Category: 1940s

55 humorous American postcards of animals for Valentine’s…

55 humorous American postcards of animals for Valentine’s Day from the 1930s and 1940s.

Venice, Italy, ca. 1940s.

Venice, Italy, ca. 1940s.

“Women Are Teachable”: This 1940s booklet to assist male bosses…

“Women Are Teachable”: This 1940s booklet to assist male bosses in supervising their new female employees!

32 amazing vintage photographs of Finland in World War II.

32 amazing vintage photographs of Finland in World War II.

12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor on crutches (she fell off a horse…

12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor on crutches (she fell off a horse while filming ‘National Velvet’ in 1944).

38 amazing portrait photos of celebrated female jazz artists…

38 amazing portrait photos of celebrated female jazz artists taken by William P. Gottlieb.

Futuristic prototype of the first Soviet night vision goggles.

Futuristic prototype of the first Soviet night vision goggles.

Copenhagen after May 5th, 1945: Rare color pictures from the…

Copenhagen after May 5th, 1945: Rare color pictures from the days around the liberation of Denmark.

Lindy Hop: The dance that defined the swing era.

Lindy Hop: The dance that defined the swing era.

Photograph of a time-traveling hipster, 1941. The idea that the…

Photograph of a time-traveling hipster, 1941. The idea that the man in the photograph is a time traveler hinges on three items he is seen wearing or holding that appear to be of too modern a vintage for the 1940s: a logo t-shirt, a small portable camera, and wrap-around sunglasses.