17 Vintage Photos of Streets in Wales during the 1910s & 1920s

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Severn Estuary to the south-east, the Bristol Channel to the south-west and the Irish Sea to the west and north. It had an estimated population of 3,170,000 in 2020 and has a total area ofContinue reading “17 Vintage Photos of Streets in Wales during the 1910s & 1920s”

33 Amazing Color Photos From the Netherlands During the Early 20th Century

With photos from the past you automatically think about black and white. Even in our own childhood, almost no color photograph was made. Nevertheless, the technique for making color photographs has been around for more than 100 years! In 1907, the two French brothers August and Louis Lumière invented a technique with which real colorContinue reading “33 Amazing Color Photos From the Netherlands During the Early 20th Century”

Assimilate or Die: 14 Vintage Portraits of Native Americans Dressed in European Attire in the Early 20th Century

Forced assimilation is a process of forced cultural assimilation of religious or ethnic minority groups, into an established and generally larger community. This presumes a loss of many characteristics which make the minority different. The Native Americans suffered both ethnic and religious assimilation. The assimilation process took place between the years 1790 and 1920. GeorgeContinue reading “Assimilate or Die: 14 Vintage Portraits of Native Americans Dressed in European Attire in the Early 20th Century”

30 Amazing Portraits of Maori Women With Their Traditional Chin Tattoos From the Early 20th Century

For New Zealand Maori women, the moko kauae, or traditional female chin tattoo, is considered a physical manifestation of their true identity. It is believed every Maori woman wears a moko on the inside, close to their heart; when they are ready, the tattoo artist simply brings it out to the surface. The Maori areContinue reading “30 Amazing Portraits of Maori Women With Their Traditional Chin Tattoos From the Early 20th Century”

40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Kashmir, India During the Early 1910s

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term “Kashmir” denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Today, the term encompasses a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad KashmirContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Kashmir, India During the Early 1910s”

35 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Early Visitors to America’s First National Parks More Than a Century Ago

By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming “as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and placed it “under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior.” The founding of Yellowstone National Park began a worldwide nationalContinue reading “35 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Early Visitors to America’s First National Parks More Than a Century Ago”

70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s

Elsie Cotton (née Hodder, 8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962), known professionally as Lily Elsie, was an English actress and singer during the Edwardian era. She was best known for her starring role in the London premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Beginning as a child star in the 1890s, Elsie builtContinue reading “70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s”

45 Amazing Vintage Photos of Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley is a famous markswoman known for her sharpshooting. During her lifetime she traveled with her husband across the country and abroad showing off her skills with a rifle. She became a star in a male-dominated sport, and legendary throughout the world. Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860 inContinue reading “45 Amazing Vintage Photos of Annie Oakley”

37 Beautiful Photos of Young Japanese Girls Posing in Bathing Suits From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century

Geisha (芸者) (/ˈɡeɪʃə/; Japanese: [ɡeːɕa]), also known as geiko (芸子) (in Kyoto and Kanazawa) or geigi (芸妓), are a class of female Japanese performing artists and entertainers trained in traditional Japanese performing arts styles, such as dance, music and singing, as well as being proficient conversationalists and hosts. Their distinct appearance is characterised by long,Continue reading “37 Beautiful Photos of Young Japanese Girls Posing in Bathing Suits From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century”

30 Vintage Photos of the London Underground From Between the 1910s and 1930s

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a rapid transit system serving Greater London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. The Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first underground passenger railway. OpenedContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of the London Underground From Between the 1910s and 1930s”