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These 45 Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless
 
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If you think you know your history, get ready to be humbled. The rare photographs below show a different perspective of historical events, and you probably wouldn’t find them in any school textbook.
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Long Hair Warriors: 30 Vintage Photographs of Badass Female Viet Cong Soldiers in the Vietnam War
 
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The Vietnam War still remains controversial and people on both sides suffered immense losses and clearly at least some of these pics are staged, but regardless of your feeling on the issue, these pictures provide a historical reminder of the strength of the women who fought alongside their male counterparts but are often not acknowledged and the harsh reality of wartime that didn’t discriminate by gender.
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These Are Actual Menus for the Titanic's First, Second, and Third Class Passengers
 
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Since its infamous maiden voyage 105 years ago, the RMS Titanic has served as an endless source of fascination for casual filmgoers and hard-core history buffs alike. First, second, and third class menus from the Titanic allow a glimpse into what daily life was like on the infamous steamship before it’s catastrophic collision with an iceberg just before midnight on April 14, 1912. Unsurprisingly, the differences between eating as a first class passenger and a third class passenger were pretty extreme
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27 Glamorous Photos That Show Hollywood Beauties in Wedding Dresses in the 1930s
 
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The 1930s was the golden age for women's fashion. Wedding dresses in this era were also glamorous. Sleek silky satin gowns, long beaded dresses, backless bias cut gowns in white, ivory, jewel tones or pastels... all those had their own charms. Take a look at these glamorous photos to see Hollywood beauties in wedding dresses in the 1930s.
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Pictures of Hippie Fashions From the Late 1960s to the 1970s
 
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The late 1960s produced a style categorized of people who promoted sexual liberation and favored a type of politics reflecting "peace, love and freedom". Ponchos, moccasins, love beads, peace signs, medallion necklaces, chain belts, polka dot-printed fabrics, and long, puffed "bubble" sleeves were additional trends in the late 1960s. Both men and women wore frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, workshirts, Jesus sandals, and headbands. Women would often go barefoot, and some went braless. The idea of multiculturalism also became very popular; a lot of style inspiration was drawn from traditional clothing in Nepal, India, Bali, Morocco and African countries. Because inspiration was being drawn from all over the world, there was increasing separation of style; though clothing pieces often had similar elements and created similar silhouettes, there was no real "uniform". Fringed buck-skin vests, flowing caftans, the "lounging" or "hostess" pajamas. These consisted of a tunic top over floor-length culottes, and were usually made of polyester or chiffon. Long maxi coats, often belted and lined in sheepskin, appeared at the close of the decade. Animal prints were also popular for women in the autumn and winter of 1969. Women's shirts often had transparent sleeves. Psychedelic prints, hemp and the look of "Woodstock" came about in this generation.
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25 Historical Photos of Drag Queens From the 1890s and Early 1900s
 
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Men dressing in women’s clothing has been going on pretty much since the dawn of time, with reports of “cross-dressing” dating as far back as ancient Rome. Although, it wasn't until the 20th century that the term “drag queen” came into popular use. The word ‘drag,’ most scholars agree, refers the drag that came with hoop skirts, a popular lady’s style back in the day. But, as these images will attest, nothing was too over the top for these crossdressing trailblazers. A line, however, was drawn when it came to public demonstrations of drag. When Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton shocked London society by daring to walk out in public as “Fanny and Stella,” there were still no laws preventing them from doing so. As a result, they, and others, were frequently charged with “the abominable crime of buggery.” Almost immediately, homosexuality would be firmly planted in the minds of people of that era as synonymous with drag.
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"White Wolf": The Oldest Native American to Have Ever Lived
 
