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Rare Historical Photos That They Never Showed Us In School book show the unique photos that will be the captured the right instance, they can be shown in mind blowing photos.


1. 4.5 megabytes of data in 62,500 punched cards, USA, 1955
Description - Early method of data storage used with early computers. Punch cards also known as Hollerith cards and IBM cards are paper cards containing several punched or perforated holes that were punched by hand or machine to represent data. These cards allowed companies to store and access information by entering the card into the computer. The picture is an example of a woman using a punch card machine to create a punch card.(via-https://www.reddit.com )



2. 1920's Roller Skating Fashions - New York
Description - The 1920s is the decade in which fashion entered the modern era. It was the decade in which women first abandoned the more restricting fashions of past years and began to wear more comfortable clothes (such as short skirts or trousers). Men also abandoned highly formal daily attire and even began to wear athletic clothing for the first time. The suits men wear today are still based, for the most part, on those worn in the late 1920s. The 1920s are characterized by two distinct periods of fashion. In the early part of the decade, change was slow, as many were reluctant to adopt new styles. From 1925, the public passionately embraced the styles associated with the Roaring Twenties. These styles continue to characterize fashion until 1932. Two girls roller skating on the rooftop of the Roosevelt hotel in New York, c.1930.(via-https://www.reddit.com )


3.1940s sportswear beach summer bathing suit bikini shorts boating girls
Description -  What a great shoot with Salina! she's got a BIG future in modeling! I can't wait to see what she does! | Girls,Fashion, Photography.1940s women's bathing suits Sea Molds by Flexees. Women's bathing suits "as refreshing as salt-sea spray." |(via-https://www.reddit.com)



4. 1950s Greaser Style – Rugged Boots & Cuffed Jeans
Description - Greasers are a working-class youth subculture that was popularized in the late 1940s and 1950s by predominately working-class and lower class teenagers and young adults in the United States. The subculture remained prominent into the mid-1960s and was particularly embraced by certain ethnic groups in urban areas, though rural and suburban youth also participated in the subculture. Rock and roll music, rockabilly and doo-wop were major parts of the culture.(via-https://www.reddit.com)


5. American soldier with pictures of his gal back home 1968
Description- No war is easy for those who fight it and each conflict brings its own challenges. Soldiers in the Vietnam War endured many hardships and faced many problems, some of them seemingly insurmountable. Combatants on both sides faced physical challenges posed by the climate, terrain and wildlife of the country. They also struggled with logistical problems, as well as the complex political situation in Vietnam. On top of that, the Vietnam War was a conflict with few conventional military objectives. There was no war front to advance, no safe region to defend, not even a well defined theatre in which to operate. The Vietnam conflict was a 360 degree war where soldiers – particularly Americans and Westerners – might encounter attacks, ambushes and booby traps at any place or time. It was a conflict where territory changed hands frequently, people moved freely and their political loyalties were often unclear.(via-https://www.reddit.com)


6.Audrey Hepburn signs autographs for fans on the set of Sabrina (1954)
Description - Audrey Hepburn born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948, continuing her ballet training with Marie Rambert, and then performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.(via-https://www.reddit.com)


7. Brigitte Bardot in her car, 1950s....
Description - Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, singer, dancer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initialsBardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life. She started her acting career in 1952. After appearing in 16 routine comedy films that had limited international release, she became world-famous in 1957 after starring in the controversial film And God Created Woman. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris. For her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria! Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. From 1969 to 1978, Bardot was the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.Bardot debuted in a highly popular comedy film starring Bourvil, Le Trou Normand (1952) (English title: Crazy for Love).She played the lead in Manina, the Girl in the Bikini (1953) from director Willy Rozier. She had a small role in The Long Teeth (1953), playing Vadim's wife, then had a leading role in a comedy starring Jean Richard, His Father's Portrait (1953).Bardot had a small role in a Hollywood-financed film being shot in Paris, Act of Love (1953), starring Kirk Douglas. She received media attention when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in April 1953.Bardot had a leading role in an Italian melodrama, Concert of Intrigue (1954) and in a French adventure film, Caroline and the Rebels (1954). She had a good part as a flirtatious student in School for Love (1955), opposite Jean Marais for director Marc Allegret.(via-https://www.reddit.com)


