30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls

A dirndl is a feminine dress which originated in German-speaking areas of the Alps. It is traditionally worn by women and girls in Bavaria (south-eastern Germany), Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Alpine regions of Italy. A dirndl consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirtContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls”

35 Handsome Portrait Photos of James Garner in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1928 as James Scott Bumgarner in Denver, Oklahoma, American actor James Garner starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. Garner played leading roles in moreContinue reading “35 Handsome Portrait Photos of James Garner in the 1940s and 1950s”

40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s

Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience. Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for BestContinue reading “40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century

Born 1900 in Vincennes, Indiana, American actress Alice Terry began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933. While Terry’s trademark look was her blonde hair, she was actually a brunette, and put on her first blonde wig in Hearts Are Trumps (1920) to look different from FranceliaContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century”

Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s

Born 1917 in Joliet, Illinois, American actress Audrey Totter began her acting career in radio in the latter 1930s in Chicago. She played in soap operas, including Painted Dreams, Road of Life, Ma Perkins, and Bright Horizon. Totter made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945) and established herself as a popular femaleContinue reading “Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Audrey Totter in the 1940s”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actor Dana Andrews in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1909 near Collins in southern Mississippi, American actor Dana Andrews had his first role in Lucky Cisco Kid (1940), then in Sailor’s Lady (1940), released by Fox. He had his first lead in the B-movie Berlin Correspondent (1942), and second lead in Crash Dive (1943) and then appeared in the 1943 film adaptation ofContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actor Dana Andrews in the 1940s and 1950s”

30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8

Art is a strange creature. Ever mutating, evolving, and forever changing. Often the most obvious is overlooked. Often the over-looked is the most obvious in how we view the world around us. Often that which is overlooked is over shadowed by a more imposing medium. We identify so much with what we listen to andContinue reading “30 Awful Album Covers Volume 8”

30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes

A Victorian gentleman would have a number of canes – there would be a rustic cane, perhaps made of a stout wood such as ash, for walking the dogs and a more sober cane for the office. Then, for going to dinner and to the opera, a man would carry a lighter cane with aContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes”

30 Color Photos of American Actress Pamela Tiffin in the 1960s

Born 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, American actress Pamela Tiffin was spotted by producer Hal B. Wallis, who had her screen tested. This led to her being cast in the film version of Summer and Smoke (1961), and then appeared in the comedy One, Two, Three (1961), directed by Billy Wilder who called her “theContinue reading “30 Color Photos of American Actress Pamela Tiffin in the 1960s”

Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century

The relatively low cost of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century and the reduced sitting time for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. The style of these early works reflected the technical challenges associated with longContinue reading “Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century”