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At the ripe age of 137, White Wolf a.k.a. Chief John Smith is considered the oldest Native American to have ever lived, 1785-1922. When asked the secret to good health, Chief Smith responded "I never fly United Airlines." The Minneapolis Morning Tribune obituary says Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce (variously known as Kay-bah-nung-we-way, Sloughing Flesh, Wrinkled Meat or plain old — well, really old — John Smith) was reputed to be 137 years old when he died. Whatever his precise age, his well-lined face indicates a man who led a long and full life. According to Wikipeida, the exact age of John Smith at the time of his death has been a subject of controversy. Federal Commissioner of Indian Enrollment Ransom J. Powell argued that "it was disease and not age that made him look the way he did" and remarked that according to records he was only 88 years old. Paul Buffalo who, when a small boy, had met John Smith, said he had repeatedly heard the old man state that he was "seven or eight", "eight or nine" and "ten years old" when the "stars fell". The stars falling refers to the Leonid meteor shower of November 13, 1833, about which local historian Carl Zapffe writes: "Birthdates of Indians of the 19th Century had generally been determined by the Government in relation to the awe-inspiring shower of meteorites that burned through the American skies just before dawn on 13 November 1833, scaring the daylights out of civilized and uncivilized peoples alike. Obviously it was the end of the world...". This puts the age of John Smith at just under 100 years old at the time of his death. Up to four years ago of his last days he had never visited a big city. His first trip of this kind was to the Twin Cities. Later he visited the Automobile show at Chicago. A year and a half ago before dying he returned to the north woods of Minnesota to spend his time fishing for sturgeon in Lake of the Woods, in the same waters that he fished more than a century ago. Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce had been married eight times. He had no children and the only survivor is Tom Smith, an adopted son at whose home he died. The “old Indian,” as he was generally known among the white people, was active until six months ago, since which time he had not been seen outside his adopted son’s house. Before that time he had made it a practice to meet all trains entering the village and offer postal cards for sale.
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Victorian Wedding Fashion – 27 Stunning Vintage Photos of Brides Before 1900
 
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When Queen Victoria decided to wear a white dress for her wedding to Prince Albert, she started a custom that has remains to this day, having popularised the concept of a white wedding. Brides didn’t traditionally wear white until after Queen Victoria had, with many of the affluent members of society during the Victorian era following suit and donning elegant white gowns for their ceremonies. These wedding dresses evolved throughout the era as well, and many aspects of a modern wedding dress have been influenced by the various styles of the time. For example, a fitted bodice was first popularised during the early Victorian era, and with the dressed tending to have very small waists and a full skirt.
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Mugshots of Montreal Prostitutes and Madams From the 1940s
 
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These are the faces of Montreal's seedy 20th century red-light district, when the Canadian city was known as the sex capital of North America. The city became known as a den of iniquity shortly after the First World War, when the introduction of prohibition in the United States sent people over the border in search of drink and a good time.
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Japanese Gangster: Vintage Photos of Yakuza With Their Full Body Suit Tattoos
 
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Traditional Japanese tattooing, or irezumi, has been intertwined with the yakuza since their inception. In the Edo period (1603 to 1868), criminals were tattooed by authorities in a practice known as bokkei, making it hard for them to reenter society and find work. The tattoo culture of the yakuza evolved in protest to this branding. The meaning of yakuza tattoos are usually related to imagery and symbolism in Japanese art, culture, and religion. The full body suit tattoo, in particular, is a product of yakuza culture. In the past, it was obligatory in many yakuza clans for members to get tattoos. In modern times, the practice is not as common; many yakuza in the 21st century maintain clean skin to better blend in with society. Conversely, more and more non-yakuza in Japan are getting tattoos. Despite these changes, being tattooed is considered a rite of passage for the yakuza.
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The 1950s: The Boom Period of Wedding Gowns After World War II
 
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After the shortages of World War II, women were ready for a little luxury. And brides didn't want to skimp on the lace or fabric. In 1947, French designer Christian Dior caused a sensation when he introduced his "new look," hour-glass dresses with long, flowing skirts - skirts made of yards and yards of cloth. The billowing skirts and wasp-waist designs evolved in the 1950s and may have peaked around 1956. There are also many other notable designs in this period.
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Girls From Woodstock 1969
 
