Photos of Donald Trump Before Becoming President-1980s to 1990s

Born in 1946 and grew up in the New York City borough of Queens, Donald John Trump earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and followed his grandmother Elizabeth and father Fred in running the family real estate company. He renamed it The Trump Organization, and ran it from 1971 until his 2017 inauguration.

Trump’s real estate career focused on building or renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He has also started multiple side ventures, branded and licensed his name for real estate and various products, and co-authored several books.

Donald Trump during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 19th, 1997
Donald Trump during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 19th, 1997
Donald Trump, tees off at the Stephen Hyde Scholarship Boy Scout Golf Classic at the Seaview Country Club, April 21st, 1992
Donald Trump, tees off at the Stephen Hyde Scholarship Boy Scout Golf Classic at the Seaview Country Club, April 21st, 1992
Donald Trump speaks during a Greater Atlantic City Hotel-Motel Association meeting at the Taj Mahal resort, Atlantic City, May 28th, 1992
Donald Trump speaks during a Greater Atlantic City Hotel-Motel Association meeting at the Taj Mahal resort, Atlantic City, May 28th, 1992
Donald Trump attends a Casino Control Commission hearing on the financial stability of the Taj Mahal resort, Atlantic City, April 6th, 1992
Donald Trump attends a Casino Control Commission hearing on the financial stability of the Taj Mahal resort, Atlantic City, April 6th, 1992
Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend the fight between Evander Holyfield and George Foreman at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, April 19th, 1991
Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend the fight between Evander Holyfield and George Foreman at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, April 19th, 1991
Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend a fight where James Tillis is knocked out by Tommy Morrison at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Sept 15th, 1991
Marla Maples and Donald Trump attend a fight where James Tillis is knocked out by Tommy Morrison at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Sept 15th, 1991
George Foreman, Donald Trump and Evander Holyfield pose during a press conference to promote their upcoming fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 19th,1991
Donald Trump speaks about the upcoming boxing match between Evander Holyfield (left) and George Foreman (right) at the Taj Mahal Imperial Ballroom, NJ, April 16th, 1991
Donald Trump speaks during a hearing on State involvement in Atlantic City, April 29th, 1990
Donald Trump speaks during a hearing on State involvement in Atlantic City, April 29th, 1990
Donald Trump during a hearing at the Casino Control Commission concerning the Taj Mahal Casino license, Atlantic City, March 30th, 1990
Donald Trump at Casino Control Commission meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, Aug 21st, 1990
Donald Trump at Casino Control Commission meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, Aug 21st, 1990
Donald Trump at Boardwalk rally, NJ, June 16th, 1990
Donald Trump at Boardwalk rally, NJ, June 16th, 1990
Donald Trump and Michael Jackson in a private jet on their way to visit to young HIV patient Ryan White, April 1st,1990
Donald Trump and Michael Jackson in a private jet on their way to visit to young HIV patient Ryan White, April 1st,1990
Donald Trump (center left) at Boardwalk rally, NJ, June 16th, 1990
Donald Trump (center left) at Boardwalk rally, NJ, June 16th, 1990
Donald Trump and his brother, Robert, during a hearing at the Casino Control Commission concerning the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, March 30th, 1990
