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Vintage Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge Being Built (9 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 7 Nov 2013   / 2607 views
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This iconic San Francisco structure opened in 1937 and construction was started in 1933. These photos show the progress between 1935 and 1937.

 

Vintage Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge Being Built

Vintage Mug Shots of 1920s Criminals (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 19 Oct 2013   / 4523 views
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The New South Wales police department took over 2500 photographs of its inmates between the years of 1910 and 1930. Here are some images from the collection as well as the stories that go with them.

 

Vintage Mug Shots of 1920s Criminals

A Decade of American Family Portraits (21 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 18 Oct 2013   / 3183 views
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These photos were taken by Leon Borensztein during the years 1979-1989.

 

A Decade of American Family Portraits

Black, White and Many Shades of Grey (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 17 Oct 2013   / 2562 views
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Since color photography was not invented until the ‘80s, vintage photos lack a certain amount of vibrancy.

 

Black, White and Many Shades of Grey

Fascinating Portraits of Canada’s Notorious WWII Prostitutes (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 5 Oct 2013   / 10499 views
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Montreal was known as the sex tourism capital of North America in the beginning of the 20th Century. These mugshots show some of the women who were arrested for being “working girls” during these years.

 

Fascinating Portraits of Canada’s Notorious WWII Prostitutes

A Popular Indoor Home Shelter from the War Years (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 23 Sep 2013   / 4058 views
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The Morrison shelter was created by John Baker and named after the Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison. The shelters came in home assembly kits and were 6 ft 6 in (2 m) long, 4 ft (1.2 m) wide and 2 ft 6 in (0.75 m) high and had a solid 1/8 in (3 mm) steel plate “table” top with wire mesh sides and a metal floor. 500,000 shelters were distributed by the end of 1941 and were given free to households with a combined income of less than $640(£400) per year in preparation for the expected German V-1 “Doodlebug” bomb attacks.

 

A Popular Indoor Home Shelter from the War Years
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