50 Stunning Photos of Actress & Singer Carmen Miranda During the 1930s and 1940s

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in 1909, Portuguese-Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress Carmen Miranda is noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films. As a young woman, she designed hats in a boutique before making her first recordings with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Miranda’s 1930Continue reading “50 Stunning Photos of Actress & Singer Carmen Miranda During the 1930s and 1940s”

16 Beautiful Shanghai Studio Portraits From the 1920s

Sioma Lifshitz arrived in Shanghai on a freighter from Vladivostock in 1922. The 20 years old energetic Russian Jew had no money but lot’s of dreams and soon started to work in a photography studio under the name of Sam Sanzetti. It took him 5 years to open in own studio in 1927, becoming oneContinue reading “16 Beautiful Shanghai Studio Portraits From the 1920s”

14 Vintage Photos Showing Postwomen in the Early 20th Century

Women have been transporting mail in the United States since the late 1800s. According to the United States Post Office archive, “the first known appointment of a woman to carry mail was on 3 April 1845, when Postmaster General Cave Johnson appointed Sarah Black to carry the mail between Charlestown Md P.O. & the RailContinue reading “14 Vintage Photos Showing Postwomen in the Early 20th Century”

60 Gorgeous Photos That Show the Fashion & Style Sense of Carole Lombard in the 1930s

Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress, particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in screwball comedies. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Lombard was born into a wealthyContinue reading “60 Gorgeous Photos That Show the Fashion & Style Sense of Carole Lombard in the 1930s”

The “Queen of Funk”: 35 Amazing Photos Showing Chaka Khan During the 1970s

Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Known as the “Queen of Funk”, Khan was the first R&B artist toContinue reading “The “Queen of Funk”: 35 Amazing Photos Showing Chaka Khan During the 1970s”

37 Vintage Photos of Alaska Natives From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Centuries

Alaska Natives or Alaskan Natives are indigenous peoples of Alaska, United States and include: Iñupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and a number of Northern Athabaskan cultures. They are often defined by their language groups. Many Alaska Natives are enrolled in federally recognized Alaska Native tribal entities, who in turn belong to 13 AlaskaContinue reading “37 Vintage Photos of Alaska Natives From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Centuries”

40 Vintage Photos of Actor Alain Delon From the 1960s

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is known as one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Purple Noon (1960), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), L’Eclisse (1962), TheContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Actor Alain Delon From the 1960s”