25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941

On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Connecticut, explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers. Men were strictly forbidden from entering the Ladies’ Smoker Night, although theyContinue reading “25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941”

27 Amazing Vintage Photographs of People Posing With Alligators in the Early 20th Century

During the first few decades of the 20th century, the people of Los Angeles had alligator fever. Starting in 1907, alligator rides, feedings, and trained alligator shows were all the rage, thanks to “Alligator Joe” Campbell and Francis Earnest, proprietors of the California Alligator Farm—one of the longest-running, and strangest, amusements in the city ofContinue reading “27 Amazing Vintage Photographs of People Posing With Alligators in the Early 20th Century”

27 Awful Vintage Men’s Underwear Ads From the 1970s

Remember the good old days when advertisers could go balls to the wall with their advertising campaigns? Men’s underpants can be both mysterious and confounding. Selling them in magazines obviously posed problems of context and decency. Back then sexually awkward advertising campaigns seemed normal. Or was it more a case of ignorance is bliss? MaybeContinue reading “27 Awful Vintage Men’s Underwear Ads From the 1970s”

40 Awkward Album Covers of Swedish Bands That Are So Bad, They’re Good

Sweden has had a long, beautiful relationship with pop music. In the 1970s there was ABBA, in the ’80s there was Roxette, and in the ’90s there was Ace of Base and The Cardigans. Music from Sweden is incredibly versatile and most often magnificent. In recent decades, the success has extended to Sweden’s surrounding countries.Continue reading “40 Awkward Album Covers of Swedish Bands That Are So Bad, They’re Good”

15 Incredible Vintage Photos of People Getting X-Rays Over the Decades

The world first learned about X-rays 120 years ago. Despite the danger, however, the judicious use of X-rays allowed great medical progress in diagnosis and treatment alike—not to mention numerous non-medical uses. Here are 15 vintage images of X-rays at work over the decades.

31 Terrifying Photos Showing the Early Days of Dentistry

People calling themselves dentists appeared in the late 1700s, though the profession wouldn’t be licensed for about 100 years. Before dentistry was licensed, doctors addressed tooth health. And before there were doctors, things were pretty dicey. If you think going to the dentist today is scary, imagine a guy with a bloody apron approaching youContinue reading “31 Terrifying Photos Showing the Early Days of Dentistry”

Victorian Fashion Was Not Always Elegant: 32 Photos That Show the Sometime Awfulness of Women’s Hairstyles From the 19th Century

We often see images of the nineteenth-century women in elegant gowns with stylized hairstyles. Have you ever thought that sometimes they also had some awful hairdos? Just check out these photos to see.