30 Incredible Vintage Photographs Showing the Inside of the Romanovs’ Imperial Train

The Domestic Imperial Train of Nicholas II (there was also an Imperial train exclusively for international travel) was built between 1894-96 in the main Car Workshops of the Nikolaevsky Railway Company. The train was adapted and expanded throughout his reign as the family grew and needs increased. By 1902, the train consisted of ten carriages:Continue reading “30 Incredible Vintage Photographs Showing the Inside of the Romanovs’ Imperial Train”

Vintage Historical Photos of the Wild West

The American frontier, also known as the Old West or the Wild West, includes the geography, history, folklore, and culture in the forward wave of American expansion in mainland North America that began with European colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last few western territories as statesContinue reading “Vintage Historical Photos of the Wild West”

30 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Car Races from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing,[1] or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Auto racing has existed since the invention of the automobile. Races of various sorts were organised, with the first recorded as early as 1867. Many of the earliest events were effectively reliability trials,Continue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Car Races from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries”

23 Fascinating Vintage Photos That Show How Swimsuits Evolved From the Victorian Era to the Bikini Age

Think it’s hot at the beach these days? Imagine wearing wool, which is what the first garments we’d recognize as swimsuits were made of. But maybe wool had its charms. Just check out these interesting vintage photographs below and see how swimsuits evolved from Victorian times to the bikini Age.

The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865; also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union,[e] or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of the warContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

Lost Bird, Survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890

On 29 December 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of America’s most shameful events would take place. In what would become known as the Wounded Knee Massacre the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment would kill nearly 300 men, women, and children of the Lakota nationContinue reading “Lost Bird, Survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890”

Amazing Photos of Chand Baori in Rajasthan, India, One of the Deepest and Largest Stepwells in the World

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwells in Rajasthan, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. Chand Baori looks like anything but a well. This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep,Continue reading “Amazing Photos of Chand Baori in Rajasthan, India, One of the Deepest and Largest Stepwells in the World”

Magic Massage From Dr. Swift

Victorian era advertisement for a massage treatment to cure female “hysteria.” You don’t have to be Einstein to figure out exactly what the “doctor” is doing, and as shocking as it may seem to modern sensibilities, treatments such as this were considered perfectly acceptable in the 19th and early 20th century. The ad definitely appearsContinue reading “Magic Massage From Dr. Swift”

50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century

The British Army during the Victorian era served through a period of great technological and social change. Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, and died in 1901. Her long reign was marked by the steady expansion and consolidation of the British Empire, and industrialisation and the enactment of liberal reforms (by both Liberal andContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century”