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

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 21 Apr 2016   / 5339 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   / 6429 views

Beachside Bathing Machines During Victorian Era (8 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 27 Feb 2016   / 3237 views

These bathing machines were very popular in England at 18th and 19th centuries. They allowed people to change out of their usual clothes into swimwear and were directly lowered into the water. This was part of a beach etiquette and served especially for women not to be seen by men in ‘improper clothing.’ Because in those days, many beaches of Europe were gender-segregated with women required to wear shapeless bathing suits to preserve a sense of modesty.

 

Beachside Bathing Machines During Victorian Era

The USA Back In The 50s (77 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 24 Feb 2016   / 5727 views

So many years have gone by since that time and today the life in America is completely different. But it is always interesting to look at such photos that remind us of simpler times.

 

The USA Back In The 50s

Astounding Photos Of Days Long Passed (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 18 Feb 2016   / 6534 views

Great moments in history captured in these amazing pictures from back then.

 

Astounding Photos Of Days Long Passed

Nostalgic Look at New York City in The 80s (28 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 30 Jan 2016   / 5514 views

Berkeley based photographer Janet Delaney made a great collection of photos of New York City back in the 1980s. Take a look.

 

Nostalgic Look at New York City in The 80s

A Revealing Look at Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban Took Over (60 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 20 Jan 2016   / 8195 views

These pictures were taken by an American university professor Dr. Bill Podlich in 1967 and show a very different Afghanistan to the one we see today.

 

A Revealing Look at Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban Took Over

These Old Creepy Circus Photos Are No Laughing Matter (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 5 Jan 2016   / 8004 views

The circus is supposed to be a fun event where clowns and other performers make people laugh and smile. But these vintage photos of an old circus look more like something you would see in a horror movie.

 

These Old Creepy Circus Photos Are No Laughing Matter

Stunning Colour Photos of Paris That are Over a Century Old (55 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 16 Dec 2015   / 4906 views

French banker, Albert Khan wanted to see more colour photos of the world so in 1909 he sent four photographers (Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Leon) to take pics and they ended up in Paris and took these beautiful images.

 

Stunning Colour Photos of Paris That are Over a Century Old

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

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro 23 Oct 2015   / 5099 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
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