14 Vintage Photos of a Young Frida Kahlo Taken by Her Father From the 1910s

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, andContinue reading “14 Vintage Photos of a Young Frida Kahlo Taken by Her Father From the 1910s”

28 Fantastic Vintage Photos Showing Daily Life of Female Students From Between the 1920s and 1950s

Coinciding with the beginnings of the first wave of feminism in the 19th century came the attempt by women to gain equal rights to education in the United States. Women’s rights organizations focused on adjusting and increasing women’s place in the public arena by arguing that the only fundamental differences between women and men wereContinue reading “28 Fantastic Vintage Photos Showing Daily Life of Female Students From Between the 1920s and 1950s”

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”

Stunning Color Photographs of Parisian Women From the 1920s

Jacques Henri Lartigue was born in Courbevoie on June 13, 1894. He took his first photographs at the age of six, using his father’s camera, and started keeping what would become a lifelong diary. In 1904 he began making photographs and drawings of family games and childhood experiences, also capturing the beginnings of aviation andContinue reading “Stunning Color Photographs of Parisian Women From the 1920s”

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”

50 Amazing Photos of the World in the 1920s and 1930s Through Martin Munkacsi’s Lens

In his day, the Hungarian Martin Munkacsi (1896–1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world. His dynamic photographs of sports, entertainers, politics, and street life in Germany and Hungary from the late 1920s and 1930s, were taken in a new, freewheeling style that captured the speed and movement of the modern era.Continue reading “50 Amazing Photos of the World in the 1920s and 1930s Through Martin Munkacsi’s Lens”

25 Amazing Photos Show the Comfortable Interior of the Blue Train in South Africa From Between the 1920s and 1950s

Found in 1923 to take passengers from Johannesburg to the ships departing from Cape Town to England. The Blue Train was introduced luxury features such as a dining saloon in 1933 and air-conditioned carriages in 1939 and has become one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world. The Blue Train boasts butler service,Continue reading “25 Amazing Photos Show the Comfortable Interior of the Blue Train in South Africa From Between the 1920s and 1950s”

25 Gorgeous Vintage Photographs of Ballet Dancers From Between the 1910s and 1950s

Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to lavish events, especially wedding celebrations, where dancing and music created an elaborate spectacle. In the late 17th century Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) within which emerged the first professional theatrical ballet company,Continue reading “25 Gorgeous Vintage Photographs of Ballet Dancers From Between the 1910s and 1950s”