40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century

A charabanc is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. It has “benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward, commonly used for large parties, whether as public conveyances or for excursions”. Charabancs were especially popular for sight-seeing or “works outings”Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century”

Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s

While the 1920s started the trend for leisure activities like swimming, it was economic changes in the 1930s that made swimming a pastime for everyone — not just those lucky enough to live near a beach. Cheap entry prices made swimming an affordable diversion for weekend fun. The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took onContinue reading “Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s”

26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s

Clara Lou Sheridan was born February 21, 1915, in Denton, Texas, to an automobile mechanic and his homemaker wife. The youngest of five children, she grew up in a normal childhood environment. She was a self-described tomboy and was very athletic, and played on the girls basketball team for North Texas State Teacher’s College, whereContinue reading “26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s”

Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s

Back in the 1970s, a young man went to work for a carnival concessionaire who, each summer, took a portable photo studio on the road to county fairs across California and the west. For a few dollars, you could have a portrait-sized or larger photo of you and your loved-one to frame and put upContinue reading “Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s”

30 Beautiful Portraits of Brides From the 1920s

Bridal gowns have always been chosen with great care, embodying the wearer’s taste as well as social status. Wedding dresses usually define specific historical eras in their aesthetic, traditional, and even political aspects. What unites them is brides, along with their families, have always wanted to look their best on the special day. Regardless ofContinue reading “30 Beautiful Portraits of Brides From the 1920s”

30 Vintage Portrait Photos of Actress Betty Garrett in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1919 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer Betty Garrett originally performed on Broadway, and was then signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She appeared in several musical films, then returned to Broadway and made guest appearances on several television series. Garrett later became known for the roles she playedContinue reading “30 Vintage Portrait Photos of Actress Betty Garrett in the 1940s and 1950s”

40 Stunning Photos of Betty Davis and Her Bold, Funky Style in the Late 1960s and 1970s

Betty Gray Davis (née Mabry; July 26, 1944 – February 9, 2022) was an American singer, songwriter, and model. She was known for her controversial sexually-oriented lyrics and performance style, and for being the second wife of trumpeter Miles Davis. Her AllMusic profile describes her as “a wildly flamboyant funk diva with few equals …Continue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Betty Davis and Her Bold, Funky Style in the Late 1960s and 1970s”

Beehive Hairdo: The Women’s Popular Hairstyle Throughout the 1960s

The beehive is a hairstyle in which long hair is piled up in a conical shape on the top of the head and slightly backwards pointing, giving some resemblance to the shape of a traditional beehive. It is also known as the B-52 due to a resemblance to the distinctive nose of the Boeing B-52Continue reading “Beehive Hairdo: The Women’s Popular Hairstyle Throughout the 1960s”

Beautiful Photos of German Actress Lilli Palmer in the 1930s and 1940s

Born 1914 in Posen, German Empire (now Poznań, Poland), German actress Lilli Palmer appeared in an operetta at the Moulin Rouge in France, and then to London, where she began her film career. After beginning her career in British films in the 1930s, Palmer would later transition to major Hollywood productions, earning a Golden GlobeContinue reading “Beautiful Photos of German Actress Lilli Palmer in the 1930s and 1940s”

Beautiful Photos of Anna Held in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Helene Anna Held (19 March 1872 – 12 August 1918) was a Polish-French stage performer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she was spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife. From 1896 through 1910, she was one of Broadway’s most celebrated leading ladies, presented in a succession ofContinue reading “Beautiful Photos of Anna Held in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”