Donald Trump and his brother, Robert, during a hearing at the Casino Control Commission concerning the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, March 30th, 1990
Ivana, Donald Trump, and Merv Griffin at Miss America Pageant, Sept 1989
Ivana, Donald Trump, and Merv Griffin at Miss America Pageant, Sept 1989
Donald Trump sits in with contestants at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, Sept 1989
Donald Trump sits in with contestants at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, Sept 1989
Donald Trump in Atlantic City, NJ, 1989
Donald Trump in Atlantic City, NJ, 1989
Real estate magnate Donald Trump poses in front of one of three Sikorsky helicopters at New York Port Authority's West 30 Street Heliport on March 22th, 1988
Real estate magnate Donald Trump poses in front of one of three Sikorsky helicopters at New York Port Authority’s West 30 Street Heliport on March 22th, 1988
Mike Tyson puts an arm around his wife Robin Givens as her mother, Ruth Roper, left, looks on accompanied by real estate tycoon Donald Trump at a press conference in New York, July 12th, 1988
Mike Tyson puts an arm around his wife Robin Givens as her mother, Ruth Roper, left, looks on accompanied by real estate tycoon Donald Trump at a press conference in New York, July 12th, 1988
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson with his wife, actress Robin Givens and Donald Trump leave the New York State Supreme Court building, July 22nd, 1988
Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson with his wife, actress Robin Givens and Donald Trump leave the New York State Supreme Court building, July 22nd, 1988
Donald Trump speaks during the NJ Bar Association convention in Atlantic City, May 13th, 1988
Donald Trump speaks during the NJ Bar Association convention in Atlantic City, May 13th, 1988
Donald Trump joins his wife, Ivana, when she left her job as president of Trump Castle, Atlantic City, May 18, 1988
Donald Trump joins his wife, Ivana, when she left her job as president of Trump Castle, Atlantic City, May 18, 1988
Donald Trump at Offshore Grand Prix, Atlantic City, NJ, Sept 24th, 1988
Donald Trump at Offshore Grand Prix, Atlantic City, NJ, Sept 24th, 1988
Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen, May 1988
Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen, May 1988
Donald Trump, right, pictured with his father, Fred Trump, far left, and boxing promoter Don King at a press conference in Atlantic City, NJ, December 1987
Donald Trump, right, pictured with his father, Fred Trump, far left, and boxing promoter Don King at a press conference in Atlantic City, NJ, December 1987
Donald Trump, real estate mogul, entrepreneur, and billionare spends most of his day attending board meetings in which he manages the construction of his buildings in his offices, New York City, Aug 1987
Donald Trump, real estate mogul, entrepreneur, and billionare spends most of his day attending board meetings in which he manages the construction of his buildings in his offices, New York City, Aug 1987
Donald Trump with NJ Governor Tom Kean on the Trump Princess, Atlantic City, July 17th, 1989
Donald Trump with NJ Governor Tom Kean on the Trump Princess, Atlantic City, July 17th, 1989
Donald Trump speaks in Atlantic City, Aug 21st, 1990
Donald Trump speaks in Atlantic City, Aug 21st, 1990
Donald Trump at a Casino Control Commission meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, 1992
Donald Trump at a Casino Control Commission meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, 1992
Donald Trump with Whitney Houston (left), Cissy Houston, and Michael Houston in Atlantic City, NJ, Dec 16th, 1988
Donald Trump with Whitney Houston (left), Cissy Houston, and Michael Houston in Atlantic City, NJ, Dec 16th, 1988
Donald Trump with Whitney Houston (left), Cissy Houston, and Michael Houston in Atlantic City, NJ, Dec 16th, 1988
Donald Trump with Whitney Houston (left), Cissy Houston, and Michael Houston in Atlantic City, NJ, Dec 16th, 1988

