Tag Archives: 1910s

19 Bizarre Old Photos of Women and Guns

These 19 old photos of women and guns show that American’s have a long and bizarre obsession with this instrument of death. There is something quite disturbing about a women or anyone for that matter, who cracks a big smile for the camera as they pose with their favourite rifle. Guns are known to blow […]

Telegraph Messenger Boys and Their Shocking Stories

These photos of telegraph messenger boys taken at the turn of the 19th century seem innocent and almost charming on the surface. However, most of the children led troubled lives that involved drugs and alcohol. Lewis Wick Hine, an American sociologist and photographer joined the National Child Labour Committee in 1908. He spent ten years […]

Old Photos of Elevated Trains in New York City

These old photos of elevated trains in New York City show how vital there were and are to a densely populated city where it wasn’t practical to have a lot of automobiles. The earliest elevated railway was the London and Greenwich Railway on a brick viaduct of 878 arches, built between 1836 and 1838. The […]

10 Rare Old Photos of New York’s Flatiron Building

10 Rare Old Photos of New York’s Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmark building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors high.