Between 1896 and 1906, Berlin-born naturalised American Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) took pictures of street life in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Genthe, who ran a photographic studio in Chinatown, would wander the area taking often covert pictures of anonymous subjects. An early proponent of street photography. Genthe’s pictures were nearly lost when earthquake and fire struck theContinue reading “20 Remarkable Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown At The End Of The 19th Century”
These authentic vintage photographs of the American frontier reveal what life was actually like in the “Wild West.” The American frontier holds a mythic space in our imaginations. And because of that, it’s a place we envision more through the stories of the Wild West than through its actual history. The real American frontier wasn’tContinue reading “48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West”
Here’s a set of vintage photographs capturing rock stars, punks, and pop royalty playing pinball. Many of these are candid shots, taken on the road during downtime while on tour. Some were taken in such a casual environment that information regarding who took the photo, and when, is scarce.
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was a French photographer and painter. Born in Courbevoie to a wealthy family, he is most famous for his photographs of automobile races, planes and fashionable Parisian women. He started taking photographs when he was 7, his subject matter being primarily his own life and the people and activities in it.Continue reading “48 Vintage Photos of Parisian Women in the Early 20th Century”
Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. The photographs below revealContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.
Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a Rolleiflex camera his father gave him. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets, depicting the streetContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of Hong Kong From the 1950s”