51 Amazing Photos Showing African-American Young Girls From Between the 1860s & 1890s

Photos of women of color, especially during the Victorian era, are hard to come by. But thanks to this collection, dating from 1860 to 1901, we now have the chance to see some of their portraits. Some of these were taken when there was still slavery in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these photosContinue reading “51 Amazing Photos Showing African-American Young Girls From Between the 1860s & 1890s”

Lovely Vintage Photos of 1930s Couples Posing With Their Cars

At home or in public, 1930s women most commonly wore dresses with wide shoulders; puffy sleeves; modest necklines; higher, belted waistlines; and mid-calf flared hemlines. Frilly bows, ruffles, buttons, and other details often decorated dresses. Formal dresses most dramatically displayed the decade’s willowy, elegant silhouette. Evening gowns in fluid fabrics were cut on the biasContinue reading “Lovely Vintage Photos of 1930s Couples Posing With Their Cars”

Amazing Women’s Hat Fashions From Between the 1920s and 1940s

Hats are head coverings with a crown and usually a brim. They are distinguished from caps that are brimless but may have a visor. Hats are important because they adorn the head, which is the seat of human rational powers, and they also frame the face. Women’s hats have often been differentiated from men’s headwear,Continue reading “Amazing Women’s Hat Fashions From Between the 1920s and 1940s”

45 Glamorous Photos of Young Betty Grable in the 1930s

Born 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, and singer Betty Grable began her film career in 1929 at age 12. She had contracts with RKO and Paramount Pictures during the 1930s, and appeared in a string of B movies. Grable came to prominence in the Broadway musical DuBarry Was a LadyContinue reading “45 Glamorous Photos of Young Betty Grable in the 1930s”

30 Elegant Photos Show the 1860s Women’s Dress Styles

Victorian era saw many changes in fashion, including changes in styles, fashion technology and the methods of distribution. Various movement in architecture, literature, and the decorative and visual arts as well as a changing perception of the traditional gender roles also influenced fashion. During the early and middle 1860s, crinolines began decreasing in size atContinue reading “30 Elegant Photos Show the 1860s Women’s Dress Styles”

20 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Women Posing With Automobiles From the 1920s

During the 1920s, many Americans had extra money to spend, and they spent it on consumer goods such as ready-to-wear clothes and home appliances like electric refrigerators. In particular, they bought radios. The first commercial radio station in the U.S., Pittsburgh’s KDKA, hit the airwaves in 1920; three years later there were more than 500Continue reading “20 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Women Posing With Automobiles From the 1920s”

30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits

It wasn’t until the 18th century when manners changed and modesty suddenly took hold that we get the first true swimsuit, with European ladies wading into the water in long dresses, known as “bathing costumes,” which were often made from wool and frequently featured sleeves—sometimes even being worn with long socks. In the Victorian eraContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits”

Black and White Photos of Twiggy in the Hippie Outfit in 1967

These black and white photos of English model, actress, and singer Twiggy were taken on August 21, 1967 by photographer Kent Gavin, before she left for the New York later the same day. Twiggy said of her Hippie outfit: “I Love it! I have a Hippie hat, it’s straw with poppies on the side. ButContinue reading “Black and White Photos of Twiggy in the Hippie Outfit in 1967”

Florida-Towel Bathing Suit of the 1950s

A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but inContinue reading “Florida-Towel Bathing Suit of the 1950s”

Portraits of Highland Park High School Teenage Girls, 1947

Highland Park High School is a public, co-educational high school located immediately north of downtown Dallas in University Park, Dallas County, Texas. It is a part of the Highland Park Independent School District, which serves residents who are predominantly college-educated professionals and business leaders in the Dallas community. It serves: all of the city ofContinue reading “Portraits of Highland Park High School Teenage Girls, 1947”