28 Extraordinary Vintage Photos of Men From Boston in the 1840s & 1850s

via Boston Public Library

Rare Portraits From the Smith and Telfer Studio in Cooperstown, New York, 1865-1885

Washington G. Smith (1828-1893) and Arthur J. Telfer (1859-1954) spent almost one hundred years photographing people, events, and scenes in and around Cooperstown. At the time of his gift Telfer was 93 years old and was widely thought to be the oldest working photographer in the United States. Washington Smith worked with partners while heContinue reading “Rare Portraits From the Smith and Telfer Studio in Cooperstown, New York, 1865-1885”

40 Amazing Photos of Young Women During the 1920s

Charles Sheldon (1889–1960) was a prolific and gifted early 1900s American illustrator who specialized in “pretty woman” themed cover portraiture and advertising in the Art Nouveau and Edwardian styles. After studying at the Art Students League, he went to Paris to study under the legendary Alphonse Mucha. He returned to America and set up aContinue reading “40 Amazing Photos of Young Women During the 1920s”

Victorian Fashion Was Not Always Elegant: 32 Photos That Show the Sometime Awfulness of Women’s Hairstyles From the 19th Century

We often see images of the nineteenth-century women in elegant gowns with stylized hairstyles. Have you ever thought that sometimes they also had some awful hairdos? Just check out these photos to see.