Here is a photo set that captures everyday life of an American teenage girl from Crittenden, Kentucky in the 1960s. The photos follow the subject through some of her high school years of the Business School in Crittenden, Kentucky, and a bit after. There is a 1969 calendar in one photo. There is a highschoolContinue reading “49 Vintage Photos Showing the Life of an American Teenage Girl in the 1960s”
The police mugshot photograph was developed as early as the mid-nineteenth century, and it has since developed as an iconic photographic type in its own right. Formulaic and recognized the world over, it was developed when the Victorian fascination of labelling and categorizing of people was at its height. Remarkably, the mugshot photograph has changedContinue reading “20 Amazing Mugshots of American Women in the 1960s”
It may seem like a recent phenomenon, but Andy Warhol was an anomalous life logger in the 1960s, endlessly snapping Polaroids of the celebrities buzzing around him. “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person,” king of Pop Art Andy Warhol once said. Carrying a Polaroid cameraContinue reading “39 Fantastic Andy Warhol Celebrity Polaroids From the 1970s and 1980s”
The ambrotype, also known as a collodion positive in the UK, is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed by reflected light. Like the daguerreotype, which it replaced, and like the prints produced by a Polaroid camera, each isContinue reading “46 Amazing Portrait Photos of English People From the 1850s”
A collection of amazing color portrait photos of women from the early 20th century; these photographs were made on color photographic Autochrome plate technology.
The early 1800s saw a trend for side-whiskers, which became extremely popular – so popular, in fact, that some canny traders began to peddle false whiskers to men who wanted an instant fix. In the 1840s, spurred on by the successes of British cavalry soldiers in the field, men began to grow moustaches in imitationContinue reading “50 Amazing Photos Showing Impressive Beards in the 19th Century”
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