Between 1928 and 1934, the French-American anthropologist, artist, and writer Paul Coze (1903-1974) made four trips across western Canada collecting ethnographic objects for the Musée d’Ethnographie (Trocadero) in Paris and the Heye Foundation in New York. An ardent admirer of Native American cultures, Coze helped organize the Cercle Wakanda, a group of Parisian “Indian hobbyists”Continue reading “41 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life of Native Americans in Western Canada during the Early 1930s”
Massachusetts was an amazing place in the early 20th century. From bustling cities to quiet rural communities and even historic landmarks, these vintage photos show just how different life in this state was in the early 1900s.
These amazing photographs that captured portraits of musicians in the 1850s and 1860s.
The mental asylum of 19th century England housed the criminal, the insane, and the unwanted. These are their portraits. The Victorian Era ushered in several significant changes with regard to medicine and the treatment of the ill. Shifting political mores brought forth increased investment in public health institutions — one of which included the lunaticContinue reading “46 Haunting Portraits Of 19th Century Mental Asylum Patients”
Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the Rockaway PeninsulaContinue reading “17 Wonderful Photos Showing Fun at Rockaway Beach, New York, 1950”
While looking through his aunt’s attic in 2009, Soren Larson found a treasure trove: His grandfather, an amateur photographer named Frank Oscar Larson whom Soren describes as the “family shutterbug,” had taken a remarkable collection of New York street scene photos in the 1950s. The pictures had been tucked away in the attic since 1964,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos Showing New York During the 1950s”
The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the birth of commercial radio broadcasting in the early 1920s and lasted until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium ofContinue reading “37 Fascinating Photos of People With Their Radios During the Golden Age of Radio, 1920s-1950s”