(Photos by Victor Pandolfi)
While looking through his aunt’s attic in 2009, Soren Larson found a treasure trove: His grandfather, an amateur photographer named Frank Oscar Larson whom Soren describes as the “family shutterbug,” had taken a remarkable collection of New York street scene photos in the 1950s. The pictures had been tucked away in the attic since 1964,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos Showing New York During the 1950s”
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the first photographers to document life during the reign of the Qajar dynasty in Persia (1785–1925). Born into a diplomat family in the Russian embassy in Tehran in 1830, Sevruguin traveled around the country as an artist and photographer portraying the everyday lives of the Iranian people from 1870 toContinue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Portraits of Persians Taken During the 19th Century”
Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.7 million. The city has aContinue reading “24 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Prague in the 1950s”
The city of Warsaw, capital of Poland, flanks both banks of the Vistula River. A city of 1.3 million inhabitants, Warsaw was the capital of the resurrected Polish state in 1919. Before World War II, the city was a major center of Jewish life and culture in Poland. Warsaw’s prewar Jewish population of more thanContinue reading “41 Vintage Photos of Warsaw, Poland Just Prior to World War 2”
Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the impact and attention it deserves. Kees Scherer (1920-1993) was born in the Amsterdam working-classContinue reading “65 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s”
Roller skating has and always will be an all-time favorite activity to do while visiting Venice Beach. Here’s a collection of 34 interesting vintage photographs of roller skater girls skating at Ocean Front Walk, California in 1979.
Édouard Boubat was born in Montmartre, Paris in 1923. He studied typography and graphic arts at the École Estienne and worked for a printing company before becoming a photographer. In 1943 he was subjected to service du travail obligatoire, forced labour of French people in Nazi Germany, and witnessed the horrors of World War II.Continue reading “80 Amazing Black and White Photographs Show the World From the 1940s to the 1960s”