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Woodstock 1969. The legendary music festival is celebrated during three days by thousands of people, especially women of all ages whose style and attitude were immortalized by photographers from all around the world.
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30 Rare and Stunning Vintage Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth II in the 1940s and 1950s
 
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Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, England. At the time of her birth, most did not realize Elizabeth would someday become queen of Great Britain. Her father, Prince Albert, was the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. Elizabeth got to enjoy the first decade of her life with all the privileges of being a royal without the pressures of being the heir apparent. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee. Below is a collection of 30 stunning photos of a young Queen Elizabeth II in the 1940s and 1950s.
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50 Stunning Photos Of Jayne Mansfield One Of The Leading Sex Symbols Of The 1950s and 1960s
 
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Although the film career was short-lived, American film, theater, and television actress Jayne Mansfield had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s, while under contract at 20th Century Fox.
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Top 100 of the most influential photos of all time
 
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With millions of pictures taken every day we can easily get lost in the vast world of images. That's why TIME magazine decided to create a list of 100 most influential pictures ever taken. They teamed up with curators, historians, and photo editors around the world for this task. "There is no formula that makes a picture influential," the editors said. "Some images are on our list because they were the first of their kind, others because they shaped the way we think. And some made the cut because they directly changed the way we live. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience." The result they ended up with is not only a collection of superb images, but incredible human experiences as well. "The best photography is a form of bearing witness, a way of bringing a single vision to the larger world." However, this is not the only TIME 100 - previously the magazine has released Top 100 novels, movies, influential people, and other noteworthy lists.
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30 Beautiful Photos of Brooke Shields as a Teenager in the 1970s
 
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Brooke Shields was born on May 31, 1965, in New York City, to Terri and Frank Shields. Her father was a Revlon executive and her mother a model. Shields has been in the public eye from the very beginning, as she appeared in an Ivory Snow advertisement when she was a mere 11 months old.
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The first photograph ever taken of the Rolling Stones in 1962
 
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Celebrity photographer Philip Townsend got up close to the excitement of the era, and took many iconic images of the Sixties. He captured the very first picture of the Rolling Stones ever taken, shortly after they formed in 1962, when they were broke, hungry and seeking a record deal. He bought them barbecued chicken, apparently. Townsend recalled: “I stuck them in the middle of Ifield road with a no parking sign. It was the first picture that had ever been taken of them together.” The snapper then ferried the band around in his Ford Capri Mark I, “which was quite difficult because it was only a four seater”, and photographed them around London. A chance meeting in Monte Carlo with Andrew Loog Oldham, the band’s first manager, led the photographer to land the first ever snaps of the rockers. Recalling his encounter with the teenage Loog Oldham, Townsend said: “He told me ‘I'm going to back to England, I'm going to find a rock and roll band and I'm going to turn them into the greatest rock and roll band in the world. “We asked what they were called. He said: 'I don't know yet, I haven't found them. But when I go back to England I'm going to find them - and you can photograph them if you like.'” Sure enough, he came up trumps with the Rolling Stones, five fresh faced lads breaking into the music scene.
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34 Rare Photos That Capture Paris in the Mid 19th Century
 
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That's what Paris looked like from between the 1850s and the late 1860s.
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New York City for the late 1800s and early 1900s.
 
