50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 10

The 1940s (pronounced “nineteen-forties” and commonly abbreviated as “the 40s”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1940, and ended on December 31, 1949. Most of World War II took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. TheContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 10”

24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. Members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft, and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combatContinue reading “24 Amazing Historical Photos of Women and the Airplanes They Flied during the 1930s & 1940s”

35 Photos of Croatian Survivors of The Sinai Express : European Exiles In Egypt (1944)

Otto Gilmore’s photographs are a “comprehensive, overall photographic study of El Shatt, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration’s refugee camp for Yugoslavs in the Sinai, Egypt”. Gilmore was the camp in September 1944 at the behest of the US Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Also there was Treva Edgerton, a worker with theContinue reading “35 Photos of Croatian Survivors of The Sinai Express : European Exiles In Egypt (1944)”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 8

20 Vintage Photos Showing Florida During the 1940s

Florida is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba; itContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Showing Florida During the 1940s”

Wonderful Photos of WWII Soldiers With Their Brides

During the Second World War there was a sudden increase in the number of weddings. Unsure of what the future held and anxious to formalise their relationships – and perhaps in need of some hope and joy – men and women overcame the obstacles of bombs and rationing with ingenuity on their way to theContinue reading “Wonderful Photos of WWII Soldiers With Their Brides”

1940s War Fashion: A Young Woman Demonstrating How to Achieve the Full Leg Effect With Liquid Stockings in 1941

Until the end of the 1930s the best women’s stockings were made from silk. This changed in the United States when DuPont began manufacturing nylon in 1939. Nylon stockings went on limited sale in October of that year followed by a national launch at selected stores in 1940. DuPont struggled to keep up with demandContinue reading “1940s War Fashion: A Young Woman Demonstrating How to Achieve the Full Leg Effect With Liquid Stockings in 1941”