30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls

A dirndl is a feminine dress which originated in German-speaking areas of the Alps. It is traditionally worn by women and girls in Bavaria (south-eastern Germany), Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Alpine regions of Italy. A dirndl consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirtContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls”

40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s

Born 1898 in Cocke County, Tennessee, American operatic soprano and actress Grace Moore had her first Broadway appearance in 1920 in the musical Hitchy-Koo, by Jerome Kern. Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience. Moore was nicknamed the “Tennessee Nightingale.” She was nominated for the Academy Award for BestContinue reading “40 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Grace Moore in the 1920s and 1930s”

A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland

The world’s first pregnant Egyptian mummy has been discovered in Warsaw by a team of Polish scientists using radiological scanning. The mummy, which dates back to the 1st century BC, was transported to Poland in the early 1800s, and is currently in the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. The 2,000-year-old mummy was initiallyContinue reading “A Pregnant Ancient Egyptian Mummy From the 1st Century BC Uncovered in Poland”

Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s

The Great Depression and World War II bookended the 1930s, but fashion flourished anyway during this decade. Glamorous Hollywood screen stars inspired new looks for women, men, and even children. Inexpensive fabrics, affordable catalog clothing, and homespun ingenuity let anyone copy styles previously worn by the wealthy. The young, boyish silhouette of 1920s women evolvedContinue reading “Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s”

30 Amazing Photos of 1960s Young Ladies in Short Skirts

Short skirts have existed for a long time, though they were generally not called ‘mini’ or recognized as a fashion trend until the 1960s. Hemlines were just above the knee in 1961, and gradually climbed upward over the next few years. By 1966, some designs had the hem at the upper thigh. Stockings with suspendersContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of 1960s Young Ladies in Short Skirts”

40 Stunning Portrait Photos of Beautiful Young Women From the Turn of the 20th Century

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, according to the well-known saying. Yet it is only in the present day that our eyes need to make some effort to find beauty in so many faces. When it comes to women of the past, their appearance was unquestionably pure. One can be sure — thisContinue reading “40 Stunning Portrait Photos of Beautiful Young Women From the Turn of the 20th Century”

36 Gorgeous Photos of Actress Catharine Bach in the 1970s

Born 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, American actress Catherine Bach had her professional debut as one of the children in a production of The Sound of Music. Her first screen appearance was in the Burt Lancaster murder mystery, The Midnight Man, shot in upstate South Carolina in 1973. Her next role was Melody in the 1974Continue reading “36 Gorgeous Photos of Actress Catharine Bach in the 1970s”

Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s

While the 1920s started the trend for leisure activities like swimming, it was economic changes in the 1930s that made swimming a pastime for everyone — not just those lucky enough to live near a beach. Cheap entry prices made swimming an affordable diversion for weekend fun. The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took onContinue reading “Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s”

26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s

Clara Lou Sheridan was born February 21, 1915, in Denton, Texas, to an automobile mechanic and his homemaker wife. The youngest of five children, she grew up in a normal childhood environment. She was a self-described tomboy and was very athletic, and played on the girls basketball team for North Texas State Teacher’s College, whereContinue reading “26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s”

40 Candid Photographs of Canadian Teenage Girls in the 1940s

There were no mods and rockers in 1940s but simply youths who wanted to have a good time. Although the term ‘teenager’ was not coined until the 1950s the beginnings of the ‘teenager’ can be seen in the 1940s. Teens in the 1940s were doing all kinds of new-fangled things like hanging out and developingContinue reading “40 Candid Photographs of Canadian Teenage Girls in the 1940s”