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February 22nd, 2019

Beautiful Behind-the-Scenes Photos of 'Bloomer Girl' Musical at the Cleveland Play House, Ohio in 1953

Bloomer Girl is a 1944 Broadway musical with music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, and a book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy, based on an unpublished play by Lilith and Dan James.The plot concerns independent Evelina Applegate, a hoop skirt manufacturer's daughter who defies her father by rejecting

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The love in the 1970s was pretty impressive. Every person in the ’70s wanted to be an actor and also wanted a beautiful girl in their life. Well, Jon Voight lived it all. He is an Academy Award-winning actor. He is also the father of the beautiful actress Angelina Jolie. He has been married a couple of times in his life.

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Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was accepted very slowly by the public in the late 1940s and 1950s. It was accepted on European beaches years before American morals allowed them at public pools. At that time, the one piece swimsuit was preferred.The bikini gained increased exposure and acce

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February 21st, 2019

Photographer Meryl Meisler has released an exhilarating exhibition of snaps giving us a peek into the excitement of the epic era. The talented photographer offers outsiders the opportunity to peer behind the curtain at another world.New York City in the 1970s has become the stuff of legends. Anyone who was anyone go

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Back in the 1940s, women used to choose their hairstyles depending on their face shape. For instance, if a lady had a thin face, she used to let her hair down to make it look wider.

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Jean was “a young American Goddess of Paris Couture” – Irving Penn, Vogue photographerJean Patchett (1926–2002) modeled from 1948 until she retired in 1963. Jean did model selectively after 1963 and was available to photographers for special assignments through the 1970s.In th

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Up until the 1950s and 1960s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white.

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February 20th, 2019

Founded in 1847, Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched al

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Willa Mae Ricker was one of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, featured in the famous 1943 LIFE Magazine story on the Lindy Hop with Leon James, along with the white Broadway dancers,

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Half a century ago, MIT played a critical role in the development of the flight software for NASA’s Apollo program, which landed humans on the moon for the first time in 1969. One of the many contributors to this effort was Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who led the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instru

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Born 1916 in Karachi, British India, English actress Margaret Lockwood began studying for the stage at an early age at the Italia Conti, and made her debut in 1928, at the age of 12, at the Holborn Empire where she played a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. In December of the following year, she appeared at the

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February 19th, 2019

A fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room. Modern fireplaces vary in heat efficiency, depending on the design.The fireplace was a necessity in early America. As the hub of the house, a burning

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30 Best Vintage Photos of a Young and Handsome Karl Lagerfeld in the 1950s and 1960s

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead has died aged 85 in Paris today following a short illness.He was born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt in 1933 in pre-war Germany. Lagerfeld changed his original surname from Lagerfeldt, because he believed it sounded “more commercial”.

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Diana Chang Chung-wen, one of Hong Kong’s brightest starlets from 1960s, has passed away at the age of 82. Headline Daily reported that Chung’s family confirmed that she died in Texas on Friday, Feb. 15 of natural causes.

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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand.The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact on Thailand's politics, economy, education, media an

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February 18th, 2019

The 1950 and 1960s have become known as the "Golden Age" of flying. It was a time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, and of great leg room for all.While it might have become known as the Golden Age of flying, taking to the air in the 1950s and 1960s had its downsides. For a start it was much mor

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Maude Adams, her stage name, was born Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden in 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her mother was Asaneth Ann Adams Kiskadden, also an actress, who went by the stage name of Annie Adams. Maude Adams was a hugely successful American stage actress of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was p

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Tobacco cards were first included in cigarette packs in the 1870s, with the purpose of stiffening each pack to lessen the chance that it would be crushed or bent. It wasn’t long before some enterprising soul saw their potential for brand promotion and a new advertising medium was born.

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Born 1935 in Sceaux, French actor Alain Delon had his film debut in Quand la femme s'en mêle (1957). He was given the lead in a comedy, Women Are Weak (1959). This was a big hit in France and was the first of Delon's films to be seen in America.Delon achieved critical acclaim for roles in film

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February 17th, 2019

The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY.The fair is noted as a showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology. The nasc

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Before those big SUVs, luxury trucks, minivans and muscle cars, the symbol of the American car industry were full-size sedans. For decades four-door sedans or hardtops were the most popular cars in America. In fact, every car manufacturer produced models in this category. Even today, four-doors are popular on the market des

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Early in her music career, Viola Smith became known as “America’s fastest girl drummer.” She spent decades challenging the barriers facing female musicians -- and the centenarian she still plays today. She is the drummer for a band in her home community.

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44 Glamorous Photos of Smoking Beauties From the 1930s and 1960s

Back when smoking was the height of sophistication. Here is a glamorous photo collection that shows classic beauties with cigarettes from the 1930s and 1960s.

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February 16th, 2019

From automobiles, inclined planes to boats, hot-air balloons, barrels of fun, or fake Niagara Falls, Balanced Rock,... Here is a hilarious photo collection from Alan Mays that shows what souvenir portraits looked like in the early 20th century.

