Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975

American rock star Alice Cooper at his home with his girlfriend wearing a mask imitating The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the low-budget film which was re-released in 1975. The photographs were taken by Terry O’Neill in August 1975. The house burned down later that month, while he was away in New York. The womanContinue reading “Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975”

32 Daguerreotypes of Mothers Posing With Their Children From the Mid-19th Century

A daguerreotype is a single reversed image, made as a direct positive onto a silvered copper plate. Its reflective surface is an easy way to tell the difference between a daguerreotype and an early photograph taken using a different technique. The image is made of a combination of silver and mercury, resting on that plate.Continue reading “32 Daguerreotypes of Mothers Posing With Their Children From the Mid-19th Century”

Family of Nine Living in Field on U.S. Route 70 Near the Tennessee River During the Depression, 1936

A native of Boston, Carl Mydans (1907–2004) was born into a family of second-generation Russian immigrants. He studied journalism at Boston University, where he first learned how to take and develop photographs. After he graduated in 1930, he found work as a reporter for American Banker, but eventually bought a 35-millimeter Contax camera. The ContaxContinue reading “Family of Nine Living in Field on U.S. Route 70 Near the Tennessee River During the Depression, 1936”

30 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford With Her Adopted Daughter Christina in the 1940s

After Joan Crawford died in 1977, Christina and her brother, Christopher, discovered that their mother had disinherited them from her $2 million estate, her will citing “reasons which are well-known to them.” In November 1977, Christina and her brother sued to invalidate their mother’s will, which she signed on October 18, 1976. Cathy LaLonde, anotherContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford With Her Adopted Daughter Christina in the 1940s”

25 Wonderful Photos of Princess Diana at Home in the 1980s

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and mother of Princes William and Harry. Diana’s activism and glamour made her an international icon andContinue reading “25 Wonderful Photos of Princess Diana at Home in the 1980s”

26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine

Perhaps Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry was the supposed one between the two sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, which became the stuff for the media for decades. 15 months separated in age, the sisters pursued the same career choice, competed for the same Oscar category, even attained some of the same love interests.Continue reading “26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine”

30 Vintage Polaroids Give a Look Inside Brooklyn Apartments During the Late 1970s

From January of 1978 to April of 1979, photographer Dinanda Nooney photographed around 200 homes, coming out with nearly 2000 photos of Brooklynites in their natural habitats. These photographs – the people, the architecture, the decor, the crazy ’70s outfits – are hands-down-amazing, and hammer home the point that there have been cool people livingContinue reading “30 Vintage Polaroids Give a Look Inside Brooklyn Apartments During the Late 1970s”

30 Amazing Photos of Female Combatants in the Spanish Civil War

During the first few days of the Spanish Civil War, women played an integral role in the spontaneous uprising that prevented the immediate success of the Nationalist coup. Around one thousand of these women went on to join the militias who fought at the front. Women also played an important role in the defense ofContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of Female Combatants in the Spanish Civil War”

44 Fascinating Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and ’60s

Modern-day travel trailers trace their origins to gypsy travel wagons and the Conestoga Wagons built to carry settlers across the United States. Created out of Americans’ love for camping and automobiles, the motorhome is born. In 1910 the first motorhome, Pierce-Arrow’s Touring Landau, debuts at Madison Square Garden. A back seat that folds down intoContinue reading “44 Fascinating Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and ’60s”

28 Rare Photographs of the Romanov Family Years Before Their Execution

At about 1 a.m. on July 17, 1918, in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains, the Romanovs—ex-tsar Nicholas II, ex-tsarina Alexandra, their five children, and their four remaining servants, including the loyal family doctor, Eugene Botkin—were awoken by their Bolshevik captors and told they must dress and gather theirContinue reading “28 Rare Photographs of the Romanov Family Years Before Their Execution”