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New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it's hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily, an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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30 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II
 
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Role of women in organized opposition to the German occupiers of France and the Vichy Regime during World War II. The French Resistance, in which women played an integral role, consisted of various forms of opposition to Nazi and pro-Nazi rule in occupied and Vichy France during World War II. Resistance against the Nazis and their collaborators took many forms. Besides armed combat, resisters collected and disseminated information and resistance-oriented news; they protected and hid fugitives and downed Allied pilots; and they obtained and transported messages, weapons, and news, planted explosives, assassinated Nazi officials, and provided support and logistical services. Women from all social, religious, and political affiliations became involved in the various activities of the resistance groups. These women, like men, joined the resistance for various reasons including their patriotic or political views, religious or ethical principles, or even due to a desire for adventure.
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The first female bodybuilders and strongwomen showing off their gains, 1900s
 
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The first “strongwomen” appeared in the 19th century, but were almost unheard of until much later. The appearance of strong women became more prevalent in sporting events and were also a common attraction in circuses where they would showcase their superhuman strength. This in turn paved the way for other rule-breaking girls such as female wrestlers and bodybuilders. One of the best known super women was Katie Brumbach called the “Great Sandwina”. Hailing from Vienna, Brumbach’s parents were also circus performers and it would appear that she was the combination of her father (who stood 6’ 6”) and her mother (who was herself a strong woman of sorts, sporting biceps that measured 15 inches around). She not only inherited her parents physical prowess and she performed with them, as well as many of her fourteen siblings. Brumbach would go on to wow audiences by lifting her husband (who reportedly weighed 165 lbs) over her head with only one arm and 300 pounds of weights with both. In her later years Brumbach joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a powerlifter where she snapped iron bars with her bare hands. At the age of 57 she was still able to pull to hoist her husband above her head with only one arm. Both examples of “strongwomen” were much bigger than most women at the time were portrayed. They had the esteemed curvy, soft body, but their sheer size compared to men was unprecedented. Even with that, it wasn’t their size or build that necessarily brought them fame or attention. Instead, their amazing strength dominated their character. For the first “strongwomen,” the idea of strength was valued over muscles and the overall physique. The female physique was not prized as strong or well built even after the first “strongwomen” left their marks. Women in the late 19th century were seen as frail and weak. Charlotte Perkins Gilman of Rhode Island attempted to dispel that myth and spent hours weightlifting, running, and doing gymnastics. She also wrote books and other works that concentrated on banishing the idea of women’s “physical immobility.” Clearly, she was ahead of her time. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, exercise for females was frowned upon by both laypeople and doctors alike. Most were of the opinion that women had very little energy or strength and this should be spent on housework while bearing and raising children. The only exercise women needed could be found in the home. One health educator of the time stated that any other type of physical fitness “of a masculine character causes the female body to become more like that of a man.” Women of the time strayed far away from any type of exertion and certainly cared not to identify with strength or size of any kind, given that it was a stigma, rather than an honor when attributed to women. Not only were Gilman and others seen as an outcast minority, but now there seemed to be credible evidence that they were unhealthy. If women were apprehensive about exercise before, they now avoided it like the plague. The “strongwomen’s” fight stopped dead in its tracks before it ever really got off the ground. It would take a wave of societal change before female strength would ever resurface.
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40 Vintage Portraits of Extremely Handsome Victorian Men With Mustache
 
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To the Victorian gentleman, a hairy upper lip was an essential accessory. The mustache was an affectation the most flattering to the vanity of the young. With it, the boy feels himself a man. It helps him to look old and the look of age is useful in business and inspires confidence. The youth of twenty one looks thirty with a mustache and without it he would look sixteen.
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45 Funny Vintage French Postcards Show Daily Life Around Box Beds From 100 Years Ago
 
