Mugshots That Look Like Portraits: 44 Amazing Mid-Century Mugshots From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 1855, Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago and devised the first Rogues’ Gallery—a compilation of descriptions, methods of operation, hiding places, and names of criminals and their associates. The San Francisco Police Department may have started the practice about the same time. By 1858, New York City had a collectionContinue reading “Mugshots That Look Like Portraits: 44 Amazing Mid-Century Mugshots From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”

60 Incredible Photographs of Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen in the 1970s and 1980s

For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s alwaysContinue reading “60 Incredible Photographs of Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen in the 1970s and 1980s”

42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era

The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives. The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcardsContinue reading “42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era”

30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s

West Berlin (German: Berlin (West) or West-Berlin) was a political enclave which comprised the western part of Berlin during the years of the Cold War. Although not a part of the Federal Republic of Germany, West Berlin aligned itself politically in 1949 and after with it and was directly or indirectly represented in its federalContinue reading “30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

48 Photos Of Norma Jeane Mortenson Before She Became Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s sexual revolution. She was a top-billed actressContinue reading “48 Photos Of Norma Jeane Mortenson Before She Became Marilyn Monroe”

46 Extraordinary Fashion Photos From the 1950s and 1960s

From 1951 to 1955, German photographer Rico Puhlmann studied fashion design, art design, and art history at Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Berlin). Initially, he had worked as fashion styler for magazines such as Burda Moden, Constanze, and the Textil-Report since 1955. Simultaneously, he worked as fashion photographer. His fashion photosContinue reading “46 Extraordinary Fashion Photos From the 1950s and 1960s”

36 Glamour Fashion Photos From the 1950s and 1960s

William Klein is an American-born French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography. From 1955 to 1965, Klein began shooting glamorous yet innovative pictures for Vogue and other publications expanding the limits of acceptability inContinue reading “36 Glamour Fashion Photos From the 1950s and 1960s”

45 Incredible Photos from the Archives of National Geographic

National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine, sometimes branded as NAT GEO) is an American monthly magazine published by the National Geographic Society. Known for its photojournalism, it is one of the most widely read magazines of all time. The magazine was founded in 1888 as a scholarly journal, nine months after the establishment ofContinue reading “45 Incredible Photos from the Archives of National Geographic”

27 Amazing Photos of the Wreck of the Titanic When It Was First Discovered in 1985

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, operated by the White Star Line, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, which made the sinkingContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos of the Wreck of the Titanic When It Was First Discovered in 1985”