Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Here's a collection of 20 amazing vintage photos of Istanbul, Turkey from 1870s-1900s, taken by Swedish photographer Guillaume Berggren.
World War II had a huge impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain, but soldiers and grieving widows weren’t the only ones whose lives were irrevocably altered by the war. Young schoolchildren in cities across Britain found themselves evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside, separated from their families and identified by nothing more than a brown paper tag.
|Schoolchildren learned how to operate gas masks and were schooled huddled together in underground air raid shelters. Understandably, education sometimes took a backseat to simple survival.|
|The nursery children pictured above are wearing their masks during recess, adding playful fun to the seriousness of the situation and the discomfort of wearing the devices, circa 1940.|
|These children are pictured emerging from an air raid shelter on November 10, 1939, having successfully completed an air raid exercise. This particular shelter was built in a field next to the local school in the town of Gresford in northeast Wales.|
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
|A smoking suit for women, 1922. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)|
|A lady wearing a smoking suit, reading a newspaper by the fireplace, 1922. (Photo by Firmin/Getty Images)|
|Two girls sharing a cigarette after a swim, 1925. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)|
|Aquatic smoking at Scarborough, north Yorkshire, 1919. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)|
|A woman smoking two cigarettes simultaneously with an elegant cocktail cigaratte holder, 1931. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)|