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35 Incredible Photos That Capture Traffic Accidents of California From the 1950s


These black and white photos that captured traffic accidents of California in the 1950s.Car accident at Franklin and Beachwood, Los Angeles, May 26, 1951Car accident at Rosemont Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, September 22, 1951Car accident on Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, October 10, 1951Car against utility pole on Pacific Electric Tracks, California, November 1, 1951Car rammed parked truck, 13831 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, August 24, 1951See more »[...]

Portraits of Peg Entwistle, the Young Actress Who Committed Suicide by Jumping Off the Hollywood Sign in 1932


“I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E.”In 1932, Peg Entwistle, a New York stage actress, became the symbol of the dark side of the Hollywood dream. Emboldened by her Broadway success, the ambitious young actress soon set her sights on the silver screen. She packed her bags for Hollywood and moved in with her uncle on Beachwood Drive – virtually in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign.Unfortunately, Peg failed to make a splash, and she spent most of the brutally hot summer of ’32 hanging around her uncle’s house, waiting for a phone call that never came. Finally, on the evening of September 18th, Peg told her uncle that she was going to meet some friends at a nearby drug store, but this was a sad lie.She instead made the arduous hike up the canyon hill to the Hollywood Sign, her one-time beacon of hope but now a symbol of failure and rejection. She climbed 50 feet up a workman’s ladder to the top of the “H” and plunged to her death. Peg Entwistle – dubbed by tabloids as the “The Hollywood Sign Girl” – was only 24 years old.According to Hollywood legend, a letter to Peg arrived the day after her death from the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She was offered the lead role in a play… about a woman driven to suicide.Born in Wales, Millicent Lilian “Peg” Entwistle immigrated to New York City in 1913, where she began a promising career on Broadway. In 1926, she was recruited by the New York Theatre Guild and performed in many Broadway shows, including The Man from Toronto, The Uninvited Guest, and her longest-running and most-remembered performance as Sidney Toler in Tommy. Her performances were positively received, and she remained on tour with the New York Theatre Guild in between Broadway shows.Despite her career success, she had a troubled home life. She married actor Robert Keith in 1927, but the marriage soon fell apart. She filed for divorce in 1929, citing abuse and domestic cruelty. She also claimed that Keith had secretly been married before and had a six-year-old son she had never been told about.Then, her Broadway career ended rather abruptly in 1932 when her show Alice Sit-by-the-Fire closed unexpectedly and paid Entwistle far less than she had been promised. Following her initial success on Broadway, she decided to move in with her uncle in Los Angeles and attempt to begin a Hollywood acting career. However, she found only a small supporting role in the film Thirteen Women.Some people have an idea about Peg Entwistle: She was a small-town girl, a failed actress, both on the New York stage and then in Los Angeles, where she fought to get into the movie business. Her one movie bombed, with Peg singled out for bad reviews, and she was cut from the RKO studio’s list of actresses under contract. Broke, she was forced to pose for photographers nearly naked. Unable to take it anymore, Peg threw herself off the sign that symbolizes the city of dreams, the dreams that rejected her.(via The Hollywood Sign and All That’s Interesting)[...]

Collected From a Number of Fashion Plates, These Images Illustrate Women's Fashion in Every Year From 1784 to 1970


Over at Imgur, user Q1s2e3 posted a timeline of women's high fashion from 1784 to 1970, focusing entirely on trends in Europe and North America.

Meticulously compiled using a number of historic fashion plates, this timeline showcases the many shifts in styles that occurred in women's fashion over the course of nearly 200 years, from 1784 to 1970.

While fashion illustrations may not be as widely created or used today, some contemporary artists continue to keep the craft alive with their dazzling designs and dedication to documenting today's styles.

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Candid Photographs of The Beatles at the Premiere of the Animated Film ‘Yellow Submarine’ in London, 1968


The world première of The Beatles' animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, took place on the evening of July 17, 1968 at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus.

Although the group had largely retreated from the public eye in recent months, with their trip to India and the recording of the White Album, their popularity remained undiminished. As with their previous film openings, large crowds turned out, blocking streets and bringing traffic to a standstill.

