28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe in Korea in 1954

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were on their honeymoon in Tokyo, Japan in February of 1954 when Marilyn received an invitation from General John E. Hull’s Far East command to entertain the U.S. troops stationed in war torn Korea. After a little thought and discussion with her husband she said yes. It should be saidContinue reading “28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe in Korea in 1954”

19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945

These photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisentaedt during the 1945 competition in Atlantic City. There were speeches and displays of genuine talent on stage. But more often than not, the images that emerged from the two-day affair featured scores of women, most of whom seemed—and who still seem—to be cut from very muchContinue reading “19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945”

15 Amazing Vintage Photos of Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, 1858

These remarkable photographs provide probably the only surviving images of veterans of the Grande Armée and the Guard actually wearing their original uniforms and insignia, although some of the uniforms have obviously been recut by tailors of the 1850’s. All the men — at this time in their 70s and 80s — are wearing theContinue reading “15 Amazing Vintage Photos of Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars, 1858”

The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide

In the seven decades since the Holocaust, thunderstruck scholars and laypeople alike have consistently asked themselves how it could have happened. What far too few realize, however, is that just two and half decades before, something like it already had. The Lead Up To The Armenian Genocide Between 1915 and 1923, the Ottoman and TurkishContinue reading “The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide”

35 Incredible Vintage Photos of U.S. Presidents When They Were Young

The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America. The president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The power of the presidency has grown substantially since its formation, as hasContinue reading “35 Incredible Vintage Photos of U.S. Presidents When They Were Young”

Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Here’s a rare set of large-format photographic portrait images of the different ethnic people who represented various countries of the world at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’Continue reading “Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”

Child Labor in America – 25 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show Boys at Coal Mines in the Early 20th Century

After the Civil War, the availability of natural resources, new inventions, and a receptive market combined to fuel an industrial boom. The demand for labor grew, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many children were drawn into the labor force. Factory wages were so low that children often had to work toContinue reading “Child Labor in America – 25 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show Boys at Coal Mines in the Early 20th Century”

25 Amazing Photos Showing Life at the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, 1970

“Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”The Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to be held July 31, August 1 and August 2, 1970 at Powder Ridge Ski Area in Middlefield, Connecticut. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000Continue reading “25 Amazing Photos Showing Life at the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, 1970”

24 Tragic Photos of the Kent State Shootings, 1970

On May 4, 1970, at Ohio’s Kent State University, four American citizens were murdered by their own government. A line of 29 men of the Ohio National Guard marched up before a group of unarmed protesters and opened fire, killing four and wounding nine others. It’s an episode now burned into history as the KentContinue reading “24 Tragic Photos of the Kent State Shootings, 1970”

45 Incredible Photos Of Life Inside Soviet Gulag Prisons

The Gulag, “chief administration of the camps”) was the government agency in charge of the Soviet network of forced labor camps set up by order of Vladimir Lenin, reaching its peak during Joseph Stalin’s rule from the 1930s to the early 1950s. English-language speakers also use the word gulag to refer to all forced-labor campsContinue reading “45 Incredible Photos Of Life Inside Soviet Gulag Prisons”