How Society Treated Children From Poor Backgrounds During the Victorian Era

For petty crimes such as stealing daily necessities such as food and clothing, they have faced hard labor and jail. And these haunting photographs show the stern and haggard faces of Victorian criminal children who were sentenced to tough punishments in the 1870s, with many looking remarkably older than their actual ages. The children inContinue reading “How Society Treated Children From Poor Backgrounds During the Victorian Era”

The Story Behind Sophia Loren’s Infamous Side-Eye to Jayne Mansfield Photo, 1957

A photo taken 60 years ago of Hollywood’s two most alluring sex symbols is still getting a lot of attention. The most famous side-eye or even stink eye photo in history belongs to Sophia Loren’s reaction to Jayne Mansfield and her famous large assets! Here’s a little history of the iconic photo that appeared inContinue reading “The Story Behind Sophia Loren’s Infamous Side-Eye to Jayne Mansfield Photo, 1957”

Fearful 16-Year-Old German Soldier Crying Tears of Defeat, After Being Captured by the US 9th Army in Germany, 1945

A sixteen-year old German anti aircraft soldier of the Hitler Youth, Hans-Georg Henke, taken prisoner in the state of Hessen, Germany. He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died in 1938 but when his mother died in 1944 leaving the familyContinue reading “Fearful 16-Year-Old German Soldier Crying Tears of Defeat, After Being Captured by the US 9th Army in Germany, 1945”

This Is the Last Known Photo of the Titanic Afloat, April 12th, 1912

This photograph is the last known picture of the RMS Titanic on the surface of the ocean. It was taken April 12, 1912 by a Jesuit priest who had sailed from England to Ireland on the first leg of Titanic’s last voyage. This image captures the majestic ship as it leaves Queenstown (later called Cobh)Continue reading “This Is the Last Known Photo of the Titanic Afloat, April 12th, 1912”

In 1992, a 28-Year-Old Jenny Joseph Modeling for What Would Become Today’s Columbia Pictures Logo

Founded in 1918 by siblings Harry and Jack Cohn and friend Joel Brandt as CBC Film Sales Corporation, Columbia Pictures is one of the oldest studios in Hollywood. In its early years, the studio mostly churned out low-budget fare, leading the Cohns and Brandt to re-brand themselves in 1924 as the more sophisticated-sounding Columbia Pictures.Continue reading “In 1992, a 28-Year-Old Jenny Joseph Modeling for What Would Become Today’s Columbia Pictures Logo”

David Bowie With Goggles and Motorcycle in Los Angeles, 1974

Photographer Steve Schapiro was invited to photograph David Bowie in a photoshoot in 1974, he recalled: “It’s 4 a.m. in the morning and I am just finishing up this day’s shoot with Bowie on his bike lit by the headlights of a car. He seems to be creating another character for his repertoire.” David RobertContinue reading “David Bowie With Goggles and Motorcycle in Los Angeles, 1974”

46 Gorgeous Photos of Farrah Fawcett From the 1970s

Farrah Fawcett in a skintight red bikini flashing her gorgeous smile. This sounds like a recipe for a great photograph, and in 1976, it proved to be true. The photographs were taken by Bruce McBroom at her house one summer day in 1976. “She was amazingly beautiful and sweet, and it’s not fair that thingsContinue reading “46 Gorgeous Photos of Farrah Fawcett From the 1970s”

Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century

Mesmerizing colorized photos show the most notorious female criminals in 1920s Australia, including the fearsome London born razor-gang leader Matilda Devine. These pictures are from a series of around 2,500 “special photographs” taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. They were mostly taken in the cells at the CentralContinue reading “Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century”

The Last Photos of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Wife Sophie in Sarajevo Moments Before Their Assassination, 1914

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914, is widely seen as the central, precipitating event of the First World War: the spark that lit the conflagration. In the summer of 1914, Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie accepted an invitation to visit the capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo. He hadContinue reading “The Last Photos of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Wife Sophie in Sarajevo Moments Before Their Assassination, 1914”

18 Vintage Cast Photos From Tod Browning’s 1932 Cult Classic ‘Freaks’

Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. While it may have been seen as taboo at most had it been released within the past 10 or so years, itsContinue reading “18 Vintage Cast Photos From Tod Browning’s 1932 Cult Classic ‘Freaks’”