Dressing Up for the Telephone, c. 1900.

How to Dress When Using Your Telephone, ca. 1900s. These beautiful vintage black and white photograph show young women posed using telephones in the early 20th century. See more Images via vintage everyday: fashion

1950s Men’s Hairstyles.

All I can say as an old Aussie who was a youngster in the 1950s is that I wish our Aussie barbers were as good as these American barbers back then. So I put I put a picture on the front of  Vincent D. “Gomer Pyle” from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” which is more […]

Edwardian Women & their Gigantic Hats.

Looking at the favourite Fashion Style of Women From the early Years of the 20th Century one feels that women from the Edwardian era favoured very weighty looking-fashion styles, from big gowns to giant hats. Although diverse in shapes, it’s really hard to wear these hats now. Beautiful? Take a look… Source: vintage everyday: Giant […]

Vintage 19th Century Washing Machine.

A Compressed-air washing machine (manufactured in the late 19th century) by Friedrich Wolter & Hans Echberg. Image Credit: Photograph by Benjamin Healley. Source: Museums Victoria, Copyright Museums Victoria / CC BY (Licensed as Attribution 4.0 International) Source: Washing Machines Collection

Dreamy and Romantic Autochromes.

Belgian painter Alfonse Van Besten (1865-1926) (pictured above) embraced technology, utilizing innovative color processes to transfer black and white photographs into vivid, at times lurid Autochromes. The tableaux of his Autochromes (a technology patented by the Lumière brothers in 1903 and the first color photographic process developed on an industrial scale) are often bucolic and […]

Birmingham Girl and an Admirer, 1951.

A Shopgirl in Birmingham, 1951  (Photo: Bert Hardy) Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough of the West Midlands in England. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population in 2014 of 1,101,360. The Birmingham metropolitan area is the second most populous in the United Kingdom with a […]

The Roxy Theatre, New York City, 1927-1961.

With its nearly 6,000 seats and multi-tiered balconies, the Roxy Theatre was the showplace of New York City and of the nation. Construction began on March 22, 1926 and it opened on March 11, 1927 with Gloria Swanson in “The Loves of Sonya”. It was designed by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager of Chicago (who also […]

Balfours Tea Rooms, Adelaide.

The name Balfours has been associated with Adelaide for more than a century. For many baby boomers the name brings back memories of a trip to ‘town’ with mum or grandma and a lunch in the tea rooms that remained a fixture in the city until 2004, although it had been sold by Balfours in […]

The Pubs of Port Adelaide.

The Port of Adelaide, which was proclaimed in 1837, shares this distinction particularly when the first settlers arrived and sought refreshment and relaxation after many months cooped up in small areas below the decks of slow sailing vessels. As with any port, alcoholic beverages were in demand by the free immigrants from the United Kingdom […]

Batman Movie Promo Shot, 1966.

Photo of Adam West as Batman from the television program. In this awesome early image Adam West is playing the most iconic superhero of that time. This image is a promotional photo from the movie studio when they released their spinoff movie to the show “Batman.” The movie was released a few months after the […]