8. Brooklyn, 1950
Description - Vintage Young Men Fashion – Black and White Photos of American Teen Boys in the Brooklyn, 1950.(via-https://www.reddit.com)




9. Christian Dior 1958
Description - Christian Dior (French pronunciation. 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, which is now owned by Groupe Arnault.Dior was nominated for the 1955 Academy Award for Best Costume Design in black and white for the Terminal Station directed by Vittorio De Sica (1953).Dior was also nominated in 1967 for a BAFTA for Best British Costume (Colour) for the Arabesque directed by Stanley Donen (1966).Nominated in 1986 for his contributions to the 1985 film, Bras de fer, he was up for Best Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes) during the 11th Cesar Awards.



10. Cindy Crawford Pepsi Commercial
Description - It’s been 25 years since Cindy Crawford‘s Pepsi commercial aired during Super Bowl XXVI, but the super model’s ad is still considered one of the most recognizable.Cynthia Ann Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American model and actress. Her years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. She is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career.(via-https://www.reddit.com)



11. Passing notes in class, 1944
Description - High School Student Passing Note to Classmate Sitting Behind Her.(via-https://www.reddit.com)



12. Engine work, 1950s
Description -The more powerful V8 engine had been in mass production cars since the 1914 Cadillac, but it became more commonplace in the newer and heavier cars being built in the 1950s. Of particular significance was the American use of this technology in cars at a relatively modest price point.In 1947 Studebaker began development of its overhead-valve Commander V8. Despite later rumors that Studebaker had copied the Cadillac OHV V8 design, Cadillac OHV V8s were not available to the public until 1949, and therefore, not available for Studebaker to study until Studebaker's own engine was well into development. The Studebaker engine also had features not found in the Cadillac design. Testing was well under way by early 1950, and the first production units were installed in late 1950 model-year Commanders, thereby becoming the first OHV V8 available in a low-priced American-made automobile. (via-https://www.reddit.com)


13. Fun with friends on Miami Beach, 1942
Description- Fun on Miami Beach, Florida, 1942. Rosa Covarrubias (Rosa Rolando/a) and 3 friends at the beach. (via-https://www.reddit.com)


14. Girl pulling an elephant by his trunk
Description -Girl pulling an elephant by his trunk.Black & White Photos of Soviet Union in 1954 by Henri Cartier. (via-https://www.reddit.com)


15. Girl with early car seat belt, ca. 1950s
Description - This pic showing a lap belt probably dates from the late 1950s. They became common about 1960, but it was not compulsory for new cars to have them in the car.


16. Harrison Ford and stunt double Vic Armstrong, Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
Description - The film is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy's dad (Sean Connery) has been taken by the Nazis and is imprisoned in the "belly of the steel beast".Vic Armstrong (born October 5, 1946) is a Taurus-award-winning British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and actor who was Harrison Ford's stunt double on the first three Indiana Jones films alongside wife Wendy Leech.That’s Harrison Ford on the right (obviously) and legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong on the left, who doubled for Ford in many of his movies. Judging by the inscription Ford clearly thinks the guy’s got talent.Former Hollywood Stuntman Reveals What It Was Like To Be Indiana JonesIndianer Jones - Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes Harrison Ford - Vic Armtrong - Actors with their Stunt DoublesHarison Ford con Vic Armstrong in I predatori dell'arca perduta.(via-


17. Henri Cartier-Bresson Aquila of Abruzzi Italy, 1951
Description - A man gives a woman a helping hand as she takes a flying leap over a large puddle on the pavement.(via-https://www.reddit.com)



