36 Stunning Autochrome Photographs of Switzerland From the 1920s

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to theContinue reading “36 Stunning Autochrome Photographs of Switzerland From the 1920s”

22 Amazing Portrait Photos of Iranian Women From Between the 1920s and 1950s

Parisa Damandan (born 1967) is an Iranian photographer and art historian. She received a degree in photography from the University of Tehran. She is the author of Portrait photographs from Isfahan: Faces in transition, 1920-1950, a book illustrating the history of Isfahan in the early 20th century with portrait photographs, which she collected over aContinue reading “22 Amazing Portrait Photos of Iranian Women From Between the 1920s and 1950s”

30 Interesting Vintage Photos of Roller Skating Girls From the Mid-20th Century

The first patented roller skate was introduced in 1760 by Belgian inventor John Joseph Merlin. His roller skate wasn’t much more than an ice skate with wheels where the blade goes. They were hard to steer and hard to stop because they didn’t have brakes and as such were not very popular. In 1863, JamesContinue reading “30 Interesting Vintage Photos of Roller Skating Girls From the Mid-20th Century”

41 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life of Native Americans in Western Canada during the Early 1930s

Between 1928 and 1934, the French-American anthropologist, artist, and writer Paul Coze (1903-1974) made four trips across western Canada collecting ethnographic objects for the Musée d’Ethnographie (Trocadero) in Paris and the Heye Foundation in New York. An ardent admirer of Native American cultures, Coze helped organize the Cercle Wakanda, a group of Parisian “Indian hobbyists”Continue reading “41 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life of Native Americans in Western Canada during the Early 1930s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century

New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Continue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century”

19 Vintage Historical Photos Showing the River Thames During the 1910s and 1920s

The River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the River Isis, is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. It flows through Oxford (where it is commonly called theContinue reading “19 Vintage Historical Photos Showing the River Thames During the 1910s and 1920s”