49 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in America’s Farming Communities During the Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied around the world; in most countries, it started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of theContinue reading “49 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in America’s Farming Communities During the Great Depression”

44 Amazing Vintage Photos of Canadian Brides in the 1930s

Wedding photography has evolved since the invention of the camera, and weddings have become the mainstay of many professional studios and independent photographers. As early photos were taken in studio because of the bulk of the cameras and to provide better lighting options, the bride and groom made the trip to the studio to haveContinue reading “44 Amazing Vintage Photos of Canadian Brides in the 1930s”

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”

40 Wonderful Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair was a world’s fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second-most expensive American world’s fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million peopleContinue reading “40 Wonderful Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair”

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”

48 Photos Of Norma Jeane Mortenson Before She Became Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actressContinue reading “48 Photos Of Norma Jeane Mortenson Before She Became Marilyn Monroe”

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”