Funny Vintage Photos of Hillary Clinton in Bow-Tie Blouses and Midi-Skirts

That hat, that vest, could you die? Bill, Chelsea, and Hillary Clinton in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in 1993. (David Ake/AFP/Getty Images)

God bless Chelsea Clinton. Just when we were getting a little fed up with the Republican National Convention’s hold on the news cycle, she swooped in with exactly the pick-me-up we needed: a “throwback Thursday” post full of glorious vintage photos of her mother. Is this shameless pandering to the all-important people-who-enjoy-looking-at-old-pictures demographic? Yes. Are we OK with that? Also yes.

In an essay for the website Pop Sugar, Chelsea shared some rarely seen family photos from the Clinton vault. You may be thinking, Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for the last 25-odd years, always there with her pantsuits and blond ‘do, what can there possibly be that I haven’t seen before? Well think again. Just when you thought you knew everything about this woman, pictures of her as a BRUNETTE emerge. Earth-shattering. Even more astonishing? She looked great with brown hair. Who knew we had a McAdams in our midst? (McAdams being the technical term for a woman who looks good with all hair colors.)

In addition to the hair revelations (including pictures from the days when Chelsea still had curly hair, RIP), the photos also offer a treasure trove of, dare we say, iconic fashion moments. Hillary in a midi-skirt and slouchy boots. Hillary in a bow-tie blouse that is actually extremely cute and looks like something Madewell would sell. Some truly epic sweaters.

You can head to Pop Sugar to see Chelsea’s photo selections, but since we couldn’t get enough of Hillary’s vintage looks (including one with a Game Boy that presages the famous BlackBerry photo), we’ve furnished this post with a few more old photos. We even did the painstaking work of scrolling allllll the way to beginning of Hillary Clinton’s Instagram feed to find the best ones, so you’re welcome.

Power bangs, power scarf. Hillary and Chelsea in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1993.
(J. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images)

Accessorizing like a pro. Bill, Chelsea, and Hillary Clinton on Election Day 1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary’s big hair here reminds you of the years she spent living in the South. Chelsea and Hillary Clinton at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India in the ’90s. (Douglas E. Curran/AFP/Getty Images)

(Via Slate)

Vintage Photographs of Dublin’s Inner City

David Jazay arrived in Dublin in the early 1980s on a German-Irish school exchange program. The inner city fascinated him right away, and he began photographing its working-class residents and its old Georgian buildings for the next decade.

“It was a rich layer-cake of history, that much was apparent, even if Dubliners tend to remember the late 1980s predominantly as an era of poverty and urban decay. I wanted to go back and explore,” he said via email.

According to a study commissioned by the Dublin Inner City Partnership, the inner city saw its population dwindle to half its size between 1961 and 1991 as unemployment skyrocketed, facilities closed, and buildings were left to decay.

“When I started my project, much of the inner city had all but vanished from public perception.  Brutal, polluting traffic cut the city in two, and the Liffey Quays, once the showpiece of a proud Georgian city, had devolved into a ragged jumble of antique shops, greasy spoons, and car repair places,” he said.

Auction House and Antique Dealers on Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin. 1988.
Patrick Gallagher of Martin+Joyce’s butcher shop, Benburb Street, Dublin, 1992.

While the photos in Jazay’s series, “Dublin Before the Tiger,” document a period of decline, they also celebrate the people and places he came to know as he completed film school and shot his first documentary, Bargaintown, which was recently restored and screened at IFI Docfest. In addition to photos of individual stores and the shopkeepers who minded them, he made panoramas featuring several buildings at once, which he likens to group portraits.

“The biggest one is a continuous, multiple-viewpoint panorama of the Liffey Quays, shot over a length of two miles. Only low speed black and white document film could give me the required resolution. Shot from a distance of 50 meters, one can actually read the lettering on the shopping bags of passers-by,” he said.

 

Left: Ormond Furniture Centre, Dublin, 1985. Right: Ellis Quay Last Post, Dublin, 1988.
TJ Downing’s Grocery, Benburb Street, Dublin,1992.

By 1992, Jazay had photographed Dublin extensively, and, as he prepared to move to London, he felt his project had come to a natural end. In the following years, from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, Ireland experienced an economic boom—earning the nation’s economy the name of “Celtic Tiger”—and Dublin’s neighborhoods rapidly transformed. By the time Jazay started returning to the city in 2013 to revisit the project, almost none of the buildings he’d photographed were still standing. But some of the people remained, and as he now photographs the new and old residents of contemporary Dublin, he says he is glad to have a visual record that links the two.

“To have shared a moment in time and to have made a contribution to the audiovisual heritage of a place—that’s what drives me.”

Ellis Quay, Bargaintown, Dublin, 1988,

(Via Slate)

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