49 Amazing Photos Showing Mardi Gras in New Orleans During the 1970s and 1980s

“Hey Mister, throw me some beads!” – It is a phrase that is iconic in New Orleans’ Mardi Gras street argot. Strings of beads, doubloons, and other trinkets are passed out or thrown from the floats in the Mardi Gras parades to spectators lining the streets. In 1974, Bruce Gilden was a young photographer whenContinue reading “49 Amazing Photos Showing Mardi Gras in New Orleans During the 1970s and 1980s”

The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago

ens of thousands of people from around the world came to the Exposition from 1915-1916 and rode around Balboa Park in one of Clyde Osborn’s Electriquettes. Clyde Osborn will never be listed among the titans of the automobile industry. Rather, he is one of the countless indefatigable American optimists who had a dream to buildContinue reading “The Electriquette: 30 Vintage Photos of Vehicles Made of Wicker From More Than 100 Years Ago”

22 Fantastic Photos of Fans at 1973 Summer Jam Rock Festival at Watkins Glen

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for “Largest audience at a pop festival.” An estimated 600,000 rock fans came to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside Watkins Glen, New York, on July 28, 1973, to see the Allman BrothersContinue reading “22 Fantastic Photos of Fans at 1973 Summer Jam Rock Festival at Watkins Glen”

54 Vintage Photos of the Girls of Woodstock, 1969

The 1969 event was undoubtedly one of the most formative moments in music history, but as we’ve learned with most music festivals, they lend themselves to some pretty awesome style-spotting. Long before the concept of street style or even festival style existed, Woodstock showcased inspiring women wearing sweet bell bottoms, crop tops and knit dresses.Continue reading “54 Vintage Photos of the Girls of Woodstock, 1969”

Dream of Venus: Inside Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Funhouse From the 1939 World’s Fair

In June 1939 Salvador Dalí designed a pavilion for the New York World’s Fair built by the architect Ian Woodner. The building was named Dream of Venus. Dalí’s Dream of Venus is the most recent addition to the still-growing list of amusement-area girl shows and easily the most amazing. Weird building contains a dry tankContinue reading “Dream of Venus: Inside Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Funhouse From the 1939 World’s Fair”

Fantastic Photos of Annette Funicello at Disneyland in the 1950s

Born in Utica, New York, American actress and singer Annette Joanne Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve, and rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, Funicello transitioned to a successful career as a singer withContinue reading “Fantastic Photos of Annette Funicello at Disneyland in the 1950s”

14 Interesting Photos of the Joan of Arc Festival in Orléans, France, 1932

Orléans, located along the northern bend of the Loire River, at about 120 km of Paris, is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre-Val de Loire region. The origins of the city dates back to the Ancient Celts: then Cenabum was a Gallic stronghold of the Carnutes tribe and seat of theContinue reading “14 Interesting Photos of the Joan of Arc Festival in Orléans, France, 1932”

Vintage Photos Showing How Vietnamese People Celebrated Lunar New Year in Hanoi in the 1920s

Nearly one hundred years ago, Tet Holiday or Vietnamese Lunar New Year evoked the same excitement and expectations it does today; except, things were very different. Vietnamese people celebrate the Lunar New Year annually, which is based on a lunisolar calendar (calculating both the motions of Earth around the Sun and of the Moon aroundContinue reading “Vintage Photos Showing How Vietnamese People Celebrated Lunar New Year in Hanoi in the 1920s”

Here’s How Much Each Artist Was Paid at Woodstock 1969; Jimi Hendrix Is Believed to Be on Top With $18,000!

Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the most important events in music history. The festival, which took place in August 1969, drew about half a million people and was headlined by now-legendary acts like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Many of the sets have sinceContinue reading “Here’s How Much Each Artist Was Paid at Woodstock 1969; Jimi Hendrix Is Believed to Be on Top With $18,000!”

Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945

Pictured here are Sergeant William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson of the 969th Artillery Battalion. They were previously part of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, which had suffered huge casualties during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944. Most of the survivors ended up in the 969th Artillery Battalion, providing supportContinue reading “Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945”