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August 23rd, 2017

This photo album which was bought at Yoxford Antiques Centre in Suffolk by Paul Clarke. The photos seem to date from the 1950s and 1960s when Riga capital of Latvia was part of the Soviet Union.

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August 22nd, 2017

That's what Japanese young girls looked like from between the 1930s and 1940s.

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In full view of 25,000 spectators on the Maine fair grounds Charles Oliver Jones, the well known aeronaut, of Hammondsport, N. Y., fell a distance of 500 feet to his death. Among the witnesses of the frightful plunge were Mrs. Jones and her child. They were the first to reach the side of the dying man. The aeronaut expired

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From mullets to extravagant headpieces, there isn't a 'do the singer-turned-actress hasn't tried.1. Long Layers With Bangs, 1965

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The Inuit people live in the far northern areas of Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and Greenland. They originally made their home along the Alaskan coast, but migrated to other areas. Everything about the lives of the Inuit is influenced by the cold tundra climate in which they live.The typical materials for making homes s

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57 Beautiful Color Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Germany in the Mid-1960s

These beautiful photos from Kai Heinrich that capture street scenes of Germany in 1965 and 1966. Most of them are Berlin, some others are Kappeln, Husum.

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The quays of the Seine, Paris, circa 1935

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August 21st, 2017

The World War One graphics collection from Library Company of Philadelphia that consists of materials relating to the conflict and its immediate aftermath. Predominantly issued in the United States, the posters in this collection encourage American

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In the fall of 1974, Cadillac High School's Viking football team was down in the dumps. The year before, it had gone undefeated and reached the state playoffs. Now, two games into the new season, the Vikings had suffered two straight losses. Figuring that their players simply needed to "loosen up," Viking coac

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These photographs were shot by fashion photographer Nina Leen for LIFE magazine in 1946, and it seems that back in the day, people liked matching their shoes with other stuffs such as hats, gloves, jackets, umbrellas... The idea of walking into a shop and seeing a skirt or jacket being sold with a matching pair of sh

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Flying was very expensive. Most people still rode trains or buses for intercity travel. Only business travelers and the wealthy could afford to fly. America's airline industry expanded rapidly, from carrying only 6,000 passengers in 1930 to more than 450,000 by 1934, to 1.2 million by 1938. Still, only a tiny fraction o

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Do you think fishing is difficult? Have you ever caught fishes that are as big as yourself or even bigger? Just check these cool pictures to see how big fishes have been caught in the past.

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August 20th, 2017

These photos have been hand-tinted by using analyzed dyes and traditional brush methods by Bennett Hall. They captured street scenes and the infrastructure of San Francisco from the 19th century.

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In 1945, comprising singer Dean Martin met a young comic named Jerry Lewis at the Glass Hat Club in New York, where both men were performing. Martin and Lewis debuted at Atlantic City's 500 Club on July 25, 1946, when Lewis suggested to the club owner that Martin would be a good replacement for the scheduled singer who

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One of the most famous American gangsters, Al Capone, also known as "Scarface," rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1934 for a tax evasion conviction, he had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $100 million as the head of the infamous cri

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“She was neither a man nor a woman, but an angel, an archangel.” — Marianne BreslauerAnnemarie Schwarzenbach was a Swiss writer, journalist, photographer and traveler. She first wanted to be a general, then a pianist and a dancer but ended up with a doctorate in history at Zurich University, and published her

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These color photos from Everyday Life In The Past were damaged, but incredibly amazing that captured activities of an elementary school in the 1950s.

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August 19th, 2017

Between 1928 and 1934, the French-American anthropologist, artist, and writer Paul Coze (1903-1974) made four trips across western Canada collecting ethnographic objects for the Musée d'Ethnographie (Trocadero) in Paris and the Heye Foundation in New York.An ardent admirer of Native American cultures, Coze help

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Young tennis prodigies were no strangers to the covers of Sports Illustrated and other popular magazines in the early '90s. But the spotlight was cast even brighter on Venus and Serena, due largely to their humble beginnings in California's rough and tumble Compton neighborhood. Here are some fascinating clas

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Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass (1940-1995) was a Polish actress. She was born in Partów, a village in central Poland, then under German-controlled Poland. Although she received ballet and dance education, she eventually took up an acting career. After her debut role in Tadeusz Chmielewski's comedy Ewa chce spać (1957

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These photos from roba66 that show street scenes of Paris in 1979.

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August 18th, 2017

People in the Earliest Photography – These 39 Rare Portrait Pictures That Were Taken From the 1840s

Here is a photo set that shows portraits of people taken in the 1840s.

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Camping out in upstate New York, 1976

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Growing up in L.A., it’s hard to escape gang culture because it’s all around you, from the city walls to the school halls. These pictures have so many different meanings and messages in them, and if you are not a part of the culture you might not see them. Many of the images bear inscriptions or captions, some with etch

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No one has ever claimed that model Kelly LeBrock is the world’s greatest actress, but she was perfect for the part of Lisa in Weird Science.And what an entrance. When she emerged from that doorway, through pink neon lighting and a mountain of dry ice, millions of teenage boys’ mouths dropped at once.

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These snapshots show dresses that teenage girls often wore in the 1950s.

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August 17th, 2017

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The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted for 13 years during the 1920s and 30s. It is one of most famous—or infamous—times in recent American history. While the intention was to reduce the consumption of alcohol by eliminating businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold it, the plan backfired.

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Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style. Photographs, characterized by soft, painterly scenes, were c

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'River of No Return' is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz, who borrowed his premise from the 1948 Italian film The Bicycle Thief. It was made in Technicolor and CinemaScope a

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August 16th, 2017

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States, and also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County.The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland is the third-largest in t

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“Depending on context, hand signals can be used a variety of ways such as to greet, identify, confirm affiliation, disrespect rivals, conduct business, and bond members together,” writes parole board administrator Herbert Covey in his book Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture.1988 was dubbe

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Construction of Pennsylvania's Eastern State Penitentiary began in 1822 and opened in 1829, serving inmates up until 1971. Over the years, this literal textbook example of incarceration has housed many notorious and even famous inmates. Among those who called Eastern State Penitentiary their home are famous bank robber Wil

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Between 1935 and 1938 photographer Roman Vishniac explored the cities and villages of Eastern Europe, capturing life in the Jewish shtetlekh of Poland, Romania, Russia, and Hungary, communities that even then seemed threatened—not by destruction and extermination, which no one foresaw, but by change.Using a hidden

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Marie McDonald (1923-1965) was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her parents divorced when Marie was just 6 years old. Marie's mother remarried and the new family moved to Yonkers, New York, where she attended Roosevelt High School and excelled

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