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June 23rd, 2018

Vintage sexist advert presents BALLS – the candy to give you courage

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In 1839 a new means of visual representation was announced to a startled world: photography. Although the medium was immediately and enthusiastically embraced by the public at large, photographers themselves spent the ensuing decades experimenting with techniques and debating the nature of this new invention.The wor

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In 1840s Edinburgh, painter David Octavius Hill and engineer Robert Adamson formed the city’s first photography studio, which created thousands of images until Adamson’s sudden death. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership they also created quite a few cit

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Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room. By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming

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June 22nd, 2018

Cher is an American variety show that premiered on CBS in 1975, hosted by singer-actress Cher. The show had many famous musical guests. It followed a TV special featuring Elton John, Bette Midler, and Flip Wilson as guests.Cher premiered on Sunday, February 16, 1975, and finished the season ranked 1st

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Stairway to Hell: The Story of Jimmy Page With Lori Maddox, His 14-Year-Old Lover, in the 1970s

Lori Mattox was born in Los Angeles in 1958, and when she was around 13 made her entry into the rock n roll scene with Sable Starr. They were regulars at the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Rodney's English Disco, the Continental Hyatt House (the notorious “Riot House"

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Jackie Chan is iconic. He acts. He sings. And he kicks a lot of ass. Chan also has historically had an interesting sense of style — one that has definitely turned a lot of heads over the years...

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This image is one of a pair of stereoscopic photographs produced by the London Stereoscopic Company. Viewed with its other half through a stereoscope, the image would have appeared three dimensional and very lifelike. The stereo card craze swept across Europe and the US from the mi

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The 1950s were a transformative time in American pop culture. With the creation of rock and roll, growing popularity of jazz music, and the so-called Golden Age of Television, 1950s men's hairstyles were influenced by the likes of Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Cary Grant.The regula

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June 21st, 2018

Born 1907 in the province of Alberta, Canada, Canadian-American actress Vina Fay Wray was most noted for starring as Ann Darrow in the 1933 film King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned nearly six decades, Wray attained international recognition as an actress in horror films. She has been dubbed one of the fi

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Some 156,000 Allied troops landed on five Normandy beaches during the operation on June 6, 1944, which would ultimately lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and saw 4,400 allied troops lose their lives.Striking shots show men storming

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Flooding in the Thames Valley, December 1915

During a House of Commons sitting in February 1915, the prime minister, Herbert Asquith, replying to a question about the damage caused by flooding, said: “The attention of the Government has been called from time to time to the serious injury caused by floods in the Upper Thames Valley and to the desirability of a carefu

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A found photo collection that shows interior of an unknown house from the 1930s.

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June 20th, 2018

The New York City of the 1980s is quite different from the city we know today. A time when the city was blighted by criminality and the newly-completed Twin Towers pointed towards a brighter future. A time where Times Square was a haven of pornography and prostitution and much of the riverside was derelict and crumbling.

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Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine once said: “There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.”Lewis Wickes Hine was an American sociologist and photographer whose work was ins

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Photos of the beautiful Courtney Love when she was young show the Alternative Rock singer, actress and songwriter who was the lead singer in the 90s grunge band Hole. While you may know Courtney Love for her various incidents, behind those freak outs is this once young, stunning blonde.

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Meet Eugen Weidmann, the Last Person Ever to Be Publicly Executed by Guillotine in 1939

The last public execution by guillotine was not as long ago as you may think. It actually took place in France in 1939, so there are plenty of people alive today old enough to have seen it.

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Stoves are absolutely one of the most important things in the kitchen. They help to define the look of kitchens in any era. What did stoves from the 1950s look like? Check out these advertising pics to see women with gas and electric stoves in the 1950s.

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June 19th, 2018

Before the glitz and the glamor that was Marilyn Monroe, there was Norma Jeane Mortenson: a curly-haired brunette who never expected to be anything more than a housewife.Discovered at the factory by a photographer named David Conover. Soon, she quit her job and started modeling for the Blue Book Model Agency, po

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Christine Keeler (1942–2017, Orpington, Kent) was an English model who, as one of the central figures in the Profumo affair, contributed to the collapse of the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan.At age 16, Keeler left home and moved to London to work as a fashion model. Over the next two years she took a

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Only in 1935-36 in Europe were closed the last cells with blacks in zoos - in Basle and Turin. Before this time white people willingly looked at blacks in captivity (as well as at the Indians and Eskimos).Already in the 16th century Africans were brought to Europe as exotic, much like the animals of the new open lan

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Jackie Chan played a fair few small roles and did a lot of stunts in movies before taking the lead in some of the films listed further down. He had a minuscule part in Come Drink with Me at the age of 16 and even the highly regarded A Touch of Zen (among other films), before doing stunts in Bruce Lee’s films

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Glamorous Photos of Jacqueline Bisset in the 1960s and 1970s

Born 1944 in Weybridge, Surrey, England, Jacqueline Bisset began her film career in 1965, first coming to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective, Bullitt, and The Sweet Ride, for which she received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination.In the 1970s, Bisset starred in Airport

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June 18th, 2018

Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the Rockaway Peninsula facing

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Remarkable images of the steamship Princess May, resting at a seemingly impossible angle, after running aground on rocks in the Lynn Canal, Alaska on 5 August 1910. The passengers, crew and cargo (including a shipment of gold) were all evacuated safely.

