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December 15th, 2017

Nelson Ronsheim (1905-1981) attended the Cincinnati Art Academy when still in elementary school, perhaps the youngest student ever to do so. After working a short while for an advertising firm, at the age of 23, Ronsheim set out on his own as a commercial artist.Though skilled with pen and brush, Ronsheim gravitated

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Once upon a time, shoe salesman was a semi-respectable job that paid a living wage. Back in the day, there weren’t cheap shoe stores that sold footwear manufactured in sweat shops for pennies. Buying a shoe was a serious purchase!These vintage photographs, primarily found photos from

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Every year, a handful of new artists try their hand at a Christmas album. It works for some, but for many others, it's just kind of a weird experiment.It's more or less expected for a lot of country singers and mainstream pop stars to make at least some kind of holiday offering, but there are plenty of music

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Britain welcomes children liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Knowing what we do of the horror - and murdered family members - they’d left behind, these newsreel images of happy kids eating and dancing assume an unbearable poignancy.(©BFI National Archive)

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Born January 7th, 1947, Franca Viola was a beautiful seventeen year old who grew up in the small Sicilian town of Alcamo, Sicily with her farming family. She dated Filippo Melodia, a young man with Mafia connections, for several months in 1963 before rejecting him.

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December 14th, 2017

Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increas

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In 1922, at age fifteen, Louise Brooks left Wichita, Kansas, for New York City, embarking on a lifetime of legendary adventures, successes, and mysteries. From her early career as a dancer to her years as a film star in Hollywood and Berlin, she was hailed and reviled as a completely new type of woman: independent, intellec

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Christmas is a time when normal routine is suspended for many people – and so it was in the depths of World War II. For civilians and military alike during the 1939-45 period, normality was a loose concept, but these vintage photos show how they attempted to put on a brave face and observe some of the traditions that they

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Proof of just how far out hippies could be in 1960s and '70s Britain...1. John Lennon-style hippie glasses were ubiquitous in swinging London. Even on the dance floor. In the dark.

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Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York in 1966, American former professional boxer Mike Tyson dominated boxing in the 1980s. With explosive power and fast knockouts, Tyson rose to stardom to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at the young age of 20.Tyson won the WBC title in 1986 after stopp

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December 13th, 2017

33 Fascinating Photos That Show Street Scenes of São Paulo, Brazil in the Early 1970s

São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and is the most populous city in Brazil and the Americas, as well as in the Southern Hemisphere. The municipality is also the largest in the Americas and Earth's 13th largest city proper by population.The city

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Is there any outfit that can be complete without the perfect pair of shoes? In the 1940s and 1950s, shoes were, like everything else, very practical.Check out these fabulous photos to see the hottest shoe trend for women in the 1940s and 1950s.

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December 12th, 2017

These glass negatives from Gordon Morales are wedding photos that were captured in the Lehighton, Packerton and Jim Thorp (Mauch Chunk), Pennsylvania area by photographer Ephraim E. Rinker (1886-1950) from between the 1920s and 1930s.

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The Motion Picture Herald was an American film industry trade paper published from 1931 to December 1972. It was replaced by the QP Herald, which only lasted until May 1973.

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Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in 1922, American film, stage, and television actress Veronica Lake was well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. She won both popular and critical acclaim for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for femme fatale roles in film noirs with

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December 11th, 2017

These pictures from LichtsinnFamily that captured lovely moments of the Lichtsinns' members who photographed together every year from 1955 to 1990.

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Top Christmas Gifts: See How Popular These 1948 Best-Selling Christmas Gifts Were

Take a look at Macy’s best-selling holiday gifts of 1948—which LIFE compiled, along with the number of each item sold and at what price—and it's immediately apparent that things have changed since then.

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December 10th, 2017

In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States government created the Resettlement Administration to help provide relief for drought-stricken and impoverished farmers. The RA was restructured and renamed the Farm Security Administration in 1937.One of the FSA’s most notable efforts was its small team of

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French photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) made photographs on the streets of Paris in the 1930s. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism.Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph

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These fascinating photos from Steve OWEN that captured street scenes of Paris in 1971 and 1972.

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December 9th, 2017

Born Alexandra Zuck in 1942 in Bayonne, New Jerse, American actress Sandra Dee began her career as a child model, working in commercials before transitioning to film in her teenage years.Best known for her portrayal of ingénues, Dee earned a Golden Globe Award as one of the year's most promising newcomers for h

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Here Comes Santa Claus!

Santa Claus or simply “Santa” – also known as Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas has been photographed in many cities around the world (especially in New York with the Volunteers of America). Here our selection from the Magnum Photos‘ archive.

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The Kitten Covers: 19 Classic Album Covers Recreated With Cats

The Kitten Covers is a single topic blog featuring album covers from classic records with cats photoshopped into the scene, replacing an element of the original artwork.The Kitten Covers was created by musician and designer Alfra Martini while home sick from her day j

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas Day is coming. Let's see how celebrities greeted this day in the past.

