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May 23rd, 2018

Pants For Men Only – Penis Pants by Eldridge Cleaver in the 1970s

Eldridge Cleaver has been an underrated figure in the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 70s. He was the Minister of Information and Head of the International Section of the Black Panthers and he wrote the monumentally important book Soul On Ice. Plus he ran for President in 1968.Also, he invented Peni

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Teens will be teens, as photographs of youths puffing on cigarettes, goofing around with pals and underage drinking have emerged from the Victorian era.The term 'teenager' was only coined in the 1940s but these images show youngsters from the traditionally stuffy age acting like teens of today.

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Talbot or Clément-Talbot Limited was a London automobile manufacturer founded in 1903. Clément-Talbot's products were named just Talbot from shortly after introduction, but the business remained Clément-Talbot Limited until 1938 when it was renamed Sunbeam-Talbot Limited.Soon after the end of the First World

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May 22nd, 2018

Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American Southern Gothic mystery film based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel from a screenplay by Gore Vidal and Williams with cinematography by Jack Hildyard and production design by Oliver Me

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Vivid colorized images have revealed the evolution of the automobile and motorcycle throughout history.The re-imagined pictures show the first woman to obtain a motorcycle license in Washington DC in 1937, a Maxwell car in 1916 and the first official Austrian Formula 1 mechanic in his custom-made motor. Other shots

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These vintage photos reveal the bizarre history of female boxing where women fought their opponents in full Victorian dress. With no rules governing the sport, women's boxing in the 19th century had a reputation for being fierce and bloody.

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Much has been written about 1920s fashion, and for good reason. It is easily one of the most influential, creative and unique epochs in modern fashion history.The most stunning thing you will notice about 1920s fashion is the shape of the silhouette. It is strikingly straight and flat. While most fashions accentuate

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May 21st, 2018

Born 1945 in Washington, D.C., Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, producer, and occasional singer. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–70) before going on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Suppor

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No one dominated the middle to late 1980s quite like Jon Bon Jovi did. Every dude in America wanted to be his best friend, and every girl the world over wanted to be his best friend, too.Jon Bon Jovi began playing piano and guitar at the age of 13. Idolizing local rising stars such as Bruce Springsteen and the Asbur

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This is the site of the worst hotel fire in US history. In the predawn hours of December 7, 1946, the Winecoff Hotel fire killed 119 people. The 15 story building still stands adjacent to this marker. At the time, this building had neither fire escapes, fire doors, nor sprinklers. For two and a half hours, Atlanta firef

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These incredible before and after photographs show how British and French soldiers had to have their faces completely rebuilt having been maimed during World War One.The photos are part of a book, Faces from the Front, looking at the early development of plastic surgery. It highlights the work of young surgeo

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You Make Me Laugh! Here is a Cool Snap Collection of People Laughing in the Past

Happiness, joyfulness! These vintage cool snaps that captured people with their happy moments in time. Laughing is definitely the best medicine!

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May 20th, 2018

An amazing photo collection shows how inside the shops looked like from the early 20th century.

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Homer and Langley Collyer were an extraordinary pair of brothers. They were born into one of New York City’s oldest families (Homer in 1881 and Langley in 1885) and lived in a mansion on Fifth Avenue near 128th Street, at a time when the Harlem address was fashionable. The pair obsessively collected books, furniture, musi

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These stunning images of 1920s beauty queens reveal how ideas of beauty have changed - and how they haven't - in the last 100 years. The photographs were colorized by Irish artist Matt Loughrey of My Colorful Past.“I think they deserved to be seen in colour as they were. A lot of these photographs wer

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The partnership of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson is unequalled in the history of photography for its sophistication and impact. When they met in Edinburgh in 1843, Robert Adamson had set up the first studio in Scotland to work with William Henry Fox Talbot’s ‘calotype’ process. The calotype was a negative/pos

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England. The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England, the urban area population is the 8th-largest in the UK.The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively.

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May 19th, 2018

The 1950s was the boom period of dresses and gowns, and wedding dresses in this period were no exception! Tea length wedding gowns and Rockabilly swing dresses, tulle ballgowns, and elegant lace long sleeve dresses are only a few of the 1950s wedding dresses that are popular again today.Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Ba

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The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of

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One piece suits were still the most popular choice during the 1950s, but some did venture out and show off more skin. For the braver ladies during this time, bikinis were ideal and the trend really started to pick up. Finally, swimsuits allowed women to feel confidant and attractive, revealing a new standard of sexy.

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Drinking Coca-Cola with salted peanuts isn't only about the genius pairing of sweet and salty flavors; it's about the experience, and knowing that your taking part in a tradition that has gone on for generations.

