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November 23rd, 2017

51 Amazing Photos That Capture Everyday Life of the First Lady-Mrs. Grace Coolidge with Her Family in the 1920s

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (1879-1957) was the wife of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. She was the First Lady from 1923 to 1929. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1902 with a bachelor of arts degree in teaching and joined the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, Mass

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A bicycle with wings and a Land Rover that turns into a hovercraft are just a couple of British inventions that failed to take off – but there are many more. An archive of weird and wacky innovations ha

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A bunch of scans of found slides from Vintage Japan-esque that capture everyday life of Japanese kids in the 1950s. Random stuff like kids fashion, kids toys, the seashore, cars, trains, signs, etc.

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November 22nd, 2017

These amazing color photos were taken by Mark that captured everyday life of young rollerskaters at Venice Beach, Los Angeles sometime in 1979.

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Ghosts, Monstrous Faces and Strange Creatures: The Eerie Beauty of Bad Vintage Photographs

“Bad” photographs, that is pictures poorly framed, blurred by movement, or over exposed by light, are sometimes like the best illustrations to weird tales of horror and nightmare.

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When people think of birth control, they often think of the modern pill. But there are many types of contraception, and they’ve been around for a very long time.

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At the turn of the 20th century, the world saw the rise of a new kind of public hero: the professional strongman.

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These pictures were taken by Eric Chicago while he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ibadan, and make a trip to Lagos, as well as other cities: Asaba, Onitsha, Kano, Bauchi,... in 1963 and 1964.

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November 21st, 2017

A pantsuit or pant suit, also known as a trouser suit is a woman's suit of clothing consisting of pants and a matching or coordinating coat or jacket.It was introduced in the 1920s, when a small number of women adopted a masculine style, including pantsuits, hats, canes and monocles. However, the term, "tr

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This Couple Did a Rad ’80s Themed Photoshoot to Celebrate Their 10th Wedding Anniversary

The 1980s were a magical time. It brought us cult classics like The Goonies, Growing Pains, and The Breakfast Club. It’s when our parents let us run wild, more or less unsupervised. But the most memorable part of the ’80s? The fashion. Wardrobe staples included shoulder pads, short-shorts for men, a

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Rock stars are supposed to be charismatic. The gig requires being able to get up in front of people and perform convincingly, create compelling songs that evoke emotions, have a sense of style your fans would want to emulate, and, of course, be sexy. That’s a lot of requirements, and some bands understandably fall a bit s

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Welcome to the world of Japanese domestic human trafficking of young girls and women for the sole purpose of sexual slavery.Many documents of the day simply call them "inmates" or "prisoners" of the red-light districts where they worked and lived.As for the Japanese Government, they were

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In the pre-1970s, most children attending Council Schools came in what was deemed "School Clothes", this could vary from school to school.Some schools did have a uniform, which in some cases did include a blazer, however most schools settled for a blue or grey jumper, grey or white shirt or similar request

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November 20th, 2017

These lovely photos that show the reason why dogs have always been our best friends since a long time ago.

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Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when scientists found ways to transmit images and sound. Even the word "television," combining Greek and Latin roots to mean "far-sight," stems from the 1900 world's fair.Perhaps more

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“Billy’s photos were the only thing that ever came close to capturing the feel of the 1960s Silver Factory.” - Andy WarholThis is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black and white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Billy’s photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the mo

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Don't think, just kiss! These lovely photos that capture sweet kisses from the past.

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November 19th, 2017

Starting as a 17 year old chorus girl, American stage and film actress Elsie Louise Ferguson (1885-1961) progressed through a number of productions to become a leading lady and Broadway star by 1909.In 1917 with some persuasion in the form of a $5,000 a week contract, Elsie Ferguson began acting in films. Her salary

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Vintage Casts Portrait Photos From Tod Browning’s 1932 Cult Classic ‘Freaks’

Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932.While it may have been seen as taboo at most had it been released within the past 10 or so years, its release in the early

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This heart rending photo was taken by Joe O’Donnell, who was sent by the U.S. military to document the horrors inflicted upon the Japanese by air raids and atomic bombs in 1945.

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Dr. P.A. Smithe was sent by the American Red Cross as a doctor and surgeon to work at a hospital in Vienna. He sailed to Europe in December 1915 and returned home in August 1916, according to his daughter, who donated his images to the National World War I Museum.Along the way he photographed what he saw in those mo

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These cool photos from jacarter5 that show what Norwegian youth looked like in the 1980s.

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November 18th, 2017

These amazing photos from Dick Leonhardt that capture everyday life of New York from between 1960 and 1961.

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Representation of Black people in popular and vernacular culture throughout the last two centuries has been chiefly at the hand of White people. Without an outlet to represent one's self, the Black image took on generations of unfair interpretation, making snapshots of Black private life treasured tokens of American ver

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For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines – as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Here, one enterprising photographer took the opportuni

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The Revolver Camera: A Colt 38 Carrying a Small Camera That Automatically Takes a Picture When You Pull the Trigger

Pull the trigger. Snap a picture. The revolver camera is old, but not as odd as one might think. It may even seem weird and potentially even a little morbid. Theoretically, the shooter could capture a photo of the target at the moment of impact. But is this technology really as odd and antiquated as it appears, or simpl

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Lovely Color Pictures That Show What Children Wore in the 1960s

A lovely photo collection from Philip Howard that shows what children looked like from the 1960s.

