Amazing Historical Photographs Showing Life in Dublin, Ireland at the Turn of the Century

JJ Clarke, from Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, took the photographs between 1897 and 1904, when he was a medical student in Dublin. Dr Clarke’s photojournalistic approach to his subjects allowed him to capture vivid scenes from the daily lives of Dublin’s men, women and children. Compelling in themselves, the images also show us how the cityContinue reading “Amazing Historical Photographs Showing Life in Dublin, Ireland at the Turn of the Century”

Amazing Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941

In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States government created the Resettlement Administration to help provide relief for drought-stricken and impoverished farmers. The RA was restructured and renamed the Farm Security Administration in 1937. One of the FSA’s most notable efforts was its small team of documentary photographers, who traveled the country recordingContinue reading “Amazing Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941”

40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century

A charabanc is a type of horse-drawn vehicle or early motor coach, usually open-topped, common in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. It has “benched seats arranged in rows, looking forward, commonly used for large parties, whether as public conveyances or for excursions”. Charabancs were especially popular for sight-seeing or “works outings”Continue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Charabancs From the Early 20th Century”

Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s

While the 1920s started the trend for leisure activities like swimming, it was economic changes in the 1930s that made swimming a pastime for everyone — not just those lucky enough to live near a beach. Cheap entry prices made swimming an affordable diversion for weekend fun. The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took onContinue reading “Vintage Photos That Defined Bathing Suits of the 1930s”

Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s

Back in the 1970s, a young man went to work for a carnival concessionaire who, each summer, took a portable photo studio on the road to county fairs across California and the west. For a few dollars, you could have a portrait-sized or larger photo of you and your loved-one to frame and put upContinue reading “Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s”

Life Before World War II: Fascinating Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Budapest, Hungary in 1939

Though the history of color photography dates back more than a hundred years, the production and publication of color enlargements (photopositives) has only been widespread since the 1940s, when color film first entered mass use. These fascinating color photographs were taken by an unknown photographer using Agfacolor, they show everyday life in Budapest in 1939,Continue reading “Life Before World War II: Fascinating Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Budapest, Hungary in 1939”

27 Amazing Photos of French People Posing in Front of Their Boulangeries During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

France is world famous for its delicious baking. If you love bread, you can find a bakery or, as the French call it, a boulangerie, on almost every street corner. The smell of fresh-baked bread alone can tempt you into the boulangerie and when you’re inside, you are met with the sight of many doughyContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos of French People Posing in Front of Their Boulangeries During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Incredible Photos of ‘The Battle of Manila’, 1945

‘The Battle of Manila’ (February 3 – March 3, 1945) was a major battle of the Philippine campaign of 1944–45, during the Second World War. It was fought by forces from both the United States and the Philippines against Japanese troops in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The month-long battle, which resulted inContinue reading “Incredible Photos of ‘The Battle of Manila’, 1945”

35 Old Postcards Showing Rural Life in Brittany, France From the 1900s

Brittany is a peninsula, historic country and cultural region in the west of modern France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation. It became an independent kingdom and then a duchy before being united with the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province governed asContinue reading “35 Old Postcards Showing Rural Life in Brittany, France From the 1900s”

40 Incredible Color Photographs That Show What Life Was Really Like in Britain in the 1950s

Unemployment was very low in the 1950s and it was a long period of prosperity. In the early part of the decade, there was still rationing. However, food rationing ended in 1954. In the 1950s living standards in Britain rose considerably. In the late 1950s, Britain became an affluent society. By 1959 about two-thirds ofContinue reading “40 Incredible Color Photographs That Show What Life Was Really Like in Britain in the 1950s”