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29 Amazing Black and White Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Northern Argentina in 1970


These amazing photos were taken by photographer Juan Rafael Onetto that documented everyday life of Northern Argentina in 1970. The cities include Santiago de Estero, Salta, and especially Jujuy province.

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Amazing Color Photos of Teenage Dance Parties and Disco From the 1960s and 1970s


Vintage photos of the 1960s and '70s teenage dance parties and college-age night clubs complete with discotheques and go-go girls dancing inside of cages and on top of tables.Teenagers' Twistick Lounge, Raleigh Hotel - South Fallsburg, New YorkMirrored Balls by Halboy Fixture Distribution - St. Louis, MissouriDowntowner Motor Inn, Tony's Restaurant - Springfield, IllinoisCastaways Motel, Pool Bar - Miami Beach, FloridaGinza Chinese Smorgasbord & Discotheque Dancing - New YorkSee more »[...]

23 Stunning Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Russia in the Late 19th Century


A set of colored diapositives was made in the spring of 1896 by Czech photographer František Krátký, who visited Russia on the occasion of Tsar’s coronation.Slide projecting was extremely popular in contemporary Bohemia. The Prague Amateur Photographers’ Club and later the Slide Projection Society founded in 1897 regularly held public slide projections whose popularity was reduced by the movie only from the 1920s on. The slides were colored by hand as we see on these 8.5 × 8.5 cm photos. The colors have faded during the past century, and several photos were also ruined.From the photos taken in Russia by František Krátký only these two dozens published by the Czech historian of photography Pavel Scheufler have survived.“Moscow, procession, 1896. Carrying icons.”“Moscow, 1896. The building of the Eagle Club.”“Russia, 1896. Collector of donations.”“Petersburg, 1896.” Correctly: Moscow, monument of the heroes of Plevna.“Petersburg, 1896. Lighthouse and Winter Palace.”See more »[...]

Rare Vintage Photographs Captured Ernest Hemingway Posing Shirtless


Below is a gallery of some of rare photographs that captured Ernest Hemingway posing shirtless. Big, burly and barrel-chested, Papa projects the masculine image that he carefully cultivated for himself and for the world to see.Ernest Hemingway posing as a boxer while wearing a fake mustache, 1920.Ernest Hemingway fishing on a boat in Key West, Florida, 1928.Ernest Hemingway boxing in front of a mirror, 1944.Ernest Hemingway standing with shot-gun indoors at the Finca Vigia, Cuba, circa 1950.Ernest Hemingway and Jean Patchett by Cliff Coffin for Vogue, 1950.See more »[...]

35 Interesting Vintage Snapshots That Capture People at the Windows


A set of interesting vintage snapshots that shows people at the windows in the past.

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55 Humorous American Postcards of Animals For Valentine's Day From the 1930s and 1940s


These American postcards of animals for Valentine's Day from the 1930s and 1940s are so humorous.Hurry Valentine, Be MineHi There! Please Don't Duck This Invitation To Be My ValentineHi! You're Just My Type So Let's Be ValentinesHow About It - Will You Be My ValentineHere's the 'Mane' Question - Will You Be MineSee more »[...]

10 of the Cringe-Worthy Fashion Trends of the 1970s and 1980s


It's easy to romanticize the style of past decades as always inspiring, elegant and magical but in reality, bad fashion has been around since the start of mankind. From jumpsuits for men to exercising in leg warmers, here's a roundup of the most cringe-worthy fashion trends from the 1970s and 1980s.1. Patchwork Peasant Skirts (1970s)Very few people can manage to pull off wearing a quilt as a skirt.2. Sweater Vests (1970s)Aside from really serving no purpose whatsoever, sweater vests are truly flattering on no one.3. Jumpsuits for Men (1970s)The jumpsuit isn't for everyone and that's okay.4. Safety Pin Face Jewelry (1970s)The whole punk rock movement went a little too far at times; let it serve as a general life lesson that we should never pierce our cheeks with office supplies.5. Leg Warmers (1980s)Is it even humanly possible for someone's calves to get chilly while working out? Please advise.See more »[...]