18 Hippies selling acid for $1 at Woodstock, 1969
Description - This is the first of a three-part series examining the history of public opinion on illegal drug use. This segment focuses on the 1960s and 1970s.The war on drugs has been raging for decades. There is no sign of victory, or even detente. Although they're swamped with anti-drug messages, kids keep taking illegal drugs, and the drugs are getting more dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System found that almost half (47%) of all high school students had used marijuana at least once. Ten percent had tried a form of cocaine.
Since 1969, the first year Gallup asked about illegal drug use, Americans have grown increasingly more concerned about the effects of drugs on young people. For instance, in 1969, 48% of Americans told Gallup that drug use was a serious problem in their community. In 1986, a majority of Americans, 56%, said that the government spent "too little" money fighting drugs. By 1995, 31% said drug use was a "crisis" and an additional 63% said it was "a serious problem" for the nation as a whole.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


19. Italian girls, 40s
Description - Fashion models rest on a street corner in Italy, 1951.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


20.Kate Moss at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, 1992
Description - Katherine Ann "Kate" Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. Born in Croydon, Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City.Arriving at the end of the "supermodel era", Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She received an award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her contribution to fashion over 25 years. Moss is also a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue.Moss has had her own clothing range and has been involved in musical projects. She has won accolades for modelling. In 2007, TIME named her one of the world's 100 most influential people.She has inspired cultural depictions including a £1.5m ($2.8m) 18 carat gold statue of her, sculpted in 2008 for a British Museum exhibition.She received media scrutiny for her party lifestyle and drug use. Drug allegations beginning in late 2005 led to her being dropped from fashion campaigns.She was cleared of charges and resumed modelling. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million in one year.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


21. Las Vegas. 1955
Description - Las Vegas in the 1950s was a time of considerable change. By the 1950s, there were 44,600 living in the Las Vegas Valley.Over 8 million people were visiting Las Vegas annually in 1954, pumping $200 million into casinos, which consolidated its image as "wild, full of late-night, exotic entertainment".The population grew dramatically from 8,422 during World War II to over 45,000.From 1952 to 1957, through money and institutional lending provided by the Teamsters Union and some Mormon bankers they built the Sahara, the Sands, the New Frontier, the Royal Nevada the Showboat, The Riviera, The Fremont, Binion's Horseshoe, and finally The Tropicana. Gambling was no longer the only attraction by the 1950s; the biggest stars of films and music like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Andy Williams, Liberace, Bing Crosby, Carol Channing, and others performed in intimate settings and brought a whole new brigade of Hollywood film stars and others in the entertainment business to the city. In 1957, the first topless show "Minsky's Follies" was started here.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


22. Lesley Howard & Ingrid Bergman 1938
Description - Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman they look like they have a sailor style going on. They wore the big pants and stripe shirts.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


23.Nancy Harkness Love, September With the approach of World War II
Description - When World War II broke out in 1940, Robert Love, Harkness’ husband was called to Washington for active duty, and Harkness accompanied her there. She took a posting in Baltimore as a civil servant. On her daily commute to work, Harkness piloted her own aircraft. The flying abilities of her caught attention, of Col. William Tunner, who was the commander of the Domestic Division under which her husband was serving. Col. Tunner, was on a hunt for skilled pilots in the country to transport aircraft to military bases from the factories.The flying abilities of her caught attention, of Col. William Tunner, who was the commander of the Domestic Division under which her husband was serving. Col. Tunner, was on a hunt for skilled pilots in the country to transport aircraft to military bases from the factories.(via - https://www.reddit.com)


24. A Beautiful Photo By Nina Leen NYC, 1950
Description - Nina Leen was a Russian-born American photographer, a constant contributor to Life. She is remembered above all for her photographs of animals, many published in book form.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



25. Ralph Mendis, born in 1897, photographed in 1901
Description- RALPH MENDIS WAS BORN IN 1897 AND IS SEEN HERE AT APPROXIMATELY AGE FIVE IN 1902. HIS MOTHER, FRANCES, WAS PART OF THE NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA, MIGRATION TO WORCESTER. HIS FATHER WAS ONE OF A HANDFUL OF JAMAICAN IMMIGRANTS WHO RESIDED IN THE CITY. RHODE ISLAND RECORDS INDICATE THAT RALPH DIED IN 1906, THOUGH THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN.(via - https://www.reddit.com)


