Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd (1914–1924) and later Leningrad (1924–1991), is the second-largest city in Russia. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, with a population of roughly 5.4 million residents. Saint Petersburg is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the mostContinue reading “21 Vintage Photos of St. Petersburg, Russia in the 1900s and 1910s”
San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, both named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the WestContinue reading “29 Vintage Color Photos of San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s”
Saigon at this time was a city full of energy! It it was overcrowded, full of refugees and one wondered at times how it functioned as a municipality. People were always busy, yet always had the time to stop and talk or spend a while in a café. Saigon in the 1960s and early 1970sContinue reading “60 Wonderful Photographs Showing Life in Saigon During the Vietnam War”
Los Angeles is the largest city in California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747, it is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City and New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood entertainmentContinue reading “25 Wonderful Vintage Color Photographs of Streets of Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s”
Trains were one of the main and essential means of transportation in the early 20th century. Not only important for the military, transportation of goods, it was also popular for traveling. These interesting snapshots show what passengers on the trains in the early 20th century looked like.
As photographic technology advanced—cameras became more portable and film more sensitive to light, requiring shorter exposure times—people were no longer required to stay still for pictures. Walker Evans was among the photographers who capitalized on this flexibility. Between 1938 and 1941, he took his camera underground, where he photographed subway riders in New York City.Continue reading “39 Amazing Photos of New York City Subway Passengers From the Late 1930s and Early 1940s”
The brand Harley Davidson has become synonymous with motorcycles. Harley is a defining force in the history of motorcycle racing, cross country touring and general motorcycle club mayhem with their great machines; but Harley Davidson’s apparel history is just as rich and intriguing. Check out these old photos of dudes wearing vintage Harley Davidson racingContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos of Motorcycle Riders Posing in Their Harley-Davidson Racing Jerseys From the 1920s and 1930s”