Girls playing cards (apparently strip poker) and drinking Coca-Cola. Photo from the Office of War Information archive, taken by Arthur Siegel in the summer of 1941 in Detroit.
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Known as one of the most prolific painters of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso was undoubtedly a man of many talents. The Spanish artist experimented with and excelled in many mediums, from painting and drawing to sculpting and collaging. In addition to different art forms and unique materials, however, Picasso also worked in a sp
From 1940 to 1944, photographer Henryk Ross (1910-1991) documented life inside the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Officially, Ross worked for the ghetto’s Jewish Administration’s Statistics department, photographing the Jewish ghetto’s inhabitants for identification cards and for propaganda images to be used by the Nazis. Whe
A small collection of photos from the LIFE Archives, taken by Thomas Mcavoy, show the sheer awesomeness of librarians. Pictured in 1951 drying out state library books damaged by fighting the Lewis Cass State Office Building fire in Lansing, Michigan; it was quite the undert
Fredrik Daniel Bruno (1882–1971) was a town engineer in Hudiksvall in the province of Hälsingland, in the northern part of central Sweden. He was also a dedicated amateur photographer, and took colour photographs during travels around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s. The images are taken with either Kodachrome or Agf
Samurai were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. These photos of cool Samurai from the 19th century that make you admire.
Many of the shanty towns that sprung up all over the United States during the Depression were facetiously called Hoovervilles because so many people at the time blamed President Herbert Hoover for letting the nation slide into the Great Depression.In October of 1929, the stock market experienced a devastating crash
Since its infamous maiden voyage 105 years ago, the RMS Titanic has served as an endless source of fascination for casual filmgoers and hard-core history buffs alike. First, second, and third class menus from the Titanic allow a glimpse into what daily life was like on the infamous steamship before it’s catastrophic colli
Swinging Sixties evokes a youthful, active and liberal lifestyle with miniskirts and rock and roll. But it doesn't seem to be for middle-aged women. Take a look at these photos to see what middle-aged women in the 1960s looked like.
Take a tour of New York City in the 1940s with these fantastic found snapshots.
Mangbetu people live in Central Africa, in northeastern Congo. The name Mangbetu refers, strictly speaking, only to the aristocracy, which in the 19th century established a number of powerful kingdoms; in looser usage it denotes the whole amalgam of people they ruled.The Mangbetu impressed early travelers with their politic
Have you ever wondered what your hairstyle reveals about you? Of course you can’t make any determinations about a person based on hairstyle alone, but it is true that first impression plays a huge role in how we perceive a person. According to images from the
Filmed in 1932, this very funny clip shows a man testing his American Football helmet invention - he thinks it will prevent fatalities and injuries. He gets some men to kick him in the head and whack him on the head with a baseball bat before he runs head first in to a wall...WARNING: Do not try this
“The wars were a catalyst for women to work in more roles,” says Jenny Dibden, a director in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. “Now, there’s a much stronger sense that women working within the civil service is normal and natural. The real effort should now be on enabling women to progress to the hi
Albert Sands Southworth (1811-1894) and Josiah Johnson Hawes (1808-1901) operated a daguerreotype studio together in Boston, MA. They are considered the finest American portrait photographers of the nineteenth century.They were in partnership for approximately twenty years beginning in 1843 with comm
A dollar really went far in the 1950s and 1960s — much farther than it does today. Before you get too nostalgic, remember that the average home was worth $7,354, a new Volkswagen Beetle could be yours for $1,280, and tuition at the University of Pennsylvania was $600.To get a sense of how far $1 really used to go,
The Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States. Its workers initially lived in a planned worker community (or “company town”) named Pullman.Georg
The silent footage, shot in the early 1930s, shows a man with a rifle testing an early version of bullet proof glass by having his wife hold the glass to her face while he shoots at her.There’s more.The below image, courtesy of the
If you want to know about the future, these beautiful girls will help you.
The 1930s was part of the Golden Age of Hollywood, when 'actors' were movie stars, and 'films' were genre-based masterpieces. This era contains some of the best actors of all time, many of whom are Academy Award winners, as well as classic film stars.These American famous movie stars were the very de