All four Beatles were in attendance: John Lennon with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr with wife Maureen Starkey and George Harrison accompanied by his spouse Pattie. Paul McCartney came solo; three days later his fiance Jane Asher announces that their engagement has ended. Among the other guests were The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, plus members of The Who, Status Quo and Grapefruit.

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30 Amazing Photos That Show Window Display From the 1950s and 1960s


These amazing photos were taken by Allan Hails that show store fronts from the 1950s and 1960s.Au Printemps department store, Boulevard Haussman, Paris, 29 July 1955In Rue Auber, Paris, 26 July 1955Paris, 27 July 1955Shopfront at 73 Mason Road, Erdington, Birmingham, 30 May 1955Upper Precinct, Coventry, October 1955See more »[...]

37 Color Photos That Capture City Life of New York in the 1970s


These fascinating photos from nick dewolf photo archive that capture city life of New York in the 1970s.Times SquareTimes SquareTimes SquareWall StreetWest Side WaterfrontSee more »[...]

Amazing New York Street Style From the 1940s


Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous for taking the picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square, the following photos are from a street style series he did for LIFE magazine taken in 1944 called ‘Beautiful Girls’. They really do look so amazing and feminine. Such classic and put together looks!

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30 Black and White Photographs of Gala and Salvador Dalí From Between the 1930s and 1960s


“I love her more than my mother, more than my father, more than Picasso, and even more than money.” – Salvador DaliThere has always been a great woman behind every great man. For a Spanish painter Salvador Dali that strong woman was Gala, a Russian lady, idolized by Dali. All the female characters on his pictures are drawn from Gala.Elena Dyakonova, or Gala, was a mysterious and controversial figure, but she was a great friend and devoted assistant. When they met first, Gala was married. She was 36, Dali was 25, but it was like a lightning stroke for the artist: her appearance coincided with the image of an unknown Russian girl, whom Dali used to see in his dreams quite often. And additionally Salvador invented the ideal look of an elegant woman, which he was always looking for. So that all was in Gala, and he decided that Gala was totally his.Gala recognized a talented artist in Dali by her devilish intuition, and her main aim became making a famous painter of him.After they got married, the artist started to sign his pictures as ‘Gala-Salvador Dali’ as if they were one and the same person. Their marriage became a new surge of inspiration for Dali, moreover Gala displayed her great organizing skills and helped him a lot. She became one of the most famous model for painting and photographing: her body was not less famous than the body of Aphrodite of Milos.But nothing in this world lasts forever. In the end of the sixties their relationships started to fade away, and the rest of their life it was just smoldering pieces of their bygone passion.See more »[...]

Vintage Photos of People Wearing Masks During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One of the Deadliest Natural Disasters in Human History


At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense.The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans.The 1918 flu was first observed in Europe, the United States and parts of Asia before swiftly spreading around the world. At the time, there were no effective drugs or vaccines to treat this killer flu strain. Citizens were ordered to wear masks, schools, theaters and businesses were shuttered and bodies piled up in makeshift morgues before the virus ended its deadly global march.Why “Spanish”? According to Mashable, to read the newspapers of 1918, Spain was hit particularly hard by the virus. On the contrary: 1918 was the last year of World War I and, in an attempt to maintain morale, the United States, Britain, France and Germany suppressed newspaper reports of the illness. Neutral Spain, with no war morale to maintain, did not censor its newspapers; so, to the rest of the world, the flu appeared particularly nasty there.Two women speak through flu masks during the epidemic, c.1918.An American policeman wears a 'flu mask' to protect himself from the Spanish flu outbreak that followed World War I, c.1918.A U.S. Red Cross employee wears a face mask in an attempt to help decrease the spread of influenza, c.1918.A nurse protects herself while fetching water, September 13 1918.A typist works while wearing a mask, in New York City, October 16 1918.See more »[...]

53 Glamorous Photos of Claudine Auger in the 1960s


Born Claudine Oger in Paris in 1941, Claudine Auger earned the title of Miss France Monde and was also the first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World contest.

