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What You Didn’t Know About the Unsinkable Molly Brown

August 27, 2018

Everyone remembers Kathy Bates’ portrayal of the Denver socialite, Molly Brown, in the 1997 James Cameron film, Titanic. Bates played Molly Brown as a tough-talk...

The Biscuit That Survived The Sinking of Titanic Became...

January 5, 2018

This crunchy old biscuit survived the sinking of the Titanic and is probably one of the most expensive baked products in the world. It was sold for £15,000 or $23...

Vintage Black and White Cat Photos Taken in 1914

December 17, 2017

These adorable and funny cat photos were taken by American photographer Harry Whittier Frees. These collection is thought to date back as far as 1914. ...

The True Story of The Boy Who Vanished and Came Back as...

November 24, 2017

On August 23, 1912, the Dunbars went on a trip to Swayze Lake in Louisiana. As the family played in the water, suddenly four-year-olf Bobby disappeared. His paren...

The Fake Paris You Never Knew About

October 13, 2017

Towards the end of World War I French military planners hired private firms to help build a fake with a faux Arc di Triomphe and Goud du Nord among its many “landmarks.” Viewed from pla...

41 Beautiful Portraits of Edwardian Women From Between ...

October 10, 2017

Color photography was attempted as early as the 1840s, but it became popular only after the Lumière brothers introduced and patented the Autochrome Lumière techni...

These Old Photos Capture Daily Life of a Family in Gull...

September 21, 2017

This series of photos from Maryellen McFadden captures the daily life of the Brenna family from between the 1900s and 1910s.

The Badass Story of a Gallipoli Legend, Albert 'Hard' J...

September 12, 2017

The Gallipoli Campaign went down in history as an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Forces to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during the First World ...

New Documents Reveal that Titanic Rescuers Tossed Bodie...

September 10, 2017

After the Titanic sunk, rescuers on the Mackay-Bennet ship were tasked to recover the body, they were to be the main body-recovery ship. Overwhelmed by the number...

Lucky British Soldier Shows Off His Damaged Helmet, 191...

August 10, 2017

You wouldn't think a soldier who has been shot in the head would have much to smile about, but in 1915 steel helmets had just been introduced. This soldier was fe...

A Love Story: J.R.R. Tolkien Proposed to His Wife By Ma...

July 2, 2017

By all accounts, famous writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his wife, Edith, had a close and happy marriage. They were married for 55 years, with Edith following...

The Tragic Life of Ota Benga, The Slave Forced to be a ...

May 5, 2017

On March 20, 1916, 32-year-old Ota Benga shot himself in the heart while being held against his will in the United States. Benga’s short, tragic life was outline...

Meet The Two Unsung Heroes Who Were Critical in Saving ...

April 16, 2017

Shortly after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg that would seal its fate, the captain gave the order to send out an emergency signal. The two wireless operators who ...

Before Barbie, This Was What Most Families Could Afford

April 2, 2017

Ever played with a barbie dolls or china dolls? How about tiny paper dolls with outfits that you can fold, cut out and color? Paper dolls became popular in Europe an...

Myth Debunked: Theodore Roosevelt Never Rode a Moose

March 29, 2017

During his lifetime, Theodore Roosevelt embarked on many adventures that seem like something out of a tall tale - he was able to survive an assassination attack; almost...

You Can Now Visit The Wreck Of The Titanic — For A Huge...

March 20, 2017

For the first time since 2012, History.com reports, civilian tourists will soon be able to visit the remains of the ship 2.5 miles below the surface of the Nort...

A Tour INSIDE The Titanic in Black and White Photos

March 18, 2017

The Titanic was one of the most ambitious ship projects in history at the time. It attracted and intrigued passengers from all walks of life. These photos take you on a...

Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard, Heavyweight Championship ...

March 16, 2017

Jess Willard, the reigning heavyweight champion who stood 6'6" and 225 pounds when he fought Jack Dempsey in 1919. His mighty reputation preceded him as he had pr...

19 Rare Lantern Slides Show the Postmen from 1914 - 191...

March 13, 2017

Here is a gallery of lantern slides from depicting postal operations for different nationalities at the time of World War One. Nearly all of these pictures were ...

