African American Children in the Civil War Through Amazing Photos

The Civil War touched the lives of children in both similar and vastly different ways. The Civil War molded children’s lives as adults and shaped their attitudes, opinions, and prejudices that would pass from generation to generation. The children of the Civil War shared enthusiasm for the war, were burdened with greater responsibilities, and enduredContinue reading “African American Children in the Civil War Through Amazing Photos”

35 Amazing Photos of Maude Adams, the Most Famous American Theater Actress of the Early 20th Century

Maude Adams, her stage name, was born Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden in 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her mother was Asaneth Ann Adams Kiskadden, also an actress, who went by the stage name of Annie Adams. Maude Adams was a hugely successful American stage actress of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. SheContinue reading “35 Amazing Photos of Maude Adams, the Most Famous American Theater Actress of the Early 20th Century”

The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

“There are many pictures of Lincoln; there is no portrait of him.” — John George Nicolay, Secretary to President LincolnAbraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the first president to be photographed extensively. The following images are some of the iconic ones that help document his life, from his early years inContinue reading “The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln”

40 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men With Mustache

To the Victorian gentleman, a hairy upper lip was an essential accessory. The mustache was an affectation the most flattering to the vanity of the young. With it, the boy feels himself a man. It helps him to look old and the look of age is useful in business and inspires confidence. The youth ofContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men With Mustache”

61 Amazing Vintage Photos of Valletta, Malta in the 19th Century

Valletta is the administrative unit and capital of Malta. Located on the main island, between Marsamxett Harbour to the west and the Grand Harbour to the east, its population within administrative limits in 2014 was 6,444. According to the data from 2020 by Eurostat, the Functional Urban Area and metropolitan region covered the whole islandContinue reading “61 Amazing Vintage Photos of Valletta, Malta in the 19th Century”

50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century

Eugène Atget was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his work gained wide attention only after his death. He picked up photography in the late 1880s, around the time that photography was experiencing unprecedented expansion in both commercialContinue reading “50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century”

23 Wonderful Color Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

As a filmmaker, Paul Ratner is drawn to images. His first love of film came from old black and white movies by world cinema auteurs like the jarring works of Bergman, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Lang, Dreyer, Ozu and other great masters. “For a while in college, it felt almost like cheating to watch a film madeContinue reading “23 Wonderful Color Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

34 Vintage Photos Showing Greece During the 19th Century

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The AegeanContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos Showing Greece During the 19th Century”

74 Remarkable Vintage Photos Showing Turkish Clothing in 1873

Ottoman clothing is the style and design of clothing worn by the Ottoman Turks. While the Palace and its court dressed lavishly, the common people were only concerned with covering themselves. Starting in the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, administrators enacted sumptuary laws upon clothing. The clothing of Muslims, Christians, Jewish communities, clergy, tradesmen, andContinue reading “74 Remarkable Vintage Photos Showing Turkish Clothing in 1873”