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February 19th, 2018

The Great Blizzard of 1947 was a record-breaking snowfall that began on Christmas without prediction and brought the northeastern United States to a standstill. The snowstorm was described as the worst blizzard after 1888.The storm was not accompanied by high winds, but the snow fell silently and steadily.  Automob

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Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu-Douglas-Scott was born on January 20 1922, the elder daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch (and 10th Duke of Queensberry) and his wife, Mary (Mollie) Lascelles. Elizabeth’s aunt was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, to whom she bore some resemblance.Her early life was spent at

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Ananda Mahidol, Thailand’s king Rama VIII, died on the 3rd of June, 1946. He was only twenty at the time.A child when he was elected successor to the throne in 1935, he continued to be educated in Switzerland, not visiting Thailand as king until 1938 when he was thirteen.

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These color snapshots show what teenage girls looked like in the 1960s.

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February 18th, 2018

Colleen Moore: The Girl Who Personified the ''Flapper'' of the 1920s

Born Kathleen Morrison in 1899, American film actress Colleen Moore took her first step in Hollywood at age 15, and began her career during the silent film era.  She became one of the most fashionable (and highly-paid) stars of the era and helped popularize the bobbed haircut.A huge star in her day, approximately h

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The advertising world is a truly fascinating instance of subtle or even overt psychological manipulation. Its basic formula — (1) Create a feeling of need or inadequacy (2) Offer a product to fill the void (3) ??? (4) Profit!!! –- is one that is intrinsically demeaning. It is therefore unsurprising that accusations of s

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The marketing strategy: Man sees boobs, man buys record!In the 1960s-1980s, if you wanted to sell your record, the most reliable method may have been to simply put a pair of boobs on the cover. It was a variation on the “sex sells” approach – you might call it “chests sells”...

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Vodka has traditionally been made by processing equal amounts of alcohol and water with some trace additives to soften the taste and then filtering the alcohol water mixture through carbon. The word vodka is a diminutive form of the Russian word for water. It was coined in the late 19th century by the famous Russian chemist

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was an American traveling circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017.Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show o

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February 17th, 2018

Here is a photo booth collection that show lovely portraits of young women from the 1950s.

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The earliest forms of mass transit in the City were the horse-cars, which were trolleys pulled by horses. Then came street railways, which in Manhattan were elevated. These would have been the main means of mass transit before the subway began operating around the turn of the 20th century. Horse drawn cabs were ubiquitous u

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Industry loomed large in the race for influence between the West and the Soviet Union, symbolizing power and the ability to create, innovate, and carry the world into the future. But while the Soviets held their own and in some cases bettered their capitalist rivals in some fields -- such as space exploration and weaponry -

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Knitwear has been with us for a long time, it is an indispensable thing for us in the winter. Here is a collection of glamorous photos that shows young women in knitwear from the 1970s.

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February 16th, 2018

These fascinating photos were captured by an Italian travel photographer named Sergio, a.k.a Indian_Foreve that documented everyday life of Colombia in 1979. The areas include Bogotà, Norte de Santander, Amazonas, Cartagena, Barrancabermeja, Guajira.

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When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Struck by the music, fashion and sheer iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted the first interview with the band, partied with its members and even bailed Sid Viciou

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On 18 September 1931, a 23-year-old woman was found dead in a sumptuous nine-room Munich apartment, a single shot wound into her heart. Her name was Geli Raubal, the apartment was rented to Adolf Hitler, and the young woman happened to be Hitler’s niece. Cause of death – suicide. Naturally.Geli Raubal was the da

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These amazing photos from petethepunk1 were taken by Norm Olson who worked for Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church in post-war Japan, from 1951 to 1955.

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February 15th, 2018

It's easy to see that the 1970s men's hairstyles were long and flowing, and they probably made men look cool and so romantic.Take a look...

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Psychedelic art is any art or visual displays inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations known to follow the ingestion of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and psilocybin. The word "psychedelic" (coined by British psychologist Humphry Osmond) means "mind manifesting". By that definition, all art

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Rare Vintage Photos Capture Student Life at the World's First Medical College for Women From the Late 19th Century

The Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, founded in 1850 as the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, was the first medical school in the world for women authorized to award them the M.D. It was established in Philadelphia by a group of progressive Quakers and a businessman who believed that women had a right to edu

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These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished.David Granick (1912-1980) was a photographer who lived in the East End his whole life. His color slides laid untouc

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A beautiful photo collection from Nori (Nóra Mészöly) that show portraits of Hungarian girls in the early 1900s.

