25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941

On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Connecticut, explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers. Men were strictly forbidden from entering the Ladies’ Smoker Night, although theyContinue reading “25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941”

37 Stunning Photos of Actress Lisa Gaye in the 1950s and Early 1960s

Born 1935 in Denver, Colorado, American actress, singer, and dancer Lisa Gaye made her first professional appearance at the age of 7. The Griffin family moved from Denver to Los Angeles, California, in the 1930s to be close to the developing film industry. Her mother was determined that Gaye and her siblings make their careersContinue reading “37 Stunning Photos of Actress Lisa Gaye in the 1950s and Early 1960s”

23 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Teenage Girls in the 1940s

In the life of a 1940s teenager, there was a war going on, but it was something that only seemed to effect their parents. With outside life oblivious to them and marketers still trying to identify this new teen-age demographic the fashions that real teens wore and what was marketed to them were quite different.Continue reading “23 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Teenage Girls in the 1940s”

48 Stunning Photos of Women From the Edwardian Era

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history spanned the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes expanded to the start of the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 marked the end of the Victorian era. Her son and successor, Edward VII, was already theContinue reading “48 Stunning Photos of Women From the Edwardian Era”

35 Stunning Photos of Louise Brooks in the Late 1920s

Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985) was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is regarded today as a Jazz Age icon and as a flapper sex symbol due to her bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career. At the ageContinue reading “35 Stunning Photos of Louise Brooks in the Late 1920s”

43 Stunning Photos of Lucille Ball During the 1930s

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, studio executive, and producer. She was the star and producer of sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. SheContinue reading “43 Stunning Photos of Lucille Ball During the 1930s”

26 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Women of Color From the Victorian Era

Here’s a collection of some of fascinating vintage portraits of women of color taken during the Victorian Era. According to Downtown LA Life, photos of “Women of Color” from this era are hard to come by, especially “family” photographs. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery in the United States.Continue reading “26 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Women of Color From the Victorian Era”

29 Wonderful Photos Showing 1920s Women’s Hairstyles

With the boom of fashion, the 1920s was the evolution of women’s hairstyles. Ladies were saying goodbye to their long Victorian and Edwardian locks and welcoming much shorter hairdos. The Twenties women, especially young girls known as flappers, were influenced by hairstyles of many famous actress; from the bob of Louise Brooks, Colleen Moore toContinue reading “29 Wonderful Photos Showing 1920s Women’s Hairstyles”

22 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Women Playing Golf From Between the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

The involvement of women in golf may go back further than people think, given that the early historians traced the precursor of the golf ball to legendary classical female characters. Though there are references to women playing golf in 15th century, and other related stick and ball games, care needs to be taken as theseContinue reading “22 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Women Playing Golf From Between the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”