100 Interesting Color Photographs That Show Everyday Life in the United States During the 1950s

The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the “Fifties” or the ” ’50s”) (among other variants) was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959. Throughout the decade, the world continued its recovery from World War II, aided by the post-World War II economic expansion. The period also sawContinue reading “100 Interesting Color Photographs That Show Everyday Life in the United States During the 1950s”

Amazing Vintage Photos of American Life in the 1930s

The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and nine minor outlying islands. It is the world’s third-largest country by bothContinue reading “Amazing Vintage Photos of American Life in the 1930s”

37 Amazing Candid Shots from Paris Cafés and Nightlife in 1962

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world’s majorContinue reading “37 Amazing Candid Shots from Paris Cafés and Nightlife in 1962”

50 Amazing Photos of the World in the 1920s and 1930s Through Martin Munkacsi’s Lens

In his day, the Hungarian Martin Munkacsi (1896–1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world. His dynamic photographs of sports, entertainers, politics, and street life in Germany and Hungary from the late 1920s and 1930s, were taken in a new, freewheeling style that captured the speed and movement of the modern era.Continue reading “50 Amazing Photos of the World in the 1920s and 1930s Through Martin Munkacsi’s Lens”

30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The CityContinue reading “30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow”

50 Fascinating Photographs of Life From the 1940s to the 1960s

Yale Joel began his career as a professional photographer when he was 19 years old, he served as a combat photographer during World War II, and several years later became a member of the famous LIFE magazine photography staff. Working out of the LIFE bureaus in Washington, Paris, Boston and New York, he established anContinue reading “50 Fascinating Photographs of Life From the 1940s to the 1960s”

17 Vintage Photos of American Teenagers in the 1950s

In June 1954, LIFE magazine published an article titled “The Luckiest Generation” that, revisited 60 years later, feels like an almost perfect snapshot of a certain segment of American society at a particular moment in the nation’s history… (Photos by Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

21 Fantastic Photographs Showing Scenes of Paris in the 1950s and 1960s

Not unlike its Western “great power” counterparts, 1960s France was a time of economic gains and social upheaval. Under the presidency of Charles de Gaulle, the country rebuilt itself from the destruction wrought by World War II, becoming more prosperous and less reliant on countries like the United States along the way. Paris is theContinue reading “21 Fantastic Photographs Showing Scenes of Paris in the 1950s and 1960s”

20 Amazing Photos of London in the Early 20th Century

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom with a total population of 9,002,488. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London,Continue reading “20 Amazing Photos of London in the Early 20th Century”

21 Wonderful Vintage Photochrom Prints of the Netherlands before 1900

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in Northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the others being Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten). In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium toContinue reading “21 Wonderful Vintage Photochrom Prints of the Netherlands before 1900”