Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century

The relatively low cost of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century and the reduced sitting time for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. The style of these early works reflected the technical challenges associated with longContinue reading “Rare Photos of Outdoor Portraits in the Mid-19th Century”

Clarence Hailey Long, the Original Marlboro Man

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Leonard McCombe’s image that inspired the Marlboro Man campaign is worth over $15 billion. The photograph above shows Clarence Hailey Young, a foreman at the JA Ranch in Texas. McCombe had set out on assignment by Life magazine to document the real way of life ofContinue reading “Clarence Hailey Long, the Original Marlboro Man”

Amazing Wonderful Photos of Nina Simone in the 1960s

After the success of Little Girl Blue, Simone signed a contract with Colpix Records and recorded a multitude of studio and live albums. Simone became a favorite performer in Greenwich Village after her live album Nina Simone at Town Hall was released. By this time, Simone performed pop music only to make money to continueContinue reading “Amazing Wonderful Photos of Nina Simone in the 1960s”

New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio

Edo Bertoglio is a Swiss photographer and film director. He received his degree in film directing and editing at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais in Paris in 1975. He moved to New York City in 1976, where he found work as a photographer for Italian Vogue, and Andy Warhol’s Interview, and other magazines. HeContinue reading “New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio”

The Tragic Love Affair Between Meryl Streep and John Cazale in the Late 1970s

The 1970s love affair between Meryl Streep and John Cazale saw them both on new acting paths but their journey together ended in tragedy. In 1978, a young Meryl Streep was on the verge of becoming the greatest actress of her generation. She was also about to lose the love of her life. Streep wasContinue reading “The Tragic Love Affair Between Meryl Streep and John Cazale in the Late 1970s”

This Is Marie Antoinette’s Shoe She Wore Before Her Execution on October 16, 1793

This is the shoe Marie Antoinette lost on the stairs as she was going up toward the guillotine on the morning of her execution on October 16, 1793. She lost her shoe, then she lost her head! The shoe is now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, France. Marie Antoinette (NovemberContinue reading “This Is Marie Antoinette’s Shoe She Wore Before Her Execution on October 16, 1793”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 13

The 1920s (pronounced “nineteen-twenties” often shortened to the “20s” or the “Twenties”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1920, and ended on December 31, 1929. In America, it is frequently referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age”, while in Europe the period is sometimes referred to as the “Golden Twenties”Continue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 13”

Gorgeous Photos of Actress Wanda Hendrix in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, American actress Wanda Hendrix made her first film, Confidential Agent, in 1945 at the age of 16 and for the first few years of her career was consistently cast in “B” pictures. By the late 1940s, she was being included in more prestigious films, such as Ride the Pink HorseContinue reading “Gorgeous Photos of Actress Wanda Hendrix in the 1940s and 1950s”

40 Handsome Photos of Actor William Holden From Between the 1930s and 1950s

Born 1918 in O’Fallon, Illinois, American actor William Holden appeared uncredited in Prison Farm (1939) and Million Dollar Legs (1939) at Paramount. He had his first starring role was in Golden Boy (1939), costarring Barbara Stanwyck, in which he played a violinist-turned-boxer. Holden served as a second and then a first lieutenant in the UnitedContinue reading “40 Handsome Photos of Actor William Holden From Between the 1930s and 1950s”

40 Stunning Photos of Evelyn Keyes in the 1930s and 1940s

Born 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas, American actress Evelyn Keyes came out to Hollywood by age 18 as a chorus girl and was introduced to Cecil B. DeMille who in her own words “signed me to a personal contract without even making a test”. After a handful of B movies at Paramount Pictures, Keyes landedContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Evelyn Keyes in the 1930s and 1940s”