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1935 Sprott, Alabama Storefront Photo

1935 or 1936 Crossroads Vintage Storefront Photo

Sprott, Alabama was (still is?) a tiny town in Perry County, Alabama. This amazing photo was taken by photographer Walker Evans in either 1935 or 1936, during the midst of the Great Depression, as a part of his work with the Farm Security Administration (FSA) where he was assigned the task of documenting small-town life. …

July 10, 2019 / by / in
Old Photos – Marie Prevost and Teddy the Dog

Stunning Silent Film Actress – Marie Prevost

Old Photos – Marie Prevost with Teddy the Dog

Silent film star Marie Prevost is seen here standing on her tiptoes on the front of a motorboat while Teddy the dog sits with his paws on the steering wheel in a still from director Clarence G Badger’s film “Teddy at the Throttle.”

July 6, 2019 / 2 Comments / by / in
Vintage New York City Dive Bar Photos

Infamous New York City Dive Bar As Seen from a Bartender’s Point of View

Old Photos – 1970’s Times Square Pictures of Pimps, Prostitutes, Tourists, Drag Queens and Homeless

December 17, 2018 / by / in
Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

What Was the Dust Bowl?

The Dust Bowl, also called the “Dirty Thirties,” was a time of crippling dust storms that greatly damaged the drought-stricken Southern Plains area of the United States during a dry period of the 1930s. The weather during this time stirred up dirt that caused massive zero visibility dust storms, covering everything in the storms’ path with dirt….

September 16, 2018 / by / in ,
How Using the Term ‘420’ for Marijuana Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Term: 420

How 420 (4/20 or 4:20 – pronounced “four-twenty”) Became Code for Marijuana


420 MEANING:
The term 420 is slang for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. 420 literally means “weed,” “pot,” “it’s time to get high,” “smoke marijuana,” and so on….

September 9, 2018 / by / in
Rare Star Trek TOS Photos

Old Photos: Rare Star Trek TOS Photos, Including Behind the Scenes & Deleted Scenes Images

The following collection of rare Star Trek TOS photos (many of which are behind the scenes photos, deleted scenes, or restorations of discarded production images) are a sampling of images from long time Star Trek fan, Flickr user Birdofthegalaxy. The collection was put together from a mix of single frame 35mm movie positives Birdofthegalaxy purchased back in the early Lincoln Enterprises and Star Trek convention days – combined with more recent online auction purchases….

August 25, 2018 / by / in
1950s New York City – Frank Larson Photos

Old Photos: 1950s New York City

New York City in the 1950s – Frank Oscar Larson

These amazing vintage New York City photos effortlessly portray the beauty and diversity that was New York in the 1950s. Amateur photographer Frank Larson took these photos, the majority of which were shot using a Rolleiflex Automat Model 4 camera, mostly on weekends as a getaway from his 9 to 5 bank job. Larson had a great eye and a natural talent for photography, capturing both daytime and nighttime street scenes that vividly tell the tale of everyday life in the city that never sleeps….

August 14, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising with Creepy Kids

25 Disturbing Vintage Ads Featuring Creepy Kids and Questionable Products

Here we present a collection of 25 disturbing vintage ads featuring creepy kids and some outrageous products that may just make you cringe or even laugh out loud. What was going through the minds of these advertisers? Did creepy kid illustrations really help sell these products? Did people back in the day really not understand you shouldn’t wrap a baby in cellophane?…

July 26, 2018 / by / in