Back in 1947, when LIFE accompanied 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radiosContinue reading “19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s”
These are what everyday life in Atlanta, the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, looked like before 1900.
Photos by Esther Bubley (1921-1998)
Francesc Català-Roca (1922-1988) is considered one of the major photographers in Catalonia not only for his role as a pioneer in the field of avant-garde photography but also as a direct witness of the huge changes in our society. Shown is a collection of amazing black and white photographs of Madrid and Barcelona of theContinue reading “36 Amazing Photos of Street Scenes of Madrid and Barcelona in the 1950’s”
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. It is the most populous beach city in Orange County and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim MSA. With the long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture, it is one of the mostContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Showing Huntington Beach, California During the 1960s”
Want to say goodbye in style? Whether you’re the one leaving, or you’re pulling a party together for a friend, throwing a going away party doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You can have fun and show your creativity through the invitations, decorations, food, and gifts. These intimate snaps show how a going awayContinue reading “27 Fantastic Photos of a Going Away Party in 1950”