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”

51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century

These incredible photographs of early-20th-century Paris were taken between 1907 and 1930 by photographers such as Léon Gimpel, Stéphane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Léon. They offer a rare glimpse — in color — at France’s capital before it was occupied during World War II. The photos were produced using Autochrome, an early technology patentedContinue reading “51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century”

40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mexico during the Early 20th Century

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. MexicoContinue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mexico during the Early 20th Century”

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”

15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th Century

The Gare de Lyon (Station of Lyon), officially Paris-Gare-de-Lyon, is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. It is the northern terminus of the Paris–Marseille railway. It isContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th 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”

37 Fantastic Vintage Photographs Showing Life in New York City in the Early 20th Century

From 1890 to 1930, the larger cities were the focus of national attention. The skyscrapers and tourist attractions were widely publicized. Suburbs existed, but they were largely bedroom communities for commuters to the central city. San Francisco dominated the West, Atlanta dominated the South, Boston dominated New England; Chicago, the nation’s railroad hub, dominated theContinue reading “37 Fantastic Vintage Photographs Showing Life in New York City in the Early 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”