51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century

These incredible photographs of early-20th-century Paris were taken between 1907 and 1930 by photographers such as Léon Gimpel, Stéphane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Léon. They offer a rare glimpse — in color — at France’s capital before it was occupied during World War II. The photos were produced using Autochrome, an early technology patentedContinue reading “51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century”

27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s

Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 9, 1933. Discussion of connecting both sides of the Bay with a bridge began in the early part of the 20th century. In 1929, the California Legislature established the California Toll Bridge Authority with the responsibility of connecting the counties ofContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s”

15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th Century

The Gare de Lyon (Station of Lyon), officially Paris-Gare-de-Lyon, is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. It is the northern terminus of the Paris–Marseille railway. It isContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th Century”

New York Before the Great Clean-Up During the 1970s

New York, often called New York City (NYC), is the most populous city of both New York State and the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300 square miles (780 km2) and divided into five boroughs, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Continue reading “New York Before the Great Clean-Up During the 1970s”

50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century

Eugène Atget was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his work gained wide attention only after his death. He picked up photography in the late 1880s, around the time that photography was experiencing unprecedented expansion in both commercialContinue reading “50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century”

24 Vintage Photos of the World Trade Center in New York during the 1970s

The original World Trade Center (WTC) was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 World Trade CenterContinue reading “24 Vintage Photos of the World Trade Center in New York during the 1970s”

25 Amazing Photos of Cincinnati’s Old Main Public Library Before It Was Demolished in 1955

Built in 1874 on the site reserved for an opera house, the Old Main Cincinnati Library was a thing of wonder. With five levels of cast iron shelving, a fabulous foyer, checker board marble floors and an atrium lit by a skylight ceiling, the place was breathtaking. The library was once one of Cincinnati’s mostContinue reading “25 Amazing Photos of Cincinnati’s Old Main Public Library Before It Was Demolished in 1955”

34 Vintage Photos Showing Greece During the 19th Century

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The AegeanContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos Showing Greece During the 19th Century”

20 Amazing Photos of London in the Early 20th Century

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom with a total population of 9,002,488. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London,Continue reading “20 Amazing Photos of London in the Early 20th Century”