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March 28th, 2017

Men wore their hair fairly short throughout this half century, from just over the top of the ears at the start to a moderately close cut in the 1890s. A centre parting running from forehead to nape was fashionable in the 1870s, but there was considerable individual choice in the way the hair was combed -- parted slightly of

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The story of Punk Rock has become a decidedly British affair, through its many retellings, with the Sex Pistols providing its Anarchy in the UK strapline as well as its chief emblem - the Queen with a safety-pinned face.Sure, the Americans got in first musically with their scene at venerated New York punk club CBGB

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Weronika Gesicka is a Polish artist, born in Włocławek, Poland. She has graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography. With her series entitled Unhappy Families, Gesicka diverts old vintage photos of Am

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Mesmerizing colorized photos show the most notorious female criminals in 1920s Australia, including the fearsome London born razor-gang leader Matilda Devine. These pictures are from a series of around 2,500 “special photographs” taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. They we

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Here is a collection of 58 black and white from Jaap van der Horst that shows street scenes of Amsterdam in 1958.

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March 27th, 2017

A glass negative collection of 65 amazing photos that shows the United States in the early photography, taken from late 19th to early 20th centuries.

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Geraldine Moodie was western Canada's first professional woman photographer, running successful studios in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the 1890s, where she became well known for her portrait photography. Geraldine's husband Douglas was a senior officer of the North-West Mounted Police.When Douglas was assign

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These amazing photographs were taken by Korean photographer Han Youngsoo in the years after the end of the Korean War. After taking part in bitter frontline fighting as a young South Korean soldier during the Korean War (1950–53), Han Youngsoo returned to Seoul at the conflict’s end and found a devastated, impoverished

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Camden Town, often shortened to Camden, is an inner city district of northwest London, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) north of the centre of London. It is one of the 35 major centres identified in the London Plan.Laid out as a residential district from 1791 and originally part of the manor of Kentish Town and th

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March 26th, 2017

Musicians in Early Photography – 27 Rare Pictures Show Victorian and Edwardian Accordionists

The first accordions were invented in the early nineteenth century. In Germany, Christian Buschmann introduced and patented an instrument called the "Handaeoline" in 1822. It had an expandable bellows, a portable keyboard, and a series of free vibrating reeds inside.Over the next several de

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Young girls in bathing suits, Victoria, BC, 1915

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The Selk’nam, a stone-age hunting culture inhabited the Tierra del Fuego area of southern Argentina and Chile for 7,000 years. During those times the tribes lived nomadically and in tune with the land—hunting, gathering and fishing.The Selk’nam had no chiefs, but were instead led by wise men (‘fathers of the

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In 1931, George Balanchine, who was ballet master and choreographer for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, recruited “baby ballerina” Irina Baronova, a 13-year-old dancer of Russian birth. The company wanted to be modern in its approach, looking to put together quick, smart productions with smaller budgets, less fripper

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"The babies get their milk - whether they like it or not!"A little girl (about 4 or 5 years old) feeding some baby crocodiles. She picks one out of a box and proceeds to feed it with a baby's bottle.The little girl chastising one of the baby crocs as if it were

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Here is a collection of 27 rare photos that show everyday life of Italians in the late 19th century and years of the 1900s.

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March 25th, 2017

Found in 1923 to take passengers from Johannesburg to the ships departing from Cape Town to England. The Blue Train was introduced luxury features such as a dining saloon in 1933 and air-conditioned carriages in 1939 and has become one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world.The Blue Train

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Victorians might be remembered for their straight-laced way of life, but these portraits prove there were many men who were unafraid to push the boundaries.The provocative series of black-and-white 19th-century images show men posing in intimate positions. They are seen holding hands, wrapping their arms around each

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Last year, photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of a Soviet war photographer was selling his negatives. The photographer, Valery Faminsky, had worked for the Soviet Army and kept his negatives from Ukraine and Germany meticulously archived until his death in 2011. Mr. B

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These knit vests from the 1960s and '70s are so heinous, so abominable, so reprehensible that they're all we want to wear right now...

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The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 – a heroic and tragic 63-day (1 August – 2 October 1944) struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from Nazi/German occupation. Undertaken by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the Polish resistance movement, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Arm

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March 24th, 2017

Pajamas are a garment for sleeping or lounging worn by men, women, and children. Pajamas may be one-piece or two-piece garments, but always consist of loosely fitting pants of various widths and lengths. While pajamas are traditionally viewed as utilitarian garments, they are often a reflection of the fashionable silhouette

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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

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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

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March 23rd, 2017

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.

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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

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MISSING: 1977 Star Wars Toyota Celica GT – The First Officially-Sanctioned Star Wars Custom Car

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

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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

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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.

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March 22nd, 2017

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

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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

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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.

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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

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Here is a fantastic photo collection that shows street scenes of London in the 1930s.

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March 21st, 2017

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

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