Photos of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate at the 25th Golden Globe Awards in 1968

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film, both American and international, and American television. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is normally held every January, and is a major part of the film industry’sContinue reading “Photos of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate at the 25th Golden Globe Awards in 1968”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1950s Volume 11

The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the “Fifties” or the ” ’50s”) (among other variants) was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959. Throughout the decade, the world continued its recovery from World War II, aided by the post-World War II economic expansion. The period also sawContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1950s Volume 11”

40 Amazing Photos Showing Prostitution in Paris in 1966

Prostitution in Paris, both street prostitution and prostitution from dedicated facilities has a long history but also its own modernity in the French capital. Prostitutes are mostly women but also include transgender people and men. Of men born between 1920 and 1925, one in five had experienced his first sexual relationship in a maison-close. ParisContinue reading “40 Amazing Photos Showing Prostitution in Paris in 1966”

30 Vintage Photos of Attractive Carhop Girls From Between the 1940s and 1960s

A carhop is a waiter or waitress who brings fast food to people in their cars at drive-in restaurants. Carhops usually work on foot but sometimes use roller skates, as depicted in movies such as American Graffiti and television shows such as Happy Days. Carhops have long been associated with hot rods. The first carhopsContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Attractive Carhop Girls From Between the 1940s and 1960s”

22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975

Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city’s population was estimated at 987,311 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour and Pétion-Ville. The city of Port-au-Prince isContinue reading “22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975”

Philadelphia in 1971

Philadelphia is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the second-most populous city in the Northeastern United States, behind New York City. The city is also the economic andContinue reading “Philadelphia in 1971”

30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling

The Daguerreotype, the first widely used photographic process, was invented in 1839. The exposure time in those early days was really long, sometimes lasting up to 15 minutes or so. Way too long to hold a smile. Grinning exercises far too many muscles. People would tire out, change their expression, and ruin the daguerreotype. NoContinue reading “30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling”

Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when elaborate bathing costumes and parasols constituted standard beachwear, visitors and residents descended upon beachfront resorts and boardwalk amusement parks. Most of those attractions had vanished by the 1960s, but people didn’t stop going to the beach, and new activities like surfing and beach volleyball had emergedContinue reading “Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s”

30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s

Victorian decorating was the polar opposite of today’s modern styles. It was a time of heavy, ornate furnishings, oversized everything, and a penchant for knickknacks. The resulting style is romantic, complex, warm, and dramatic, dripping with opulence and excess; basically, enough to make any minimalist shudder. Victorian furniture is often revivalist in style, in thatContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s”