John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash’s music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound ofContinue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Johnny Cash in the 1950s and Early 1960s”
Haunting images of the Qing dynasty Chinese culture and society that the nation’s leaders wiped out after the communist revolution. A century ago, China was not the metropolis-filled industrial nation that it is today. It was another world entirely, with cultures that were in many ways equally distinctive. In the China of the Qing dynastyContinue reading “37 Amazing Photos Of China Before Its Communist Takeover”
A danish emigrant, settled in New York in 1870, Jacob Riis (1849-1914) becomes a reporter for the New York Tribune in 1888 and covers the police investigations of the Lower East Side. His pictures of the squalid lives of New York’s immigrants made him the most famous photographer of his day – and were creditedContinue reading “32 Unbelievable Photos That Show the Wretched Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century”
New York City in the 1940s was buzzing with activity, with the population of Manhattan almost reaching 2 million inhabitants. These incredible black and white photographs, which document everyday life in New York City, are a glimpse back at this era.
Massachusetts was an amazing place in the early 20th century. From bustling cities to quiet rural communities and even historic landmarks, these vintage photos show just how different life in this state was in the early 1900s.
The mental asylum of 19th century England housed the criminal, the insane, and the unwanted. These are their portraits. The Victorian Era ushered in several significant changes with regard to medicine and the treatment of the ill. Shifting political mores brought forth increased investment in public health institutions — one of which included the lunaticContinue reading “46 Haunting Portraits Of 19th Century Mental Asylum Patients”
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree,Continue reading “34 Fascinating Photos of Nikola Tesla”
Nearly 100 years ago, thousands of North Carolina men shipped out to Europe to serve in the Great War. The photographs in this album are from the collection Warren County Compiled Individual Military Service Records (WWI 92) in the WWI Papers of the Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina. The collection isContinue reading “53 Amazing Portrait Photos of North Carolina Soldiers in World War I”