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Pictures of comic scenes staged around Britanny’s most famous furniture. The double-decker beds (double lit clos, lit à l’étage etc.) are doubly amusing with the right humorous caption. There are straightforward photographs too, showing off traditional Breton folk costumes as well as the beds. The postcards probably appealed to city slickers from Paris taking the sea air in Brittany, as well as to tourists from further afield. Brittany’s cultural heritage is quite distinct from the rest of France, so a cute picture of the carved box beds plus wooden clogs (sabots) and local characters in Breton dress could be just the thing to send to the folks back home. There seems to be a hint of “Aren’t these rustic hicks funny?” but it’s hard to be sure how it would have seemed at the time. In any case, the photographs give a good impression of the amazing furniture. Every box bed had its combination bench-chest (banc-coffre or banc-tossel) to help with climbing in. (And with storing linen.) To get up and down, some postcard characters perched a stool precariously on the chest, some asked for a ladder, and others used a convenient shoulder. Within Brittany, there were regional differences in the design of lits clos. Some were completely enclosed with full doors, except perhaps for decorative pierced carving to let air circulate. Other beds were only partly surrounded by wooden panelling, and had a curtained opening. Fixed panels and sliding doors could match perfectly. The space behind the bench-chest might be empty, or covered with a simple plank. Side panels were generally plain, hidden by other furniture close by.
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Classic Hollywood Pin Ups – Beautiful and Sexy Portrait Photos of 60 Famous Actresses from Hollywood
 
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America’s entrance into World War II back in 1941 triggered the golden age of pinups, pictures of smiling women in a range of clothing-challenged situations. The racy photos adorned lonely servicemen’s lockers, the walls of barracks, and even the sides of planes. For the first time in its history, the US military unofficially sanctioned this kind of art: pinup pictures, magazines and calendars were shipped and distributed among the troops, often at government expense, in order to ‘raise morale’ and remind the young men what they were fighting for. The heyday of the pinup was the 1940s and 50s, but pinup art is still around.
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40 Glamorous Photos of Mara Corday in the 1950s
 
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Born 1930 as Marilyn Joan Watts in Santa Monica, California, American model, actress, Playboy Playmate and 1950s cult figure Mara Corday came to Hollywood while still in her teens and found work as a showgirl at the Earl Carroll Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Her physical beauty brought jobs as a photographer's model that led to a bit part as a showgirl in the 1951 film Two Tickets to Broadway. Corday is best known for her starring roles in such cult film classics as Tarantula (1955), The Black Scorpion and The Giant Claw (both 1957), as well as in a number of Western films such as Man Without a Star and Raw Edge. She also appeared as a pinup girl in numerous men's magazines during the 1950s and was the Playmate of the October 1958 issue of Playboy.
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Hotpants of the 1960s and '70s
 
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Hotpants, or booty shorts describe extremely short shorts, which may be worn by women and, to a lesser extent, by men. Whilst the term "hotpants" is used generically to describe extremely short shorts, similar garments had been worn since the 1930s. These garments, however, were designed mainly for sports, beachwear and leisure wear, while hotpants were innovative in that they were made from non-activewear fabrics such as velvet, silk, crochet, fur and leather, and styled explicitly to be worn on the street, for parties, or even as bridal wear. At the end of the 1960s, the fashion industry had tried unsuccessfully to promote the mid-calf-length or midi skirt as a fashionable replacement for the miniskirt. In contrast to the lukewarm response to the midi, shoppers enthusiastically embraced the idea of short shorts, which were made available at all price levels from haute couture to inexpensive ready-to-wear. Eleanor Lambert credits Mariuccia Mandelli of the Italian fashion label Krizia with designing the first "hot pants" in 1970. Hotpants are also increasingly credited to Mary Quant, who reportedly offered them in the late 1960s. Many designers from across the Western world produced their own versions of hotpants at all price levels, including Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Halston, and Betsey Johnson. Mass-produced versions were also sold through the Sears mail-order catalogue. Hotpants either look ridiculous or... boing! They are really sexy!
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20 Rare Vintage Snapshots of Lesbian Weddings From the Past
 
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Whether anything happens, love is always the most beautiful thing. A small collection of vintage snapshots will show you the love of lesbian couples in their weddings from the past.
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Soviet Subcultures of the 1980s: Goths, Punks and Metalheads of the USSR
 
