22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975

Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city’s population was estimated at 987,311 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour and Pétion-Ville. The city of Port-au-Prince isContinue reading “22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975”

Philadelphia in 1971

Philadelphia is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the second-most populous city in the Northeastern United States, behind New York City. The city is also the economic andContinue reading “Philadelphia in 1971”

30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling

The Daguerreotype, the first widely used photographic process, was invented in 1839. The exposure time in those early days was really long, sometimes lasting up to 15 minutes or so. Way too long to hold a smile. Grinning exercises far too many muscles. People would tire out, change their expression, and ruin the daguerreotype. NoContinue reading “30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling”

Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when elaborate bathing costumes and parasols constituted standard beachwear, visitors and residents descended upon beachfront resorts and boardwalk amusement parks. Most of those attractions had vanished by the 1960s, but people didn’t stop going to the beach, and new activities like surfing and beach volleyball had emergedContinue reading “Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s”

30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s

Victorian decorating was the polar opposite of today’s modern styles. It was a time of heavy, ornate furnishings, oversized everything, and a penchant for knickknacks. The resulting style is romantic, complex, warm, and dramatic, dripping with opulence and excess; basically, enough to make any minimalist shudder. Victorian furniture is often revivalist in style, in thatContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s”

One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue

Today, Parisians and tourists from around the world flock to visit the dozens of magnificent monuments and museums housed by the capital, in search of the legend of the Eiffel Tower, the richness of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, or the art of living of covered passages. But there are more than a century,Continue reading “One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue”

Photos of Attendees at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California in 1969

The Monterey Jazz Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Monterey, California, United States. It was founded on October 3, 1958 by jazz disc jockey Jimmy Lyons. The festival is held annually on the 20-acre (8 ha), oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, on the third fullContinue reading “Photos of Attendees at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California in 1969”

25 Amazing Vintage Photos of Mexico in the Early 1950s

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. MexicoContinue reading “25 Amazing Vintage Photos of Mexico in the Early 1950s”

35 Fascinating Vintage Photos of Life in New York in 1978

New York, often called New York City (NYC) to distinguish it from the State of New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. LocatedContinue reading “35 Fascinating Vintage Photos of Life in New York in 1978”

33 Amazing Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, sometimes including Hawaii and territories of the United States and sometimes limited to the mainland. There are 574 federally recognized tribes living within the US. “Native Americans” (as defined by the United StatesContinue reading “33 Amazing Photos of Native Americans in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”