Did Author Really ‘Predict’ the Titanic Sinking 14 Year...

March 10, 2017

The novella , written by Morgan Robertson in 1898, shows a couple of eerie similarities to the well-known story of the sinking Titanic. How many similarities ...

Why Was There A Full-Size Battleship In the Middle of N...

March 1, 2017

The U.S. Navy thought of a creative idea to encourage military recruitment: build a full-sized battleship complete with a working crew in the heart of New York Ci...

Anna Coleman Ladd Masks Worn by French Soldiers With Mu...

February 19, 2017

The First World War had caused the death of millions of adversaries and civilians alike, while countless soldiers agonized from injury and disfigurement. Worried ...

Women Workers of WWI: Stepping Up to Fuel the Great War

February 5, 2017

When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill jobs left by men sent to the frontlines. They took over transit works and p...

Life Around the Yangtze River, China in the 1910s

February 3, 2017

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It’s the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country and its river basin is...

That Time Marie Curie Was Rejected Membership to the Fr...

February 2, 2017

It’s probably hard to believe that a two-time Nobel Prize winner for her work in both physics and chemistry, a person who discovered and created the word “radioac...

The Winter Ball of 1903: This Obscenely Opulent Costume...

January 31, 2017

Even with an impending global economic crisis that would commence the end for the Russian Empire; when the Russian Imperial family set out to host a party, they n...

Edwardian Era: Lovely Vintage Photos of Children on the...

January 27, 2017

The scenery before buildings and entertainment centers; these are old pictures of the beach, children playing together, digging sand, just swimming... ...

36 Beautiful Studio Portrait Photos of Nurses in World ...

January 24, 2017

During the war in 1914, nurses were necessary to staff the medical units. The women were assigned in hospitals, on hospital ships and trains, as well as in casual...

It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefie...

January 24, 2017

In 2016 alone, bomb disposal experts collected 25 tons of ammunition in the Somme battlefields. They say it will probably take another 500 years to eliminate it a...

Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourist...

January 23, 2017

An amateur photographer took these old pictures during one of their family trips to England and Europe from 1907 to 1922. These depicted day to day living from th...

Bernice Palmer: The 17-Year-Old Girl Who Snapped Histor...

January 12, 2017

As revelations of the RMS Titanic tragedy were known, only a few photographers were able to capture the incident. Among them was 17-year-old Bernice Palmer who wa...

Photos of Children Before Child Labor Laws Were Passed,...

January 6, 2017

Back in 1908, Lewis Hine traveled to the town of Eastport, ME. A sociologist and photographer hired by the US National Committee of Child Labour to investigate ab...

The SS Eastland Disaster That Killed 844

January 6, 2017

The Eastland was among the five boats transporting Western Electric workers with their families and friends to a park in Michigan City, Indiana, sailing across Lake Michigan. With ...

Faces of War: Men With Broken Faces and The Tin Nose Sh...

January 4, 2017

Located inside the 3rd London General Hospital, its properly known as the "Masks for Facial Disfigurement Department" but wounded tommies humorously called it "Th...

100-Year-Old Photos of Destitute East End Children

January 3, 2017

Below is a gallery of photographs taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

Vintage Photos of Émilie Marie Bouchau and Her 16-Inch ...

January 3, 2017

Émilie Marie Bouchau, also known as Polaire, was an Algerian lady known for her tiny, corsetted waist, the circumference of which is no greater than 16 inches (a...

Vintage Snapshots of Boxers From the Early 20th Century

December 29, 2016

Boxing has been included in the Olympic Games program since 1904. For centuries people used their fists to resolve disputes before someone thought of organizing such...

The Fall of the Titanic

December 28, 2016

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The pr...

Black and White Photos Show Winter in Boston From Betwe...

December 19, 2016

Bostonians know how winter can be both magical and miserable. Here's a selection of 33 photographs taken by Leslie Jones, staff photographer for the Boston Herald...

The Abandoned Copper Mining Town in Kennicott, Alaska

December 14, 2016

The old mining town of Kennicott in the US state of Alaska, located on the south slopes of Wrangell mountain close to the Kennicott Glacier, about five miles up from t...

