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”

36 Stunning Photos of Actress Vivien Leigh From the 1930s to the 1960s

Throughout her life Vivien Leigh was considered by most as one of the most beautiful actresses of her day, and for that matter any other day. It was George Cukor, the original director of Gone With the Wind, who said Vivien Leigh was the “consumate actress, hampered by beauty.” When she was once asked, however,Continue reading “36 Stunning Photos of Actress Vivien Leigh From the 1930s to the 1960s”

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”

Life Before Equal Pay Day: 19 Vintage Photos of a Working Mother in the 1950s

In 1956, 16% of women with children under 6 worked outside the home. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennie Magill of Hammond, Ind., was one of them. When LIFE Magazine published a special double issue on “The American Woman: Her Achievements and Her Troubles,” the editors selected Magill for its cover. Smiling lovingly at her child, who smiles adoringlyContinue reading “Life Before Equal Pay Day: 19 Vintage Photos of a Working Mother in the 1950s”

37 Amazing Photos Of China Before Its Communist Takeover

Haunting images of the Qing dynasty Chinese culture and society that the nation’s leaders wiped out after the communist revolution. A century ago, China was not the metropolis-filled industrial nation that it is today. It was another world entirely, with cultures that were in many ways equally distinctive. In the China of the Qing dynastyContinue reading “37 Amazing Photos Of China Before Its Communist Takeover”

50 Beautiful Color Photos Show Life in York County, Pennsylvania During the 1950s

Created in 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either after the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England, York County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is York. York County comprises the York-Hanover, PennsylvaniaContinue reading “50 Beautiful Color Photos Show Life in York County, Pennsylvania During the 1950s”