26.Rita Hayworth 1940´s.
Description - Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.Hayworth is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford, in which she played the femme fatale in her first major dramatic role. Fred Astaire, with whom she made two films, called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl (1944), with Gene Kelly. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.In 1980, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which contributed to her death at age 68. The public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew attention to Alzheimer's, and helped to increase public and private funding for Alzheimer's research.(via -https://www.reddit.com)




27. Robert Smith of the Cure marrying his High School sweetheart Mary Poole in 1988
Description - Smith is married to Mary Theresa Poole (born 3 October 1958), whom he met in drama class at St Wilfrid's when he was 14.They do not have children,as they decided early in life and in their marriage that they did not want children. Smith himself was against it saying he not only objects to having been born but refuses to impose life on another. Smith adds that he also "does not feel responsible enough to bring a child into the world".Smith and Poole have 25 nephews and nieces.Smith later revealed that early in his musical career, Mary had not always shared his confidence and vision for the Cure's future, which was a significant motivating factor to his ensuring that the band was successful.It has been reported by the Daily Express that Mary used to be a model and worked as a nurse with intellectually disabled children; but, as the Cure became more financially successful during the mid-1980s, Mary gave up her day job so that the couple would not have to spend so much time apart.Smith told The Face that he had once left a video camera running in their home "and after a couple of hours you forget that it's on and I was quite horrified at the amount of rubbish we say to each other. It's like listening to mental people ... I feel more natural in the company of people who are mentally unbalanced because you're always more alert, wondering what they're going to do next...". He claimed that Mary "used to dress as a witch to scare little children", that she sometimes dressed up as Robert Smith in his pyjamas, and that he could never take people home "because I never know who is going to answer the door".While the Cure was recording the Wish album at Shipton Manor, Oxfordshire between 1991 and 1992, among the objects pinned to the wall was "Mary's Manor Mad Chart", listing seventeen members of the Manor's staff and residents (including the Cure and their entourage) "in order of instability". Mary was ranked in second place, after a woman named Louise who worked in the kitchen. "We all voted", said Smith, "and we had an award night. It was very moving".(via -https://www.reddit.com)

28.Satchel Paige in Harlem (1941) He's considered one of the best pitchers in Baseball History
Description - Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who became a legend in his own lifetime by being known as perhaps the best pitcher in baseball history, by his longevity in the game, and by attracting record crowds wherever he pitched.Paige was a right-handed pitcher, and at age 42 in 1948, he was the oldest major league rookie while playing for the Cleveland Indians. He played with the St. Louis Browns until age 47, and represented them in the All-Star Game in 1952 and 1953. He was the first player who had played in the Negro leagues to pitch in the World Series, in 1948, and was the first electee of the Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1971.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


29. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy at age 3, circa 1945
Description - John Wayne Gacy Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 17, 1942, the only son and second of three children born to John Stanley Gacy (1900–1969), an auto repair machinist and World War I veteran, and his wife Marion Elaine Robinson (1908–1989), a homemaker.Gacy was of Polish and Danish ancestry. His paternal grandparents (who spelled the family name as "Gatza" or "Gaca") had immigrated to the United States from Poland (then part of Germany).As a child, Gacy was overweight and not athletic. He was close to his two sisters and mother, but endured a difficult relationship with his father, an alcoholic who was physically abusive to his wife and children.Throughout his childhood, Gacy strove to make his stern father proud of him, but seldom received his approval. This friction was constant throughout his childhood and adolescence.One of Gacy's earliest childhood memories was of being beaten with a leather belt by his father at the age of four for accidentally disarranging car engine components his father had assembled. On another occasion, his father struck him across the head with a broomstick, rendering him unconscious. He was regularly belittled by his father and often compared unfavorably with his sisters, enduring disdainful accusations of being "dumb and stupid". Although Gacy regularly commented that he was "never good enough"in his father's eyes, in interviews after his arrest, he always vehemently denied he ever hated his father.When he was six years old, Gacy stole a toy truck from a neighborhood store. His mother made him walk back to the store, return the toy and apologize to the owners. His mother told his father, who beat Gacy with a belt as punishment. After this incident, Gacy's mother attempted to shield her son from his father's verbal and physical abuse,yet this only succeeded in Gacy earning accusations that he was a "sissy" and a "Mama's boy" who would "probably grow up queer".



