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Rare Prohibition Era Photos

Old Photos: 27 Rare Prohibition Era Photos

The Prohibition era was an extremely difficult time in 20th century American history. During this period, from 1919 until Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933, it was against the law in the United States to make, sell, or consume alcohol. Americans, however, loved their alcohol and banning it actually resulted in a whopping 70% increase in alcohol consumption during the Prohibition years….

August 29, 2018 / by / in
The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood — Tragic Accident or Murder?

The body of Natalie Wood was found floating in a cove at Santa Catalina Island in the morning hours of November 29, 1981.  Wood had been on a boating trip the night before with her husband, Robert Wagner, and the couple’s friend, actor Christopher Walken.  Exactly what happened to Natalie is a mystery to this day….

June 23, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Vintage Car Accidents – Vol 3

Vintage Car Accidents from the 1900s-1940s – Vol 3

Volume 3 of our old car accidents photos series. These vintage car accidents show automobiles and trucks after the crash in their wrecked, mangled conditions. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases….

June 17, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Carrie Fisher in Slave Leia Bikini

‘Slave Leia’ Goes to the Beach – Carrie Fisher in Bikini Promoting Return of the Jedi – 1983

These 14 rare vintage photos of Carrie Fisher in Slave Leia bikini at the beach promoting 1983’s Return of the Jedi are a must-see….

June 15, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Building the Hoover Dam

Building the Hoover Dam — 1931-1936

Construction of the Hoover Dam began in early 1931. The project took five years to complete and cost the lives of 112 men.

There were three valid bids submitted for construction of the dam. A joint venture consortium comprised of several organizations named Six Companies, Inc. submitted a bid of $48,890,955. …

June 6, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising: Old Coca-Cola Advertising

Vintage Coca-Cola Ads

From the very beginning, the Coca-Cola Company has believed in the power of advertising. This belief has propelled Coke to one of the most recognizable brands in the World. Fun, exciting, colorful, entertaining, and memory making are a few of the words and phrases that can be used when describing Coca-Cola advertising. Here we present a collection of 42 vintage Coca-Cola ads from 1886 to the 1950s. Enjoy!…

May 14, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston fire of 1872 began at 7:20pm on November 9, 1872. The fire broke out in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83-87 Summer Street. The fire burned for approximately 12 hours before it was finally contained. During this time, it consumed approximately 65 acres (26 ha) of downtown Boston. 776 buildings and an extensive part of the financial district were destroyed, causing an estimated $73.5 million in damages. Thirteen people lost their lives in the inferno. …

May 4, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising: Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old buildings in cities across America are filled with advertisements of the past. These faded-out old advertising signs are called ghost signs, ghost ads, dead signs or faded ads by historians, collectors and admirers. Once painstakingly painted or hung with pride on the sides of buildings as cheap advertisements, these flaking and fading signs now remind us of days gone by. …

April 20, 2018 / by / in
Cool Old Photos – Vol 1

Cool Old Photos – Vol 1 – 15 Historic Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. These cool old photos go a long way towards telling the stories of historical figures and events from the past.  Taken long ago simply to document the present, they now help us understand the past.  Take a look at these 15 cool old photos and enjoy some history!…

April 8, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: New York Historical Photos

New York Historical Photos – An Amazing Look at Pre-1900 New York City & Central Park

New York City is one of America’s oldest and largest cities. First settled along the Hudson River in 1624 by the Dutch, the colony of New Amsterdam was established on Manhattan Island two years later in 1626. In 1664, English settlers took control of the area and renamed it New York….

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