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The 1980s brought fashionable perestroikas and a perestroika of fashion. A period that saw the emergence of new styles and new creative spaces. Charged by the energy of anticipated change, Soviet youth created new musical styles, street fashion, communal squats... This alternative to the Soviet regime originated from subcultures formed in the early 1980s. Their participants and heroes occupied squats and street stages, enticing ordinary passers-by to join them in a celebration of civil disobedience. The exaggerated dress code, hairstyles, tattoos and make-up were intended to shock, it was a demonstration of freedom and independence pushed to the limit, challenging 'normal', conventional Soviet imagery. When the first subcultures appeared in the USSR the government simply considered those youngsters to be crazy. But when the movement went out of control it was already too late. Metalheads, rockers, punks, rappers, bikers, etc. came out to the streets of the already crumbling Soviet society.
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Awesome Pictures of Long Beards in the Past That You Have Rarely Seen Today
 
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Throughout history, attitudes towards beards have varied wildly. In Ancient Egypt, the rich and powerful grew beards which were often dyed and sometimes plaited with interwoven gold thread. Mesopotamian civilizations oiled and dressed their beards, using tongs to create elaborate ringlets, as did the ancient Greeks. The Spartans punished cowards by shaving off a portion of their beards. While in ancient India, they grew long beards as a symbol of dignity and of wisdom. In the east generally beards were greatly venerated and were often cut off as a punishment. The Romans didn't catch onto shaving for quite a while, but eventually they became clean shaven, although their slaves kept their beards. This later changed when one of the Roman emperors grew a beard to hide facial scars – and other affluent Romans followed suit. During the early 18th century most men, particularly amongst the nobility and upper classes, were clean-shaven. However during the 1850s, beards again became markedly more popular and were adopted by many leaders, such as Alexander III of Russia, Napoleon III of France and Frederick III of Germany, as well as many leading statesmen and cultural figures, such as Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Karl Marx, and Giuseppe Verdi. This was also a strong trend in the US, which can be best seen amongst the post-Civil War presidents. Before Abraham Lincoln, no President had a beard; after Lincoln until William Howard Taft, every President bar two had either a beard or a moustache. By the early 20th century beards began a slow decline in popularity. Here are some awesome vintage pictures of long bearded men that you have rarely seen today...
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Fascinating Photos Show the Work of Sutherland Macdonald, One of the First British Tattoo Artists
 
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Victorian pictures always show stern-looking faces with people covering their bodies from head to toe in long clothes. But vintage images have revealed how some people living in 19th century Britain had a love of huge tattoos covering their entire chests and arms. And all of the pictures from the Victorian era show the inkings carried out by one of the first ever tattoo artists – Sutherland Macdonald. Sutherland Macdonald was considered by many to be one of the greatest artists in the history of tattooing. It is said that his first exposure to tattooing was in the British Army in the 1880s. Already being an accomplished artist, Macdonald picked up the tattoo needles with ease. It was after getting out of the army that he started tattooing professionally. He worked first with hand tools, and in 1894 received a British patent for his electric tattooing machine. An 1897 Strand Magazine article written by Gambier Bolton stated, "that for shading or heavy work Macdonald still used Japanese tools, ivory handles and all".
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66 Glamorous Photos of Carroll Baker in the 1950s and 1960s
 
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Born 1931 and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, American actress of film, stage, and television Carroll Baker began performing on Broadway in 1954, where she was recruited by director Elia Kazan to play the lead in the film of Tennessee Williams's Baby Doll (1956). Her role in the film as a sexually repressed Southern bride earned her BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer that year. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Baker's range of roles from naive ingénues to brash and flamboyant women established her as both a serious dramatic actress and a pin-up. Her other early film roles included George Stevens' Giant (1956), in the romantic comedy But Not for Me (1959).
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29 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Boston in the 1960s
 
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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and also the seat of Suffolk County. The city proper covers 48 square miles making it the largest city in New England and the 22nd most populous city in the United States. Boston is also one of the oldest cities in the United States.
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The  First Class Air Travel Looked Like in the 1930s
 
