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”

Amazing Photos of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1948

The Jackson Hole valley of today is a major hub of tourism in the American West: skiers in the winter, national park-goers in the summer and mountain lovers all year round. But its primary tourism draw—long before the word “resort” became associated with the peaceful Wyoming locale—was once its dude ranches. Back then, its cowboyContinue reading “Amazing Photos of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1948”

New York in the 1950s

Immediately after World War II, New York City became known as one of the world’s greatest cities. However, after peaking in population in 1950, the city began to feel the effects of white flight to the suburbs, a downturn in industry and commerce as businesses left for places where it was cheaper and easier toContinue reading “New York in the 1950s”

39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1

From August 1914 to early 1917, the French Army shouldered much of the the fighting on the Western Front – and with astonishing endurance. In one two-week period – August 16-31, 1914 – they suffered 210,993 casualties. By comparison, British casualties numbered 164,709 in the opening month – July 1916 – of the Somme offensive.Continue reading “39 Colorized Photos of the French Army During World War 1”

The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of 16-Year-Old Elizabeth Taylor Taken by Philippe Halsman

Performance was in Elizabeth Taylor’s blood. Her mother had worked as an actress until she married. At the age of 3, the young Taylor started dancing, and eventually gave a recital for Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Not long after relocating to California a family friend suggested the Taylors’ daughter take a screen test. She soonContinue reading “The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of 16-Year-Old Elizabeth Taylor Taken by Philippe Halsman”

36 Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe Before She Was Famous

When Marilyn Monroe posed for Earl Moran in the first of their sessions that took place between 1946 and 1950, she was just 19 and an aspiring actress, while Moran had established himself as a leading illustrator of beautiful women; his work for magazines and calendars placed him in the company of Alberto Vargas andContinue reading “36 Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe Before She Was Famous”

The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865; also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union,[e] or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of the warContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

The Lost Janis Joplin Topless Photos in Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro in the Summer of 1970

The Brazilian magazine Trip published for the first time the lost Janis Joplin topless photos in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, in the summer of 1970. Pretty much unknown in Brazil, the singer landed in Rio de Janeiro to have some fun during the Carnival, sunbathe and get away from heroin, which at the time wasContinue reading “The Lost Janis Joplin Topless Photos in Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro in the Summer of 1970”