Today domestic first class means free drinks, free (perhaps edible) food, and a seat that might not leave you with a chronic back condition. While deregulation played a large role in driving down quality and prices, this ‘golden age’ of luxe airborne lounging was largely brought to an end by the Arab embargo induced oil
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Meet a mermaid who thinks nothing of battling with crocodiles - bare handed!The man standing behind a fence around the crocodile enclosure. A woman stands beside him. He points out a particular specimen he wants to train. The girl (now in a swimsuit) wades into the pool asking "which one d
Beginning on the stage as a teenager in Edwardian musical comedy and pantomime, English actress Gladys Cooper (1888 – 1971), whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and on television.Cooper was starring in dramatic roles and silent films before the beginning of the First World War. Sh
A beautiful photo collection was found on eBay, antique shops, flea markets, etc. by Patty Paine that shows street scenes, people, indoor furniture and landscapes of California from the 1950s to 1960s.
Published in 1935, The Secret Museum of Mankind is a mystery book. It has no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index. Published by "Manhattan House" and sold by "Metro Publications", both of New York, its "Five Volumes in One" was pure hype: it had never been
Way back in 1977 a little film called Star Wars was released to box office smashing success. Somewhere in the background, 20th Century Fox joined forces with Toyota to customize and give away a ‘77 Star Wars Celica.This sweet ride was the Grand Prize in a STAR WARS Space Fantasy Sweepstakes run by the “St
V-mail, short for Victory Mail, was developed by Eastman Kodak operated during World War II to expedite mail service for American armed forces overseas.V-Mail was the main way soldiers stationed abroad were able to communicate with friends and family back home. Prior, one of the only ways to reach loved ones was thr
Do you know how to make a romantic kiss? Or Kiss your lover gently? Just check out these vintage French postcards to see how to kiss romantically in the 1920s.
Unlike the clothes underneath, women coats of the Jazz Age tended to be quite simple. Winter coats with curved shapes and large fur collars created a cocoon of warmth and style that has yet to be duplicated. Summer coats or jacket were made of lighter tweeds, knits and wool. The spring cape was another coat type that was al
Ainu means human. The Ainu people regard things useful to them or beyond their control as kamuy (gods). In daily life, they prayed to and performed various ceremonies for the gods. These gods include: "nature" gods, such as of fire, water, wind and thunder; "animal" gods, such as of
Several shots of tattoo artist Jessie Knight drawing bird symbol onto the arm of a young female soldier. The woman grimaces as Miss Knight draws on her arm.
Every harrowing day for a serviceman during World War II was potentially his last. To help bolster troops against the horrors of combat, commanders encouraged them to form tight “buddy” relationships for emotional support. Many war buddies, together every moment, and depending on each other to survive, formed intimate f
Here is a fantastic photo collection that shows street scenes of London in the 1930s.
Born at Sahinyan Konagi, now known as the Camli Kösk in the city center of Sivas, Turkey. Maryam Sahinyan (1911 – 1996) was a famed photographer who is considered the first woman studio photographer in Turkey.In 1936, Maryam was forced to dropout of the French School Sainte-Pulchérie and attended in order to hel
Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to lavish events, especially wedding celebrations, where dancing and music created an elaborate spectacle.In the late 17th century Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) within which
The Battle of Dunkirk took place in Dunkirk/Dunkerque, France, during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from 26 May – 4 June 1940.Following the e
Sakhalin is a large Russian island in the North Pacific Ocean. It is Russia's largest island, and is administered as part of Sakhalin Oblast. Sakhalin, which is similar in shape to and about one third the size of Honshu, is just off the east coast of Russia, and just north of Japan. The population was 497,973 as of the
These lovely snapshots prove that cats are always best friends of girls.
Each historical image contains a story behind it. Whether happy or sad, these pictures give us the feelings that are difficult to describe. Take a look 47 historical photos of Jewish people during World War II and see stories behind them.
In 1949, LIFE ran a photo essay depicting life in Saigon, V
Dennis Stock’s remarkable black-and-white photographs are the result of the author’s travels through the unique state of California during the1960s. Traversing the state from Sacramento to San Diego, Stock says of his images, “Even though I found the sun and fog, sand and Sierras which conveyed a firm image of stark r