Flamin' Maimie's Bouffant Belles: How Big Hair Got These Runners on the Cover of Sports Illustrated in 1964


In 1964, the first female runners earned the cover of Sports Illustrated. The catch? The story was on the Texas Track Club, a group of decently quick young women, coached by Margaret Ellison, an enterprising secretary-by-day who believed the appearance of her athletes was more important than their skill level. In the article “Flamin’ Mamie’s Bouffant Belles,” she explained: “Every year we have a good-looking team and good-looking uniforms—none of those bags. I prefer pretty girls. I insist that they wear makeup. We all go to the beauty shop before each meet.” Likewise, the cover showcased the runners in the sprinter's stance wearing fake eyelashes, lip gloss and stuffed bras.With hair blown out, makeup on, and crouched in sprint positions, Janis Rinehart (foreground), Paula Walter (middle), and Jeanne Ellison (now Jeanne Ellison Biggs, right) became the first female track athletes from the U.S. to grace the cover. Their look was no joke. They were part of the Texas Track Club, a small group of high school-and college-aged female sprinters based in Abilene, Texas, led by a dedicated coach as obsessed with beauty as with winning races. Both coach and athletes believed style could get people excited about the sport. “We were pioneers in women's track,” Rinehart recalls. “We were making it popular. And people liked the way we looked because we were flashy.”Neal Barr, a fashion photographer whose portfolio included advertisements for Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Vanity Fair, took the photo. The runners' hair and uniforms are exactly what they wore during meets, but Barr gave them false eyelashes and turned Rinehart's head to hide a crooked tooth. Rinehart, who was 19 at the time, admits she padded her bra for the shoot because “they didn't have Victoria's Secret back then.” Biggs, then 16, remembers, "They wanted us to put lip gloss on. We didn’t know what it was, just that it was really cool."Biggs says their female competitors didn't take them seriously. “Because we were all ‘frou-frou'ed’ up, and looked real nice when we would walk out there on the track, all the girls on the other teams would look at us and laugh,” she says. “They were like, ‘They look good but they can’t run.’ Then we would perform well and show them up.”See more »[...]

42 Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Odessa, Ukraine in the 1982


Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims' innocence.Important editorial assignments have included work for National Geographic, Fortune, Stern, Geo, national Sunday magazines, Esquire, Paris-Match and Life. Ian Berry has also reported on the political and social transformations in China and the former USSR.In 1982 Ian Berry visited the Ukrainian SSR as a photojournalist. During that trip he made a series of photos of the people’s life in the Soviet city of Odessa. Below are some of interesting pictures from his trip.A couple share an intimate moment seated on a park bench whilst a woman next to them relaxes with her shoes off.A woman cuddles a dog she hopes to sell at the pet market whilst others look on.Ballerinas take a break to chat and relax during a break in rehearsals.A mother explaining to her young son the contents of a painting in the museum.Boy in toy soldiers hat playing table football whilst another sports a black eye, in the grounds of a local kindergarten.See more »[...]

Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Silent Movie Stars Taken by Max Munn Autrey


Born 1891 in Dallas, Texas, Max M. Autrey was a still photographer on four films including "Modern Times" with Charlie Chaplin.Autrey took lots of photographs of silent-movie stars in the 1920s for Fox Studio, including of Clara Bow, Myrna Loy, Jeanette MacDonald... He was mainly a portrait photographer for the Witzel Photography Studio in Downtown L.A. between the 1920s and 50s, noted for the glamour styles of the subjects and clientele which graced his work, especially those identified in the realm of motion pictures.Silent movie stars taken by Max Munn AutreyThe soft, delicate shadow of a tree in the latter portrait represented a trickle-down effect from the art photography movement known as Pictorialism. His works have become popular even appearing at museum shows alongside some of the greats like Hurrell.He died in 1971 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 80.Anna NilssonBilly PoobahBoots MalloryBoots MalloryBoots MallorySee more »[...]

29 Found Photos That Capture American People Enjoying the Sun and Water at Pools in the Early 1970s


A found photo set from Mark Susina that captured the life of American people at Deauville Resort pool, Miami Beach, Florida in 1972 and Marriott Hotel pool, New Orleans in 1974.

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JFK’s Assassination: Who Was the Mysterious Babushka Lady?


