Sunday, April 20, 2014

Country wedding, 1924

Musicians lead a marriage procession is led through a village in Berry, central France in 1924. Photograph: Jules Gervais-Courtellemont/ National Geographic Society/Corbis. (via)

Chorus Girls at the Latin Quarter, New York, 1949


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Old pictures of Alice Huyler Ramsey, the first woman to drive across the American continent,1909

Alice Huyler Ramsey (November 11, 1886 – September 10, 1983) was the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast. On June 9, 1909, the 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, began a 3,800-mile journey from Hell's Gate in Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California, in a green Maxwell 30. On her 59-day trek she was accompanied by two older sisters-in-law and another female friend, none of whom could drive a car. They arrived amid great fanfare on August 7. [Wikipedia]

Biker Chicks, ca 1920s

Pictures of Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas, 1986

In November 1986, Tyson met Trevor Berbick, the then WBC champion at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Tyson was on the prowl in round one, before knocking Berbick down twice in round two. Giving Trevor the benefit of a doubt, referee Mills Lane allowed Berbick to get up, but he fell down twice more before the fight was called at 2:35 of the second stanza. Mike Tyson has become the youngest ever world heavyweight champion, at the age of just 20.

Old Photos of Life around The Berlin Wall in the 1960s

A German women hangs clothing out to dry on a line strung between a tree and the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 13, 1963 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images).

Two men open a hollow metal drum used by three West German men to bring their girlfriends over the border from East Berlin, Germany, 1965. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Sightseers climb onto a bus to look at the newly-built Berlin Wall. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1964

Officers inspecting the damage to the Berlin Wall, East Germany, and making preparations for its repair, after an East German rammed the Wall with an army car and successfully escaped. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1963

A barricade erected by the East German authorities to strengthen the existing barriers dividing East and West Berlin. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 22nd November 1961

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell placing handprints in front of Grauman’s theater, 1953

Actresses Marilyn Monroe, left, and Jane Russell placing handprints in the wet cement in front of Grauman’s theater. June 26, 1953.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Beautiful Photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene

Here's a small collection of beautiful portrait shots of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Milton H. Greene in the 1950s and 1960s.

Vintage Photos of The World War I in 1914

A German infantryman marching the “goose step” at a military parade, 1914.

Austrian Infantry passing through a burnt-out village, 1914.

French reservists heading for the headquarters to join the army at the start of World War I, 1914.

Soldiers of the Russian Second Army in Austria, following their defeat and capture by the Germans at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. 30th August 1914.

French soldiers protect themselves from shrapnel in a dugout. 1st August 1914.

Egypt of 1984