Tuesday, July 26, 2016

20 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Women Posed With Automobiles from the 1920s

During the 1920s, many Americans had extra money to spend, and they spent it on consumer goods such as ready-to-wear clothes and home appliances like electric refrigerators. In particular, they bought radios. The first commercial radio station in the U.S., Pittsburgh’s KDKA, hit the airwaves in 1920; three years later there were more than 500 stations in the nation. By the end of the 1920s, there were radios in more than 12 million households. People also went to the movies: Historians estimate that, by the end of the decades, three-quarters of the American population visited a movie theater every week.

But the most important consumer product of the 1920s was the automobile. Low prices (the Ford Model T cost just $260 in 1924) and generous credit made cars affordable luxuries at the beginning of the decade; by the end, they were practically necessities. In 1929 there was one car on the road for every five Americans. Meanwhile, an economy of automobiles was born: Businesses like service stations and motels sprang up to meet drivers’ needs.

Here's a collection of 20 interesting vintage photographs from the 1920s that show women posing next to their cars.

San Francisco, 1924. Woman greasing Oldsmobile sedan.

Jan. 22, 1922. Washington, D.C. Woman in three-wheeled vehicle.

circa 1920

San Francisco circa 1925. A lady and her roadster.

Group of women with automobile at White House 1922.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Girl eating hot dog, ca. 1920s

Australian Children in the 1930s – Lovely Vintage Photos Captured Everyday Life of Kids in New South Wales 80 Years Ago

These are lovely vintage photos capturing everyday life of Australian children in New South Wales during the 1930s.

Cuba in the 1900s

Vintage Wedding – Charming Black and White Photos of African-American Weddings in the Past

Just a word. Amazing! Here is a charming black and white photo collection of African-American weddings in the past that make you believe in love.

Children playing at the backyard, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1898

These Skater Girls From The ‘70s Will Change How You Think About Women In The Past

By the time the 70s rolled in, body hair was back in full swing, hippy babes were kicking around in flares and hot pants and women were getting on board with skating. Yep, female skateboarders started shredding alongside dudes on the streets, completely changing the way women were seen in sporting circles.

Let's take the time to remember the beautiful women street athletes of the era, such as Laura Thornhill, Ellen O'Neal, and Kim Cespedes...

Ellen O'Neal is gracefully performing a “hang ten nose manual,” October 1976.

Leilani "Lani" Kiyabu at Spring Valley skatepark, December 1979. (Photo: Jim Goodrich)

Denise Fleming. Lakewood Skatepark halfpipe, October 1978. (Photo: Bob Ballou)

Peggy Oki getting above the pool coping - original Dogtown / Z boys rider, ca. 1970s.

Cindy Whitehead board grab in the pool, ca. 1970s.