30. Shel Silverstein late 60's
Description - Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930, in Chicago. Silverstein studied music and established himself as a musician and composer, writing songs including “A Boy Named Sue,” popularized by Johnny Cash, and Loretta Lynn’s “One’s on the Way.” Silverstein also wrote children’s literature, including The Giving Tree and the poetry collection A Light in the Attic. He died in 1999.In 1960, Silverstein’s collected cartons, Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities, would appear with one of his most famous drawings adorning the cover. Around this time, he branched out into music, recording his first album, Hairy Jazz (1959), a record containing several standards and a couple of original songs. Silverstein would go on to produce more than a dozen albums over the course of his diverse career.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



31. Short short, culottes, pedal pushers and Bermuda shorts were all '50s styles.
Description - The shortest of the 1950s shorts were “short shorts.” These came to about 6 inches above the knee and had classic 1950s high waists and side zippers. These shorts were mostly worn on the beaches or on pin up models. Another name for these shorts is culottes. Culottes could be short or a bit longer and have wide leg openings that flair out from a tight waist and hip.These are the most popular style short worn by vintage retro clothing fans today. The high waisted short slims the tummy and creates a thinner waist than low rise shorts. The short length of legs makes them sexy (that is, if you have the thighs for it!).As the decade progressed, short shorts grew shorter and tighter. Many were worn with matching belts, too.The most popular shorts length for women was the Bermuda Short. These came to about 3 inches above the knee, again with high waists and side zip seams. They could fit rather loose and baggy, just like pedal pusher pants, or more fitted and slimming (much like Bermuda shorts available today).Shorts often did not have pockets (they added to much bulk to a slim silhouette) but some had ornamental or faux pockets that were angled slits.  The ad on the left is an example of shorts with angled pockets.
Pedal pushers, also known as clam diggers, toreador pants, motor scooter slacks, calypso, and pirate pants, all came to just below the knee with either wide straight legs or cuffed bottoms. These short pants were developed for cyclists who wanted the comfort of shorts and the safety of pants that wouldn’t tangle in bicycle chains.



32. Sophia Loren aka “The Italian Marilyn Monroe” (1950s)
Description - Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone , known as Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI; born 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.When she was 14, Sofia entered a beauty pageant, Miss Italia 1950 and, while she did not win, was selected as one of the finalists. Later, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy's film Quo Vadis (1951), at the age of 15. In 1951, she also appeared in Italian film Era lui... sì! sì! where she played an odalisque, being credited professionally as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade. She began using her current stage name in La Favorita (1952), the new name being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress Märta Torén and was suggested by Goffredo Lombardo or (according to the 2008 DVD) Carlo Ponti. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim.After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica.Too Bad She's Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni. Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



33.Stephen Hawking marries Jane Wilde, 1965
Description - When Hawking was a graduate student at Cambridge, his relationship with Jane Wilde, a friend of his sister whom he had met shortly before his diagnosis with motor neurone disease, continued to develop. The couple became engaged in October 1964– Hawking later said that the engagement gave him "something to live for"– and the two were married on 14 July 1965.
During their first years of marriage, Jane lived in London during the week as she completed her degree, and they travelled to the United States several times for conferences and physics-related visits. The couple had difficulty finding housing that was within Hawking's walking distance to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Jane began a PhD programme, and a son, Robert, was born in May 1967. A daughter, Lucy, was born in 1970.A third child, Timothy, was born in April 1979.(via - https://www.reddit.com)


