40 Stunning Portrait Photos of Beautiful Young Women From the Turn of the 20th Century

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, according to the well-known saying. Yet it is only in the present day that our eyes need to make some effort to find beauty in so many faces. When it comes to women of the past, their appearance was unquestionably pure. One can be sure — thisContinue reading “40 Stunning Portrait Photos of Beautiful Young Women From the Turn of the 20th Century”

40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century

A charabanc is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. It has “benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward, commonly used for large parties, whether as public conveyances or for excursions”. Charabancs were especially popular for sight-seeing or “works outings”Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century”

27 Amazing Photos of French People Posing in Front of Their Boulangeries During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

France is world famous for its delicious baking. If you love bread, you can find a bakery or, as the French call it, a boulangerie, on almost every street corner. The smell of fresh-baked bread alone can tempt you into the boulangerie and when you’re inside, you are met with the sight of many doughyContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos of French People Posing in Front of Their Boulangeries During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Record Life in Wyoming From Between the 1900s and 1910s

Laura Webb Nichols (1883–1962) got her first camera on her 16th birthday, October 28, 1899, as a gift from Bert Oldman, a miner who would become her first husband the following year and the subject of many of her early photographs. The earliest photographs are of her immediate family, self-portraits, and landscape images of theContinue reading “35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Record Life in Wyoming From Between the 1900s and 1910s”

30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits

It wasn’t until the 18th century when manners changed and modesty suddenly took hold that we get the first true swimsuit, with European ladies wading into the water in long dresses, known as “bathing costumes,” which were often made from wool and frequently featured sleeves—sometimes even being worn with long socks. In the Victorian eraContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits”

The Last Queen of Romania: 18 Stunning Portraits of Marie of Romania in the Early 20th Century

Princess Marie of Edinburgh (1875 – 1938) was born and spent her childhood at Eastwell Park in Ashford, later becoming Queen of Romania in 1914 and reigning until 1927. The statue is unveiled to honor this revered British princess and Romanian queen, one of the most important bridge-personalities between the two countries, and to markContinue reading “The Last Queen of Romania: 18 Stunning Portraits of Marie of Romania in the Early 20th Century”

48 Amazing Vintage Photos of Actress Theda Bara: The First Sex Symbol of the Film Era

Born 1885 as Theodosia Burr Goodman in Cincinnati, Ohio, American silent film and stage actress Theda Bara moved to New York City in 1908 and made her Broadway debut the same year in The Devil. Between 1915 and 1919, Bara was Fox studio’s biggest star, but tired of being typecast as a vamp, she allowedContinue reading “48 Amazing Vintage Photos of Actress Theda Bara: The First Sex Symbol of the Film Era”

Titanic: Newspaper Front Pages With the First Stories of the Disaster on April 15, 1912

Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. Newspaper front pages with the first stories of the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912 As you can see, several of the headlines were completely inaccurate. Of course, that’s to be expected — there was very littleContinue reading “Titanic: Newspaper Front Pages With the First Stories of the Disaster on April 15, 1912”

50 Amazing Portraits of Swedish People Taken by John Alinder From the 1910s to the Early 1930s

The people depicted in John Alinder’s portraits are often looking straight into the camera. As if they can see us. As if their gaze can travel the hundred years or so that lie between their time and ours. As if they were saying, “You are alive now, but we were once alive.” John Alinder, sonContinue reading “50 Amazing Portraits of Swedish People Taken by John Alinder From the 1910s to the Early 1930s”

The Radium Girls: The Living Dead Women in the 1920s

The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. From 1917 to 1926, U.S. Radium Corporation, originally called the Radium Luminous Material Corporation, was engaged in the extraction and purification of radium from carnotite ore to produce luminous paints, which were marketed under the brand nameContinue reading “The Radium Girls: The Living Dead Women in the 1920s”