Everyone loves vintage American cars from the 1950s and ’60s. It was a time when wheel arches were low-slung, headlights popped like frog’s eyes and chrome was splashed around as if it was going out of fashion. In a sense it was – cars certainly aren’t built that way any more. But that just makesContinue reading “20 of the Coolest Vintage Surf Wagons”
Between 1896 and 1906, Berlin-born naturalised American Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) took pictures of street life in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Genthe, who ran a photographic studio in Chinatown, would wander the area taking often covert pictures of anonymous subjects. An early proponent of street photography. Genthe’s pictures were nearly lost when earthquake and fire struck theContinue reading “20 Remarkable Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown At The End Of The 19th Century”
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”
Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, located in South Holland, within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. The port of Rotterdam is the largest cargo port in Europe and theContinue reading “82 Amazing Vintage Showing Life in Rotterdam During the 1920s and 1930s”
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was a French photographer and painter. Born in Courbevoie to a wealthy family, he is most famous for his photographs of automobile races, planes and fashionable Parisian women. He started taking photographs when he was 7, his subject matter being primarily his own life and the people and activities in it.Continue reading “48 Vintage Photos of Parisian Women in the Early 20th Century”
Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. The photographs below revealContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.