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December 8th, 2017

1960s fashion for men was not as revolutionary as it was for women but there was a lot of change. Ties, belts and lapels got wider, collars got longer and wider and a modified version of the bell bottom called “flared” became popular.Check out these snapshots to see how young men's fashion looked like in the

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With all of the advanced technology on the market these days, including the newly-released iPhone X, it's easy to lose sight of where it all began. A Best Buy flyer from 1994 has surfaced online, and when you see the cutting-edge stuff they were selling, you're either go

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The 70's Beauty and Fashion: Stunning Photos of a Beautiful Woman You Wouldn't Believe That Were Taken Over 40 Years Ago

Jonathan Charles is an art photographer in South West England and the Charente region of France. “My subject is an exploration of beauty and dreams - I see more than enough of troubling reality to want to project it further.”

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December 7th, 2017

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began i

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Hot pants was very brief tight shorts worn by women as an outer garment. Categorized as "short shorts," hot pants commonly have an inseam length of 2 inches (50 mm) or less.These are short, tight shorts, usually made of cotton, nylon, or some other common material. They are meant to emphasize the buttocks

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The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 American black-and-white science fiction film from Universal-International, produced by Albert Zugsmith, directed by Jack Arnold, that stars Grant Williams and Randy Stuart. The film was adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson from his novel The Shrinking Man. The open

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49 Snapshots That Capture Young Ladies Posing with Their Cars in the 1940s

Obviously, cars in the 1930s were significantly more luxurious than their 1920s counterparts, and became more comfortably and popularly for young people in the 1940s.Check out these snapshots to see cool girls posing with their cars in the 1940s.

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December 6th, 2017

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Santa Claus has come to town many times, and he's hung out in some unlikely places. Below is an amazing collection of black and white photographs of Santa Clauses on the streets of New York City, taken by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas from 1976-1978.“Ea

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Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and

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These fascinating photos from Normann were taken by his dad who visited East Germany in May 1960.

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December 5th, 2017

Actresses of Victorian/Edwardian eras were really elegant, and beautiful. A photo collection from Ken will show you how beautiful they were. Each of them had own autograph.1. May De Sousa.

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The December 11, 1964, issue of LIFE magazine featured an article titled The Rockettes Go On and On: World's Most Famous Kick, with illustrated with photographs taken by Arthur Rickerry, they show how the dancers themselves prepped for four shows a day, seven days a week, on one of the most famous stages i

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Long before there were "selfies," famous photographers were taking self-portraits as a form of artistic expression. And you thought you were the selfie master? Oh snap!In these self-portraits by well-known photographers, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1980s, we can witness artists showing di

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Christmas is not just for humans. These lovely photos will prove this.

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December 4th, 2017

Men's fashion in the 1970s changed fashion history. Never before did men have so many choices. From wide flare jeans, or cool shorts to platform boots and leisure suits,... They all created considerable diversity of the '70s men's fashion.Check out these cool snaps to see how men's fashion from the 1

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It wouldn’t be Christmas at all without the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Every year, the holiday display at Rockefeller Center grew bigger, brighter and more extravagant. Sparkling in the distance, a 75-foot silver sprayed Norway spruce glows after its 7,500 bulbs were lit for the first time at Rocke

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In 1979, Peter van Wijk was a radio officer in the Dutch Merchant Marine. That summer, his ship docked a couple of times in New York Harbor, giving him the opportunity to visit Manhattan and wander the streets.Like all curious newcomers to New York, he brought a camera along with him, and he took photos of iconic to

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Come with Alice and the Mad Hatter on a tour among the strange sights you'll see on the streets in Movie Wonderland.

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Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea). It is the world's 16th largest city, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province.Strategically situated on the Han River, Seoul is surro

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December 3rd, 2017

35 Glamorous Glass Plate Negatives of Louise Brooks in the Late 1920s

Worked professionally as Louise Brooks, American film actress and dancer Mary Louise Brooks (1906-1985) noted as an iconic symbol of the flapper, and for popularizing the bobbed haircut.Brooks is best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl

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1970s New York was a city of infinite contrast as well as unending possibility. Grimy, graffiti-marred subway cars rumbled under litter-strewn neighborhoods where unemployment rates reached epic proportions and crime was at an all-time high. The newly-burgeoning disco scene set the city ablaze with celebrity-studded parties

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Margaret Bourke-White’s extensive and diverse career captured many historic moments. In the male-dominated world of early twentieth century photojournalism, Bourke-White undeniably stands as a pioneer. She was the first female war correspondent, the first woman permitted to work in combat zones, the first woman to fly on

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Hips, Hips, Hooray! is a 1934 American Pre-Code slapstick comedy film starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Thelma Todd, and Dorothy Lee. The film showed scantily clad burlesque-style showgirls and female extras as typical of the Hollywood musicals in the Pre-Code era. Doris McMahon portrayed a nearly n

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American photographer and film producer Sam Shaw (1912-1999) is known for the celebrated photographs he took of Marilyn Monroe, whom he met in the early 1950s, when he was working as a photographer on the set of "Viva Zapata", then they became close friends.When asked about Sam, Marilyn said, "He alwa

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