30 Vintage Photos of High School Typing Classes From Between the 1950s and 1970s

Call it keyboarding, or old-school typing… During the 1950s and ’60s typewriting was taught mostly in elementary schools, and there was a widely held conviction that typewriting skills might fast-forward a student’s acquisition of the English language — especially spelling. Through typing, students tend to become more aware of the forms that letter patterns take,Continue reading “30 Vintage Photos of High School Typing Classes From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century

New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Continue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Horrible Living Conditions in New York’s Slums During the Late 19th Century”

39 Vintage Photos Showing A Child’s Life in Wales, 1939-1962

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales hasContinue reading “39 Vintage Photos Showing A Child’s Life in Wales, 1939-1962”

56 Behind the Scenes Photos From the Making of “Sesame Street” during the 1960s & 1970s

Sesame Street is an American educational children’s television series that combines live-action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children’s Television Workshop [CTW] until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. It is known for its images communicated through the use of JimContinue reading “56 Behind the Scenes Photos From the Making of “Sesame Street” during the 1960s & 1970s”

50 Amazing Portraits of Young Soviet People in the 1960s

Some might have considered these images, made by LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge, an unrepresentative sample of life behind the Iron Curtain. But he was onto something: by 1967, nearly half of the 235 million people living in the Soviet Union were under the age of 27, most of them born in the years immediately followingContinue reading “50 Amazing Portraits of Young Soviet People in the 1960s”

32 Vintage Childhood Photos of Barack Obama From Between the 1960s and Early 1970s

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois fromContinue reading “32 Vintage Childhood Photos of Barack Obama From Between the 1960s and Early 1970s”

49 Remarkable Photos From The 1900s Showing The Struggles of Child Laborers Volume 2

In 1908 Lewis Hine picked up his camera and became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee. It was a start of a long decade, as Lewis traveled across the country, documenting child labor, getting constant threats from factory owners as the immorality of child labor was supposed to be kept away from theContinue reading “49 Remarkable Photos From The 1900s Showing The Struggles of Child Laborers Volume 2”

25 Vintage Photos Showing Beatlemania in Los Angeles From 1964 to 1966

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, whose best-known line-up comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time[1] and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music’s recognition as an art form. Rooted inContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos Showing Beatlemania in Los Angeles From 1964 to 1966”

18 Vintage Photos of Stephen Hawking as a Child

Many people know who Stephen Hawking is today, he was a theoretical physicist, a cosmologist, and an author. This British genius was responsible for a large number of theorems and even has a type of radiation named after him, the radiation emitted by a black hole. What many people don’t know about Stephen Hawking thoughContinue reading “18 Vintage Photos of Stephen Hawking as a Child”