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 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”
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”
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Hue, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954Continue reading “19 Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1915”
These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in the early 1900s in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives.
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”