What Happened After The Titanic Sank (29 Photos)

December 13, 2016

At 11:39 p.m. on April 14, 1912, a young lookout named Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg. His ship was headed straight for it. The Titanic made impact, and two hours and 4...

The Ideal World War I British Trench

December 8, 2016

Andrew Belsey, an architectural modelmaker from London, England, created a series of trench sections - each showing different aspect of trench warfare.   This is his "Ideal Trench...

Incredible Colorized Photos of French Army During World...

December 5, 2016

Here is a collection of incredible colorized photos showing everyday life of French soldiers from 1914-1918, during the First World War. ...

The Violin Behind the Titanic's Sinking Song

December 1, 2016

Hartley's body was pulled from the water days after the April 1912 sinking -- he still had his violin case strapped to his back. The violin played by bandleader Wallace Hartley...

People Window Shopping In New York During the Christmas...

November 29, 2016

Each year department stores unveil their holiday window displays to admiring crowds. Festive windows have been a tradition in New York City since the 1870s; R.H. ...

Old Photos Show What WWI Trench Warfare Really Looked L...

November 28, 2016

Thought of as the "war to end all wars," World War I left Europe in shambles, led to the deaths of over 9 million people, and drew in countries from every contine...

Vintage Photos Captured Street Scenes of New York City ...

November 26, 2016

New York City in 1919 Park Avenue & 59th Street Park Avenue Riverside Drive The Woolworth Building Union Square Union Square 5th Avenue from 42th Street ...

WWI Flight Training From 1918 (Original Footage)

November 11, 2016

The United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and began preparing a force to fight from the sky. Hundreds of cadets enrolled in flight schools in the United St...

Titanic’s Last Lifeboat - With Three Decomposing Bodies...

November 8, 2016

Dubbed as the ‘unsinkable ship’, the Titanic perished on April 15, 1912 leaving a trail of death and destruction. Recently the pictures of perhaps the last life...

Mudguard Car Contest In Paris, 1912

November 8, 2016

In 1912, the Police Prefecture of Paris organized a mudguard car contest, attracting many inventors. The effectiveness of their mudguard inventions is measured by rolling their cars on ...

Color Photos Showing Life In Japan In The 1860s - 1900s

October 29, 2016

Prisoner, 1860 Woman in front of the mirror, photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried, 1860 Two tattooed men, photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried Pilgrim g...

Footage of England in the Edwardian Era, ca. 1900s

October 24, 2016

The quality of this video has been enhanced using modern video editing tools. The film has been motion stabilized and the speed has been slowed down to correct speed (fro...

The Badass Story of Charles Joughin, The Chief Baker of...

October 19, 2016

And who is Charles Joughin? Depicted in both and the 1997 blockbuster Titanic movie, Charles Joughin is shown as the drunk guy hanging onto the side of the rail. ...

8 Less Than Heroic Stories Of Survival From The Titanic

October 18, 2016

We heard countless stories about people on the Titanic pulling together to save people or men stepping aside to let women and children escape on lifeboats. But there...

Greece In The Early 20th Century (38 Photos)

October 17, 2016

Frederic Francois Boisson was the first foreign photographer in Greece. He spent three decades taking photos of Greece’s villages and landscapes. Check out his vintage photos ...

Before Bombs, Pilots Dropped These Steel Arrows On the ...

October 16, 2016

French aviators dropped the arrows or Flechettes which when released on an unsuspecting soldier could piece his body from head to foot. What exactly is a flechet...

Photos of WWI Soldiers on the Eve of Battle

October 15, 2016

These never-before-seen photos of Western Front troops were found almost a century after they were taken. The collection was hidden in an attic in a farm house in northern Franc...

50 Photos Show Everyday Life of Native American People ...

October 6, 2016

American ethnologist and photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis shot these incredible vintage photos of the everyday life of Native American people during the 1900s t...

Actual Menus for the Titanic's First, Second, and Third...

October 5, 2016

To this day, the story of the RMS Titanic continues to fascinate people all over the world, and it's not just because of its tragic demise. The story of the Tita...