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Fred Herzog arrived in Vancouver in 1953. The young German immigrant was fascinated by all aspects of Canadian life, and set out to document it with his camera. He worked as a medical photographer by day, and on evenings and weekends he took his camera to the streets, documenting daily life.A pioneer of color photog

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Teenager Malcolm Pickard built a fantastic contraption to measure the voltage of snogs aptly calling it a “snogometer”. The loved up duo hold electrodes in their hands and their passionate snogging is measured with sound effects and a lighted scale. Surely it's a must for all young love. Don't let the parents catch you

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A headband is a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. They come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both fashion and practical o

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June 17th, 2018

Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", Miss America is a competition that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25. The contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews.Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, c

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Back in the days, winning the title of "Miss America" sometimes provided a springboard to Hollywood and a film career as a leading lady. This was certainly true in the case of California-born Rosemary La Planche.Born on October 11, 1923, in the Southern California city of Glendale, Rosemary and her older s

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Never judge an album but its cover. Or maybe do. Sometimes artists just miss the mark, so what can you do but laugh? For whatever reason, we’re happy that these exist: some of the worst album covers ever.Whether these guys were the cream of the crop way back when or not, there’s no doubt that the 70s and 80s wer

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A delightful set of photo postcards made in Norway in the 1960s. Wonderfully, nearly all the cards in the set include a cheerful red car (of various makes), merrily making its way through the Norwegian countryside.The postcards thus evoke a series of personal snapshots of one person's road-trip. Of course, in a

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Jimmy Slater was born in 1898 in Yorkshire. He was a female impersonator, starting as a 14 year-old boy just before the First World War. During the war he honed his craft in military concert parties.After the war he was recruited to the cast of 'Splinters', a smash hit revue made up of an ex-military concert

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June 16th, 2018

Built from 1926 to 1928, The PPL Building, formerly the Pennsylvania Power and Light Building, is a 24-story, 98 m (322 ft) skyscraper in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is the tallest building in the city, and the second tallest in the Lehigh Valley after Bethlehem's Martin Tower.The PPL Building serves as the head

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“There are many pictures of Lincoln; there is no portrait of him.” — John George Nicolay, Secretary to President LincolnAbraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the first president to be photographed extensively. The following images are some of the iconic ones that

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Someone with a lot of time on their hands went through some vintage Christian record album covers and posted pictures of the artists with the craziest hairdos. Most of them look like they're from the 60's but there's at least one from an 80's Christian hair band. Hopefully we don't see a resurgence of th

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Morrison shelters were a way of protecting people from in their own homes from falling bombs. This was an alternative to the Anderson shelter in the garden and the public shelters.

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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 are icons of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exch

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June 15th, 2018

The Brazilian Bombshell - Glamorous Photos of Young Carmen Miranda in the 1930s and 1940s

Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in 1909, Portuguese-Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress Carmen Miranda is noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films.As a young woman, she designed hats in a boutique before making her first recordings with composer Josué de Barros in 19

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Who among us hasn’t, at some point in our adult lives, forgotten to shave our pits for a day or seven? If only we looked as glamorous as Sophia Loren when we ditched our razors. She was proud of her arm bush and rightly so.Sophia Loren is known and loved for her international acting work, whilst also being one of

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Who so keepeth a scrapbook keepeth a good thing, and the manner in which it is kept is an indication of the presence or absence of certain qualities in the “keeper,” as order, perseverance, continuity of purpose and fixedness of memory.A scrapbook is, moreover, an index of literary taste and feeling, and a scrap

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A poignant look back at the passenger experience at Manchester Airport as seen through the lens of Shirley Baker thirty years ago, having spent a day at the airport in 1987 capturing the experiences of passengers using the airport. The images show Manchester Airport in all its 80’s glory – curly perms, corduroy trousers

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These found photos from motohakone who bought at a flea market in Cannes, France in 1982. Photos were taken by a French speaking person when he made a trip to China (Shanghai, Suzhou, and Beijing) in October 1921.Take a look.

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June 14th, 2018

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It featured the landmark Twin Towers, which opened on April 4, 1973, and were destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 Wo

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Born in 1749, New Englander Conrad Heyer was a veteran of the American Revolution. He was there in Trenton during the terrible winter of 1776 and crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington and his rag-tag Continental Army. In fact, the

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Reuben R. Sallows (1855-1937) was born and raised on a Huron County farm in Canada. He moved to Goderich in 1876, becoming a traveling salesman for local photographer Robert R. Thompson. Two years later, Sallows became Thompson's apprentice, and, in 1881, bought the business.During the next decade, Sallows devel

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In the early Edwardian period, hats were a fashion accessory, rather than a necessity. Most were kept fairly small, sitting on the top of the head atop a pile of hair. More masculine styles had begun to emerge during the 1890s, and some of these were still popular during this period.Women were seen wearing tradi

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Women's fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats. It was largely dominated by full skirts, which gradually moved to the back of the silhouette.However, towards the end of the period, there were significant changes in design to make these dresses became mo

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June 13th, 2018

Celebrities are just like us. They also have their own lives, parties, hanging out to have fun with family and friends. And sometimes they meet us, they love posing for pictures.These interesting snapshots from snick715 that captured everyday life portraits

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In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City’s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square.For ten years, right up until the bar closed for good in 1982, he shot thousands of black and white photographs,

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