Category Archives: Countries

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City’s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. For ten years, right up until the bar closed for good in 1982, he shot thousands of black and white photographs, […]

Rare Colour Pictures of Seoul in 1948-49, before the Korean War

Rare Colour Pictures of Seoul in 1948-49, before the Korean War

In 1945, with the surrender of the Empire of Japan in September 1945 that ended World War II, Korea was liberated from the Japanese occupation exercised since 1910. However, the peninsula was divided in two parts: the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North […]

18 Vintage Photographs Document Runaway Teenagers Living in the Streets of Seattle in the 1980s

Mary Ellen Mark (1941-2015) put her hands on photography in the 1960s, depicting streets scenes in her native Philadelphia as well as anti-Vietnam and women’s rights demonstrations in New York. Quite promptly, when working for Look magazine, the American photographer chose to chronicle the existences of the desperate, the marginals, the homeless, the wounded of […]

23 Rare Color Photos of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo

23 Rare Color Photos of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions […]

Fun in the sun before Kim Jong-un! Photos from the 70s and 80s show how North Korea portrayed itself as a tourist destination.

Fun in the sun before Kim Jong-un! Photos from the 70s and 80s show how North Korea portrayed itself as a tourist destination.

North Korea was closed to most tourists during the 70s and 80s except those from communist countries Vintage brochures show how those living under communist rule were encourage to take a holiday there  Images show men playing volleyball, families enjoying theme parks, and people eating the local cuisine North Korea still entices tourists to the […]

20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

These vintage Chihuahua photos show a rare side of this modern day metropolis. The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city was founded in 1709 by Spanish explorers. Miguel Hidalgo, considered the Father of the Country, was held prisoner in the Federal Palace of Chihuahua and executed in 1811 […]

Old Photos of Bream

Old Photos of Bream

Take a peak at these rare old photos of Bream, a mining community in West Virginia. Bream is an unincorporated community along Indian Creek Rd (County Route 49) in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It is the first community after State Route 114 turns across the Elk River to Big Chimney. Bream is located between Milliken and Pinch, and is usually omitted from the map, because of its […]