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Cartoon Illustrators Try to Draw Characters with Their Eyes Closed (10 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 22 Sep 2015   / 4351 views

In 1947 LIFE magazine challenged comic artists to draw characters with closed eyes and these were their attempts.

 

Cartoon Illustrators Try to Draw Characters with Their Eyes Closed

A Fascinating View of NYC in the 1980s (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 4 Sep 2015   / 4759 views

Thomas Hoepker is a German photographer who captured these candid pics of New York City in 1983.

 

A Fascinating View of NYC in the 1980s

One of the Most Extraordinary Airplanes Ever Built (18 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 26 Aug 2015   / 10885 views

Howard Hughes’s H-4 Hercules was a 136 ton aircraft with a wingspan of 98 meters and it is still one of the most outstanding planes ever made.

 

One of the Most Extraordinary Airplanes Ever Built

Rarely Seen Images of the Wacky Woodstock Festival (28 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 18 Aug 2015   / 5382 views

400,000 people flocked to a farm in Bethel New York on August 15, 1969 for what was to become a much talked about event in our recent history. Here are some revealing behind-the-scenes pics from the festival.

 

Rarely Seen Images of the Wacky Woodstock Festival

This Historic Antarctic Snow Cruiser Was a Giant Disaster (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 26 Jun 2015   / 5947 views

Built in 1939, this vehicle was designed to explore the Antarctica but the diesel-electric hybrid powertrain was too fragile and caused it to breakdown early on. It is thought to be buried in the Antarctic region now.

 

This Historic Antarctic Snow Cruiser Was a Giant Disaster

Fascinating Pictures from the Past (23 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 23 Jun 2015   / 6825 views

Here's a mix of interesting pictures from the past, from celebrities or cool kids to cute girls or war time.

 

Fascinating Pictures from the Past

These Racy French Postcards Are the Pornography of the Past (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 13 Jun 2015   / 11481 views

These “erotic” postcards were distributed illegally in America where it was forbidden to produce sexy adult imagery. It looks pretty harmless by modern day standards however.

 

These Racy French Postcards Are the Pornography of the Past

What Mud Flaps Looked Like in the Early 1900s (12 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 9 Jun 2015   / 4336 views

These pictures from 1912 are taken from a Paris contest where people participated to see who had the best mud flaps. They have definitely changed a lot over the years.

 

What Mud Flaps Looked Like in the Early 1900s

Men’s Fashion Was Just Odd in the 70s (18 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 6 Jun 2015   / 5137 views

Seriously, how did they not see what is wrong with this style?

 

Men’s Fashion Was Just Odd in the 70s

Journey Down the Digital River of Time (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 2 May 2015   / 4521 views

Our visitor Michael sent us these pictures and says: "Most of these old website pics date from at least 15 years ago... a time when our browsers were the old CRTs and mostly offered a mere 800x600 resolution. It was a time when Windows 95 ruled and Windows 98 was on the rise so... kick back in your dusty desk chair and enjoy the ride!"
Thanks for the great photos, Michael.

Journey Down the Digital River of Time

Quirky Items That People Once Used (51 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 1 Apr 2015   / 7876 views

These odd creations were all used back in the day but it is easy to see why they went out of fashion.

 

Quirky Items That People Once Used

Vintage Black and White Photos of the Original Titanic Gym (17 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 1 Apr 2015   / 5608 views

These interesting photos show a rarely seen view of the Titanic gym that passengers used to keep fit while on board. The gum had squash courts and Turkish baths amongst other things.

 

Vintage Black and White Photos of the Original Titanic Gym

Seriously Dodgy Old-school Photos (34 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 28 Mar 2015   / 8249 views

These vintage images are a bit bizarre and they will definitely creep you out.

 

Seriously Dodgy Old-school Photos
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