Monday, October 31, 2011

Retro Swimsuits






Old Buses

Two old buses in New York City from 1913

A woman sleeping in a bus station in Chicago, Illinois, 1943

A crowded bus terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, 1943

A Greyhound Bus from 1938

Crowd on the bus was going from Memphis to Chattanooga, 1943

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Color Pictures of Egypt in 1920






Saturday, October 29, 2011

14 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Muhammad Ali Hanging Out with His Famous Friends

Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942, Muhammad Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Following his suspension for refusing military service, Ali reclaimed the heavyweight title two more times during the 1970s, winning famed bouts against Joe Frazier and George Foreman along the way.

Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.

Here's a collection of 14 interesting images of Muhammad Ali hanging out with his famous friends:

with Pele

with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges

with Marvin Gaye

with Bill Cosby

with Bob Dylan

Color Pictures of the Life in the U.S. in the First Half of the 20th Century






Friday, October 28, 2011

Pictures of girls in the past






Netherlands in the Past






1930s Society Women Dressed as Mythological Figures

Yevonde Cumbers Middleton (January 5, 1893 – December 22, 1975) was an English photographer, who pioneered the use of colour in portrait photography. She used the professional name Madame Yevonde.

Yevonde's most famous work was inspired by a theme party held on March 5, 1935, where guests dressed as Roman and Greek gods and goddesses. Yevonde subsequently took studio portraits of many of the participants (and others), in appropriate costume and surrounded by appropriate objects. This series of prints showed Yevonde at her most creative, using colour, costume and props to build an otherworldly air around her subjects. She went on to produce further series based on the signs of the zodiac and the months of the year. Partly influenced by surrealist artists, particularly Man Ray, Yevonde used surprising juxtapositions of objects which displayed her sense of humour.

Madame Yevonde, The Honorable Mrs Bryan Guinness as Venus

Madame Yevonde, Mrs Edward Mayer as Medusa

Madame Yevonde, Mrs Anthony Eden as Clio, the Muse of History

Madame Yevonde, Nadine, Countess of Shrewsbury as Ariadne

Madame Yevonde, Lady Milbanke as Penthelisa, Queen of the Amazons

B&W Photos of a Chinese family in 1946






German Federal Archived Photos of Old Germany

These are some amazing photos of Adolf Hitler’s Germany. They show Germany in its heyday. They are complete with all of the pomp and circumstance.