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19 Wonderful Color Photos That Capture Scenes of the Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk From Between the 1950s and 1960s

The Atlantic City Boardwalk opened on June 26, 1870, as the first boardwalk in the United States.

The Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet in the north and runs along the beach south-west to the city limit 4 miles (6.4 km) away then continues 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) into Ventnor City.

Stroll along the Boardwalk and enjoy ocean views on one side and shopping on the other, ranging from high-end retail to saltwater taffy shops.

Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores, restaurants, and amusements. Notable attractions include the Boardwalk Hall, House of Blues, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum.

Atlantic City beach and boardwalk activities include surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing. Here are some of wonderful color photos captured scenes of the Atlantic City from between 1950s and '60s.







































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Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1601 - 1678) & Frans Francken the Younger (Flemish, 1581 - 1642) Landscape with Allegories of the Four Elements
 

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Pictures of Female IRA Fighters in the 1970s

In Ireland, there were females both in Republican groups such as the IRA, which are fighting against British forces in Northern Ireland, as well as in groups of Loyalists who are pro-state and support the continuation of British rule of the area.

Usually the IRA women cadres performed certain non-military roles, in which they exploited traditional stereotypes of gender. The women became faceless very often wearing a mask and they used midi skirts thus revealing their femininity. They used to hide and carry weapons, as the British soldiers were loath to body search women because of the tremendous public revulsion it would create. Here's a small collection of portraits of female IRA fighters in the 1970s.


















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The Real "Ma" and "Pa": 20 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show What The People From ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Really Looked Like

The Little House on the Prairie books series is a children’s literature classic that’s not only entertaining, but provides a unique snapshot of life in the Midwestern United States at a time when that area was rapidly changing.

Little House on the Prairie has a special place in the hearts of Americans and many others around the world. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s stories, based on her real-life experience of growing up amid the hardships of the Midwest during the late 19th century, have struck a chord with generations of readers and viewers.

Though the book series and the popular TV show based on it are fictional, they draw heavily on author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s real life and family. Take a look at these rare photos of the people behind the timeless stories...

1. 1860: The Real "Ma" and "Pa"


Charles and Caroline Ingalls, the original "Ma" and "Pa" from Little House on the Prairie, on their wedding day on February 1, 1860.

Charles was born in 1836 and spent the majority of his youth in the tallgrass prairie of Campton Township, just west of Elgin, Illinois. He met and quickly married a 21-year old Caroline Lake Quiner, who was working as a schoolteacher at the time, and they made a home in Pepin County, Wisconsin. They had their first daughter, Mary Amelia, in January, 1865, followed by the birth of Laura in February, 1867. Despite being a high-spirited, outgoing man, Charles wasn't much for people, and he had an insatiable wanderlust. In 1869, before Laura was two years old, he packed up the family and moved to Missouri, then to a town near what is now Independence, Kansas, where their third daughter, Carrie, would be born in 1870.


2. Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls, ca. 1882


From left to right: Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls around 1882. Mary had lost her sight three years earlier.

The young family would soon realize that the Kansas land wasn't open to settlers, so over the next few years, they spent time in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Grace Pearl was born in May, 1877, and the family was struggling to make ends meet. In 1879, Charles accepted a job as a clerk and bookkeeper with the railroad in Dakota Territory, which sparked the move to the town of De Smet in 1880. The following winter's terrible storms and conditions would be the basis for the novel, The Long Winter.


3. Laura in De Smet, 1884


Laura in 1884 at age 17

Laura quickly got involved with life in the newly-formed (and growing) town of De Smet. She attended school, made friends, and obtained her teaching certificate, which enabled her to begin teaching in 1882, a full two months before her 16th birthday!

At the same time, she began courting Almanzo Wilder, a young homesteader whom she called "Manly". Though 10 years her senior, Almanzo fell deeply in love with Laura and would drive her back and forth between De Smet and the town where se was teaching 12 miles away. They married in 1885 and settled on the Wilder's claim and began their life as farmers.


4. Laura and Almanzo, ca. 1885-86


Laura and Almanzo in their first year of marriage, likely 1885 or 1886.


5. The Ingalls Family in 1891


From left to right: Caroline ("Ma"), Carrie, Laura, Charles ("Pa"), Grace, and Mary.

The family took 1890 and 1891 to rest and recover, and the photos from a studio session in 1891 shows that Laura was of good health and vitality at the end of her rest.



This early 1891 portrait of Laura captures that she had returned to good health. Almanzo still was struggling, but Laura helped them continue work, and they kept their ears to the ground for new opportunities.


7. Portrait of Laura and Almanzo, 1891



In October, 1891, Laura, Almanzo, and a young Rose traveled to Florida in hopes that the warm weather would be better for Almanzo's health and farming. You can tell from the photo above that Laura certainly didn't love it; indeed, she could barely tolerate the humidity and weather, and the family moved back to De Smet, South Dakota in August 1892.


