40 Wonderful Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

The 1939–40 New York World’s Fair was a world’s fair held at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York, United States. It was the second-most expensive American world’s fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million peopleContinue reading “40 Wonderful Photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair”

21 Candid Photographs of Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance at the 1990 Brit Awards

It was the final official public appearance from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, at the 11th Brit Awards, held on February 18, 1990 at Earls Court, London. Privately, the other members of Queen were aware that their enigmatic bandmate and friend was gravely ill, but this was not public knowledge at the time. Rumors about Mercury’sContinue reading “21 Candid Photographs of Freddie Mercury’s Final Public Appearance at the 1990 Brit Awards”

Women in Pants: Vintage Photos From the 1850s to the 1930s

Although fashion did not embrace the look of trousers on the female form until the late 20th century, history saw working women wearing them a hundred years prior. From Victorian coal miners who rolled up their skirts around their waist to reveal soot-covered pants underneath to today’s terrible backlash of factory-torn denim, spandex jeggings, andContinue reading “Women in Pants: Vintage Photos From the 1850s to the 1930s”

23 Vintage Photos of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s and 1970s

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California. Formed in 1964, their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. Originally an R&B band called the Soul Giants, the band’s first lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy CarlContinue reading “23 Vintage Photos of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s and 1970s”

27 Amazing Photos of the Wreck of the Titanic When It Was First Discovered in 1985

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, operated by the White Star Line, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, which made the sinkingContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos of the Wreck of the Titanic When It Was First Discovered in 1985”

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”

The Making of Mount Rushmore, 1927-1941

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore (Lakota: Tȟuŋkášila Šákpe, or Six Grandfathers) in the Black Hills near Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture’s design and oversaw the project’s execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son, LincolnContinue reading “The Making of Mount Rushmore, 1927-1941”

86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1

Charles Lansiaux (1855–1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily lifeContinue reading “86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1”