49 Amazing Photos Showing Mardi Gras in New Orleans During the 1970s and 1980s

“Hey Mister, throw me some beads!” – It is a phrase that is iconic in New Orleans’ Mardi Gras street argot. Strings of beads, doubloons, and other trinkets are passed out or thrown from the floats in the Mardi Gras parades to spectators lining the streets. In 1974, Bruce Gilden was a young photographer whenContinue reading “49 Amazing Photos Showing Mardi Gras in New Orleans During the 1970s and 1980s”

24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s

London in the 1930s tried to be cleaner, more modern and efficient. It was increasingly a city of electric lighting and motor vechicles, rather than gas lighting and horse-drawn vehicles. The Capital’s old problems were being tackled by new public bodies. The London Passenger Transport Board was created in 1933 as a way of bringingContinue reading “24 Incredible Photos That Show London During the 1930s”

50 Vintage Photos Showing Suburban Life in New York State During the 1940s

In the postwar era, many Americans moved away from cities and into suburbs, helped by GI Bill benefits that guarantied home loans. Techniques of mass production made it possible to build homes faster and cheaper than ever before. Using an assembly-line system, the construction firm Levitt and Sons built three giant “Levittown” suburbs in NewContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos Showing Suburban Life in New York State During the 1940s”

29 Wonderful Photos Showing Life in France During the 1950s & 1960s

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was the best-known “amateur” in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi­tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation,Continue reading “29 Wonderful Photos Showing Life in France During the 1950s & 1960s”

Portraits of Students and Teachers at Howard University in 1946

These pictures of students and teachers at Howard University in Washington, D.C. were taken for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1946. Two years before Eisenstaedt took the pictures, the university’s administration had asked its students to cease a campaign of protests and sit-ins against Washington diners and stores that refused to serve them. HowardContinue reading “Portraits of Students and Teachers at Howard University in 1946”

16 Wonderful Photos From the 1959 A.A.U Swimming and Diving Championships in Palm Beach, Florida

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It claims to have over 670,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers. The AAU was founded in 1888 by William BuckinghamContinue reading “16 Wonderful Photos From the 1959 A.A.U Swimming and Diving Championships in Palm Beach, Florida”

18 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Office Cubicles of the 1970s-1990s

Cubicles first entered our lives in 1968, when they were invented by Robert Propst, who wanted to improve upon the typical open bullpen office. He thought cubicles would increase productivity and give workers privacy. At first, cubicles flopped. But when companies realized that using cubicles would increase the number of people that could be crammedContinue reading “18 Interesting Vintage Photos Showing Office Cubicles of the 1970s-1990s”

59 Interesting Photos Showing Life in Cuba in 1976

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba, as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located where the northern Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean meet. Cuba is located at the east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both theContinue reading “59 Interesting Photos Showing Life in Cuba in 1976”

22 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Jews during the Early 20th Century

Jews have been present in what is today the United States of America since the mid-17th century. However, they were small in numbers and almost exclusively Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry. Jewish migration to the United States increased dramatically in the early 1880s, as a result of persecution and economic difficulties inContinue reading “22 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Jews during the Early 20th Century”

35 Rare Portrait Photos of Vietnamese People From the 1870s

(Photos by Émile Gsell) Born 1838 in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, French photographer Émile Gsell served in the military from 1858 to 1866, during which time he learned photography and travelled to Cochin China (now Southern Vietnam), becoming the first commercial photographer based in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). On the strength of his Cambodian photographsContinue reading “35 Rare Portrait Photos of Vietnamese People From the 1870s”