8. Laura, ca. 1898


A young Laura Ingalls Wilder on the porch of her rented home in Mansfield, Missouri around 1898.

After a short time back in De Smet after the disastrous trip to Florida, the family quickly made way to Mansfield, Missouri by covered wagon. Almanzo put a $100 down payment to buy 40 acres of hilly, rocky land that Laura would name "Rocky Ridge Farm". This farm would eventually be expanded and serve as the couple's home for the rest of their lives.


9. Laura in 1900


Laura Ingalls Wilder in the ravine at Rocky Ridge Farm in 1900 at the age of 33.

Laura and Almanzo quickly planted 400 apple trees on the farm, but they took seven years to bear fruit. The family sustained itself by hauling wagon loads and selling firewood in Mansfield. Almanzo's parents also chipped in by renting a home in Mansfield and then buying and giving their son the deed. They would live in this small house until 1910, when they moved to Rocky Ridge and built their farmhouse.


10. An Early View of Their Rocky Ridge Home.




11. Almanzo Showing Off His Apple Trees.


Almanzo showing off his apple trees in the Orchard. The farm was so successful that Laura was invited to speak to other growers' associations around the state.


12. Almanzo at Rocky Ridge Farm


Almanzo "haying" at Rocky Ridge Farm with their horses, Buck and Billy.


13. Laura with One of Her Horses Named Governor of Orleans.




14. Their Living Room


This photo of their living room shows how proud they must have been. It also gives you a sense of what would become a great house for writing!

As their farm continued to thrive, Laura and Almanzo were able to appreciate more comfort than they'd ever experienced.


15. Laura's First Daughter Rose



Meanwhile daughter Rose was traveling and working as a telegraph operator Kansas City. She would eventually move West and begin working for a newspaper as a writer. That's right - Laura's daughter became a popular writer well before Laura even wrote her first article or story!


16. Laura in 1906


Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1906, posing for a photo during a visit to Kansas City

Laura's first daughter Rose was thriving in Kansas City, and we are lucky to have this picture from her 1906 visit to see her. It is such a stark contrast to the photos from Laura's youth.


17. A Portrait of Laura, ca. 1918



Laura was invited to write for the Missouri Ruralist in 1911, and her early success as a writer ultimately led to her becoming a permanent columnist and editor. She built up a loyal audience and her writing combined with the income from the farm afforded their family a stable living.

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 wiped the Wilder's out, however, and this event prompted Laura to explore writing a series of memoirs to save the family from ruin. She had the basics of Pioneer Girl already written, and on advice of her publisher and successful daughter, Laura sat down and wrote Little House in the Big Woods.

The book was a success, and so Wilder continued with her Little House series. From 1935 on, the Wilders thus lived on Rocky Ridge Farm independently and without financial worries.


18. Laura at a Book Signing with Elementary School Kids.




19. Laura and Almanzo in the Early 1930s


Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband Almanzo and their dog Nero at Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri, in the early 1930s, when Laura was writing the Little House books.


20. Almanzo and Laura in 1948



The couple would live a long and prosperous life together. While they sold some parts of the farm in their later years, they kept some farm animals and tended to their flower and vegetable gardens. Almanzo would pass on in 1949 at 92 years of age. Laura would spend the next eight years living alone on the farm, but looked after by a close circle of friends and neighbors. She passed away in her sleep on February 10, 1957, three days after her 90th birthday.

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27 Fun and Interesting Vintage Circus Posters from the Late 19th Century

Around the joint of the 19th and 20th centuries, stage tricks were a mainstay of theater entertainment. To seduce the crowd there were posters, each fashioned with feverish, hallucinatory images of death, evil, the Beast, phantasmagoria and the darkest magic.

The occult was a big lure. The subconscious was pricked. Here, below is a collection of 27 attractive posters advertising the circus and magic performances in the Victorian era.


Female trapeze acrobats at circus, ca. 1890


Funny scenes on bicycles and skates, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1900


Kellar and his servants, magician poster, 1894


Kellar in the woods with demons, magician poster, 1900


Kellar the magician, performing arts poster, 1894


Kellar toasts the Devil, performing arts poster, ca. 1899


Levitation 2, magician poster Kellar, ca. 1894


Levitation 3, magician poster for Kellar, 1900


Levitation, magician poster Kellar, 1894


Louis Cyr, strongest man on earth, 1898


Marvelously trained sea lions & seals, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, 1899


Scenes in the grand water circus, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1895


Self decapitation, magician poster for Kellar, 1897


Terrific flights over ponderous elephants, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, 1899


The great Coney Island water carnival, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1898.


