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Revealing Candid Snaps of Hooverville During the Great Depression (26 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 23 Oct 2015   / 4498 views

These villages in America were constructed on vacant lots and made from wood and metal. They were named “Hoovervilles” after President Hoover and were quite common until 1940. Here are some pics taken in New York Central Park around this time.

 

Revealing Candid Snaps of Hooverville During the Great Depression

French Artist Imagines the Year 2000 in Fun and Magical Illustrations (37 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 17 Oct 2015   / 6428 views

French artist, Jean-Marc Côté created these inspired renderings in 1901, which depicted his view of life in the year 2000.

 

French Artist Imagines the Year 2000 in Fun and Magical Illustrations

A Revealing Glance into What a First Class Cabin Really Looked Like in the 50s (10 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 7 Oct 2015   / 4588 views

Back in the day, if you booked a first class airplane ticket you definitely got your money’s worth!

 

A Revealing Glance into What a First Class Cabin Really Looked Like in the 50s

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

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 22 Sep 2015   / 4377 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   / 4801 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   / 10914 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   / 5423 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   / 5976 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   / 6864 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   / 11656 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   / 4358 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   / 5164 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   / 4543 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
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