Vintage Historical Photos of the Wild West

The American frontier, also known as the Old West or the Wild West, includes the geography, history, folklore, and culture in the forward wave of American expansion in mainland North America that began with European colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last few western territories as statesContinue reading “Vintage Historical Photos of the Wild West”

The Story Behind the Iconic Farrah Fawcett Red Swimsuit Poster That Wound Up Plastered on Millions of Bedroom Walls

When people hear Farrah Fawcett’s name, the first thing that comes to their minds is her iconic red swimsuit poster. With over 12 million copies sold, it became the best-selling poster of all time. It’s considered to be one of the last pinup posters – before the 1970s came around, and people’s view of sexualityContinue reading “The Story Behind the Iconic Farrah Fawcett Red Swimsuit Poster That Wound Up Plastered on Millions of Bedroom Walls”

Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Caged In A Zoo

Ota Benga was a Mbuti (Congo pygmy) man born in the Ituri Rainforest of the Belgian Congo in 1883. His village was attacked by the Force Publique, established by King Leopold II of Belgium as a militia to enslave the natives for labor in order to utilize the large supply of rubber in the Congo.Continue reading “Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Caged In A Zoo”

10 Interesting Facts About Silent Film Star Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face”. Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton’s “extraordinaryContinue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Silent Film Star Buster Keaton”

Monument to the Hippies: The Story of the Hippie Sculpture Tribute in Ibiza

The hippies of Ibiza have become a symbol of the white island. More than that, they are part of its history and culture. This bronze sculpture was inaugurated in the summer of 2016 and can be found at the intersection of Carrer Lluis Tur i Palau and Carrer Guillem de Montgrí, in the harbour area.Continue reading “Monument to the Hippies: The Story of the Hippie Sculpture Tribute in Ibiza”

The First Real Woman in a Menstrual Hygiene Ad (Kotex): Lee Miller

In order to make some money after arriving in New York, the young Lee Miller made stock photos for the famous American photographer Edward Steichen. Steichen sold some to Kotex, which put one into the first menstrual hygiene ad ever to show a real person; it ran from July 1928 into 1929. America, and Miller,Continue reading “The First Real Woman in a Menstrual Hygiene Ad (Kotex): Lee Miller”

From Revolutionary War to Korean War to Today, Here’s How Much Troops Were Paid in Every American War

Think it’s hard making it month to month in the barracks on just an E-1 pay? Well, the recruits who won America’s earlier wars had to make ends meet with much, much less to draw on. See how much troops made in each conflict, both in their own currency and adjusted for inflation: Revolutionary WarContinue reading “From Revolutionary War to Korean War to Today, Here’s How Much Troops Were Paid in Every American War”