The great Coney Island water carnival, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1898


The marvelous foot-ball dogs, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1900


The Orfords, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, ca. 1897


The Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles - Sandow lifting the human dumbell, 1894


Troupe of very remarkable trained pigs, poster for Barnum & Bailey, 1898


Twenty funny felt-crowned fools, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, 1899


Wm. H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee - The De Elmar Trio, vaudeville poster, 1900


Wondrous Wild Beasts, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, 1897


Zan Zig performing with rabbit and roses, magician poster, 1899


A congress of the great birds of the world, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, ca. 1898


Champion great danes from the Imperial kennels, poster for Forepaugh & Sells Brothers, ca. 1898


Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena, circus poster, ca. 1890

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These 28 Extraordinary Photos You Won't Believe They Were Taken From Circa 1894

The Photo-Club de Paris was created by members who seceded from the Société de Francaise de Photographie and it included influential photographers including Robert Demachy and Constant Puyo.

In 1894 they hosted one of the most lavish and international of the artistic photographic salons of the late nineteenth century. Precedents to this had been set by the 1888 Vienna salon, followed by the Vienna salons of 1891 and 1892 and the first London (Linked Ring) salon held in 1893. Each of these broke away from the older established photographic societies that were inclusive but frequently interested in technical rather than artistic achievement.

Entry rules for the salon exposition stated that “only work, which, beyond excellent technique, presents real artistic character will be accepted.” It was seen as important by the founders of the salons that photography was accepted within the broader community of the arts and the composition of the jury reflects this goal.


Photographer: John Bergheim; Title: Gazaleh


Photographer: Bernard Lintott; Title: Marée montante


Photographer: A.G. Tagliaferro; Title: Le Doigt coupé


Photographer: Rudolph Eickemeyer Jr.; Title: En descendant les marches


Photographer: Rene Le Bègue; Title: Une Muse


Photographer: Constant Puyo; Title: La Tapisserie


Photographer: William Anckorn; Title: Réve d'Enfant


Photographer: William Crooke; Title: Portrait de M. le Professeur Blakie


Photographer: Frederick Boissonnas; Title: Les Troglodytes


Photographer: Clarence Moore; Title: Le Récit d'un Ancien


Photographer: Emilie Clarkson; Title: Miroir de l'Eau


Photographer: Robert Demachy; Title: Etude de Femme (buste)


Photographer: Maurice Bremard; Title: Crépuscule


Photographer: Michel Kotchoubey; Title: Bords du Soupoï


Photographer: Georges Balagny; Title: Coucher de Soleil


Photographer: Lewis Cohen; Title: Un Bivouac


Photographer: Georges Berteaux; Title: « Pelotons, demi à gauche!… Halte! »


Photographer: Albert-Edouard Drains; Title: Étude de Femme


Photographer: Benjamin Gay Wilkinson; Title: Le Retour du Troupeau


Photographer: Maurice Bucquet; Title: Étude


Photographer: Dr. Hugo Henneberg; Title: En Été


Photographer: Ralph Winwood Robinson; Title: Brouillard sur la Tamise


Photographer: Antoine Ruffo, Prince della Scaletta; Title: Un Bravo de Venise


Photographer: Comte d'Assche; Title: La Prière


Photographer: Georges Robard; Title: Départ matinal de Régates


Photographer: W. Dawes; Title: En route pour le Marché


Photographer: Arthur R. Dresser; Title: Nettoyage


Photographer: Henry Peach Robinson; Title: Temps orageux

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22 Breathtaking Photos of the Peaceful Jackson Hole Valley in Its Dude Ranch Days from the 1940s

Long before the skiers arrived in the winter, national park-goers in the summer and mountain lovers all year round, the peaceful Jackson Hole valley was home to cowboys, cowgirls and stunning views of the Teton Mountain Range. In 1948, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the region’s quiet yet dramatic beauty in vivid Technicolor, preserving it—at least on film—for posterity.



Snake River with the Grand Tetons in the background, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Young cowgirl Esther Allen trout fishing in String Lake. Teton Mountains behind. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Exterior of The Cowboy Bar with patrons hanging out outside. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Guests sitting around fireplace and listening to live music at Bearpaw Dude Ranch. Jack Huyler, son of owner, is playing guitar. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Room full of patrons gambling at The Cowboy Bar. Gambling permitted during tourist season. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Broadway, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Highway 189 entering Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Lake and Grand Teton Mountain Range seen from the Ranch owned by Mr. and Mrs. Berol. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Moose feeding in stream, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.


Entering Jackson Hole from the east along the Blackrock Creek with the Grand Tetons in the background. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1948.

(Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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Ellen Ladell A still life with roses, a bell jar and a bird’s nest on a table
 

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