Auger is best known for her role as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965).

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Claudine Auger in the 1960s.

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73 Fascinating Color Photos That Capture Transportation of Toronto in the 1980s


A fascinating photo collection from Kevin Mueller that shows transportation of Toronto in the 1980s.

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Little Syria: Portraits of Syrian Immigrants in Lower Manhattan in the Early 20 Century


The Chinese have Chinatown. The Italians have Little Italy. And before the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel pummeled its way into Manhattan, people from the Middle East also shared a slice of the city's history. Little Syria, as it was known, was the cultural hub of America’s first middle eastern immigrant community and it was located just south of where the current World Trade Center stands today.For 60 years between 1880 until the 1940s, Arab-Americans poured into New York City from Greater Syria made up of present-day countries including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel to escape religious persecution and poverty. They found homes in crowded tenements on a six block stretch of Washington Street from Liberty Street to Battery Park, alongside Armenians, Greeks, and other communities from the Middle East and the Mediterranean.According to an 1899 article from the New York Times about the Syrian Quarter and its 3,000 residents, the newly arrived immigrants made a home for themselves in this “tousled unwashed section of New York”.“Turks, Armenians, Syrians, when they ship for America, do not leave all their quaint customs, garments, ways of thinking at home. Nor do they become ordinary American citizens directly after landing. Just enough of their traits, dress, ideas remain, no matter how long they have been here, to give the colonies they form spice and a touch of novelty.”Many of the early Syrian-Americans began their new lives as street vendors before saving up to establish their own businesses. According to the New York Public Library, over 300 Syrian businesses were listed in the 1908 Syrian Business Directory of New York.See more »[...]

Rarely Seen Photographs of ABBA in Their Heydays During the 1970s


It wasn't quite the British Invasion of the 1960s, which involved timeless bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but ABBA managed to pull off a one-band Swedish coupe starting in the 1970s. Indeed, even before the band's formation, Benny Andersson was part of the pop group called The Hep Stars, which was nicknamed “The Swedish Beatles.”Andersson was married to Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the couple joined another pair of young love birds, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, for a vacation on the isle of Cyprus. Their lighthearted singing during the trip morphed into an impromptu show for a troop of United Nations soldiers in the foursome's first-ever public performance together.The couples dabbled with making music together from 1970 to 1973, going by the rather unwieldy name of Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny & Björn. They were known informally as ABBA, an acronym taken from the first letters of each band member's name. The shortened name took hold in 1973, and it's the one under which they took the world by storm, giving Sweden its first win in the Eurovision Song Contest and topping the charts in the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world.The 1970s were ABBA's peak years, when they churned out smash hits like “Dancing Queen.” “Waterloo,” “SOS,” “Mama Mia,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” They hit the pinnacle in 1976, topping worldwide charts with their Greatest Hits album, which also contained a new song, “Fernando” that hit number one in 19 countries.ABBA didn't do a major tour until 1977, when the group headed off to Europe and Australia, followed by another European tour and a trek across North America in 1979. Sadly, that was also the year that Fältskog and Ulvaeus divorced, followed by the break-up of Lyngstad and Andersson in 1981.The relationship turmoil foreshadowed the end of ABBA making beautiful music together. The band's airy, upbeat music started moving down a darker path in 1981, and they disbanded the following year. Members went on to their own careers, with Andersson and Ulvaeus both writing songs for the stage and Lyngstad and Fältskog taking on the daunting task of getting their solo careers off the ground. Neither managed to find the sort of success they'd enjoyed during their ABBA heydays.See more »[...]

A 1906 Issue of Punch Magazine Predicted How We All Act Now During Social Interaction


In 1906, Punch magazine predicted that people would be able to use “wireless telegraphs” to read sport results, news or messages. Amazingly, they said that this would happen in 1907!

Replace these “wireless telegraphs” with smartphones, update the dress a little, and this vision from a 1906 issue of Punch magazine could easily be for 110 years in the future. Part of a series of “forecasts” for the year to come, the caption reads: “These two figures are not communicating with one another. The lady receives an amatory message, and the gentleman some racing results.” It’s a reminder that the idea of technology leading to a breakdown in “authentic” human interaction is a worry not solely limited to our age.

