38 Vintage Photos Showing San Francisco During the 1950s & 1960s

San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city proper in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents asContinue reading “38 Vintage Photos Showing San Francisco During the 1950s & 1960s”

34 Vintage Photos of Teenagers at Venice Beach, California During the 1970s

It’s summertime and there is no better way to spend your days than being active outside. We are taking a look back at Venice Beach, California in the 1970s to reminisce about what life was like before people were obsessed with gadgets and screens.

Amazing Photos Showing SoCal’s Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From the Late 1960s to the Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos that perfectly captured SoCal beach and punk rock life during the late 1960s to the earlyContinue reading “Amazing Photos Showing SoCal’s Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From the Late 1960s to the Early 1980s”

29 Vintage Photos Showing Beachgoers at Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach is a community built on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. It is part of the city of San Diego, California. Mission Beach spans nearly two miles of ocean front. It is bounded by the San Diego River estuary on the south, Mission Bay Park on the east, and theContinue reading “29 Vintage Photos Showing Beachgoers at Mission Beach, California, August 1970”

The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago

ens of thousands of people from around the world came to the Exposition from 1915-1916 and rode around Balboa Park in one of Clyde Osborn’s Electriquettes. Clyde Osborn will never be listed among the titans of the automobile industry. Rather, he is one of the countless indefatigable American optimists who had a dream to buildContinue reading “The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago”

37 Amazing Color Photos of Downtown Los Angeles During the 1940s

Los Angeles, often referred to by its initials L.A., is the largest city in California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747 it is the second-largest city in the United States, following New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood film industry and sprawling metropolitan area. The CityContinue reading “37 Amazing Color Photos of Downtown Los Angeles During the 1940s”

36 Vintage Portrait Photographs of 30 Contestants From the Very First Miss Universe Pageant, 1952

Miss Universe 1952, the 1st Miss Universe pageant, was held on 28 June 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, USA. 30 contestants competed for the crown. The first winner of the pageant was 17-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland, who was crowned by actress Piper Laurie. An ad for Miss UniverseContinue reading “36 Vintage Portrait Photographs of 30 Contestants From the Very First Miss Universe Pageant, 1952”

Los Angeles Oil Fields Boom: Pictures of Oil Derricks Looming Over California Beaches During the 1920s and 1930s

In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world’s oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 million. In the decades thatContinue reading “Los Angeles Oil Fields Boom: Pictures of Oil Derricks Looming Over California Beaches During the 1920s and 1930s”

33 Amazing Photographs Capturing Daily Life of the Hells Angels Biker Gang in California in the 1960s

America loves its outlaws, but few of us actually dare to live the lifestyle. In 1965, the Hells Angels were little known outside the American West. LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks in Southern California, photographing and traveling with the San Bernardino chapter of a gang that would soon become notorious for its hedonistic,Continue reading “33 Amazing Photographs Capturing Daily Life of the Hells Angels Biker Gang in California in the 1960s”