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February 14th, 2018

“In many ways, New York City is a very different place to how it was in the 1970s and early 1980s. I first visited Manhattan in 1982 when parts of the city looked semi-derelict. It was edgy and sometimes dangerous, but the city also had a character that has been buried by property developers and chain stores.Hangi

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You've probably seen the photo: a young African-American girl walks to school, her eyes shielded by sunglasses. She is surrounded by a hateful crowd of angry white people, including a girl caught mid-jeer, her teeth bared and her face hardened with anger. It's one of the most famous images of the civil rights era, but it tu

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Even though this short video may seem a bit disturbing for certain viewers, it shows, in fact, how stunt riding began in the early 20th century. This is Fred Osborne's failed attempt at the first motorcycle parachute jump.In 1926, aviator and stuntman Fred Osborne had an idea for a stunt t

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Belgian Man Discovered Stash of Cars Hidden in Abandoned Quarry Since World War II

For nearly 80 years these cars have been hidden underground in a quarry in France but they were uncovered by Belgian PE teacher Vincent Michel in 2016. The cars were hidden away during World War II and after the war ended they were never removed.It is thought the rusting collection was hidden to avoid it being captu

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Happy Valentine's Day! Here is a lovely photo collection of couples in the 1950s.

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February 13th, 2018

In the 1920s, a woman decided to cut her hair was a serious thing. In short, long hair was considered feminine and short hair was not. But not as everyone thought, short hairstyles as marcel wave, finger wave, bob cut... were popular in this era, and even the 1930s.These glamorous photographs of Hollywood beauties t

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In the late 1800s, Theophilus van Kannel supposedly designed a revolving door because he hated chivalry. He didn't like to parry with other men over who should enter or exit a door first. Even worse, he hated to open doors for women.

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These twelve postcards are from the 'Garden Patch' series, illustrated by E. Curtis in 1907. They were typically used as Valentine's Day greetings. The novelty illustrations feature an exaggerated-size vegetable or fruit as the head of a boy or girl with a related pun displaying around the image.The post

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Britain re-created the World War I Ministry of Information for the duration of World War II to generate propaganda to influence the population towards support for the war effort. A wide range of media was employed aimed at local and overseas audiences. Traditional forms such as newspapers and posters were joined by new medi

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16 Amazing Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Germany in 1899

These amazing photographs that show street scenes of Germany in 1899.

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February 12th, 2018

Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. Famed for his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927 at the age of 25, from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in P

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Argentinian photographer Irina Werning has been making extremely accurate recreations of people's childhood photos with her project “Back to the Future”, an ongoing photo series that began in 2011.

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According to the Toronto Star, here's the Toronto's most enduring love story — at least on paper — was about resident Meryl Dunsmore and a secret admirer whose valentines spanned six d

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Alphonse Bertillon was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who was responsible for standardizing the modern mugshot. According to the MoMA, this adorable mugshot (taken in 1893) is of François Bertillon, a 23-month-old toddler, who was “arrested”

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These fascinating photographs were taken by an amateur photographer JAYL38 that show street scenes of Paris in around 1962 and 1963.

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February 11th, 2018

St. Joseph's College (SJC) is a liberal arts college in New York State, with campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, and in Patchogue, Long Island.Established in 1916 and originally named St. Joseph's College for Women, the college was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, in resp

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It was June 28, 1948, and Adolf Hitler’s car had arrived in New York City.As the photographers popped their magnesium flashbulbs, reporters gathered around a tall, dark-haired man in a summer suit. His name was Christopher Janus, and the Mercedes belonged to him. This was the first he was seeing the car, too, and

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It’s not a stretch to say that André the Giant lived in a different world from the rest of us. Standing at 7 feet 4 inches tall and weighing in at 550 pounds, André the Giant was famed for his unbelievable physical feats, including drinking over 150 beers in one sitting. Here are twenty-one photographs that truly put hi

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These are the last photos ever taken of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together. They were taken in the spring of 1974. It would be 6 more years before Lennon was killed in New York. The two would meet for the last and final time in New York City in April 1976, but there are no pictures to document that visit.

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A rare photo collection that shows portraits of beautiful brides from the late 1840s to 1860s.

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February 10th, 2018

Here is a collection of color photos that shows street scenes of Mexico from the 1950s.

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Charles Phoenix is a dude who has done a great service to mankind. He has traveled to countless thrift stores and estate sales rescuing abandoned family slides from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. These particular photographs are from his book,

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In the 1920s and 1930s, the Navy experimented with lighter-than-air craft in its fleet. In addition to work with blimps, it built and commissioned two dirigibles – with USS designation – to serve as flying aircraft carriers.These rigid airships, which could stay in the air for about a week, would launch up to fi

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Maybe they were deluded by their own sense of grandeur or misguided by overly supportive parents, but one thing is for certain these are easily 17 of the worst album covers from Spanish (or Portuguese) language countries...

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What did men's costumes look like in the 19th century? Check out these interesting postcards from josefnovak33 to see.

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February 9th, 2018

31 Fascinating Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Atlantic City in the 1960s

Incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township, Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalks, and beaches. It borders Absecon, Brigantine, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, West Atlantic City, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Apparently our ancestors declared their feelings with cutesy animals and creepy-looking children - as well as a load of really bad puns and slightly disturbing messages. Enjoy these vintage Valentine's Day cards with funny quotes...

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The Hasanlu Lovers are human remains found by a team from the University of Pennsylvania led by Robert Dyson at the Teppe Hasanlu archaeological site, located in the Solduz Valley in the West Azerbaijan Province of Iran, in 1972. The image depicts two human skeletons, seemingly in an embrace, which earned the photograph its

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