Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933

The Thylacine, also called Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics, was neither a tiger nor a wolf, but a marsupial, and closely related to the Tasmanian devil. The last known Tasmanian tiger died in 1936, but hundreds of unconfirmed sightings have spurred investigations intoContinue reading “The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933”

The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s

Alphonse Mucha began to take photographs in the early 1880s, probably in Vienna, with a borrowed camera. It was not until he had gained some recognition in Paris and sufficient funds that he purchased his first camera. Mucha’s photographic output grew dramatically after his move to a large studio in the rue du Val deContinue reading “The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s”

35 Vintage Photos Showing Men’s Fashion in the Early 20th Century

During the early 1900s, easy to see Edwardian men’s clothing was relatively formal, with specific outfits worn at different times of the day. Interestingly, it was during the 1900-1919 years that for the first time, clothing started to be mass-produced. This reduced the need to have something tailor-made and ready made clothing more accessible forContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos Showing Men’s Fashion in the Early 20th Century”

31 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Whittier, California During the Early 20th Century

Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles, California. The City of Whittier has a diverse and colorful history beginning with the Gabrielino Indians who first inhabited the area during the City’s pre-history. Later, Spanish California (1769-1821) would influence the region with the establishment of bothContinue reading “31 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Whittier, California During the Early 20th Century”

48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West

These authentic vintage photographs of the American frontier reveal what life was actually like in the “Wild West.” The American frontier holds a mythic space in our imaginations. And because of that, it’s a place we envision more through the stories of the Wild West than through its actual history. The real American frontier wasn’tContinue reading “48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West”

33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s

Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. The photographs below revealContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s”