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San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Photos

Old Photos: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – 1930s

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, locally known simply as the “Bay Bridge,” is a system of bridges that spans the San Francisco Bay in California. Part of Interstate 80, it is a direct travel road between San Francisco and Oakland. The Bay Bridge carries approximately 260,000 vehicles per day on two decks…

July 12, 2018 / by / in
Immigration – Ellis Island Immigrants from the Early 1900s

Immigration Photographs from Ellis Island, New York – Early 1900s

These wonderful old photos show a small handful of the 12+ million immigrants who entered the United States legally through the immigration station at New York’s Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. These historic photographs of immigrants, some while being processed, were taken by a number of photographers over the years who were interested in not only taking photos, but the stories of these immigrants and their countries of origin….

July 3, 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
Five of the Most Visited Famous Graves in America

Most Visited Famous Graves in the United States

Adoring fans of famous persons often honor their lives long after the celebrity has passed on. All the famous graves on our list below are people who were icons of their generations. These people were so loved and still remembered that their fans plan vacations around visiting their grave site or travel across the country or even across the globe to continue to pay their respects and show their admiration….

June 11, 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
History Mysteries: Unsolved Murder of The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. — Unsolved Murder of Christopher Wallace

On March 9, 1997, Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California. He was hit four times according to the autopsy, three of them were not fatal…

June 4, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Becoming Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe — The Rise of Norma Jeane Baker

The following is a story written by Michelle Morgan and Astrid Franse. It is promotion for a book, Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years, that details how an innocent minded Norma Jean Baker (then Dougherty) first became a model / actress and then transformed into globally renowned sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe….

May 31, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: 10 Shocking Historical Photos Explained – Vol 2

Shocking Historical Photos Explained – Vol 2

The saying is that a picture is worth a 1,000 words; while that is certainly true, combining rare historical photos with their sometimes shocking descriptions can create an even more powerful narrative. The following 10 historical photos all depict different shocking moments in history spanning the last century or two. Each image comes with a short description behind the photo to better tell its story: some are sad, some amazing, and some are even scary….

May 28, 2018 / by / in