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Vintage Mug Shots of 1920s Criminals (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 19 Oct 2013   / 4934 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   / 3382 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   / 2773 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   / 11814 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   / 4239 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

Inside the 1983 Sear Electronics Catalogue… (13 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 30 Aug 2013   / 6638 views
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Seeing how outdated this technology is now will blow your mind!
 

Inside the 1983 Sear Electronics Catalogue…

A Revealing Collection of Original Civil War Pictures (60 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 24 Aug 2013   / 6396 views
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These images record a significant period in history and are made up of 40 Union and 20 Confederate pictures.
 

A Revealing Collection of Original Civil War Pictures

A Shoe Store That’s Frozen in Time (63 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 13 Aug 2013   / 7467 views
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This store was open from the ‘40s to ‘60s until the owner fell ill and died. The shop was closed and remained as it was for over 40 years.
 

A Shoe Store That’s Frozen in Time

Photos of San Francisco City from Over 45 Years Ago (19 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 8 Aug 2013   / 4811 views
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These vintage pics were taken in 1967.
 

Photos of San Francisco City from Over 45 Years Ago

Defining Historical Moments Remembered through Great Old Photos (30 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 2 Aug 2013   / 8791 views
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Mark Twain inside the laboratory of Nikola Tesla, 1894

Defining Historical Moments Remembered through Great Old Photos

A Soviet Soldier’s Handy Three-in-one Tool (5 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro 30 Jul 2013   / 6883 views
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This cool piece of equipment is a saw, hatchet and shovel in one.
 

A Soviet Soldier’s Handy Three-in-one Tool
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