45 Vintage Photos Showing Men’s Fashion During the Early 1940s

Men’s fashion in the 1940s enjoyed what some may consider its last great hurrah in true gentlemanly style and elegance. It was an era that initially began with practical styles due to the Second World War starting in 1939 and ending in 1945. Once the war was over, the end of strict rationing was celebratedContinue reading “45 Vintage Photos Showing Men’s Fashion During the Early 1940s”

62 Stunning Photographs of Actress Marlene Dietrich From the 1930s to the 1950s

Marie Magdelene Dietrich was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died, while she was 11, Marlene’sContinue reading “62 Stunning Photographs of Actress Marlene Dietrich From the 1930s to the 1950s”

19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945

These photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisentaedt during the 1945 competition in Atlantic City. There were speeches and displays of genuine talent on stage. But more often than not, the images that emerged from the two-day affair featured scores of women, most of whom seemed—and who still seem—to be cut from very muchContinue reading “19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945”

15 Vintage Photos That Capture the Nylon Stockings’ Allure in the 1940s and 1950s

Before the 1920s, stockings, if worn, were worn for warmth. In the 1920s, as hemlines of dresses rose, people began to wear stockings to cover the exposed legs. These stockings were sheer, first made of silk or rayon (then known as “artificial silk”), and after 1940 of nylon. The introduction of nylon in 1939 byContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos That Capture the Nylon Stockings’ Allure in the 1940s and 1950s”

37 Fascinating Photos of People With Their Radios During the Golden Age of Radio, 1920s-1950s

The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the birth of commercial radio broadcasting in the early 1920s and lasted until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium ofContinue reading “37 Fascinating Photos of People With Their Radios During the Golden Age of Radio, 1920s-1950s”

18 Vintage Photos of The Sun and Star Rooftop Café in Atlantic City in the Winter of 1948

Visiting Atlantic City in January, you most likely wouldn’t have your bikini and sunglasses in tow, but in the winter of 1948, the Senator Hotel had a secret weapon for attracting guests all year round. Perched above the snow-capped buildings of the seaside resort, this skyscraper hotel boasted a portal to the tropics with aContinue reading “18 Vintage Photos of The Sun and Star Rooftop Café in Atlantic City in the Winter of 1948”

50 Amazing Photos of Paris in the Late 1940s and 1950s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The CityContinue reading “50 Amazing Photos of Paris in the Late 1940s and 1950s”

28 Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Rodeo Fashion at the Flying L Ranch in Texas, 1947

When people first hear the word “rodeo”, most will likely picture a man in a ten gallon hat, plaid shirt, and jeans — think Marlboro Man. The truth is, rodeo and fashion have gone hand in hand for decades. Believe it or not, rodeo attire has seen its fair share of fashion trends. Going backContinue reading “28 Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Rodeo Fashion at the Flying L Ranch in Texas, 1947”