Category: 1940s

A man walking through a backstreet in the run-down Gorbals area of Glasgow, January 31, 1948. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

Woman on the 3rd Avenue El, 1948. Photographed by Sy Kattelson.

American classic hunk: 30 pictures of Guy Madison in the 1940s and ‘50s.

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

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 security in order to sell stuff.

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 buy today.

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 Station in Detroit, December 1944. Photo from Bettmann Archive.