30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls

A dirndl is a feminine dress which originated in German-speaking areas of the Alps. It is traditionally worn by women and girls in Bavaria (south-eastern Germany), Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Alpine regions of Italy. A dirndl consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirtContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls”

40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s

Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience. Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for BestContinue reading “40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s”

35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century

Born 1900 in Vincennes, Indiana, American actress Alice Terry began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933. While Terry’s trademark look was her blonde hair, she was actually a brunette, and put on her first blonde wig in Hearts Are Trumps (1920) to look different from FranceliaContinue reading “35 Vintage Photos of American Actress Alice Terry in the Early 20th Century”

Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli

Built in 1932, the first real triple-decker bus, Lancia Autoalveare, was made in Italy. While not much is known about the manufacturer, it ran between Rome and Tivoli and carried 88 passengers. The third level was essentially a smoking compartment and the bus had space for 440 pounds (200 kg) of luggage and space forContinue reading “Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli”

30 Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s

In the late 1930s, photographer Helen Levitt rode the New York City subway system, first as an apprentice to photographer Walker Evans, then snapping photos of aloof passengers wearing fur coats, flat-brim hats, and antique brooches. Yet for the majority of Levitt’s illustrious career (lasting until the 1990s), she ventured out of the underground toContinue reading “30 Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s”

40 Handsome Photos of Actor William Holden From Between the 1930s and 1950s

Born 1918 in O’Fallon, Illinois, American actor William Holden appeared uncredited in Prison Farm (1939) and Million Dollar Legs (1939) at Paramount. He had his first starring role was in Golden Boy (1939), costarring Barbara Stanwyck, in which he played a violinist-turned-boxer. Holden served as a second and then a first lieutenant in the UnitedContinue reading “40 Handsome Photos of Actor William Holden From Between the 1930s and 1950s”

Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s

The Great Depression and World War II bookended the 1930s, but fashion flourished anyway during this decade. Glamorous Hollywood screen stars inspired new looks for women, men, and even children. Inexpensive fabrics, affordable catalog clothing, and homespun ingenuity let anyone copy styles previously worn by the wealthy. The young, boyish silhouette of 1920s women evolvedContinue reading “Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s”

40 Stunning Photos of Evelyn Keyes in the 1930s and 1940s

Born 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas, American actress Evelyn Keyes came out to Hollywood by age 18 as a chorus girl and was introduced to Cecil B. DeMille who in her own words “signed me to a personal contract without even making a test”. After a handful of B movies at Paramount Pictures, Keyes landedContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Evelyn Keyes in the 1930s and 1940s”

20 Amazing Photographs of Ernest Hemingway Posing With Big Fish

“My big fish must be somewhere.” The legends surrounding Ernest Hemingway and his days at war — from World War I to the Spanish Civil War, are often recounted, but when he wasn’t risking his life on the battlefield or writing, he was likely hunting or fishing. At four years old, Hemingway learned to fish,Continue reading “20 Amazing Photographs of Ernest Hemingway Posing With Big Fish”

Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photos by Edwin Smith

Edwin Smith (born Edwin George Herbert Smith) was an English photographer best known for his distinctive vignettes of English gardens, landscapes, and architecture. In 1935 he became a freelance photographer, working as a fashion photographer for Vogue for a short time. However, Smith concentrated his artistic efforts on subjects such as the mining community ofContinue reading “Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photos by Edwin Smith”