The Headless Lady illusion was a popular magic trick performed at sideshows in the 1940s. As the story goes, the poor woman lost her head in a horrible accident, but doctors were able to keep her alive through the miracle of new scientific technology. Fargo, “Olga the Headless Girl” was an illusionary sideshow and was […]
Originally, Reefer Madness was the title of a 1930s American propaganda film that told the story of how an entire high school student body was introduced to smoking marijuana cigarettes (also known as, reefers). However, while the film was intentioned as a cautionary tale to parents about the grave and immoral consequences of allowing their […]
The main street barber shop was a place to relax, get a great haircut and catch up on gossip. These 18 vintage photos of old town barbershops bring back these happy memories!
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 […]
There is something romantic about old barn pictures, even more so, when they depict abandoned barns falling apart! Old red barn pictures are almost a cliche, so I’ve not included any of those here. All of these black and white photos were taken in 1933 and show barns in states like Washington, Ohio, Virginia, California, […]
An intriguing collection of vintage billboards photos from the United States.
These old eating ice cream pictures and photos of the classic ice cream truck will have you smacking your lips!
These rare pictures of old gas stations (also known by the lesser term of “filling stations“), are a slice of Americana. The first places that sold gasoline were pharmacies, as a side business. The first filling station was the city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany, where Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on […]
These old, scary clown pictures from the turn of the century will creep you out! It’s hard to imagine any of these costumed entertainers showing up at a kid’s party without creating a bit of a stir! Maybe it’s time to look at something a little more beautiful like this silent movie star. These old, […]
These vintage pictures of the empire state building were taken with black and white film and make for interesting views. Check out these 10 rare old photos of New York’s Flat Iron Building.