Those of us who were not alive in the forties can only imagine what it looked like in real life. However, with these amazing 1941 color photos of New York City we can all enjoy those times from a much brighter perspective.
Photography was still new during the reign of Queen Victoria, and participants had to sit motionless for a while before a photo could be taken. Strangely, the mothers had to drape sheets over their heads for the photos, making for extremely weird portraits of their kids.
Reginald Bray was the “headache” of the British postal system. It may seem that he uses a mailbox as a garbage can. However, bulbs which the man lowers into the slot have postage stamps on them. By law, these vegetables must be delivered to the postal address.
Apparently during the ‘50s men were participating in all kinds of heroic activities, including saving women from various creatures and fighting off dangerous animals. Pulp fiction magazines were all the rage during that decade.