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Flying was very expensive. Most people still rode trains or buses for intercity travel. Only business travelers and the wealthy could afford to fly. America's airline industry expanded rapidly, from carrying only 6,000 passengers in 1930 to more than 450,000 by 1934, to 1.2 million by 1938. Still, only a tiny fraction of the traveling public flew. The very first aircraft were narrow and long, and the passenger seats were perceived as an innovation, a kind of luxury and an optional extra, like caviar sandwiches with butter. The first seats were the most common chairs, seat belts were not. At first, the passengers were sitting right behind the pilot, there was no partitions.
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25 Vintage Pictures of Nuns Having Fun From the 1950s and 1960s
 
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These sisters know how to have a good time! These vintage photographs below reveal the surprising side of convent life. Here are nuns on roller coasters. Nuns joyfully jumping rope. Nuns on roller skates.
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40 Eerie Portraits of Women in Mourning Dress From the Victorian Era
 
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The complexities of wearing mourning dress took hold as the Victorian era progressed following the death of Prince Albert in 1861. Queen Victoria wore her widow's weeds for the remainder of her long life until 1901, when the Edwardian era began. Many who saw themselves as fashionable, including those in the lower classes, followed their Queen's example. Women were the leaders of a household's mourning drill. It was the woman who as the social representatives of their husbands showed the world how sorrowing the family was by wearing clothes and following little rules that reflected this. While royal attitudes to mourning permeated down throughout society, often these attitudes were totally impractical for the majority of the population. This was because royalty not only had the finance to afford conspicuous consumption of the excessive rules of mourning etiquette, but also little need to labour unduly hard. Advice on what mourning clothes to wear, what mourning etiquette to follow abounded in magazines for women. In 1865 Henry Mayhew the social historian remarked that '...Women, ...had to put aside all their ordinary clothes and wear nothing but black, in the appropriate materials and with particular accessories, for the first stages of mourning.'
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60 Amazing  Photographs Captured Youth Culture and Street Style Fashion in California From 1969   19
 
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For a period of ten years, beginning in the mid-1960s, Nacio Jan Brown photographed virtually all of the major anti-war and social protest movement activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographs were published widely in the “underground” press of the times. In addition his work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, including art historian Peter Selz’s recent book, The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics California and Beyond. As a photographer for the San Francisco Express Times, an underground weekly newspaper, Brown would sit in Caffe Mediterraneum on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and wait for a riot to arrive. “On this one segment of one street were flower children and riots, hard drugs and Jesus freaks, left-wing intellectuals and psychedelics, natural foods and runaways. From the time I began to photograph for the underground press in the mid-sixties, I planned to document the life on this block. In 1969 I started. I felt that the counterculture was beginning to fragment. While most people on the block still identified more with each other than with those outside, tension was increasing and things were changing fast.”
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The Wedding Of Jackie Bouvier And John Kennedy, 1953
 
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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12, 1953 in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Rhode Island. The bride wore a dress of ivory tissue silk with a portrait neckline, fitted bodice, and a bouffant skirt decorated with bands and more than 50 yards of flounces. She wore a choker of pearls and a diamond bracelet that was a gift from John. The wedding was attended by 800 guests and dignitaries and was followed by a reception at the Hammersmith Farm
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42 Incredible Vintage Photographs That Capture Slum Life in New York City in the Late 19th Century
 
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As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in the area whose daily life consisted of joblessness, hunger, homelessness, and thoughts of suicide. So when he finally found work as a police reporter in 1877, he made it his mission to reveal the crime and poverty of New York City’s East Side slum district to the world.
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12 Interesting Vintage Photos Show the Beauty of Women's Legs From the 1920s and 1930s
 
