Roller skating has and always will be an all-time favorite activity to do while visiting Venice Beach. Here’s a collection of 34 interesting vintage photographs of roller skater girls skating at Ocean Front Walk, California in 1979.
(Photos by Nina Leen, via LIFE archives)
After the Civil War, the availability of natural resources, new inventions, and a receptive market combined to fuel an industrial boom. The demand for labor grew, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries many children were drawn into the labor force. Factory wages were so low that children often had to work toContinue reading “Child Labor in America – 25 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show Boys at Coal Mines in the Early 20th Century”
These interesting black and white photos below were taken by LIFE photographer Ralph Morse around streets of New York City in June, 1947… (Photos by Ralph Morse/ LIFE archives)
In 1969, photographer Arthur Schatz went to a California high school to do a photo-essay for LIFE magazine on an emerging trend in fashion. The results seemed to find the youth of the time developing an identity for their generation. In contrast to the popular fashions and styles of certain decades — the Gibson GirlContinue reading “17 Groovy Photos of High School Fashions in 1969”
Between 250,000 and 420,000 males under 18 were involved in the American Civil War, for the Union and the Confederacy combined. It is estimated that 100,000 Union soldiers were 15 years or younger. Given the large number of boys and young men in the American Civil War, compared to the number of older men, oneContinue reading “41 Amazing Vintage Photos of Child Soldiers from the American Civil War”