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Wellesley College is a private women’s liberal arts college in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, it is a member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges. Wellesley is home to 56 departmental and interdepartmental majors spanning the liberal arts, as well as over 150 student clubs and org

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Born Farrokh Bulsara in Tanzania to Pakistani parents, Freddie Mercury set off to London just after he turned 16 years old. In 2002 he landed the 58th place in the top 100 famous British people. While the Rolling Stone magazine gave him a top place in the list of the greatest singers of all time.Sufferer

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Born 1875 in Paris, French dancer and model Cléo de Mérode was sent to study dance the age of eight, and made her professional debut at age eleven.Mérode became renowned for her glamour even more than for her dancing skills. A particular new hairstyle she chose to wear became the talk of Parisian women and was qu

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February 15th, 2019

A beautiful photo collection from Wes Johnson that captured daily life of an American family from the 1930s and early 1940s.“Pictures from the Byrne Family Archive, mostly from John Byrne. Many of the descriptions are courtesy of John Byr

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Not using a mirror as a common method at this time, these people from the 1930s know how to take a good self-portrait photo by using a string or a stick connected to the shutter...

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The Bangles are an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. They scored several hit singles during the 1980s. The band’s hits include Walk Like an Egyptia, Billboard magazine’s number-one single of 1987; two number-two hits, Manic Monday and A Hazy Shade of Winter; and their 1989

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In the USA, at the start of the 1960s, telephones were generally the desk model with a rotary dial. Invariably in shiny black or possibly red, or “industrial” dark green.Around 1962 or 1963, phone designers started thinking about the aesthetics of the apparatus itself. It was small enough to fit unobtrusively on

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February 14th, 2019

Born 1923 in Saint-Genis-Laval, French photographer Marc Riboud photographed his first picture in 1937, using his father's Vest Pocket Kodak camera. As a young man during World War II, he was active in the French Resistance, from 1943 to 1945. After the war, he studied engineering at the École Centrale de Lyon from 194

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When it comes to childrearing advice, we’ve come a long way, baby.Modern parenting isn’t easy. Childcare books and blogs are filled with so much contradictory advice, it makes you want to throw your own tantrum. But there’s good news: You don’t live in centuries past, when baby advice wasn’t merely contr

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Born in Pennsylvania in 1912 and active from the 1930s to the 1960s, Frank Soltesz was a versatile commercial illustrator who had a love for large cutaways. He spent part of his career working for the BBD&O advertising company.Among his best work is a series of 29 advertising cross-sections published between 194

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These cool snaps that show what couches looked like in the 1960s.

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February 13th, 2019

We often see studio portrait photographs that were taken from 19th century, but rarely seen from outdoor especially in the early days of photography.So what life looked like in the 1850s and 1860s? Just Check out these amazing pics to see.

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See how your favorite 80s pop stars have changed over the last 30 years.1. Kim WildeEnglish pop singer, author, DJ and TV presenter Kim Wilde’s first break was in 1981 with “Kids in America”. The song made it to number two in the UK. Her singing career did not end then, as she relea

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The hippies of Ibiza have become a symbol of the white island. More than that, they are part of its history and culture.This bronze sculpture was inaugurated in the summer of 2016 and can be found at the intersection of Carrer Lluis Tur i Palau and Carrer Guillem de Montgrí, in the harbour area. The statue pays

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These found snaps show portraits of an unknown lovely girl in the 1960s. From eyes to smiles, from hairstyle to clothes, all made her so cute.

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February 12th, 2019

Glamorous Photos of Virginia Mayo, the Warner Brothers' Biggest Box-office Money-maker in the Late 1940s

Born 1920 as Virginia Clara Jones in St. Louis, Missouri, American actress and dancer Virginia Mayo graduated from high school in 1937. She became a member of the St. Louis Municipal Opera before she was signed to a contract by Samuel Goldwyn after being spotted by an MGM talent scout during a Broadway revue.In 1944

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During World War II, women working in industrial work in war service wore their husbands’ trousers, and in the post-war era trousers were still common casual wear for gardening, socialising, and other leisure pursuits.Similarly, in Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many wom

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As Valentine’s Day rolls around, we’re looking back at amazing vintage cards at TuckDB that celebrate the holiday. These Valentine’s Day postcards were made by Raphael Tuck & Sons Co., Ltd. in 1903 and first use in 1904.

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Founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in Cleveland, Ohio in 1866, Sherwin-Williams Company operates through four segments: The Americas Group (known as 'Sherwin-Williams Stores'), Consumer Brands Group, Latin America Coatings Group, and Performance Coatings Group.The company is an American Fortune 500

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February 11th, 2019

Cars in the 1930s were significantly more luxurious than their 1920s counterparts. Constant innovation led to higher sales, safety and customer satisfaction.Frankly, in the 1930s, cars actually became what we know of them today. Before that they were mostly carriage-looking buggies with big, hard spokey wheels.

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Believe it or not, it hasn’t always been so easy to snap a selfie. A photograph, roughly 100 years old, recently surfaced revealing what lengths some individuals would go to in order to capture that perfect self-portrait. It’s definitely interesting to see what an early 20th-century photographer came up with to include

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February 10th, 2019

One of the primary changes of the Edwardian Era included the change in clothes of the women.A typical Edwardian Woman was very fashion conscious and this era hence brought about remarkable new trends in women’s attire. Curvy hips and fuller low chests were the unique characteristics of this era because they emphas

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Norfolk  is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in Virginia after neighboring Virginia Beach.Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Ch

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Rarely Seen Photographs of ‘Injured’ Marilyn Monroe on Crutches in Canada in the Summer of 1953

Marilyn Monroe filmed River of No Return in the Canadian Rockies at Alberta’s Bow Valley. It was her first western and during filming she twisted her ankle during a scene in the river, bringing Joe DiMaggio to her side as she hobbled around on crutches. Some say the injury was Marilyn’s way of getting back at dir

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Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. Sears reported that more than 70,000 of these homes were sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. More than 370 different home designs in a wide

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