Until Just Recently, People Thought The Easter Island S...

October 3, 2016

An email that made the rounds in May 2012, contained photos of a startling excavation project at Easter Island. According to the email, archaeologists were in the...

Life In Old Kentucky, 1916

September 25, 2016

Ila Feebach, 15-year old girl at home for housework. Nicholas County--Cynthiana, Kentucky. August 1916 Zelina & Florence Richards, 12 and 13 years old doing the family wash. Nicholas County, Ke...

Vintage Look: Streets, Homes, Stores of Old New York, 1...

September 25, 2016

The second avenue elevated turning onto the Queensborough Bridge, circa 1917. Hotel Claridge, Broadway between 43rd and 44th Street, 1919. 221 10th Street, Broo...

Beautiful Vintage RVs and Motorhomes (5 Photos)

September 23, 2016

Camper Truck, 1918. A custom-built camper truck perfect for picnics and camping. There is a pull-out area for cooking, a screened-in living area with rain blinds, and ample ...

34 Photos Show How College-Dorm Life Has Changed Over 1...

September 20, 2016

When it comes to college dorms, some things never change. It may have modernized over time (WiFi, TV, air-conditioning, etc.), but when you see these college dorm...

The 'Main Street' of Manhattan, New York in 1911

September 20, 2016

Originally a high-class residential street, Fifth Avenue first began to commercialize in 1893 when the Astoria Hotel opened. In 1906, the B. Altman and Company department s...

A Watery Grave: Priest Praying Over Titanic Victims Bef...

September 19, 2016

They were gathered nine days after the 'unsinkable' liner had gone down in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 1,512 lives. The image - which has been discovered...

24 Vintage Wedding Photos from the Edwardian Era

September 16, 2016

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French Soldiers Hid Inside a 'Dead Horse' to Get Close ...

September 8, 2016

During World War I, opposing sides sat in trenches for years on end, blasting each other to oblivion. This created a problem: How do you sneak out toward the enem...

Vintage Postcards From 1900-1910 Captured Women’s Beaut...

August 27, 2016

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This Rare Footage Show What Life Was Like 100 Years Ago

August 20, 2016

It's interesting to see how people from the past transitioned from horse-drawn carts to cars, and how they started sharing the road side by side. It must've been am...

Photos from the Past: The Cowboy Life

August 18, 2016

During the early 20th century the romanticized image of the cowboy lifestyle was on the rise. And it was during this period that Erwin E. Smith captured what really goes on behind the...

16 Photos Of The Titanic, Colorized

August 17, 2016

1. Photo of the Titanic under construction. The ship was built by the firm of Harland & Wolff at their shipyard on Queen’s Island, in Belfast, Ireland. 2. The Titanic was built alongsi...

100-Year-Old Theater Converted into a Grand Bookshop

July 19, 2016

Inside the building of a 100-year-old theater is the most stunning bookshop you’ll ever see. Photo: Wikiwand Grand Splendid Theater, now converted into a bookshop call...

50 Vintage Photos Of People Having The Best Time At The...

July 16, 2016

Let's take you back in the 1900s with these 50 vintage photographs of people loving the sun, sea, and sand. Because, sometimes, life's a beach! Enjoy! 1. Ostend,...

Two Steam Trains Collide at 90 mph During the 1913 Cali...

July 14, 2016

These were the scenes during the 1913 California State Fair - National Guard Cavalrymen, animal parades and horse racing, turn of the 20th century car races. Then...

WWI in Photos: Animals That Went to War

June 21, 2016

Over 16 million animals served in World War One. Horses, donkeys, mules, elephants and camels were the primary beasts of burden carrying food, water, medical supplies and ammunition...

These Dreamlike Photos of an Engineer's Daughter From 1...

June 12, 2016

Mervyn O'Gorman was a well-known British engineer and a head of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. He was also an artist and photographer and was co...

A Look Back: Life Was a LOT Different Just 100 Years Ag...

April 29, 2016

It’s fascinating to see how far things have come in just 100 years. It’s hard to believe that this is what life was like in 1915. ...