Girls at the University of Chicago learn Jiu-jitsu, Jan 29, 1943



35 Rare Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in Jamaica before 1900

Here is an amazing collection of rare photos that shows the life in Jamaica from between 1860s to 1890s.


A native wash woman at Bog Walk, Jamaica, 1899

A rural village in Jamaica in the 1890s

Banana plantation, Jamaica, ca. 1890s

Bog Walk, Jamaica, 1865

Cane cutters, Jamaica, 1891

Official Vespa-riders in Rome, Olympics 1960


Everyday Life of the African-American Community in Chicago in the early 1970s through John H. White's Lens

These 75 amazing color photos show the spirit and struggle of African-American people in Chicago in the early 1970s. They were all taken by American photojournalist John H. White.







Paris in the 1920s


Soviet Pin-Up Style – 45 Fun and Flirty Images from the Merging of Soviet Social Posters with American Pin-Up Art

Known for his unique style, Valery Barykin’s prints contrast the aesthetic of the beloved American Pin-Up culture and its heightened sexuality with the sharp-edged and saturated colors of Soviet Russia’s propaganda posters. His upbringing was surrounded by socialist advertisements and mass produced American pin-up photographs that slowly made their way into Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The women in his works often resemble Soviet Russian film stars such as Lyudmila Gurcgenko and Natalya Fateeva who are sometimes scantily clad and the object of attention. Barykin displays his outrageously gorgeous and provocative women in unexpected everyday familiar situations as they enthusiastically continue to perform their stereotyped roles and female duties.

Born in 1966 in Ivanovo, Russia, Valery Barykin’s unique style emerged from his upbringing in a strict military family and his years as soldier in the Soviet army. The strict socialist advertisements of his youth and the slow trickling in of mass-produced American pin-up photographs that made their way into the country after the fall of the Soviet Union helped to develop his distinctive style. He began combining these two opposites into his own illustrated scenes depicting the US’ liberal sexual freedom juxtaposed against strict Soviet propaganda extolling the values of Communism.

Here, below are some stunning illustrations from his amazing work.






Amazing Black and White Photographs Captured a Different America During the 1950s

Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank is one of the most influential photographers of the mid-20th century; he was noted for ironic renderings of American life.

Frank became a professional industrial photographer at the age of 22 and in the 1940s became a successful fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar magazine in Paris. He felt, however, that the scope of the work was too limited. He abandoned fashion photography about 1948 and went to the United States and then to Peru to explore the expressive possibilities of the 35-mm camera.

After photographing in Europe in 1950 and 1953, Frank returned to the United States. There in 1955 and 1956 he made a series of photographs ultimately published as The Americans (1959), a photographic book which showed a different America than the wholesome, nonconfrontational photo essays offered in some popular magazines.

Frank's subjects weren't necessarily living the American dream of the 1950s: They were factory workers in Detroit, transvestites in New York, black passengers on a segregated trolley in New Orleans.

Coffee Shop, Railway Station

Assembly Plant, Ford, Detroit

Bar, Las Vegas

Belle Isle, Detroit

Canal Street, New Orleans