The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago

ens of thousands of people from around the world came to the Exposition from 1915-1916 and rode around Balboa Park in one of Clyde Osborn’s Electriquettes. Clyde Osborn will never be listed among the titans of the automobile industry. Rather, he is one of the countless indefatigable American optimists who had a dream to buildContinue reading “The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago”

30 Incredible Vintage Photographs Showing the Inside of the Romanovs’ Imperial Train

The Domestic Imperial Train of Nicholas II (there was also an Imperial train exclusively for international travel) was built between 1894-96 in the main Car Workshops of the Nikolaevsky Railway Company. The train was adapted and expanded throughout his reign as the family grew and needs increased. By 1902, the train consisted of ten carriages:Continue reading “30 Incredible Vintage Photographs Showing the Inside of the Romanovs’ Imperial Train”

Pictures of the First Class Gyms on the Titanic and Cruise Liners From the Early 20th Century

Titanic’s gymnasium was a wonderful innovation for an ocean-going liner. It had an electric camel, an electric horse, cycling machines and a rowing machine. Tickets, priced one shilling, were available from the purser and entitled first class passengers to one session in this facility, under the watchful eye of the physical educator, Mr Thomas McCauley.Continue reading “Pictures of the First Class Gyms on the Titanic and Cruise Liners From the Early 20th Century”

27 Vintage Photos Showing What Fireplaces Looked Like From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

A fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room. Modern fireplaces vary in heat efficiency, depending on the design. The fireplace was a necessity in early America. As the hub of the house, aContinue reading “27 Vintage Photos Showing What Fireplaces Looked Like From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

17 Vintage Tennis Style Photos From Between 1900s and 1920s

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. TheContinue reading “17 Vintage Tennis Style Photos From Between 1900s and 1920s”

40 Haunting and Beautiful Portraits of Native American Peoples From the Early 20th Century

Edward S.Curtis is an American photographer who created one of the most enduring and iconic visual records in the history of the photographic medium, a record that has informed our vision of who we are and where we came from. The images he created during his extraordinary, thirty-year odyssey have touched viewers throughout the world.Continue reading “40 Haunting and Beautiful Portraits of Native American Peoples From the Early 20th Century”

27 Vintage Postcards Showing the First Women Horse-cab and Taxicab Drivers in Paris in the Early 20th Century

In November, 1906, three women began a month-long apprenticeship in preparation for the Prefecture of Police examination that would qualify them to drive horse cabs in Paris. Several other women were accepted into the apprenticeship program soon afterward. The course of studies was the same one that was required for male drivers. At the endContinue reading “27 Vintage Postcards Showing the First Women Horse-cab and Taxicab Drivers in Paris in the Early 20th Century”

48 Amazing Vogue Covers Illustrated by Georges Lepape From Between the 1910s and 1930s

Georges Lepape is a French illustrator, who was born in Paris in 1887; he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and he soon entered the world of art. In 1911 he created the book entitled Les Choses de Paul Poiret, by illustrating the maison’s collection. His illustrations show some thin and long-limbed feminineContinue reading “48 Amazing Vogue Covers Illustrated by Georges Lepape From Between the 1910s and 1930s”

28 Rare Photographs of the Romanov Family Years Before Their Execution

At about 1 a.m. on July 17, 1918, in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains, the Romanovs—ex-tsar Nicholas II, ex-tsarina Alexandra, their five children, and their four remaining servants, including the loyal family doctor, Eugene Botkin—were awoken by their Bolshevik captors and told they must dress and gather theirContinue reading “28 Rare Photographs of the Romanov Family Years Before Their Execution”

30 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Car Races from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing,[1] or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Auto racing has existed since the invention of the automobile. Races of various sorts were organised, with the first recorded as early as 1867. Many of the earliest events were effectively reliability trials,Continue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Photos of American Car Races from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries”