in Vienna, with a borrowed camera. It was not until he had gained some recognition in Paris and sufficient funds that he purchased his first camera. Mucha’s photographic output grew dramatically after his move to a large studio in the rue du Val deContinue reading “The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s”

20 Vintage Portrait Photos of Beautiful Girls From the Miss Europe Competition, 1930

Miss Europe 1930 was the second annual Miss Europe competition. Miss Greece won and 19 girls from Europe competed in the pageant. Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Turkey participated for the first time and one candidacy, that of Switzerland, was withdrawn. Miss Europe 1930: Aliki Diplarakou, Greece The Greek brunette Aliki Diplarakou (1912-2002) was 18 when sheContinue reading “20 Vintage Portrait Photos of Beautiful Girls From the Miss Europe Competition, 1930”

55 Wonderful Vintage Photos of the 1964 New York World’s Fair

The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. Ran for two six-monthContinue reading “55 Wonderful Vintage Photos of the 1964 New York World’s Fair”

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”

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”

48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West

These authentic vintage photographs of the American frontier reveal what life was actually like in the “Wild West.” The American frontier holds a mythic space in our imaginations. And because of that, it’s a place we envision more through the stories of the Wild West than through its actual history. The real American frontier wasn’tContinue reading “48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West”

20 Vintage Photographs of a Young and Beautiful Rosemary Kennedy Before She Was Lobotomized

Rosemary Kennedy was the first daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. During Rosemary’s birth, Rose went into labor very quickly, and Rosemary entered the birth canal before the doctor arrived. A nurse told Rose to keep her legs closed to prevent her from giving birth until the doctor showed up. This cut off the oxygenContinue reading “20 Vintage Photographs of a Young and Beautiful Rosemary Kennedy Before She Was Lobotomized”