NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler’s photographs documented it with compassion and humor. As the city neared bankruptcy, crime rates rose, epidemics of arson and crack made the Big Apple seem […]
They didn’t pose with guns for fun, they were ready to fight… You might also like these 19 bizarre photos of women with guns or these photos of women snipers!
Marijuana is the evil weed that will drive you to madness. Here are some of old pictures of famous faces who have been arrested for cannabis possession. (via Flashbak)
Until the 1860s, all Jerusalem residents lived within the walls of the Old City. The walls were built in the 16th century by Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, secure in the knowledge that the city gates were locked from sunset to sunrise and that residents were protected from marauding Bedouins. But as […]
In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is ‘the great gay holiday’ or Gay Halloween. Before Halloween existed, the night before All Hallows Day (All Saints Day), was linked to the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’ in the British Isles, meaning ‘summer’s end’. And because the celebration is associated with mystery, […]
Thanksgiving is a great time of year to remember all of our blessings. The food, stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, family and friends seated around the dinner table. A great time of year! Checkout these 20 very charming vintage Thanksgiving postcards.
Halloween costumes these days are pre-manufactured and really not very scary. Checkout these costumes from the past when trick or treaters knew how to really scare the crap out of the folks handing them candy! (Via Vintages)
The Miss America Pagent is getting a remodel this year. The swimsuit portion is out and the organization says it will o longer judge women on their physical appearance. This is one of many changes that have taken place during the time the pagent started in 1921. Take a look at some of the winner […]
The 1970s, when disco dust was plentiful and there were cocaine paraphernalia ads galore in head magazines. Although the “glamorised” drug wasn’t legal in America, it didn’t stop the drug and tools for doing it being marketed in magazines or newspapers.Inspired by the hit Netflix Narcos, a drama about the life of world infamous drug […]
Over the last 100 years, the women we consider to be sex symbols have had a huge variety of body shapes. Check out this decade-by-decade description of what people considered to be a “hot body.” Beginning with the 1910s Gibson Girl ideal inspired by the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson By 1920, the flapper girl […]