Punch seemed to have a knack for uncanny predictions of distant technologies to come.

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Color Snapshots That Show Women's Bathing Suits in the 1960s Were So Glamorous


These beautiful snapshots that show women's bathing suits from the 1960s were so glamorous.

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Remember A&BC Chewing Gum Cards: The Rolling Stones in 1965


According to the memory of Douglas Coakley, the Rolling Stones set is an example of a set which A&BC thought would sell, but which did not, so they only ever appeared in the testing shops. This may help explain why cards from this set are so hard to come by.Unfortunately the production records from A&BC Chewing Gum are not thought to have survived, so there is no known record of the actual numbers of each card produced.Remember A&BC Chewing Gum cards through a photo collection of the Rolling Stones in 1965 from dant melys.Bill Wyman - CactusBill Wyman - GuitarBill Wyman - Red FlowersBill Wyman - Seated Leather JacketBill WymanSee more »[...]

The Disposable Clothing: Hot Trend "Paper Dress" Was a Short-Lived Fashion Novelty Item in the Mid-1960s


During the 1960s styles were constantly changing and there were many brief fashion fads and trends. One such trend was that of the paper dress.'Disposable' clothing reached its peak around 1966-68 but was generally more of a gimmick than a viable alternative. Society was adopting an increasingly 'throw-away' attitude; disposable cutlery, and cigarette lighters were already commonplace. Throw-away clothes, furniture etc. were the next logical step.In 1966, Scott Paper Company invented the paper dress, intended as a marketing and publicity tool. For one dollar, women could buy the dress and also receive coupons for Scott paper products. It originally came in two designs, a black and white Op Art motif and a red bandanna pattern. Scott advertisers described the paper dress as “created to make you the conversation piece at parties. Smashingly different at dances or perfectly packaged at picnics. Wear it anytime...anywhere. Won't last forever...who cares? Wear it for kicks -- then give it the air.” When orders for half a million dresses poured in, the promotion overwhelmed the Scott Company. Six months after it began, company executives abruptly ended the advertising campaign stating they “didn't want to turn into dress manufacturers.”When Scott stepped out of the paper garment industry, others quickly filled the void. By 1967, Mars Manufacturing Company of Asheville was the nation's leading producer of paper dresses, selling 80,000 to 100,000 a week. From its basic A-line shift, the company expanded its line to include bell-bottom jump suits, evening gowns, aprons, men's vests, children's dresses and even swimming trunks.What began as a mail order business turned into a huge fad. Paper dresses were sold conveniently in drug and grocery stores as well as department stores and boutiques. Consumers often could buy matching paper party decorations right along with the disposable clothes. The disposability of the garments and their expedient purchase implied modernity and leisure. Paper dresses were an attractive alternative since you could shorten them with a pair of scissors and mend them with scotch tape, or throw them away when they got soiled.When paper clothing hit the UK's shores in 1967, even the Beatles got in on the fad and wore paper jackets in public. However, disposable clothes were not really much cheaper to make than ordinary dress production. The rage for paper lasted a short time and by 1974 it was already passé. Fashionable paper clothes died out rather suddenly, as Mod and Pop styles were replaced by the back-to-nature hippie lifestyle and as concerns about pollution, waste and flamability materialized.See more »[...]

How to Dress Like Bananarama in the 1980s


Bananarama formed in the London in late 1981. Comprising three best friends Keren Woodward Sarah Dallin and Siobhan Farley, the latter whom they met at the London College of Fashion. Their success on both pop and dance charts has earned them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world.

Here's some ways to dress like Bananarama in the 1980s:

Early 80s Bananarama Look

For an early 80s Bananrama look, you don't need to look like you've tried too hard! Just get hold of a stripy jumper or top,  a hat and some pedal pushers or cropped jeans. Hair must be wild and messed up, make up bold.

