Jane Russell: One of Hollywood’s Leading Sex Symbols in the 1940s and 1950s

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American actress, singer, and model. She is known as one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1943). In 1947,Continue reading “Jane Russell: One of Hollywood’s Leading Sex Symbols in the 1940s and 1950s”

20 Wonderful Photographs Showing Everyday Life of the U.S. in 1942

The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and some minor possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers),Continue reading “20 Wonderful Photographs Showing Everyday Life of the U.S. in 1942”

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”

Mugshots That Look Like Portraits: 44 Amazing Mid-Century Mugshots From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 1855, Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago and devised the first Rogues’ Gallery—a compilation of descriptions, methods of operation, hiding places, and names of criminals and their associates. The San Francisco Police Department may have started the practice about the same time. By 1858, New York City had a collectionContinue reading “Mugshots That Look Like Portraits: 44 Amazing Mid-Century Mugshots From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”

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”

50 Amazing Color Photos That Show the United States in the 1940s

The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and some minor possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers),Continue reading “50 Amazing Color Photos That Show the United States in the 1940s”