50 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Slovakia in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the southwest, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia’s mostly mountainous territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi), with a population ofContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Slovakia in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era

The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives. The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcardsContinue reading “42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era”

22 Funny Vintage Russian Beer Advertisements From the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

People in the Soviet Union loved beer, almost as much as vodka. They would drink it in the morning, while fishing, at the banya, and after a hard day’s work. It was always beer o’clock. Before the revolution, the Russian Empire produced different varieties of beers brewed according to Western standards: Venskoe (Viennese), Munchenskoe (Munich),Continue reading “22 Funny Vintage Russian Beer Advertisements From the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”

35 Rare Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in Jamaica Before 1900

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola). Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the islandContinue reading “35 Rare Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in Jamaica Before 1900”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century

New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Continue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century”

Women in Pants: Vintage Photos From the 1850s to the 1930s

Although fashion did not embrace the look of trousers on the female form until the late 20th century, history saw working women wearing them a hundred years prior. From Victorian coal miners who rolled up their skirts around their waist to reveal soot-covered pants underneath to today’s terrible backlash of factory-torn denim, spandex jeggings, andContinue reading “Women in Pants: Vintage Photos From the 1850s to the 1930s”

33 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Ontario, Canada during the Late 19th Century

Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada’s most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country’s population, and is the second-largest province by total area (after Quebec). Ontario is Canada’s fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and NunavutContinue reading “33 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Ontario, Canada during the Late 19th Century”