The Babushka Lady is an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy who might have photographed the events that occurred in Dallas' Dealey Plaza at the time President John F. Kennedy was shot. Her nickname arose from the headscarf she wore, which was similar to scarves worn by elderly Russian women (бабушка – babushka – literally means "grandmother" or "old woman" in Russian).The Babushka Lady was seen to be holding a camera by eyewitnesses and was also seen in film accounts of the assassination. She was observed standing on the grass between Elm and Main streets and is visible in the Zapruder film as well as in the film of Orville Nix, Marie Muchmore, and Mark Bell. After the shooting, she crossed Elm Street and joined the crowd that went up the grassy knoll. She is last seen in photographs walking east on Elm Street. Neither she, nor the film she may have taken, has yet been positively identified; no known photograph with her in frame captured her face because in all cases she was either facing away from the camera, or (as in the case of the Zapruder film) had her face obscured by her own camera.Seven years after the assassination, in 1970, a former dancer and singer at a burlesque club named Beverly Oliver claimed to be Babushka Lady. Oliver asserted that she photographed the assassination with her Yashica Super 8 camera, and two FBI agents took the camera from her. Oliver also claimed that she knew Jack Ruby, who supposedly introduced her to suspected JFK shooter Lee Harvey Oswald, saying Oswald was a member of the CIA. (Ruby, of course, went on to shoot Oswald while he was in custody.) Oliver’s story has some serious problems, though, and has been generally debunked.She was a slender 17-year-old in 1963, which clashes with the older woman who appears in the film footage of Babushka Lady. Additionally, the Yashica Super 8 camera wasn’t produced until the mid-1960s. Oliver has backtracked on some of her claims, arguing that her camera was a prototype that she got before it became available to the general public.Beverly Oliver in the 1988 documentary "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" singing "Amazing Grace."Conspiracy theories involving Babushka Lady proliferate, with some theories holding more merit than others. Some say she was a Russian spy, an assassin holding a camera gun, a secret service agent, or a man dressed as an older woman (her wide stance for example, as seen in Muchmore's film, could be viewed as a bit unusual for a woman in the 1960s—especially one dressed in a time-appropriate dress and trench).Because it had been raining earlier that morning, some women in Dealey Plaza wore scarves on their heads; but, the rain had stopped at 10 a.m., and since the shots weren’t fired until 12:30 p.m., Babushka Lady wasn’t wearing a scarf to shield herself from active rain. Perhaps she was holding binoculars rather than a camera, which would explain why her photographic or video footage has never been found. But because she never came forward to tell law enforcement what she saw (unlike other spectators who witnessed the shots being fired), her identity (and what she may know) remains a mystery.(via Mental Floss)[...]

Before They Were Famous: 13 Celebrities Who Shared Their Early Headshots


These celebrities had only dreams of stardom in their hearts back when these photos were taken. Take a look at these classic throwbacks of stars such as Chris Pratt, Hilary Duff, and Joe Manganiello before they were famous and just trying to make it big.1. Jimmy FallonYears before he was playing beer pong with A-list talent on late night, the talk show host was a guy with a bad haircut, questionable threads, and dreams of stardom. In 1992, the year this was taken, the future Saturday Night Live player was an average college student, who was more interested in doing standup gigs on the weekends. Things worked out nicely for young Jimmy. (Photo: Instagram)2. Jamie Lee CurtisThe Scream Queens star, who has been in the biz for nearly 40 years, shared her “first headshot,” which was taken during what she described as an “easier time” (aka before Donald Trump was elected president). “Hated my ‘different’ name, so [I] chose my middle one,” she wrote. “Nothing came from it.” Curtis, who comes from Hollywood royalty (Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh are here parents) went on to say, “Perhaps some need to be seen, feeling as most middle/high school students feel, unseen and paling in comparison. Happy today to know what I want and don’t want and that I have a voice and idea and I can express it,” adding a “#democratforlife” tag at the end. (Photo: Instagram)3. Chris PrattWe don’t have to poke fun of the Guardians of the Galaxy actor for this circa 2000 shot, which gives us vibes of Christopher Atkins in Blue Lagoon. He made fun of himself. “The name’s Douchemaster McChest and this is my first headshot. You’re welcome.” Two long years later, the future star of Parks and Recreation landed a role in Everwoodfollowed by a part in The O.C. — and the rest, as they say, is history. (Photo: Twitter)4. Naomi WattsThis headshot of the future Oscar nominee was taken by her brother, Ben Watts, around 1995. It led to David Lynch casting her in 2001’s Mulholland Drive. “It started with this pic,” Watts wrote. “He searches through piles of photos and picks 3 or 4 he wants to meet. I got real lucky.” (Photo: Instagram)5. John StamosAnd a signed one at that! Here’s the Scream Queens star giving you his best — and some awesome ’80s hair. (Photo: Instagram)See more »[...]

