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Wacky Vintage Exercise Machines From The First Gym (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 19 Aug 2016   / 2221 views

Dr. Gustav Zander, a Swedish physician known for inventing mechanotherapy, which was defined in 1890 as “the employment of mechanical means for the cure of disease.” Zander exhibited his exercise machines at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia where they won a gold medal. By 1906 Zander had established his first gyms with these machines in 146 countries.
 

Wacky Vintage Exercise Machines From The First Gym

Life in the US during the WWII (21 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 11 Aug 2016   / 3241 views

Amazing colorized photos that show how Americans were preparing for the WWII at home.
 

Life in the US during the WWII

Declassified Photos Of The US’s Preparations For Atomic Bombings Of Japan (16 pics + 1 video)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 10 Aug 2016   / 4224 views

Interesting photos that show the US’s final preparations of "Fat Man" and “Little Boy” which were codenames for atomic bombs that were detonated over the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August of 1945.
 

Declassified Photos Of The US’s Preparations For Atomic Bombings Of Japan

Beauty Standards In The Edwardian Era (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 18 Jul 2016   / 5861 views

Let’s take a look at the most beautiful Edwardian women of the 1900s.
 

Beauty Standards In The Edwardian Era

Ladies, These Vintage Postcards Will Make You Glad To Be Living In The 21st Century (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 13 Jul 2016   / 4061 views

These propaganda postcards from the early 1900s were used by men to stop women from having more rights.
 

Ladies, These Vintage Postcards Will Make You Glad To Be Living In The 21st Century

Amazing Color Photos Of The Great Depression In America (18 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 6 Jun 2016   / 4092 views

The depression originated in the United States, after a fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. Take a look how it was in the USA.
 

Amazing Color Photos Of The Great Depression In America

Rare 1908 Photos Of Japan On The Verge Of Big Changes (14 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 27 May 2016   / 5718 views

These photos were taken by German-born American photographer Arnold Genthe. In 1908 he spent six month in Japan documenting the daily life of the country and its inhabitants. These photos were taking during the Meiji period just before it was ravaged by wars.

 

Rare 1908 Photos Of Japan On The Verge Of Big Changes

Beauty And Fashion Of Women From The ‘40s-‘50s (37 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 12 May 2016   / 3216 views

Russian-born American photographer Nina Leen was a prolific photographer of fashion for LIFE magazine. She took very beautiful photos of beautiful women of that era and of course popular fashion styles.

 

Beauty And Fashion Of Women From The ‘40s-‘50s

Vintage Colorized Photos Of Russia And Its People Taken Between 1900-1965 (61 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 29 Apr 2016   / 4316 views

Old photos sure look better when colorized, it is if history came alive. And it is thanks to Russian Flickr user klimbims that this was possible. He’s done an amazing job worth looking at.

 

Vintage Colorized Photos Of Russia And Its People Taken Between 1900-1965

The Slums Of New York In 1890s (27 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 21 Apr 2016   / 4559 views

In the end of the 19th century due to major waves of immigration, lower Manhattan was densely packed with slums. there were too many people and not enough place for everyone. Landlords bought up buildings and divided them into small parts for people to live in. But very often they were overcrowded and living conditions in these dingy, dark and unventilated rooms were really bad.This is the story of New York slums documented by a police reporter Jacob A. Riis who wanted to expose abject poverty of those people. This photo-essay is called "How the Other Half Lives."

 

The Slums Of New York In 1890s

Some Things Never Change (47 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 18 Mar 2016   / 5486 views
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