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.
Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a Rolleiflex camera his father gave him. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets, depicting the streetContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of Hong Kong From the 1950s”
(Photos by Edward Sheriff Curtis)
They do everything: washing dishes, cleaning, laundry, clothesline, taking care of children in the spirit of fun and smiles on their faces. They are young beautiful housewives of the 1940s and 1950s. The life of the average married woman in the 1940s and ’50s was very different from that of today’s woman. This was theContinue reading “32 Vintage Photos of Young Housewives From Between the 1940s and 1950s”
(Photos © the Nick DeWolf Foundation)
Beauty contests became more popular in the 1880s. In 1888, the title of ‘beauty queen’ was awarded to an 18-year-old Creole contestant at a pageant in Spa, Belgium. … Beauty contests came to be considered more respectable with the first modern “Miss America” contest held in 1921. Take a look at these glamorous photos toContinue reading “22 Glamorous Photos of 1920s American Beauty Queens”