40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933

The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the period from 1918-1933. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century. Those changes determined theContinue reading “40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933”

70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s

Elsie Cotton (née Hodder, 8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962), known professionally as Lily Elsie, was an English actress and singer during the Edwardian era. She was best known for her starring role in the London premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Beginning as a child star in the 1890s, Elsie builtContinue reading “70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s”

A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”A French postcard from the 1920s shows how to eat a banana from age 18-40. Not sure why not peeling said banana… A half a century ago, bananas were more delicious. They were creamier with a more delectable tropical fruit taste. When they ripened, they stayedContinue reading “A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s”

Wonderful Posters Promoting Kindness to Animals From the Great Depression

Morgan Dennis (1892-1960) was an American artist and writer who is most often remembered for his images of dogs. These posters, by Morgan Dennis, were produced for the American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week during the 1930s. The commemorative week was first observed in 1915, and several well-known artists of the time createdContinue reading “Wonderful Posters Promoting Kindness to Animals From the Great Depression”

30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s

West Berlin (German: Berlin (West) or West-Berlin) was a political enclave which comprised the western part of Berlin during the years of the Cold War. Although not a part of the Federal Republic of Germany, West Berlin aligned itself politically in 1949 and after with it and was directly or indirectly represented in its federalContinue reading “30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

25 Bizarre and Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards From the Victorian Era

The Victorians had a much more macabre approach to the festive season! Christmas cards today usually feature a jolly Santa, fluffy woodland animal or green glittery tree, but Victorian versions had a much more terrifying tone. The first Christmas card was commercially produced by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 but it was not until theContinue reading “25 Bizarre and Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards From the Victorian Era”

Julekort: 21 Wonderful Vintage Norwegian Christmas Postcards From the Early 20 Century

Did you know that the tradition of giving Christmas cards started with the Victorians? In fact, a lot of our modern day Christmas traditions started in the Victorian era. But in those days most of the Christmas cards were still homemade, just like most of the gifts were. The tradition of giving gifts goes backContinue reading “Julekort: 21 Wonderful Vintage Norwegian Christmas Postcards From the Early 20 Century”

28 Fabulous Photographs of Hollywood, California During the 1950s and 1960s

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. Its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the U.S. film industry and the people associated with it. Many of its studios such as Columbia Pictures, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal Pictures were founded there; Paramount still has itsContinue reading “28 Fabulous Photographs of Hollywood, California During the 1950s and 1960s”