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Women's legs have always been the focus of male attention. Legs are, along with the eyes, the core of feminine sensuality. Not sexuality, that's boobs, butt and the like. Sensuality is the soft whisper compared to sexuality's loud trumpet. The manner in which a woman walks, stands, sits. These tell you about her confidence in that moment. With clothing, legs can also very handily be both revealed and concealed, which makes them almost uniquely empowered to allow women to tease and seduce men and inflame their imaginations. Legs being long, a little can be revealed, then a little more, then... and so on, all the way up. It all depends on how much she wants to show. And sometimes less can be more. In addition, the momentary flash of legs through a slit skirt while a woman is in stride or crossing her legs can burn a potent image into a receptive man's mind, both because they are beautiful in and of themselves and also because they suggest sexual availability. And if they are subsequently concealed, you yearn to see them again and also to see more. Dresses and skirts are all about advertising accessibility while also concealing and withholding.
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30 Beautiful Photos of a Young France Gall in the 1960s
 
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France Gall is a French yé-yé singer, born in Paris on 9 October 1947. She was a legendary French pop star who transformed herself from a sexy cartoon to a sophisticated singer of adult themed pop songs. After a career as a teenybopper in the ’60s crowned by two giant hits Serge Gainsbourg wrote for her – the Eurovision Song Contest winner “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” and the innuendo drenched “Les Sucettes” – Gall quit the music business. In 1974, after meeting and marrying songwriter and producer Michel Berger, she resumed her career and became a beloved figure in the world of chanson. When Berger died suddenly in 1992, Gall moved to Los Angeles and has been semi-retired ever since, appearing only at special events and finally moving to Senegal in 2000. A long-term breast cancer survivor, Gall died, aged 70, of an infection after a two-year battle with a cancer of undisclosed primary origin, at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 7 January 2018.
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31 Colorful Photos Show Hat Styles That Audrey Hepburn Often Wore From Between the 1950s and '60s
 
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More than two decades after her death, one of the most beloved stars in the history of film and fashion - Audrey Hepburn continues to be a subject of endless fascination. A colorful photo collection that shows hat styles Hepburn often wore from between the 1950s and 1960s.
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45 Beautiful Color Vintage Photos of Natalie Wood From Between the Late 1950s and 1960s
 
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Actress Natalie Wood was born in San Francisco on July 20, 1938. At 16, she co-starred with James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). In 1961, she played Maria in West Side Story and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Splendor in the Grass. In 1981, Wood drowned during a boating trip with husband Robert Wagner and Brainstorm (1983) co-star Christopher Walken. The circumstances of her death remain controversial. Below are 45 beautiful photos of Natalie Wood from between the late 1950s and 1960s.
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Stunning Colorized Photos Of Legendary Soviet Female Snipers From WWII
 
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Stunning colorized images have given new life to WWII female snipers who protected their territory against German attacks, including the most successful female sniper in history, Lyudmila Pavlichenko also known as ‘Lady Death’.
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22 Colorized Photos of Victorian/Edwardian Beauties
 
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Here is an incredible colorized photo collection of Victorian and Edwardian beauties from the 1890s to 1900s.
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Rare Vintage Photos of Émilie Marie Bouchau and Her 14  or 15  or 16  Inch Waist
 
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In the late 19th century, "tightlacing" among women was in vogue. Algerian-born Émilie Marie Bouchau, who went by the provocative stage name Polaire (“pole star”) was famous for her tiny, corsetted waist, which was reported to have a circumference no greater than 16 inches. Decked out in black eye makeup, a nose ring, and corsets that gave her an incredible 15-inch waist, she earned praise for her exotic looks and talent. But during a concert tour through New York in 1910, she was given a cruel sobriquet. “Very unfairly and inaccurately, Willie Hammerstein [son of Oscar] billed Polaire as ‘the ugliest woman in the world’ and offered prizes to women who, with the aid of corsets, could beat Polaire’s 15-inch waist,” states The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. “In hindsight, it is difficult to comprehend how an actress noted in France for her beauty could be billed as ugly in the United States, but the description appears to have been based in large part on Polaire’s wearing a ring in her nose, a novelty with which American audiences were unfamiliar.
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