The Thylacine, also called Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics, was neither a tiger nor a wolf, but a marsupial, and closely related to the Tasmanian devil. The last known Tasmanian tiger died in 1936, but hundreds of unconfirmed sightings have spurred investigations intoContinue reading “The Last Known Photographs of the Now Extinct Thylacine, Known as the Tasmanian Tiger, 1933”
The original bad girl of burlesque, and the dancer who popularized the use of live snakes, Zorita was a 1940s glamour girl. Known for her original and raunchy dances, Zorita was recognizable by the blonde streaks she often had in her black hair. Born Kathryn Boyd in Youngstown, Ohio in 1915, she was adopted byContinue reading “Vintage Photographs of Zorita – the Classic Burlesque Snake Dancer, in the 1930s and 1940s”
Here is a vintage photo collection that shows lovely moments of animals and their owners in the 1930s.
Miss Europe 1930 was the second annual Miss Europe competition. Miss Greece won and 19 girls from Europe competed in the pageant. Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Turkey participated for the first time and one candidacy, that of Switzerland, was withdrawn. Miss Europe 1930: Aliki Diplarakou, Greece The Greek brunette Aliki Diplarakou (1912-2002) was 18 when sheContinue reading “20 Vintage Portrait Photos of Beautiful Girls From the Miss Europe Competition, 1930”
(Photos from New York Public Library)
Being a “cat person” comes with an unfortunate stigma. But that was definitely not the case for Ernest Hemingway. The manliest man to ever hit the literary scene had a soft spot in his heart for felines. One of his companions was a six-toed white cat named Snowball, a white polydactyl kitten that Hemingway receivedContinue reading “26 Fascinating Vintage Photos of Ernest Hemingway With His Beloved Cats”
Dufaycolor is an early British additive colour photographic film process, introduced for motion picture use in 1932 and for still photography in 1935. It was derived from Louis Dufay’s Dioptichrome plates, a glass-based product for colour still photography introduced in France in 1909. Both Dioptichrome and Dufaycolor worked on the same principles as the AutochromeContinue reading “27 Rare Dufaycolor Photos That Shows Life in Belgium During the Mid-1930s”
Women’s hairstyles and their beauty from the ever stylish 1940s with their pin-up curls and more. Curls were used to dress an area of the hair, like the opposite side to a roll, or piled up on the crown area for an updo. For those with straighter hair (and spare cash), waves and curls wereContinue reading “27 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Women’s Hairstyles From the 1940s”