Old Photos

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. …

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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

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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 ,
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 During this period, from 1919 until Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933, it was against the law in the United States to make, sell, or consume alcohol.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….

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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….

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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….

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1969 Woodstock Photos

These Rare Color 1969 Woodstock Photos Show What the Event was Really Like

Officially labeled “An Aquarian Exposition” presented by the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the original plan for the event called for an outdoor rock festival with “three days of peace and music” in the Catskill village of Woodstock, New York….

August 2, 2018 / 1 Comment / by / in