40 Vintage Color Photographs of Liverpool, UK in the 1950s and 1960s


The 1950s was a time of great change in Britain – especially after the immediate post-war austerity years. In Liverpool, massive slum clearance programmes started to change the face of the city, television began to infiltrate people’s lives, and the consumer society was born, along with the teenager, Teddy Boys and rock ‘n’ roll.

In the city centre, war-damaged buildings were being repaired and new developments were springing up. This collection of 40 color photographs from the 1950s and '60s recalls the unique fashions of the decade, the changing modes of transport, the shops and businesses that were around at this time, as well as the developments that took place in the city during this exciting decade, when anything seemed possible.

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29 Beautiful Kodachrome Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Late 1960s


Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city in Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.These beautiful Kodachrome photos from lindsaybridge that capture street scenes of Johannesburg in 1968 and 1969.Four Wheeler Trolley bus in Central Avenue, MayfairGEM Cinema, Roberts Avenue, KensingtonJMT Bus in Roberts Avenue, KensingtonJohanesburg trolleybus No.586Johannesburg City HallSee more »[...]

Everyday Life of an American Teenage Girl in the 1960s Through Amazing Found Photos


A found photo set from anyjazz65 that captured everyday life of an American teenage girl from Crittenden, Kentucky in the 1960s.The album follows her through some of her highschool years of the Business School in Crittenden, Kentucky, and a bit after. There is a 1969 calendar in one photo. There is a highschool schedule tacked on the wall in three shots.This beautiful girl is seen in a variety of hair styles and colors. There are some school pictures and some social events in the collection. She also wears school clothes and party dresses.These amazing photos have somehow told the life story of this girl. wonder where she is today, probably she would be about 70.See more »[...]

18 Vintage Photos of a Young Jamie Lee Curtis From the Late 1970s to the '80s


Pictures of young Jamie Lee Curtis peek into the early days of the American actress and author who first made headway in her acting career in the 1978 horror film Halloween. In the years since, Curtis has become a household name, not to mention one of the best American actresses working today. But before all the fame and fortune, and yogurt commercials, Jamie Lee Curtis was quite the looker as evidenced in this slideshow of what Jamie Lee Curtis looked like when she was young.

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Ethnic Costumes of Russia in Gorgeous Color Photos


These photos were taken in 1979 by Aleksandr Bozhko during ethnographic expedition around different regions of Russia. The costumes themselves date mostly from the 19th - early 20th centuries and are from the collections of different ethnographic museums of Russia."Kichka" headdress from Ryazan provinceEthnic dress from Ryazan province"Soroka" headdressA dress from Arkhangelsk provinceTraditional bridal dress from Arkhangelsk provinceSee more »[...]

35 Cool Snaps of Men Posing With Their Cars in the 1930s


Here is a cool snap collection that shows men posing next to their cars from the 1930s, some of them were 1920s models.

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One of the Most Talented Beauties of Hollywood: Glamorous Pictures of Young Jeanette MacDonald in the 1930s


Jeanette Anna MacDonald (1903-1965) was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars (The Love Parade, One Hour with You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco), and recorded extensively, earning three gold records.MacDonald later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. She was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.Take a look at these glamorous pictures to see the beauty of this talented woman from the 1930s.See more »[...]

The Ideal Female Body Shape of the 1920s


In 1928, a group of Hollywood film studio artists drew “the ideal screen type.” An amalgamation of the famous disembodied parts of Hollywood stars, the ideal screen type was doe-eyed and fair, holding her willowy arms at a coy akimbo. Beside the artists’ illustration of the composite ideal appeared the remarkable photographic image of the composite ideal’s real-life double: silent film star Anita Page.

Hollywood constantly measured the perfection of it’s starlets beauty against ideal types. The examples include Norma Talmadge, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Gilda Gray, Aileen Pringle, Mary Pickford, and Greta Garbo.

