Category: 1940s

Stunning portraits of famous figures taken by the master lensman…

Stunning portraits of famous figures taken by the master lensman Cecil Beaton.

China dates: Lovely photos of a beautiful girl taken by her…

China dates: Lovely photos of a beautiful girl taken by her boyfriend in Shanghai from the late 1940s.

40 vintage advertisements preyed on women’s need for marital…

40 vintage advertisements preyed on women’s need for marital security in order to sell stuff.

Three models wearing white mink stoles over long evening…

Three models wearing white mink stoles over long evening dresses, 1946. Photographed by Gjon Mili-LIFE.

20 baby car seats from the mid-20th century moms wouldn’t…

20 baby car seats from the mid-20th century moms wouldn’t buy today.

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off…

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII, 1943. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt-LIFE.

Couple kissing in the sunshine from a window at Michigan Central…

Couple kissing in the sunshine from a window at Michigan Central Station in Detroit, December 1944. Photo from Bettmann Archive.

A girl on her bike in Norway, July 1946. Photographed by Ivan…

A girl on her bike in Norway, July 1946. Photographed by Ivan Dmitri.

Dancers work the floor to the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton and…

Dancers work the floor to the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton and his New Orleans-style jazz band at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, November 1949. Photographed by Charles Hewitt.

Teenage boys hangout on stoop of local store front, 1949….

Teenage boys hangout on stoop of local store front, 1949. Photographed by Gordon Parks-LIFE.