34. Stylish ladies  1940’s
Description - In a nut shell, 1940s women’s fashion was about creating a certain silhouette: wide padded shoulders, nipped in high waist tops, and A-line skirts that came down to the knee. This was the everyday shape for clothing, from suits to dresses. Even pants had a similar shape. 1940s fashions were all about the hour glass figure with broad shoulders, tiny waists and full hips. If you were not naturally an hour glass shape, the clothes were designed to help you achieve the look.The neckline of the 1940s came in a variety of cut outs. They could be square, slit, sweetheart, keyhole, shirred, cross front (wrap), or V with shirtwaist (button down) tops. There was no cleavage! All dress top designs revealed very little skin, compared to today’s fashion.
Later in the 1940s, more fabric could be used and more fabric choices were available. In order to forget the depressing war, women embraced colorful patterns with contrasting trims. Fabric material was usually rayon, a newer synthetic invention. America cotton was also a favorite for house dresses. The material was light and airy. Stiffer, wool like fabrics were used on suits and work wear.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


35.T. E. Lawrence,(Lawrence of Arabia.) 1919
Description - Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia—a title used for the 1962 film based on his wartime activities.In both Seven Pillars and a 1919 letter to a military colleague,Lawrence describes an episode on 20 November 1917 while reconnoitering Dera'a in disguise when he was captured by the Ottoman military, heavily beaten, and sexually abused by the local Bey and his guardsmen. The precise nature of the sexual contact is not specified. There have been allegations that the episode was an invention of Lawrence's and (with some evidence)[citation needed] that he exaggerated the severity of the injuries he claimed to have suffered. There is no independent testimony, but the multiple consistent reports and the absence of evidence for outright invention in Lawrence's works make the account believable to his biographers. At least three of Lawrence's biographers, namely Malcolm Brown, John E. Mack, and Jeremy Wilson have argued that this episode had strong psychological effects on Lawrence, which may explain some of his unconventional behaviour in later life. Lawrence ended his account of the episode in Seven Pillars of Wisdom with the statement: "In Deraa that night the citadel of my integrity had been irrevocably lost."(via -https://www.reddit.com)



36.Teenage house party in Tulsa, Oklahoma (c.1947)
Description - Couples slow dance at a Teen house party, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1947.At a party, teen-agers of the Bounds twins' set munch doughnuts and sip Cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



37.Tennis. Ava Gardner 1941
Description - Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer.She was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953), and also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for other films.
Gardner appeared in several high-profile films from the 1940s to 1970s, including The Hucksters (1947), Show Boat (1951), Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), 55 Days at Peking (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Gardner continued to act regularly until 1986, four years before her death in London in 1990 at the age of 67.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


38.The band of demonstrators carried banners proclaiming “Miniskirts Forever” and “Support the Mini”
Description - 60s London girls protesting for mini skirts.london girls protesting for mini skirts. Fellow ladies look at the length they considered mini not that rubbish many of us prance around The British Society for the Preservation of the Miniskirt.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


39. The Legend, Kate Moss. Her photos from 90's
Description - Katherine Ann "Kate" Moss (born 16 January 1974 is an English model. Born in Croydon, Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City.Arriving at the end of the "supermodel era", Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She received an award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her contribution to fashion over 25 years. Moss is also a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



40. The Nottingham Council House and Market Square in the mid 1960's
Description - Nottingham Council House is the city hall of Nottingham, England. The iconic 200 feet (61 m) high dome that rises above the city is the centrepiece of the skyline and presides over the Old Market Square (also referred to as the City Centre).The Council House was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt and built between 1927 and 1929in the Neo-Baroque style characterised by the huge pillars that circle the building along with the carvings on the facade. It replaced the former Nottingham Exchange.Housed within the dome the affectionately-nicknamed ‘Little John’ hour bell – for many years the deepest toned clock bell in the United Kingdom, weighing over 10 tonnes (10 t)– whose strike can be heard for a distance of seven miles.
The foundation stone (behind the left-hand lion as you approach the building) was laid by Alderman Herbert Bowles (Chairman of the Estates Committee), on 17 March 1927. The building was officially opened by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor) on 22 May 1929. The total cost of the building at the time was £502,876 (equivalent to £28,060,000 in 2016).By the time the bill was finally cleared in 1981, the total including interest was £620,294.The building has staged many high-profile occasions; royalty, statesmen and women and stars of the stage and screen have been entertained there and both the F.A. and European Cups have been held aloft from its balcony.
Since Nottingham City Council relocated councillors’ offices to Loxley House in 2010, the Council House is seldom used for day-to-day administrative functions. From April 2011, the building also now serves as the chief Register Office for Births, Marriages and Deaths in the City.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


