19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s

Back in 1947, when LIFE accompanied 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radiosContinue reading “19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s”

Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s

Born 1913, Dutch photojournalist Ben van Meerendonk worked at the General Dutch Photo Press Office of Sem Presser in the late 1930s, but was prohibited from practicing his profession during the Second World War. In 1945, he founded the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF). Van Meerendonk mainly photographed in the forties, fifties and sixties, and deliveredContinue reading “51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s”