36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives

By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, all kinds of people lived in the cities. Laborers and servants were the most numerous. Although some became better-off, many were still poor. They lived in cramped, decaying houses. Whether rich or poor, it’s easy to see that people in these periods always enjoyed their lives andContinue reading “36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives”

17 Wonderful Photos of Teddy Girls in London From the 1950s

A mainly British phenomenon, the Teddy Boy subculture started among teenagers in London in the early 1950s, and rapidly spread across the UK, becoming strongly associated with American rock and roll music. After World War II, male youths in delinquent gangs who had adopted Edwardian-era fashion were sometimes known as “Cosh Boys”, or “Edwardians”. ButContinue reading “17 Wonderful Photos of Teddy Girls in London From the 1950s”

54 Stunning Photos of Britt Ekland During The 1960s

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel, heContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Britt Ekland During The 1960s”

20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashions During the Jazz Age

1920s fashion was the perfect blend between style and function. Beautiful clothes that allowed women to move. The 1920s heralded a dramatic break between America’s past and future. Before World War I the country remained culturally and psychologically rooted in the nineteenth century, but in the 1920s America seemed to break its wistful attachments toContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashions During the Jazz Age”

47 Vintage Photos of Silent Movie Stars of the 1920s

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no audible dialogue). Though silent films convey narrative and emotion visually, various plot elements (such as a setting or era) or key lines of dialogue may, when necessary, be conveyed by the use of title cards. The term “silent film” isContinue reading “47 Vintage Photos of Silent Movie Stars of the 1920s”

50 Stunning Photos of Actress & Singer Carmen Miranda During the 1930s and 1940s

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in 1909, Portuguese-Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress Carmen Miranda is noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films. As a young woman, she designed hats in a boutique before making her first recordings with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Miranda’s 1930Continue reading “50 Stunning Photos of Actress & Singer Carmen Miranda During the 1930s and 1940s”

14 Vintage Photos Showing Postwomen in the Early 20th Century

Women have been transporting mail in the United States since the late 1800s. According to the United States Post Office archive, “the first known appointment of a woman to carry mail was on 3 April 1845, when Postmaster General Cave Johnson appointed Sarah Black to carry the mail between Charlestown Md P.O. & the RailContinue reading “14 Vintage Photos Showing Postwomen in the Early 20th Century”

60 Gorgeous Photos That Show the Fashion & Style Sense of Carole Lombard in the 1930s

Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress, particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in screwball comedies. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Lombard was born into a wealthyContinue reading “60 Gorgeous Photos That Show the Fashion & Style Sense of Carole Lombard in the 1930s”

The “Queen of Funk”: 35 Amazing Photos Showing Chaka Khan During the 1970s

Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Known as the “Queen of Funk”, Khan was the first R&B artist toContinue reading “The “Queen of Funk”: 35 Amazing Photos Showing Chaka Khan During the 1970s”