51 Amazing Photos of Ballet Dancers of the Paris Opéra in the Early 1860s

Most of the portraits in this set from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography that show ballet dancers of the Paris Opéra in the early 1860s. They were taken by French photographer, and inventor of the carte-de-visite André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889).

40 Fabulous Photos Showing Artists Creating in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this is where great creations are born! These photos are not glamorous and they show the artists in a very natural and raw state. This is the behindContinue reading “40 Fabulous Photos Showing Artists Creating in Their Studios”

36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives

By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, all kinds of people lived in the cities. Laborers and servants were the most numerous. Although some became better-off, many were still poor. They lived in cramped, decaying houses. Whether rich or poor, it’s easy to see that people in these periods always enjoyed their lives andContinue reading “36 Wonderful Photos That Show How Victorian and Edwardian Women Enjoyed Their Lives”

50 Stunning Photos of Actress Catherine Deneuve From Between the 1960s and 1980s

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac (born 22 October 1943), known professionally as Catherine Deneuve, is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model, and producer, considered one of the greatest European actresses.[2] She gained recognition for her portrayal of icy, aloof, and mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, and Roman Polanski.Continue reading “50 Stunning Photos of Actress Catherine Deneuve From Between the 1960s and 1980s”

36 Vintage Photos of Philippe Petit’s Twin Towers Tightrope Walk in 1974

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 World Trade Center (theContinue reading “36 Vintage Photos of Philippe Petit’s Twin Towers Tightrope Walk in 1974”

17 Wonderful Photos of Teddy Girls in London From the 1950s

A mainly British phenomenon, the Teddy Boy subculture started among teenagers in London in the early 1950s, and rapidly spread across the UK, becoming strongly associated with American rock and roll music. After World War II, male youths in delinquent gangs who had adopted Edwardian-era fashion were sometimes known as “Cosh Boys”, or “Edwardians”. ButContinue reading “17 Wonderful Photos of Teddy Girls in London From the 1950s”

54 Stunning Photos of Britt Ekland During The 1960s

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel, heContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Britt Ekland During The 1960s”

20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashions During the Jazz Age

1920s fashion was the perfect blend between style and function. Beautiful clothes that allowed women to move. The 1920s heralded a dramatic break between America’s past and future. Before World War I the country remained culturally and psychologically rooted in the nineteenth century, but in the 1920s America seemed to break its wistful attachments toContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashions During the Jazz Age”

47 Vintage Photos of Silent Movie Stars of the 1920s

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no audible dialogue). Though silent films convey narrative and emotion visually, various plot elements (such as a setting or era) or key lines of dialogue may, when necessary, be conveyed by the use of title cards. The term “silent film” isContinue reading “47 Vintage Photos of Silent Movie Stars of the 1920s”