Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone).Continue reading “45 Beautiful Color Photos of Sophia Loren in the 1950s and 1960s”

Vintage Photographs of Zorita – the Classic Burlesque Snake Dancer, in the 1930s and 1940s

The original bad girl of burlesque, and the dancer who popularized the use of live snakes, Zorita was a 1940s glamour girl. Known for her original and raunchy dances, Zorita was recognizable by the blonde streaks she often had in her black hair. Born Kathryn Boyd in Youngstown, Ohio in 1915, she was adopted byContinue reading “Vintage Photographs of Zorita – the Classic Burlesque Snake Dancer, in the 1930s and 1940s”

40 Wonderful Black and White Photos of Ann-Margret From the 1950s and 1960s

Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson on April 28, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson, whoContinue reading “40 Wonderful Black and White Photos of Ann-Margret From the 1950s and 1960s”

45 Glamorous Photos of Ava Gardner in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, American actress and singer Ava Gardner was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). Gardner appeared in several high-profile films from the 1940s to 1970s, including The Hucksters (1947), Show BoatContinue reading “45 Glamorous Photos of Ava Gardner in the 1940s and 1950s”

31 Wonderful Photos of Brave Women of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps During Vietnam War

The history of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in Vietnam began in April, 1956 when three Army nurses arrived in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. These nurses were on temporary duty assignments attached to the United States Army Medical Training Team, United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Saigon. The Army sent them to train SouthContinue reading “31 Wonderful Photos of Brave Women of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps During Vietnam War”

45 Stunning Photos of Actress Alexandra Bastedo in the 1960s and 1970s

Born 1946 in Hove, England, British actress Alexandra Bastedo made her film debut as one of the title characters in 13 Frightened Girls (1963). She received notice on the European continent, earning her the nickname, “La Bastedo”. Bastedo was most familiar to viewers of 1960s TV, and best known for her role as secret agentContinue reading “45 Stunning Photos of Actress Alexandra Bastedo in the 1960s and 1970s”

The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s

Alphonse Mucha began to take photographs in the early 1880s, probably in Vienna, with a borrowed camera. It was not until he had gained some recognition in Paris and sufficient funds that he purchased his first camera. Mucha’s photographic output grew dramatically after his move to a large studio in the rue du Val deContinue reading “The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s”