48 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing the Lives of Dorothy & Lillian Gish

Lillian and Dorothy Gish were film legends in their own time; actresses who changed the perception of what screen acting could be at a time when films were thought to be “low art” at best. Though the sisters achieved global stardom on the silver screen, they never forgot their Ohio roots. Dorothy was married toContinue reading “48 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing the Lives of Dorothy & Lillian Gish”

Vintage Photos of 12 Famous Women Who Weren’t Afraid to Show Off Their Armpit Hair

To shave or not to shave? Most – if not all – women ask themselves this on a regular basis. While many girls opt for the former because of gender norms and there are also those who say ‘screw it’ while simultaneously tossing their razor blades out the bathroom window. Yes, even celebrities. Here areContinue reading “Vintage Photos of 12 Famous Women Who Weren’t Afraid to Show Off Their Armpit Hair”

45 Amazing Vintage Photos of Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley is a famous markswoman known for her sharpshooting. During her lifetime she traveled with her husband across the country and abroad showing off her skills with a rifle. She became a star in a male-dominated sport, and legendary throughout the world. Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860 inContinue reading “45 Amazing Vintage Photos of Annie Oakley”

37 Vintage Portraits of Ainu Women From Northern Japan With Their Traditional Tattooed Lips during the 1900s

Ainu means human. The Ainu people regard things useful to them or beyond their control as kamuy (gods). In daily life, they prayed to and performed various ceremonies for the gods. These gods include: “nature” gods, such as of fire, water, wind and thunder; “animal” gods, such as of bears, foxes, spotted owls and gram-puses;Continue reading “37 Vintage Portraits of Ainu Women From Northern Japan With Their Traditional Tattooed Lips during the 1900s”

37 Beautiful Photos of Young Japanese Girls Posing in Bathing Suits From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century

Geisha (芸者) (/ˈɡeɪʃə/; Japanese: [ɡeːɕa]), also known as geiko (芸子) (in Kyoto and Kanazawa) or geigi (芸妓), are a class of female Japanese performing artists and entertainers trained in traditional Japanese performing arts styles, such as dance, music and singing, as well as being proficient conversationalists and hosts. Their distinct appearance is characterised by long,Continue reading “37 Beautiful Photos of Young Japanese Girls Posing in Bathing Suits From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century”

55 Stunning Vintage Photos of Actress Margaret Lockwood in the 1930s and 1940s

Born 1916 in Karachi, British India, English actress Margaret Lockwood began studying for the stage at an early age at the Italia Conti, and made her debut in 1928, at the age of 12, at the Holborn Empire where she played a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In December of the following year, sheContinue reading “55 Stunning Vintage Photos of Actress Margaret Lockwood in the 1930s and 1940s”

40 Stunning Photos of Actress Mitzi Gaynor During the 1950s

Born Franceska Mitzi Gerber, on September 4, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of a ballerina and professional musician, Mitzi Gaynor developed a penchant for the arts at an early age. When her family moved to Los Angeles, she caught the attention of legendary theatrical producer Edwin Lester. Under the tutelage of Lester, Gaynor becameContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Actress Mitzi Gaynor During the 1950s”

22 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Women Riding Motorcycles During the 1920s and 1930s

A motorcycle, often called a motorbike, bike, cycle, or (if three-wheeled) trike, is a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long-distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport (including racing), and off-road riding. Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and being involved in other related social activity such asContinue reading “22 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Women Riding Motorcycles During the 1920s and 1930s”

15 Fascinating Pictures of Women in Wide Leg Trousers From the 1930s

Marlene Dietrich certainly started something when she appeared at the opening of The Sign of the Cross, wearing a masculine tuxedo, wing collar, soft felt hat, mannish topcoat, and a pair of mannish patent leather shoes! In the 1930s women didn’t wear pants too often but for summer days at the beach or playing aContinue reading “15 Fascinating Pictures of Women in Wide Leg Trousers From the 1930s”

55 Beautiful Photos of Smiling Ladies in the 1960s

A smile is formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a Duchenne smile. Among humans, a smile expresses delight, sociability, happiness, joy or amusement. It is distinct from a similar but usuallyContinue reading “55 Beautiful Photos of Smiling Ladies in the 1960s”