These Stunning Photos of Women in the 1940s Take Me Back
Take a look at Leen's stunning photo collection of fashionable women in the 1940s and 1950s, while enjoying some intriguing facts about this mysterious photographer: Though born in Russia, Nina Leen spent much of her childhood living in Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Take a Tour of 1940s New York City With This Street Map
The interactive street map is completely free to use, and it is based on digitalized archival footage of the city recorded during the 1930s and 1940s. It’s basically like a vintage version of Google Earth, and it's really fun to browse through these old photos of NYC.
Relive the 1940s Through These Fascinating Photos
While the familiar photos are filled with pathos, they usually fail to make the 1940s tangible. A few years ago, the Library of Congress released about 1,700 previously unseen photos depicting the realities of American life in the early 1940s in original color.
Abbot and Costello Are At Their Finest in This Sketch!
Abbott and Costello were a terrific comical act composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as a duo of witty and silly men whose antics made them the most popular American comedians of the 1940s and 1950s. Time may have passed, but their sketches are as classic as ever.
A Nostalgic Trip to the Major Events of the 30's and 40's
Young man with his Harley Davidson, 1942 A Sears truck delivering a refrigerator, 1940 Lines waiting to collect checks at the unemployment office, 1946 Children cooling off outside a firehouse, 1935 Men of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Amelia Earhart standing on her airplane, 1934 Farm Security Administration
These Amazing Futuristic Cars Were Imagined In The ‘40s
Now imagine seeing the trendiest of future cars that were actually conceptualized way back in the late 1940's. This short, which was released officially in 1948, displays some really neat futuristic cars that look way too advanced even for today.
Woman Finds Incredible 1930s Time Capsule From Her Father
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10 Film Noir Movies You Simply Have to Watch
The term was first coined by the French film critic Nino Frank in 1946 and is generally used to describe American thriller and detective movies of the 1940s and 1950s. Film noir literally translates into 'black cinema’ or ‘dark cinema’.
Do You Remember Playing Like These Photographed Children?
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We Used to Dress With So Much Style...
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Quiz: Can You Guess What Decade These Photos Were Taken?
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View Some of the Earliest Known Photos From Each US State
Colorado The landscape in southwestern Colorado was photographed in 1940. Connecticut A farm auction takes place in Derby, Connecticut in 1940. Delaware The famous Delaware Auto Court sign in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in 1980.
I Wish They Still Made Cars Like These Classic Hot Rods
The Model T is known by some as the first publicly affordable car. 1937 Ford 350 4spd Muncie Old School Hot Rod 1940 Ford Convertible 1932 Ford High-boy Roadster A roadster was a car with a removable top, removable windshield posts, and no roll-up door windows. 1931 Ford Model A 1940 Ford Pick Up Hot
It’s Amazing How Much Dijon, France Has Changed in 70 Years
German Troops gathered near the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy on 17 June 1940, when France surrendered to the Germans. Everywhere you looked there were German guards asking locals for IDs. Nowadays this is just an ordinary street. Luftwaffe Headquarters. The Luftwaffe was the Nazi air force.
14 Bumper Stickers That Make Traffic a Bit Hilarious
For example, back in the 1940s and 50s, famous destinations had promotional stickers that staff would stick on cars that came to visit.
These Incredible Photos Are Pieces History Will Never Forget
An abandoned Jadtiger, 1940s German soldiers during World War 1, 1914-1918 A man and his Penny Farthing, Early 1900s 1932, Hungary, Cowboys in sheepskin and a horse center around a well in the puszta An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute.
Love is Beautifully Captured in These Historic Photos...
A woman leans over a railing to kiss a British soldier in London 1940. 7. Jean Moore kneels and kisses her fiancé, WWII veteran Ralph Neppel, in 1945. 8. Saying goodbye at the train station before departing for the front line in WWII. 9. A soldier returns home from the war in the 1940s. 10.
Watch: An Emotional Interview With a Dunkirk Veteran
At the premiere of the hit movie, Dunkirk, at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas, theatergoers ended up having a surprise encounter with a 97-year-old man who was actually present at the 1940 battle.
These Cars from the 40s and 50s Are Still Beautiful to Me
After World War II, 1940s and 1950s cars became lower, longer and broader, as well as larger and bulkier. The semi-automatic transmission was introduced by Hudson, allowing the driver to change between manual and automatic at the push of a button.
These Multi Portrait Photos Date Back to the Late 1800s!
White Way Photo Studio, New York City. c. 1920s: White Way Photo Studio, New York City. 1930s: Unidentified Studio. c. 1930-1940s: Rosslyn Post Card Shop, Los Angeles, California. c. 1940s: Photo Studio Alograff, Barcelona, Spain. c. 1940s: G. Dobkins Studio, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 1947: G.
How Many of These Old Slang Words Do You Know?
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Watch the Amazing Story of the WWII Polish Military Bear
Popularly known as the 'Soldier Bear,’ Woztek was a lovable and loyal pet mascot of the Polish army in the early 1940s and went to become an unlikely war hero with his astounding deeds.
Here Are 14 of the World's Funniest Bumper Stickers!
A Blast from the Nostalgic Past: The Ross Sisters!
Aggie, Elmire and Maggie Ross performed as a 3 part harmony, did acrobatics and contortionism, and were very big during the 1940s, when they even took part in a few broadway films at the time. Here's an iconic example of the kind of perfomers they were! Nostalgic Performance: The Ross Sisters!