50 Vintage Photos of People Wearing Bathing Suits From Between the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

By the end of the 19th century people were flocking to the oceanside beaches for popular seaside activities such as swimming, surf bathing, and diving. The clumsy Victorian-style bathing costumes were becoming burdensome. A need for a new style bathing suits that retained modesty but was free enough to allow the young lady to engageContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos of People Wearing Bathing Suits From Between the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

25 Vintage Photos Showing Life in America From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Introduced in 1935 as the first modern color film, Kodachrome was used extensively after World War II by amateur photographers equipped with the new high-quality and low cost 35mm cameras. Americans in Kodachrome 1945-1965 is an unprecedented portrayal of the daily life of the people during these formative years of modern American culture. It isContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos Showing Life in America From Between the 1940s and 1960s”

67 Amazing Photos of Afghanistan during the 1960s before the Taliban

When you think of Afghanistan, you probably don’t think of short skirts, nice cars and liberal lifestyles, but just as Iran looked very different in the 1970s, these fascinating pictures show that Afghanistan in the 1960s was a very different country than the one that exists today. The pictures were taken by American university professorContinue reading “67 Amazing Photos of Afghanistan during the 1960s before the Taliban”

25 Amazing Photos Showing Life at the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, 1970

“Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”The Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to be held July 31, August 1 and August 2, 1970 at Powder Ridge Ski Area in Middlefield, Connecticut. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000Continue reading “25 Amazing Photos Showing Life at the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, 1970”

40 Interesting Photos of Rome During the Early 1960s

Rome became first one of the major centres of the Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters, sculptors and architects made Rome the centre of their activity, creating masterpieces throughout the city. In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which in 1946Continue reading “40 Interesting Photos of Rome During the Early 1960s”

61 Amazing Photos That Show Private Moments of ‘Soldiers at Rest’ During World War II

War brings pain, sacrifice. It is really cruel, especially for the soldiers directly involved in combat. Private moments for soldiers are really something rare and worthwhile. A collection of emotional pictures from MacArthur Museum that shows rare private moments of soldiers resting during the World War II.

46 Amazing Photos Showing Life at Restaurants and Stores in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919

Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in Virginia after neighboring Virginia Beach. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.Continue reading “46 Amazing Photos Showing Life at Restaurants and Stores in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919”

31 Amazing Photos That Show Street Life in New York City in the 1940s

Fred Stein (1909-1967) was an early pioneer of the hand-held camera who became a gifted street photographer in Paris and New York after he was forced to flee his native Germany by the Nazi threat in the early 1930s. He explored the new creative possibilities of photography, capturing spontaneous scenes from life on the street.Continue reading “31 Amazing Photos That Show Street Life in New York City in the 1940s”

38 Amazing Photos Showing Everyday Life of People in Their Houses during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras

The economic transformations of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century brought about further changes in men’s and women’s roles. Work was less likely to be done in the home, as fewer and fewer Americans lived on farms, and men left the home to work in offices and factories. Men assumed sole responsibility for theContinue reading “38 Amazing Photos Showing Everyday Life of People in Their Houses during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras”