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30 Wonderful Photos of Brave Women of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps During Vietnam War
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Published on Feb 21, 2019
The history of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in Vietnam began in April, 1956 when three Army nurses arrived in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. These nurses were on temporary duty assignments attached to the United States Army Medical Training Team, United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Saigon. The Army sent them to train South Vietnamese nurses in nursing care procedures and techniques, not care for U.S. servicemen.

Instead, the American Embassy Dispensary in Saigon provided care for the American Community and the MAAG advisers. By 1959, however, that facility could no longer meet its mounting requirements. Medical and dental personnel of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force augmented a team redesignated as the American Dispensary, Saigon. This tri-service staffing arrangement, including two Army Nurse Corps officers, continued for the next three years.

The expansion of the war in the Republic of Vietnam placed greater burdens on the Army Nurse Corps. Over 11 years from March, 1962 (when the 8th Field Hospital opened in Nha Trang) to March, 1973 (when the last Army nurses departed the Republic of Vietnam), more than 5,000 Army nurses served in America’s longest war.

The buildup in Vietnam taxed the Corps. Army nurses had to provide full peacetime nursing services in the continental United States and Europe yet simultaneously meet the far different requirements of combat forces fighting in Southeast Asia. In January, 1965 the Army had 113 hospital beds and 15 nurses in Vietnam. The buildup of medical units was completed in 1968 and included 11 Reserve and National Guard medical units. By December 1968, 900 nurses in Vietnam worked in 23 Army hospitals, and one convalescent center with a total of 5,283 beds.

Army nurses volunteered for duty in Vietnam for a variety of reasons. Many felt it was their patriotic duty; others thought of Vietnam as an adventure. One nurse veteran remarked: “We aren’t angels, We are simply members of the nursing profession who have seen the need in Vietnam and are here to do our part.” Another said: “I wanted to be an army nurse and combat is where the soldier is. That’s where I wanted to be.” And a third: “My reason for going was that there were American troops there that needed help. They needed the things that I could give them in my nursing profession.”
 

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Rotterdam Maashaven 1956 Beeldbank Rotterdam. Photographer Ary Groeneveld
 

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45 Fascinating Historical Photos Volume 41
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45 Fascinating Historical Photos Volume 41
 

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Top 20 Coolest Bikini Beauties of the 1950s
February 22, 2019 1950s, beauty, celebrity & famous people, fashion & clothing, portraits

Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was accepted very slowly by the public in the late 1940s and 1950s. It was accepted on European beaches years before American morals allowed them at public pools. At that time, the one piece swimsuit was preferred.

The bikini gained increased exposure and acceptance as film stars like Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, and Ursula Andress wore them and were photographed on public beaches and seen in film. In many countries the design was banned from beaches and other public places.


Diana Dors, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Brosmer in bikinis, circa 1950s

The minimalist bikini design became common in most Western countries by the mid-1960s as both swimwear and underwear. By the late 20th century it was widely used as sportswear in beach volleyball and bodybuilding.

Here below is a stunning photo collection that shows the coolest bikini beauties of the 1950s.



Anita Ekberg


Abbe Lane


Bettie Page


Betty Brosmer


Brigitte Bardot


Carroll Baker


Cleo Moore


Diana Dors


Eve Meyer


Gina Lollobrigida


Jayne Mansfield


Jeanne Carmen


Joan Collins


Joi Lansing


Mara Corday


Marilyn Monroe


Marisa Allasio


Meg Myles


Mitzi Gaynor


Norma Ann Sykes

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32 Black and White Photos That Document Everyday Life of North Vietnam in the Late 1960s
February 23, 2019 1960s, life & culture, people, Vietnam, war

After the failure to reunify Vietnam by elections, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam attempted to unify the country by force in the Vietnam War (1955–75). North Vietnam and the Việt Cộng insurgents supported by their communist allies, including the Soviet Union and China, fought against the military of South Vietnam, the United States and other anti-communist military forces, including South Korea, Australia, Thailand, and smaller players.

North Vietnam also supported indigenous communist rebels in Cambodia and Laos against their respective U.S.-backed governments. The war ended when North Vietnamese forces and the Việt Cộng defeated South Vietnam and in 1976 united the two parts of the country into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The expanded Democratic Republic retained North Vietnam's political culture under Soviet influence and continued its existing memberships in international organisations such as Comecon.

These amazing black and white photos were taken by French photographer Marc Riboud that documented everyday life of North Vietnam in 1969.






























 

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I'd never would have survived Vietnam. 1st pretty, Vietnamese female could have put a bullet in my brain pan in those days.
I would probably STILL be an easy target for those gals with the long knives.
 

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Amazing Portraits of Elspeth Beard, the First British Woman to Ride a Motorcycle Around the World

March 05, 2019 1980s, bicycle & motorcycle, event & history, female, portraits, travel



In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike - the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017.





“When I set off to ride my motorbike around the world in 1982 I never imagined that my story would be published,” she said of her book. “On my return, in 1984, I put all my journals, tapes and photos in a cardboard box in the back of a cupboard where they remained for over thirty years.”

Beard learned to ride a motorcycle on Salisbury Plain at the age of 16. She began her round the world journey in 1982, after the third year of her architect training course, using a BMW R60/6 motorcycle. Beard added soft panniers, a tank bag and an extra bag lashed to the pillion seat before she embarked on the trip.







In October 1982, Beard shipped her beloved BMW to New York and arrived at Heathrow with a tent and a few belongings. “I was very nervous but I was also excited and felt a tingle of freedom.” When she arrived in New York, she got on her motorbike and rode to Canada, then south to Mexico and back north to Los Angeles.

“Traveling in those days was so different,” she said. “There was no internet and no satellite navigation. It was a real adventure. I didn’t know where I would be staying that night or where I could eat or buy petrol. I would plan my route two or three days ahead and hope for the best. It was thrilling and I finally felt free.”




After traveling thousands of miles across the United States, Beard shipped her bike from Los Angeles to Sydney, where she spent eleven months working as an architect, before motorcycling across Australia. In Townsville, Queensland, she had an accident which left her hospitalized for two weeks.

“I was traveling with two people I’d met on the way,” she told Express. “We were riding through the outback and my front wheel sank into a pothole. The bike cartwheeled and I flew through the air. I landed on my head and have no memory of the accident. All I remember is waking up in hospital feeling confused and frightened.”

If her traveling companions hadn’t been with her, Elspeth would have died. However, she was determined to carry on. “I did everything I could to minimize the risk but you can’t do a trip like that without expecting to have a few accidents.”

Beard carried on riding to Perth, and she shipped her bike to Singapore, before traveling through Bali, Java and Sumatra, Malaysia and Thailand.










In Singapore, she spent 6 weeks replacing important documents and gear after they were all stolen. In Thailand, she collided with a dog, and recuperated staying with a local family; the family fed her the remains of the dog that she had crashed into.

From Thailand, Beard rode to India, traveled to Pakistan and Iran, then through Turkey and back into mainland Europe before arriving back in London in November, 1984.








More than 30 years on, Elspeth believes her epic adventure made her into the person she is today. “The trip completely changed my life and made me the person I am now. It taught me there was nothing I couldn’t cope with and there wasn’t a problem I couldn’t solve. Now I would never take no for an answer. It has given me an inner strength and confidence to tackle anything.”

When she returned, Elspeth finished her architecture qualification and now has her own firm near her home in Guildford, Surrey. But she still hits the road as often as she can. “Now I have a collection of bikes and still love to ride. And I still have my trusty BMW. It’s like an old friend.”

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RDM YARD 1936 Beeldbank Rotterdam. Copyright RDM (CC-BY-NC)
 

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Bananas For sale Plus Horse Meat
Horse meat use to be big in France and still is in Japan and S.E. Asia.
The thoroughbred industry set-up a rescue farm for former Champions when one was found going to a slaughterhouse in Japan 10-15 years ago.
 

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Horse meat use to be big in France and still is in Japan and S.E. Asia.
The thoroughbred industry set-up a rescue farm for former Champions when one was found going to a slaughterhouse in Japan 10-15 years ago.
The pic was from a merchant mariner forum based in Europe. There was one before it where a woman was eating a banana. It was one of the first bananas brought into England after WWII. The pic I posted was right after it. It may have been a big deal...……...war rations over - fresh food, etc.
 

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23 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Douglas County, Colorado in the Late 19th Century
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Published on Mar 7, 2019
Douglas County is the seventh-most populous of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Castle Rock.

Douglas County is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located midway between Colorado's two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs.

These amazing photos from Archives and Local History at DCL that captured everyday life of Douglas County, Colorado in the late 19th century.

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15 Vintage Photos of Motorcycle Riders Posing in Their Harley Davidson Racing Jerseys From the 1920s
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Published on Mar 7, 2019
The brand Harley Davidson has become synonymous with motorcycles. Harley is a defining force in the history of motorcycle racing, cross country touring and general motorcycle club mayhem with their great machines; but Harley Davidson's apparel history is just as rich and intriguing.

Check out these old photos of dudes wearing vintage Harley Davidson racing jerseys. The photographs are excellent and capture the beauty that is vintage motorcycle apparel...
 

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Good to see you posting your 'overabundance' of old timey photos again search. I do enjoy & appreciate the images you post.

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Top 20 Old Classic Vintage Cars For Women

March 08, 2019 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, female, vehicles



Women love classic vintage cars just as much as men. It may be true that vintage automobiles aren't the greatest when it comes to fuel efficiency, but most of these models were picked combine aesthetics with performance.

Most of these cars are also small since women don't have the same taste in the idea of ‘bigger, better’ as men do. Regardless of their reduced size, these models will make any lady look like a badass.


1. 1946 Plymouth Deluxe Convertible.


1946 Plymouth Deluxe Convertible

Back to the distant past, now, with this luxury cars of the 40s. This one was a full-size automobile produced by Chrysler, that also came in various shapes and sizes: sedans, coupes, convertibles and station wagons. It’s certainly a sight for sore eyes, with its sleek, smooth lines and its exceptional overall design, but the main advantage to choosing the Deluxe Convertible is its outstanding interior space. It can fit 4 adults and guess what, they can feel exceptionally comfortable.


2. 1954-1986 Jeep CJ5.


1954-1986 Jeep CJ5

Although some people think of it as the laughing stock of all jeeps, the CJ-5 was, after all, manufactured for more than 30 years, so customers must have appreciated it for something. In fact, buyers can choose from a multitude of variants, out of which the highly acclaimed models are the following: the 1965 Tuxedo Park Mark IV, the 1969 462, the 1970 Renegade I, the 1973 Super Jeep and the 1980 Golden Hawk.


3. 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa.


1954 Ferrari 250 Europa

This notorious automobile was first introduced at the 1954 Paris Motor Show and it quickly became the favorite car of the 50s. The Europa is quite a powerful car for its size, featuring a horsepower of 217, which comes from its V12 engine.


4. 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster.


1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

This car is as classy as possible. Let’s not forget that women used to buy the model back in the days because it was James Dean’s favorite vehicle. In fact, the actor used to drive it when he was outside the studio. The model is a luxury car known for its 1300 and 1500 cc engines.


5. 1956 Jaguar XK 140.


1956 Jaguar XK 140

This one’s a looker. We can even imagine a lady driving down the street and the wind blowing through her hair. This Jaguar model isn’t even extraordinarily powerful, coming equipped with a 3.8-liter engine and a horsepower of 210. The car can reach a maximum speed of 125 mph, and a July 1957 test performed by Karl Ludvigsen, an editor for Sports Car World, accounted for the statement. Unfortunately, in 1961, Jaguar halted the production of the model, and therefore there’s only a limited number of them available in the world today.

6. 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America Spider.


1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America Spider

This is the second series of Lancia Aurelias. The model was introduced in late 1955 and was marketed as a convertible. It came with chrome bumpers and larger bonnet air-scoop. The model was a limited edition, as only 521 cars were produced, and all of them were equipped with 2,451 cc engines. It was also the owner of a 2.5-liter displacement and a horsepower of 110. A famous American character, John Jang, purchased a vehicle in 1956, drove it for 28,000 miles and later on abandoned it in its garage. In 2012, Jang’s family decided to check on the automobile and surprisingly enough, the electrical system still worked and all the carrosserie had perfectly survived all these years.


7. 1958-1960 Ford Thunderbird.


1958-1960 Ford Thunderbird

In 1958, the Thunderbird was redesigned to fit 4 passengers. The modification increased the vehicle weight to 1,000 pounds. The car was one of the most powerful of the times, as it came equipped with a 5.8 liter V8 engine, responsible for producing 300 hp.


8. 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster.


1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster

The roadster was produced by the German car manufacturer between 1955 and 1963. The ‘58 model features a 4-cylinder engine, a 4-speed manual gearbox and an average fuel consumption of 18.8 mpg. Let’s not forget that back in the days, people weren’t particularly focused on fuel economy. Also, at the time the Roadster was launched, it was said that its interior lacked style and recalled a Spartan way of life, with one-piece leather-covered seats and aluminum doors. Luckily for the model, in 1958 people couldn’t choose from too many other alternatives when it came to interior design. This grand tourer was widely popular until 1963, when it was replaced by the 230SL model.


9. 1959-1967 Mini Mark I.


1959-1967 Mini Mark I

This is also a rather small-sized vehicle, but since Minis are known for their reliability, women will surely find these models to be more than satisfactory. The greatest advantage to choosing a Mini Mark I is the 4-speed automatic transmission that was added to the model in 1965. Other than that, it’s simply a chic car for ladies who want to get noticed on the road.


10. 1960-1964 Chevrolet Corvair.


1960-1964 Chevrolet Corvair

This car is truly cosmopolitan, since Chevrolet made a big deal out of manufacturing it as diversely as possible. Ladies can choose from 2-door convertibles and coupes, 4-door sedans and station wagons, and if they’re eager to use as much space as possible, they can even opt for a 6-door or an 8-door van.


11. 1964-1966 Ford Mustang.


1964-1966 Ford Mustang

This is the first generation of Mustangs that Ford ever produced. It also comes with three alternatives: hardtop, sportsroof and convertible. Its engines vary from a small 2.8 liter Thriftpower I6 to a thrilling 4.7 liter Windsor HiPo V8.


12. 1964-1970 Pontiac GTO.


1964-1970 Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac remains one of the favorite automobiles of vintage cars collectors. The GTO is a classic muscle car and it comes in various shapes and sizes: depending on its fabrication year, it can feature a 6.4-liter or a 6.6-liter V8 engine. Buyers have three choices when it comes to the design of the car: convertible, hardtop and coupe.


13. 1964 Aston Martin DB5.


1964 Aston Martin DB5

Not only James Bond has the right to drive this car. The automobile became outrageously popular when it was featured as the famous spy’s vehicle, in the acclaimed Goldfinger motion picture. The DB5 is a grand tourer that comes as a coupe or as a convertible and offers buyers a wonderful driving experience, thanks to its 3,995 cc Inline-6 engine and its 282 bhp.


14. 1966 Volvo 121 Amazon.


1966 Volvo 121 Amazon

It was somewhat predictable to find a Volvo in this list of 20 vintage cars for women, as the Swedish brand is known worldwide for manufacturing super-safe vehicles. The Amazon came as a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan or a 5-door station wagon. Engines ranged from a 1,583 cc to a 1,986 cc one. It’s no wonder that Volvo chose to name the model Amazon because it looks like it’s come out of an exotic movie.


15. 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro.


1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro

This is the first generation of Camaros that Chevrolet produced. It’s more of a sports car than anything else. The Camaro is a noteworthy alternative for women who are keen on speed, as it comes with various engines (varying from a 4.9 liter to a 7.0 liter V8 one). The car received some negative publicity at the time it was released, in the virtue of Ralph Nader’s book, Unsafe at Any Speed.


16. 1967 Morris Minor Convertible.


1967 Morris Minor Convertible

Morris Minor is a British brand of automobiles, which debuted with its first cars in the brinks of 1948. All the models were designed to be small, fuel-efficient vehicles, especially since they were launched following WWII. The 1967 convertible was a limited edition, having been produced in only 1,000 numbers. This one comes with a 948 cc engine. The only possible downfall of choosing this model is the fact that its manufacturers didn’t necessarily focus on safety features, and therefore the driving experience could get somewhat risky. Nowadays, drivers have the opportunity to equip their cars with almost any other supplementary features, making even very old models turn into fully loaded automobiles.


17. 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.


1967 Volkswagen Beetle

This one is such a classic car for women that it almost doesn’t need any description. The charm of a small, smooth car appeals to ladies from all over the world. Another cute thing about its design is that its headlights feature ‘eyelids’. The 1967 Beetle features a 50 hp thanks to its 1.3-liter engine.


18. 1969-1973 Triumph TR6.


1969-1973 Triumph TR6

Girls will love this British automobile because it’s a beautiful 6-cylinder sports car, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 8.2 seconds. Some say it can reach a maximum speed of 120 mph.


19. 1969 Fiat 500.


1969 Fiat 500

Fiat has been through a lot of changes in the 60s. One of its innovations was an interesting beach car, which featured chairs made out of raffia. We’ve chosen a more classic model, though, since we know that in today’s reality, women opt for small cars that are also practical. Keep in mind it’s not the most powerful car in the world, but that’s mostly due to its size. It can reach 50 mph in a matter of more than one minute. It comes with a 499 cc, 2-cylinder engine, responsible for producing a rather decent 21.5 bhp. Its top speed isn’t impressive: 65 mph. However, it does offer a 45 mpg fuel economy, which is truly respectable for the end of the 1960s.


20. 1970 MG Midget.


1970 MG Midget

The Midget is yet another classic British brand of cars, which specialized in manufacturing sports and coupes. The 1970 model has a horsepower of 65 bhp, thanks to the addition of a 1,275cc A-series engine. It’s a cool car, which goes well with bright colors (such as red and light blue), and it’s certain that people won’t feel cramped when driving it on the road.

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30 Best Photos of Jane Birkin in the 1970s

March 08, 2019 1970s, beauty, celebrity & famous people, fashion & clothing, female, portraits



For a certain type of tuned-in and turned-on generation in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jane Birkin, the London-born model and singer, was the very embodiment of beauty. Her biggest fame resulted from her very public relationship with Parisian musician and all-around badass Serge Gainsbourg. But she was accomplished all on her own, appearing in seminal counterculture films like Michaelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 masterwork Blow-Up (where the exposure of her pubic hair caused a major scandal in Britain), Slogan (1969) and La Piscine (1969) before branching into art-house fare throughout the 1970s and ’80s.


We’d be hard-pressed to find a style icon whose influence has made quite as long-lasting an impact on us as Jane Birkin. There’s no denying that the fashion world was pulling major inspiration from the English-French actress’s plethora of perfectly retro 1970s-era looks.

The singer and model, whose effortless waves and fringey bangs are as classic as the outfits she wore, continues to provide the ultimate easygoing yet sultry style. Whether she was wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a satiny number, Jane Birkin always had a certain effortless vibe about her. So much so that there are a number of clothing items that have become synonymous with her. Birkin-inspired pieces like breezy off-the-shoulder tops, classic-cut jeans that will never go out of style, and, of course, the omnipresent basket bag that still remains so relevant. Although the je ne sais quoi of French-girl fashion often eludes us, today we’re making it easier than ever to emulate the style of one of France’s most well-known style stars.































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I Search, I think ya just wanted to post some Car Pics. I can't recall or think of one woman driving a GTO in those days. Some nice Pics though.
 

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Assembly Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958

March 09, 2019 1950s, Germany, life & culture, science & technology, vehicles



The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121, it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop.

The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing its basic styling, engineering, detailing, and fully independent suspension. Both cars had double wishbones in front and swing axles at the rear. Instead of the 300 SL’s expensive purpose-built W198 tubular spaceframe the 190 SL rode on a shortened monocoque R121 platform modified from the W121 small saloon.

The car was available either as a soft-top convertible or with removable hardtop). A small third-passenger transverse seat was optional. During its first years the 190 SL was available as a sports-racing model with small perspex windscreen and spartan one-piece leather covered bucket seats and aluminum doors.

Below are some photographs from a Mercedes-Benz’s factory in 20, 1958.









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Weird World War II Photos That You’re Unlikely To Find l Unseen Pictures of WW2
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Published on Jul 30, 2018
World War II was one of the first wars to be heavily documented on film. While several photos of this significant time in our country’s history have become iconic, there are countless others that deserve attention in their own right.

Here are 20 lesser-known World War II photos that remind you that war is not only horrifying, but truly bizarre. From strange masks to soldiers with swords, you probably didn’t see any of these images in your school textbooks!World War II was one of the first wars to be heavily documented on film. While several photos of this significant time in our country’s history have become iconic, there are countless others that deserve attention in their own right.

Here are 18 lesser-known World War II photos that remind you that war is not only horrifying, but truly bizarre. From strange masks to soldiers with swords, you probably didn’t see any of these images in your school textbooks!
 

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SCORP. Just ignore that video especially photo #7. They are not part of your cause.
 

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101 Amazing Historical Photos Volume 10
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Published on Mar 12, 2019
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30 Strange and Hilarious Vintage Feminine Hygiene Ads From the Early 20 Century

March 14, 2019 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, ads, female, humor & hilarious, strange & WTF



In the late 1800s, disposable cloth towels to be worn during menstruation were introduced as a product category marketed to middle- and upper-class women. Before then, even the wealthiest women had made their own menstrual supplies from yard goods.


In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the practice of birth control was rarely discussed publicly, being deemed beyond the bounds of good taste. In the U.S., the Comstock Law of 1873 banned “obscene” materials from the mails, making it illegal to sell or advertise products that were explicitly labeled contraceptives or that otherwise referred directly to sex. Despite the law, sales of contraceptives were brisk. Manufacturers used euphemisms and code language to mask the products’ purpose while still allowing the savvy consumer to understand the advertisers’ claims.

The term “feminine hygiene” was created around 1924 by the marketers of Zonite and Lysol, two popular household disinfectants that were also used as contraceptive douches. Under the banner of “feminine” or “marital” hygiene, these products could be purchased in the U.S. in the 1920s and ’30s in department stores, drugstores and through Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs.




























 

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The Civil War Faces: A Fabulous Portrait Photo Collection From the American Civil War

March 14, 2019 1800s, life & culture, people, portraits



The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S. history.


Family portraits from the American Civil War

Primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, war broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. The loyalists of the Union in the North proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery.

Intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead, more than the number of U.S. military deaths in all other wars combined.

Here below is a fabulous photo collection from The Library of Congress that shows portraits of American from Civil War.


Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths


Three unidentified soldiers in forage caps with musket


Brothers Private Hiram J. and Private William H. Gripman of Company I, 3rd Minnesota Infantry Regiment, one with his arm around the other


Corporal Alvin B. Williams of Company F, 11th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, with musket and a bayonet in scabbard; dog tag in case


Edwin Chamberlain of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant's uniform with guitar


Five unidentified soldiers in Union uniform of the 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia outfitted with Enfield muskets in front of encampment


John E. Cummins of the 50th, 99th, and 185th Ohio Infantry regiments in Union uniform next to a horse


Private Albert H. Davis of Company K, 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in uniform, shoulder scales, and Hardee hat with Model 1841 Mississippi rifle, sword bayonet, knapsack with bedroll, canteen, and haversack


Private David M. Thatcher of Company B, Berkeley Troop, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment, in uniform and Virginia sword belt plate with Adams revolver and cavalry sword


Private Edward A. Cary of Company I, 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and his sister, Emma J. Garland née Cary


Private Henry Augustus Moore of Co. F, 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with artillery short sword and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!


Private Silas A. Shirley of Co. H, 16th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with books and sign reading Victory or Death!


Private Simeon J. Crews of Co. F, 7th Texas Cavalry Regiment, with cut down saber and revolver


Samuel W. Doble of Company D, 12th Maine Infantry Regiment, with drum


Seven unidentified officers and soldiers in Union uniforms and one officer identified as Major Charles S. Cotter of 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, with telescope, at Point Lookout, Tennessee


Three unidentified soldiers in front of painted backdrop showing 34-star American flag


Two unidentified soldiers in Union cavalry uniforms with sword share a drink in front of painted backdrop showing camp


Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms drinking whiskey and playing cards


Unidentified African American sailor in Union uniform sitting with arm resting on table


Unidentified African American soldier in Union cavalry uniform with cavalry saber in front of painted backdrop showing landscape


Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters


Unidentified African American Union soldier with a rifle and revolver in front of painted backdrop showing weapons and American flag at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri


Unidentified boy holding cased photograph of soldier in Confederate uniform atop a Bible


Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat


Unidentified infantry sergeant in Union uniform with five young infantry soldiers with American flag at side


Unidentified soldier in Confederate cavalry uniform with saber


Unidentified soldier in Confederate frock coat and slouch hat with Bowie knife and Colt Army Model 1860 revolver


Unidentified soldier in Confederate infantry uniform with model 1842 musket and two Colt revolvers


Unidentified soldier in Confederate infantry uniform with musket and Bowie knife
 

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Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform of Co. E, "Lynchburg Rifles," 11th Virginia Infantry Volunteers holding 1841 "Mississippi" rifle, Sheffield-type Bowie knife, canteen, box knapsack, blanket roll, and cartridge box



Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with 1855 Springfield pistol carbine and pistols



Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Berdan's Sharps rifle and Colt 1862 Police Model pistol



Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt Revolving rifle and D-Guard Bowie knife



Unidentified soldier in Confederate Virginia volunteer uniform with bayoneted musket



Unidentified soldier in first lieutenant's uniform, red sash, leather gauntlets, and spurs with cavalry sword



Unidentified soldier in Union cavalry uniform with banjo, sword, and pipe



Unidentified soldier in Union cavalry uniform with stocked Colt pistol, Remington, and cavalry saber



Unidentified soldier in Union officer's uniform at Point Lookout, Tennessee, sitting with cavalry saber in hand and slouch hat resting beside him on a rock



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and fez with Model 1855 rifle musket and pepperbox revolver



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform holding a U.S. Model 1855 pistol-carbine with attached shoulder stock and a saber



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with Colt Revolving Rifle Model 1855



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with fife



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with rifle, revolver, and sword



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with two revolvers and picking his teeth with a Bowie knife



Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with wife and daughters holding saxhorn



Unidentified soldier in Union zouave uniform with bayoneted musket



Unidentified soldier of 1st Mississippi Cavalry Battalion in uniform and Confederate wishbone frame buckle, with 1st model Maynard carbine



Unidentified young drummer boy in Union uniform



Unidentified young sailor in uniform with American flag in front of backdrop showing naval scene



Unidentified young soldier in 5th New Hampshire Infantry uniform and Whipple hat with bayoneted musket



Unidentified young soldier in Confederate shell jacket, Hardee hat with Mounted Rifles insignia and plume with canteen and cup



Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform and Hardee hat with holstered revolver and artillery saber



Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform



Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform and forage cap with revolver



Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform and Hardee hat sitting with musket, cartridge box, and cap box



Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with musket and bayonet in scabbard



Unidentified young vivandière in Union uniform with barrel canteen and cup

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22 Stunning Photos Show The Sexy Models of 1980s Autobuff Magazine

March 17, 2019 1980s, ads, beauty, fashion & clothing, female, portraits, vehicles



Here below is a cool photo collection that shows sexy models of Autobuff magazine in the mid-1980s.


Autobuff December 1984


Autobuff April 1985


Autobuff August 1985


Autobuff August 1985


Autobuff December 1985


Autobuff December 1985


Autobuff February 1985


Autobuff July 1985


Autobuff June 1985


Autobuff May 1985


Autobuff May 1985


Autobuff November 1985


Autobuff November 1985


Autobuff November 1985


Autobuff September 1985


Autobuff September 1985


Autobuff July 1986


Autobuff March 1986


Autobuff October 1986


Autobuff October 1986


Autobuff January 1987


Autobuff January 1987

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101 Amazing Historical Photos Volume 11
Yesterday Today


Published on Mar 20, 2019
101 Amazing Historical Photos Volume 11
 

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28 Found Photos Show What Service Stations of the US Looked Like in the Early 20th Century

March 20, 2019 1920s, 1930s, life & culture, restaurant & store



These amazing photos were found by Steve Hagy that show what service stations of the US looked like in the 1920s and 1930s.


Jeff's Texaco, Newburgh, New York Area, August 22, 1924


Western Oil Station at Pentwater, Michigan, 1926


Reeder's Sinclair, Lake City, Michigan, June 29, 1927


Hazel Filling Station, West Virginia, May 12, 1929


Rest "A" While Camps, Clinton, Maine, August 28, 1929


Super X Gas Station at 910 Broadway, Newark, New Jersey, September 4, 1929


Shady Lawn Cottages - Texaco at Oakland, Iowa, circa late 1920s


Business District with Deep Rock Gasoline, Maple Lake, Minnesota, circa 1930s


Crystal Brook Farm, Derby Line, Vermont, circa 1930s


Gridley's cabins, restaurant, and gasoline, Otter Lake, NY, circa 1930s


Howard Brothers Store & Socony Gas, Piermont, New Hampshire, June 21, 1930


Log Cabin Inn, Cold Brook, NY, circa 1930s


Tashers Indian Village & Texaco, South Bend, Indiana, circa 1930s


Butler's Esso, Prescottville, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1933


Esso Station Route 11, Nicholson, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1933


Gochnour's Lunch Room & Cottage, along old U.S. 220 between Bedford and Claysburg, Osterburg, PA, August 14, 1933


Temple Cabins & Gulf Gasoline, West Wilton, New Hampshire, June 21, 1933


Conoco Stations at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, July 19, 1935


Heinz Grocery Meats, St Petersburg, Florida, February 15, 1935


Lincoln Lodge on U.S. 30, Ligonier, PA, August 5, 1935


Lone Spruce Lodge & Gulf Gasoline, Pittsfield, New Hampshire, August 19, 1935


Silver Spring Tavern at Bartlett, New Hampshire, July 3, 1937


Blue's Gas Station, along U.S. 201 not far from the Canadian border, Jackman, Maine, February 9, 1938


Dennie's Corner, Shafer Lake, Indiana, August 2, 1938


Harvey's Service Station, Route 219 near Oakland, Maryland, July 11, 1938


Hi-Way Texaco Service, Texline, Texas, September 5, 1938


Scenic City Kabin Kamp, Iowa Falls, Iowa, June 3, 1939


Stone Tavern on U.S. 219 near Oakland, Maryland, August 9, 1939


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View of the port of Hamburg around 1930
 

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From Bette Davis to Katharine Hepburn, Here Are 12 Iconic Beauties Who Defined the 1930s Style

March 27, 2019 1930s, celebrity & famous people, event & history, fashion & clothing, female, portraits



At the start of the decade, following the fallout from the Great Depression in America, 1930s fashion as well as all other aspects of normality were profoundly changed.

Almost overnight the vivaciousness of the 1920s fashion flapper disappeared, with a sophisticated and more conservative style becoming de rigueur. Moving into the latter half of the decade, 1930s fashion was heavily influenced by Hollywood’s glamour while day-wear took a turn for the practical with women like Katharine Hepburn embracing sportswear looks; a trend that influenced 1940s fashion and is still loved by dozens of designers today.

These are the women who ruled the day...

1. Bette Davis



2. Marlene Dietrich



3. Wallis Simpson



4. Vivien Leigh



5. Katharine Hepburn



6. Jean Harlow



7. Ginger Rogers



8. Joan Crawford



9. Carole Lombard



10. Daisy Fellowes



11. Mona von Bismarck



12. Barbara Hutton



(via Marie Claire)

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15 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Prove Joan Crawford Was Devoted to Her Fans

March 26, 2019 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, celebrity & famous people, female, life & culture



Though many stars paid assistants to correspond with fans, Crawford wasn't one of them. Throughout her career, she personally responded to her fan mail, typing letters herself and signing them in her own hand. In fact, Crawford wrote so many of these letters and signed so many photos through the years that her signature is considered extremely common —and therefore not valuable to memorabilia collectors.

“Sometimes people question why I love my public so,” she said. “It’s because the studio didn’t make me a star. They gave me the chance to be one. It’s the audiences that made me a star. I never forget them or what I owe them.”

Joan’s relationship with her fans was one of her most valued. She replied to millions of fan letters from 1925-1977. She always referred to her fans as “friends” and did become close friends with many of them. One such example would be Betty Barker; a fan turned friend whom Joan decided to take in as her personal secretary. She knew Joan for 40 years. Joan showed great honesty, kindness, and generosity towards her fans. They were the ones who made her a star and she wanted to repay them. Her long lasting correspondence with many of her fans was due to her obvious trust in them. She opened up to them possibly more than people in her personal life. An excerpt from a letter to a fan dated 1927 is one of the earliest examples of how real and honest she could be:

“...I’m home now. Home where I can run away from everyone and hide till I want to come out of my shell. Home where I’m able to relax. Home where the bear walls know my every secret. Well, after all Dan, don’t you understand? It’s just my home, the only place where I am able to hide, the only place in all the world I can run to and as I walk in my front gate and close it it seems as if I’m closing the gate to all activities, all human beings and deeds. I’m in my world, to do as I will. Now do you know? My walls do not expect me to act, to be a woman or to be a lady. They expect only the child, who plays with her toys, or they expect my tears.”

















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25 Cool Snaps Capture Vintage Jaguar Cars of an English Owner in the 1980s and Early 1990s

March 30, 2019 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, England, vehicles



Jaguar is the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, England.

Jaguar's business was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing bodies for passenger cars. The company's name was changed from S. S. Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945.

A cool photo collection from old-days-better that shows his old Jaguar cars taken from the 1980s to early 1990s.


'E' Type Jaguar at Dent in the Yorkshire Dales


Jaguar 420G 1970. (SED 909H) British Racing Green in Dunham Massey, 1984


Jaguar MK VII of 1952 in Lancashire, 1986


Brand New Jaguar in 1987


Jaguar 420G with new Daimler Limousines at Coventry factory, 1987


Jaguar XJS Brand New at the Coventry factory in 1987


New Jaguar Cars on transporters, 1987


New Jaguars and Daimlers at Coventry, 1987


New Jaguars at Coventry, 1987


Jaguar (MK10) 420g 1970 (SED909H) in Duham, 1989


1970 Jaguar 420G SED 909H (ED is Warrington Cheshire Registered)


1975 Jaguar Coupe red leather interior


1975 Jaguar XJC Coupe


1975 Jaguar XJC old English white


Jaguar 420G (SED 909H) at Blackpool in 1990


Jaguar 420g 1970 (SED 909H) in Cheshire with historic brick pillared barn behind


Jaguar 420g 1970 (SED 909H) in Cheshire


Jaguar 420G at local classic car meet


Jaguar 'Heaven' our garage in the early 1990s


Jaguar XJC 4.2 at the G-MEX Classic Car Show Manchester


Jaguar 2 Door Coupe 1975, taken in 1991


Jaguar 420G at Blackpool, 1991


1975 Jaguar XJ Coupe at Aintree in 1992


Jaguar Coupe XJC 1975 (HEK 4N) at Aintree Stadium in 1992


Two of our cars at Gawsworth Hall in 1993

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50 Amazing Photos Show What Texas Looked Like in the Late 19th Century

April 01, 2019 1800s, life & culture, people, Texas



Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Located in the South Central region of the country, it shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso.

Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texan state seal. The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha, which means "friends" in the Caddo language.

The photographs and information related to photos from SMU Libraries Digital Collections provide a unique glimpse into the social and domestic history, architecture, transportation, ranching, agriculture, commerce, material culture, costume, and urban and rural history of Texas in the 1880s and 1890s.


Empire Livery & Sale Stable, M. J. Dagnan, Proprietor, Austin, Texas, circa 1880


Courthouse, Lampasas, Texas, circa 1880


Texas State Capitol fire, 1881


Foundation of Capitol Building, Austin, Travis County, Texas, circa 1882


Pierson Hotel, El Paso, Texas, circa 1882-1895


Temporary Capitol, Austin, Travis County, Texas, 1883-1888


Bird's-eye view of San Angelo, Texas, circa 1885


Branding Caldwell in early days, Henrietta, Clay County, Texas, circa 1885


Farm house, San Angelo, Texas, circa 1885


Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, 1885


Immigrants going through San Angelo, Texas, circa 1885


Mr. Jacob Hoffman of Troop F, 3rd Cavalry, Fort Hancock, Texas, circa 1885


Skirmish with Indians, Texas, circa 1885


Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, circa 1888


Family in cotton field outside San Antonio, circa 1889-1892


Comanche Camp, Texas, circa 1890


Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway Collision, Texas, circa 1890


Ox cart with storefronts in background, El Paso, Texas, circa 1890


Maverick County Jail Guards, Eagle Pass Rifles, Texas, 1891


A group on riverbank, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Aqueduct at Mission San Juan, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Beautics of San Antonio River. Guenthers Lower Mill, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Beauties of San Antonio River. Mill Dam, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Birdseye View of San Antonio. East of City Hall, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Birdseye View. Houston Street, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Commerce Str., Looking East, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Falls San Antonio River, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Fourth Mission, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Houston Street from Soledad, Looking East, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892


Mexican Cart and Burro, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, circa 1892