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Unidentified Vietnamese Women and Children in My Lai Before Being Killed in the Massacre, 16 March 1968


On March 16, 1968, American soldiers of Charlie Company, were sent on what they were told was a mission to confront a crack outfit of their Vietcong enemies. They met no resistance, but over three to four hours killed between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians. Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated. The massacre, which was later called "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War", took place in two hamlets of Sơn My village in Quang Ngai Province. These hamlets were marked on the U.S. Army topographic maps as My Lai and My Khe.Vietnamese women and children in My Lai before being killed in the massacre, 16 March 1968. According to court testimony, they were killed seconds after the photo was taken. The woman on the right is adjusting her blouse buttons following a sexual assault that happened before the massacre. (Ronald L. Haeberle/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)Ron Haeberle was a combat photographer in Vietnam when he and the Army unit he was riding with — Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment — landed near the hamlet of My Lai on the morning of March 16, 1968. Villagers weren't alarmed; American GIs had visited the region near the central Vietnamese coast before, without incident. But within minutes, the troops opened fire. Over the course of the next few hours, they killed old men, women, and children. They raped and tortured.When the photographs of the My Lai massacre were first published, many could not believe what they depicted. One reason was this: They did not show American soldiers in the act of killing.For a long time, the man who shot the pictures, Ron Haeberle, said no such images existed. In 2009, Haeberle admitted that he destroyed a number of photographs he took during the My Lai massacre. Unlike the photographs of the dead bodies, the destroyed photographs depicted Americans in the actual process of murdering Vietnamese civilians.Photos published by The Plain Dealer 50 years ago, and those Haeberle gave to the Army as part of its criminal inquiry, showed terrified victims in the moments before they were killed and their bodies after death. But there were no photos of soldiers actually shooting them.In 1969, Haeberle told The Plain Dealer that he had made no effort to photograph actual killings. He evaded the issue during interviews with Army investigators.But according to, in 2009, in one of his only interviews with the U.S. media since the photos were published in 1969, he said something distinctly different. “I shot pictures of the shooting. But those photographs were destroyed.”By the Army?“By me.”Haeberle was using two cameras that day, an Army camera and his own. “What happened was, I shot on a 36-exposure roll of film,” with his own camera. “I just went ahead and processed everything. I had actual photos of actual guys who were doing the shooting and stuff like that. I never showed those.”When the Army questioned him about the photographs he had taken and what they showed, he says, “I answered them honestly. But I never said the words, ‘I destroyed them.’ ”Over the years, occasionally people have asked him why he didn't try to stop the killing or if he was afraid he would be shot.“I had no fear of that,” Haeberle said.And he's been asked if he wishes he had done anything differently in My Lai.“It's hard to say in the aftermath,” he said. “People say, ‘If I was there, I'd have done this.’ You don't know. Until you'r[...]

Pictures Show What Traffic Jams Looked Like in the Past


Traffic jam has always been a problem so far, and hard to have a completely solution to solve. Take to look at these pictures to see what traffic jams looked like in the past.Traffic on Regent Circus, now known as Oxford Circus, 1888London Bridge, 1900London buses, 1900Piccadilly Circus, London, 1901Rush hour in Chicago, 1909See more »[...]

These 19 Hairstyles of the 70's Beauties You May Want to Try Once At Least


Like the preceding sixties, the seventies was a diverse decade for hairstyles.New styles were being created throughout the decade. There was a lot of experimentation and hair was sometimes a direct expression of the times.Women's hairstyles in the 1970sWomen's 1970s hairstyles varied from long, soft and feminine to short, edgy and androgynous.Take a look at these 19 hairstyles of the 70's beauties that you may want to try once at least.Marisa Berenson, 1970Angelica Huston, 1971Gunilla Lindblad, 1971Lucy Angle, 1971Therese Bohlin, 1971See more »[...]

40 of the Sweetest Candid Photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera didn't have a fairytale romance. They met in 1928, got married in 1929, hardly lived happily ever after in the Blue House. He was twenty one older than Frida and cheated on him but still they couldn't split. They tried for a year or so and got back together in spite of their mutual infidelities.

