In August 1966 in the Pendennis Diary column in the British newspaper the Observer there was a small item about Twiggy, the Neasden-born model who had just rocketed to fame: There’s a power behind every throne. Justin de Villeneuve is the power behind Twiggy. Twiggy is the heir-apparent to Jean Shrimpton. And David Bailey isContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Twiggy During the 1960s & 1970s”
(Photos by William Morris Grundy)
Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town. Devon includes theContinue reading “35 Incredible Photos That Show Devon, England in the Early 20th Century”
Two of the most stunning and popular actresses of Edwardian England were the sisters Dare, Phyllis (1890–1975) and Zena (1887–1975), who for decades delighted audiences in London’s West End and on tour. At the height of their fame, their likenesses graced hundreds of picture postcards, which were sold across the country. As a boy, theContinue reading “30 Wonderful Vintage Portrait Photos of the Dare Sisters, Phyllis and Zena, From the Early 20th Century”
For petty crimes such as stealing daily necessities such as food and clothing, they have faced hard labor and jail. And these haunting photographs show the stern and haggard faces of Victorian criminal children who were sentenced to tough punishments in the 1870s, with many looking remarkably older than their actual ages. The children inContinue reading “13 Amazing Colorized Photos of Mugshots of Children Sentenced For Crimes in the 1870s”
Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.
The Quarrymen are a British skiffle/rock and roll group, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, which eventually evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Originally consisting of Lennon and several school friends, the Quarrymen took their name from a line in the school song of Quarry Bank High School, which they attended. Lennon startedContinue reading “42 Rare Vintage Photographs of The Quarrymen From the Late 1950s”