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Born February 3, 1934 in Jamestown, New York, American Hollywood starlet Suzan Ball was a second cousin of fellow actress Lucille Ball. She came to Hollywood with her family in 1941, and sang with the Mel Baker Orchestra from 1948-1953.Ball's first part in Hollywood was as a harem girl in Aladdin and His Lamp

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May 18th, 2018

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from Lake Tahoe.Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation

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Photographs of soldiers during the Civil War (1861-1865) were very popular. These ambrotypes and tintypes, and small card photos called cartes de visite represent both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. The portraits often show weapons, hats, canteens, musical instruments and painted backdrops. Ot

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These amazing photographs were all taken in the 1840s using the daguerreotype which had just been invented. Images show various people from 1840s New York and bring to life how people looked and dressed in that era. They believed to have been taken by legendary early American photographer Matthew Brady, show a selection of

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During the Victorian era, masturbation—also known as self-pollution, self-abuse, or onanism—was believed to be both a moral and a physical evil. Medical manuals of the era address it in the most severe terms, blaming male masturbation, and the resulting depletion of the body’s vital humors, for every imaginable illne

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These fascinating photos which captured street scenes of Germany were taken by Roger W during his summer-long trip in Europe in 1963.“I had seen much of Germany while I was in the Army in 1960-1961. I concentrated on places I had not

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May 17th, 2018

30 Gorgeous Photos of Marilyn Monroe Photographed During the 'Love Happy' Tour, June 1949

Love Happy is a 1949 American musical comedy film, released by United Artists, directed by David Miller, starring the Marx Brothers. It was the 14th (including Humor Risk) and last film starring feature for the Marx Brothers.The film, produced by former silent film star Mary Pickford, stars Harpo Marx,

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In the 1970s, pimps and prostitutes haunted Times Square along with crime-filled subways and drug dealers. These shocking photographs taken by Stephen Shames reveal the abuse and depravity of 1970s New York when male prostitutes and hustlers roamed the streets openly.Accor

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“Gli italiani si voltano” (The Italians turn around) was taken by photographer Mario De Biasi in Milan in 1954. The image shows a group of men who turned at the arrival of a shapely Moira Orfei, who was then considered the queen of the Italian circus.

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In 1947, Christian Dior, turned 1940s fashion upside down with his “New Look.” The New Look was big and bold and utterly feminine. And it started for the period boom of 1950s dresses.There are two classic dress shapes of the 1950s. The most popular style today is the full skirt, tea length dress often called a 5

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May 16th, 2018

These cool pics from PatricksMercy that show hairstyles of American high school girls in the 1960s.

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In what experts say could be a major historical discovery, a researcher has concluded that an 1840s picture of a young man is the earliest known photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

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Everything changed in the Roaring Twenties. The world growing into it's sexuality did not come without some growing pains. Women, especially young women, were under intense scrutiny to adhere to the social morals of the time.Everything was criticized, her looks, her manners, her sexual behaviors, her vote....

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The Domestic Imperial Train of Nicholas II (there was also an Imperial train exclusively for international travel) was built between 1894-96 in the main Car Workshops of the Nikolaevsky Railway Company. The train was adapted and expanded throughout his reign as the family grew and needs increased.By 1902, the train

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Denmark is a Nordic country and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland

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May 15th, 2018

Houston-based practicing pathologist Ed Uthman shot these amazing photos when he was a student at Rhodes College, Class of '74. They documented everyday life of students at this college which was called Southwestern at Memphis at the time from 1

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The Cats of Canada: Adorable Vintage Photos of Very, Very Cute Kittens From 1902

In 1895, an amendment to Canadian law allowed the British Museum to receive one copy of all Canadian intellectual property deposted for copyright registration. This situation persisted until 1924, when - as part of a general reworking of Canadian copyright law - the right of receipt was removed.During these thirty y

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This was a brief fashion in the mid ’60s. An internal memoranda of Dorcus He-Skirts - which did not make it to the market - says “hire only men with large, hairy, developed legs, because in all probability they will be frequently chased by men wielding ba

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John Adamson (1809-1870) was one of the pioneering photographic chemists in Scotland. He was born in Burnside, Fife, and studied medicine in St Andrews and Edinburgh. While developing his practice, he taught Chemistry and Natural Science at Madras College school (1837-40) and became interested in photography. He took the fi

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Born Emma Matzo in 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, American actress Lizabeth Scott was known for her "smoky voice" and being "the most beautiful face of film noir during the 1940s and 1950s".After understudying the role of Sabina in the original Broadway and Boston stage productions of The Ski

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May 14th, 2018

How can a woman seduce her man? these cool pics suggest 15 sexiest postures that women can follow to reach their purposes.

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Here's a rare set of large-format photographic portrait images of the different ethnic people who represented various countries of the world at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition.The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of t

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The Men’s Dress Reform Party (MDRP) was a reform movement in interwar Britain. While the party’s main concerns were the impact of clothes on men’s health and hygiene, their mission also aimed to increase the variety and choice in men's clothing.

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That's what offices from the 1950s and 1960s looked like.

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May 13th, 2018

The 1980s was a decade of strange music and weird fashion. It was also a period of innovation and growth for most of the major auto manufacturers.Here are 20 great cars from the 1980s that you may want to own once at least.

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Films really blossomed in the 1920s, expanding upon the foundations of film from earlier years. Most US film production at the start of the decade occurred in or near Hollywood on the West Coast, although some films were still being made in New Jersey and in Astoria on Long Island (Paramount).By the mid-20s, movies

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Linda Ronstadt (born 1946) is an American popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and many of her albums have be

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Execution by cannon was a method of execution in which the victim was typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which was then fired. The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle. When the gun is fired, his head is seen to go straight up into the air some fort

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For some of the greatest love stories of all time, age is but a number - their love is so vivid, it disregards years and thrives only on the passion two people feel for each other.The great romance of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall is one such story - instantly smitten with one another, many would have been con

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