Born Anita Pomares, in Flushing, Queens, Salvadoran-American silent film star Anita Page possessed a beauty that was uncannily familiar: the eyes of Mary Pickford, the smooth white arms of Clara Bow, and the wasp-waist of Bebe Daniels. Had the camera trained its lens more closely upon Anita’s exquisite nose, this shot would have recorded her beautifully-full Latina nose as well. But beyond her composite physicality, Anita was also described as simultaneously both “a blonde, blue-eyed Latin” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in Hollywood.” No other Latina actress in Hollywood of the 1920s and 30s, aside from Anita Page, achieved star status without either effacing or caricaturing the Latin aspects of her body.(image)

Travolta Dress: The Story Behind the Dress Princess Diana Wore to Dance With John Travolta at the White House in 1985


When Princess Diana visited President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, at the White House in 1985, she stepped onto the ballroom dance floor — with a man known for his electrifying moves on the big screen.“I put my hand in the middle of her back, brought her hand down so that it wouldn’t be so high and gave her the confidence that we would do just fine.” – John TravoltaDiana took the hand of John Travolta, star of Grease and Saturday Night Fever, and the pair gracefully spun around the checkered floor for nearly 30 minutes. The dance would become one of the most iconic moments of her life — and the velvet dress she wore for the occasion instantly assumed its place in her hall-of-fame looks.Designed by London-born Victor Edelstein, the "Travolta dress" is an off-the-shoulder midnight blue velvet evening gown. It was inspired by Edwardian fashion, giving it a "slight sweep of costume drama". The journalist Jackie Modlinger described it as "dramatic in style" and "regal in fabric".The Princess of Wales wore the dress again in Germany in December 1987 and at the premiere of the film Wall Street in April 1988. She wore it for her last official portrait photograph, taken by her former husband's uncle, the Earl of Snowdon, in 1997.Shortly before her death in August 1997, Diana requested that the dress be sold in a charity auction. Florida-based businesswoman Maureen Dunkel bought it for £100,000 in New York in June 1997, along with nine other dresses formerly owned by the Princess. The Travolta dress was the most expensive one sold at the auction. When she went bankrupt in 2011, Dunkel was forced to put them up for auction, but the Travolta dress was one of six that were not sold. It was finally auctioned off by Kerry Taylor in London on 19, March 2013, fetching £240,000 ($362,424) and again being the most expensive auctioned dress. It was bought by "a British gentleman as a surprise to cheer up his wife".During the gala, Princess Diana also taking to the floor with Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood on that glittering night at the White House in September 1985.Diana dances with then-President Ronald Reagan.Diana and Tom Selleck.Diana and Clint Eastwood.[...]

40 Stunning Portraits of 19th Century Russian Beauties in Traditional Costumes


These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements - sarafan and kokoshnik.Sarafan is a sleeveless, high-waisted dress either cut on the bias or gored to give fullness at the hem. A chemise is needed to be worn underneath. Sometimes there is an opening down the front, with buttons. The sarafan could be very rich looking, trimmed with lace, ribbon or gold braid, or very homemade looking. Over the sarafan a short jacket could be worn, gored and gathered at the back, and also an embroidered apron. Sometimes the sarafan was worn with a belt.A kokoshnik is a headdress worn by married women, though maidens wore a headdress very similar to a kokoshnik, but open in the back, named a "povyazka". The word "kokoshnik" describes a great variety of headdresses worn throughout Russia, including the cylindrical hats , two pointed nimbus "kika", triangular shaped "kika", small pearl hats etc. The kokoshniks could be quite extravagant, even if they were worn by farmer's wives, and were composed of gold brocade, damask, or velvet, with gold embroidery usually of plant and flower motifs. Sometimes they were set with real pearls and precious stones.See more »[...]

34 Fantastic Photos That Capture Innerleithen Area, Scotland Around 1900


Innerleithen is a civil parish and a small town in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders. It was formerly in the historic county of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale.These photos from Andrew Stewart that were taken by or belonged to his great grandfather William D. Pearce of Glasgow who had family links to the area.See more »[...]

25 Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How Toronto Has Changed From 1959 to 2014


Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario's northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower.Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen's Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.To be as this day, Toronto has experienced a long period of strong development and change. Mr T.O. took pictures of this city in 2014 and put them together with the 1959 ones to see how it has changed over the past 55 years.Take a look...194 Randall Street856 Eglinton east1749 Victoria Park Avenue being built & entrance to St. Jude's Church1759 Victoria Park Avenue looking south eastAfrica Inland Mission at 1641 Victoria ParkSee more »[...]