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November 17th, 2017

That's what Canadian teenage boys looked like from between the 1850s and 1870s.

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First held on Nov. 27, 1924, the relatively small event was called the Macy's Christmas Parade, and it featured the store's employees, live animals, and a couple thousand spectators. Renamed the Thanksgiving Parade in 1927, the spectacle has evolved over the decades into today's massive, televised event, featuri

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TV reporter Del Cooper is in Launceston in Cornwall modeling the latest fashion for men in the skimpy shape of the hot pant. The reporter chooses a quiet Cornish market town to unleash the sight of his legs on unsuspecting shoppers with some surprising objectifying comments! Several designers and fashion houses launch short

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The writing of words on one of the most American of objects—the car—to commemorate the wedding ritual is a curious phenomenon. And sometimes the words are not written on the car, but instead are printed on pieces of paper and applied to the car. Plus, as these photos show, much more colorful and original comments are

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Mostar is a city and municipality in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the most important city in the Herzegovina region, and is its cultural capital, and the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation.Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar w

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November 16th, 2017

Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885-1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of actors and actresses from the worlds of stage and film.Johnston was born into an affluent New York banking family, which subsequently moved to Mount Vernon, New York. Initiall

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The cabinet card was made by using the same steps for creating CDVs, still exhibiting the sepia look. However, the cabinet card’s image area was more than double the CDV. It was introduced in the late 1860s in England, but did not gain much attention in the U.S. until the mid-1870s. While it was a bigger image than the CD

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Back in the 1930s, flour companies began noticing that women were turning their cotton flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths and more. Times were hard and the companies decided to help families out by packaging their flour in beautiful patterns.“Repair, reuse, make do, and don't throw anything away

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On May 7, 1907 a Seattle film maker named William Harbeck came up to Vancouver to make a movie. That silent black-and-white movie is the earliest we have of the city. It is a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past.According to the

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These snapshots that capture lovely couples in the 1960s. Pay attention to their fashion, just wonderful, from hair to clothing.

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November 15th, 2017

These found photos that capture a beautiful Hippie wedding in 1976.

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The Roaring Twenties were book-ended between two global cataclysmic events – the aftermath of World War I, and the financial crash that led to the Great Depression.The Great War had taken many lives, and this shadow cast a desire to live for today and embrace life. It was off with the old – literally in the

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“Here are faces that I have found memorable. If they are not all as happy as kings, it is because in this imperfect world and these hazardous times, the camera’s eye, like the eye of a child, often sees true,” wrote Toni Frissell. Those two eyes met in the below photo, one of the most heartbreaking photos to come out

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Dave Glass is an American freelance photographer who studied photo-journalism and photography at City College of San Francisco, a blue-collar photography program, from between 1969 and 1970.For almost five decades, his work has been mostly focused on documenting

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November 14th, 2017

Amazing Portrait Photography in the Early 20th Century by Rudolf Dührkoop

Rudolf Dührkoop (1848-1918) was a Hamburg portrait photographer. Initially self-taught, Dührkoop worked since 1883 as a professional photographer and eventually became one of the leading representatives of Pictorialism.Inspired by modern painterly ambitions and conscious use of charcoal-print techniques among cont

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During the end of the Great Depression in 1939, many rural schools held classes outside due to the oppressive heat. Here is a day in the life of the enrollment of the Lincoln "Bench School" outside of Ontario, Oregon. They were more fortunate than most: the county had a bus that went to pick up most of the kids

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Harriet Quimby (1875-1912) is classified among the most famous American female aviators. Her career as a pilot did not last long but was undeniably heroic. Quimby was the first American lady to become a licensed pilot and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. She was called as “America’s First Lady of the A

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Flying across the Atlantic on the airship Hindenburg was the fastest and most luxurious way to travel between Europe and America in the 1930s.The interior furnishings of the Hindenburg were designed by Fritz August Breuhaus, whose design experience included Pullman coaches, ocean liners, and warships of the German N

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People who are unfamiliar with yarn crafting often confuse knitting and crochet. It's totally understandable that this happens.Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric for use in many types of garments, and may be done by hand or by using a machine. Different types of yarns

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November 13th, 2017

Here is a collection of interesting snapshots that shows people posing with their grilled turkeys in Thanksgiving Day in the past.

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These images from Washington, D.C.’s Scurlock Studio, are a picture of the traditionally black city’s burgeoning middle class.In 1900, Addison Scurlock (1883-1964), an African-American photographer, moved D.C. from Fayetteville, North Carolina to apprentice with Moses Rice, a white photographer. Scurlock worked

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In 1949, LIFE magazine sent famed photographer Nina Leen to document the daily life of a sassy troupe of young women who had run off and joined the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus in Sarasota, Fla. What developed was a portrait of a sisterhood formed over acrobatics that mixed high-flying wire acts with fashionable

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The famous Playboy magazine has just traveled back in time to reshoot some of its iconic covers featuring the same 7 Playmates almost 30 years later.Featuring Kimberley Conrad Hefner (1988), Charlotte Kemp (1982), Cathy St. George (1982), Monique St. Pierre (1978), Renee Tenison (1989), Candace Collins (1979)

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