Frida used to say she went through two big crushes: the bus and Diego. They were such a wild match, passionate, chauvinistic, we can tell by the photos. Unfortunately Frida couldn't give birth, as it shows in her paintings.

There's no formula for navigating love — and their relationship reflected that. Even when Kahlo died, Rivera maintained an undying connection to her. “July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life,” he said. “I had lost my beloved Frida forever. Too late, now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.”

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Dance Demonstration of Chubby Checker's “The Twist” (1961)


More than fifty years ago, a new dance craze swept the world and changed for ever the way people move.

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It's 1961, and a new era is dawning. On the dancefloor, the Twist – which had enjoyed a brief vogue among America's teens the previous summer – is enjoying a second coming that will sweep the world and change the way people move. No more waltz, quickstep or foxtrot. No more rumba or beguine, cha-cha or tango. No more jitterbug or jive. The Twist is a dance for different times.

The absence of body contact is significant. Rather than going through a set of predetermined steps, you are free to use dancing as a means of self-expression, of doing your own thing, though that phrase will not come into use until the 60s have become fully swinging. It is a narcissistic dance, but it also gives you the chance to watch your partner's moves, and read their intentions. And since you are not physically attached to your partner, there is nothing to stop you drifting away to dance with someone else who has caught your eye (of course, you can also have that humiliation visited upon you, and find yourself dancing alone). Finally, there is no leader: here is the first dance in which the genders are created equal.(image)

Daughter Found a Dusty Box of 30,000 Hidden Negatives in an Attic That Uncover a Master Photographer From the USSR


“I loved without memory: is that not an epigraph to the book, which does not exist? I never had a memory for myself, but always for others.”Like street photographer Vivian Maier, Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but rarely showed her work to anyone. Only when her daughter Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan found some 30,000 negatives in their attic in late 2017 did Masha's work become public.“Of course, I knew that my mother was taking pictures all along. What was striking is that she never shared her works with anyone, not even her family.” - Asya said of her mother's work. “She hoarded her photo-films in the attic and rarely developed them, so nobody was ever able to appreciate the fruits of her passion. Those same films remained in the attic of our house in Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, where she originally kept them, after her death in 2000.”According to Asya, the photographs were taken between 1960−1999. Her mother was heavily engaged in the Leningrad poetic and photography underground movement of the 1960−80s. She was a lover of three geniuses of the time: photographer Boris Smelov, poet Viktor Krivulin and linguist Melvar Melkumyan, who is also her father. Her love for these three men, who could not be more different, defined her life, consumed her fully, but also tore her apart. She sincerely believed that she paled next to them and consequently never showed her photography works, her diaries and poetry to anyone during her life.Masha passed away in 2000 in her daughter's hands at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Asya decided to create a website in honor of her mother and her incredible work that not only captures the everyday life of Russia but also portrays an incredible story of a unique woman searching for her place in the world.A self-portrait of Masha Ivashintsova.Two girls in Vologda, USSR, 1979.Masha Ivashintsova with her lover, photographer Boris Smelov, Leningrad, USSR, 1974.Melvar Melkumyan with his and Mahsa’s only daughter, Asya, Moscow, USSR, 1976.Masha’s lover Viktor Krivulin, Novolukoml, Byelorussian SSR, 1979.See more »[...]

Early LP Record: 60 Amazing Photos of Vinyl Album Covers From the 1950s


Introduced by Columbia in 1948, the LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of ​33 1⁄3 rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.It was soon adopted as a new standard by the entire record industry. Apart from a few relatively minor refinements and the important later addition of stereophonic sound, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.Take a look at these amazing photos from Classic Film to see the vinyl LP covers from the 1950s.Tommy Dorsey Favorites, The Pied Piper's, circa 1950sHawaiian Holiday, Leni Okehu and His Surfboarders, circa 1950sTchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Suites 1 & 2, Anatole Fistoulari & Paris Conservatory Orchestra, circa 1950sThe Big Hits from Broadway, Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra, circa 1950sJimmy Durante in Person, 1952See more »[...]