70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War

In the spring of 1965, within weeks of 3,500 American Marines arriving in Vietnam, a 39-year-old Briton named Larry Burrows began work on a feature for LIFE magazine, chronicling the day-to-day experience of U.S. troops on the ground—and in the air—in the midst of the rapidly widening war. In the heat of battle, in theContinue reading “70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War”

54 Stunning Photos of Twiggy During the 1960s & 1970s

In August 1966 in the Pendennis Diary column in the British newspaper the Observer there was a small item about Twiggy, the Neasden-born model who had just rocketed to fame: There’s a power behind every throne. Justin de Villeneuve is the power behind Twiggy. Twiggy is the heir-apparent to Jean Shrimpton. And David Bailey isContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Twiggy During the 1960s & 1970s”

35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Showing Street Scenes in America During the 1930s

John Gutmann (1905-1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. In the America of the 1930’s, Mr. Gutmann found an exuberant car culture, a dizzying array ofContinue reading “35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Showing Street Scenes in America During the 1930s”

26 Vintage Photos of Ugly Couches That Everybody’s Grandparents Had in Their Living Room!

Geometric shapes, floral patterns, and vibrant colors, including copious amounts of orange, were all design features of the decade, and although many view the 1970s as the decade style forgot, there is much from the period that is worth reviving.

63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948

LIFE photographer Allan Grant took these awesome pictures in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Route 30 connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Grant traveled west through Nebraska and Wyoming which is now known as the Lincoln Highway. For reasons lost to time, none of Grant’s marvelous photos fromContinue reading “63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948”

18 Photos Showing 1960s Station Wagons

1960 was the pinnacle of the Wagon Era. Who else remembers piling as many kids as we could into the old wagon and watching a movie at the drive-in? No seat belts, no stress, just playing games and waving at the people in the other cars! If you are over 40, you definitely remember drivingContinue reading “18 Photos Showing 1960s Station Wagons”

40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Tattooed Ladies From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Remember when seeing a girl with a tattoo was a shocking thing? “OMG she has a tattoo!” was a frequent statement. It was a very rebellious thing to do at one time in North America. These bad ass tattooed women got inked as a way to “take control of their body”! A tattoo is aContinue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Tattooed Ladies From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Extraordinarily Candid Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Vienna, Austria During the 1900s and 1910s

Emil Mayer was a Viennese photographer who did most of his work with a hand-camera on the streets of Vienna around the 1910s. Although he was a lawyer by profession, his greatest passion was for photography: he was the long-time president of one of Vienna’s most prominent camera clubs, and by the time of hisContinue reading “Extraordinarily Candid Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Vienna, Austria During the 1900s and 1910s”