These authentic vintage photographs of the American frontier reveal what life was actually like in the “Wild West.” The American frontier holds a mythic space in our imaginations. And because of that, it’s a place we envision more through the stories of the Wild West than through its actual history. The real American frontier wasn’tContinue reading “48 Amazing Photos Of Life In The Real Wild West”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.
In a now-familiar Los Angeles story, late 1933 brush fires cleared the vegetation from the hills above the Montrose-La Crescenta section of Los Angeles County. When heavy rains arrived on New Year’s Eve 1934, the neighborhoods were flooded and lives lost. The Jan. 9, 1934, Los Angeles Times reported the death toll in Los AngelesContinue reading “19 Amazing Photos of the Los Angeles Floods in 1934”
Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a Rolleiflex camera his father gave him. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets, depicting the streetContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos of Hong Kong From the 1950s”
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William Gale Gedney (1932-1989) was an American documentary and street photographer. It wasn’t until after his death that his work gained momentum and his work is now widely recognized. These black and white photographs of San Francisco were captured by William Gedney in 1968.