41.Times Square on a rainy day. New York. March 1943
Description - Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World","The Center of the Universe", "the heart of The Great White Way", and the "heart of the world".One of the world's busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world's entertainment industry.Times Square is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually.Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily,many of them tourists,while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


42. Two men in Benin City, Nigeria c.1950
Description - Benin City in 1950. (Photograph by Chief S.O. Alonge, c. 1942 - 1966 Ideal Photo Studio, Benin City, Nigeria) ... play Stella Gbinigie reclines on a couch in 1950 (Chief Solomon Osagie ALonge). He snapped photos ... play A portrait of two men from the Ideal Life Photo Studio in Benin City.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



43.Vangelis composing the score of Blade Runner, circa 1981
Description- Vangelis - winner of the 1981 Best Score Academy Award for "Chariots Of Fire" | Oscar Winning Scores & SongsIn 1982, Vangelis collaborated with director Ridley Scott, to write the score for the science fiction film Blade Runner.Critics have written that capturing the isolation and melancholy of Harrison Ford's character, Rick Deckard, the Vangelis score is as much a part of the dystopian environment as the decaying buildings and ever-present rain.[36] The music score was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe award.A disagreement led to Vangelis withholding permission for his performance of the music from Blade Runner to be released, and the studio instead hired a group of musicians dubbed "The New American Orchestra" to record the official LP released at the time. It took 12 years before the disagreement was resolved and Vangelis's own work was released in the United States, in 1994. The soundtrack was still incomplete, as the film contained some non-Vangelis tracks as well.Over the years a number of bootleg recordings of the Blade Runner soundtrack from unknown sources have been released, mostly targeted to collectors as "private releases", that contain most of the music cues (including the Ladd Company logo theme). An official three-disc box set was released in late 2007 to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary: it contained the original 1994 album, a second disc containing some more of the missing music cues and a third disc of new Vangelis material inspired by Blade Runner. The 2007 release still lacks some incidental music, most notably the background music from the Taffey Lewis bar scene featuring vocals by Demis Roussos.A 35th anniversary LP of the original soundtrack was released on Record Store Day 2017.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


44. Vintage Photos of Ladies with Bicycles
Description - Beautiful hair and adorable outfits for a day of 1940s bike riding.(via -https://www.reddit.com)



45. woman in the 40's
Description - During the 40's women's roles and expectations in society were changing rapidly. Previously women had very little say in society and were stereotyped to stay home, make babies, be a good home maker and wife. The 1940's were different, life for women was expanding, the men were at war and some one had to step up and take the men's place. Not only men were going to war either, the war was so big that in 1942 The Women's Army Corps (WAC) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) were established. After these organizations were accepted congress authorized women to serve in the U.S. Navy. Going back to state side roles women worked factory, labor intensive jobs and become the attention of society in the entertainment industry. 1943 The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. In 1945 Eleanor Roosevelt became a U.S delegate for the newly established United Nations. Through out the 1940's the amount of women in the workforce increased by 25-35 percent. This was a prosperous time in women's history.(via -https://www.reddit.com)


46.Young Arnold Schwarzenegger 1960's
Description - Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian Army in 1965 to fulfill the one year of service required at the time of all 18-year-old Austrian males.During his army service, he won the Junior Mr. Europe contest.He went AWOL during basic training so he could take part in the competition and spent a week in military prison: "Participating in the competition meant so much to me that I didn't carefully think through the consequences." He won another bodybuilding contest in Graz, at Steirerhof Hotel (where he placed second). He was voted best built man of Europe, which made him famous. "The Mr. Universe title was my ticket to America—the land of opportunity, where I could become a star and get rich."Schwarzenegger made his first plane trip in 1966, attending the NABBA Mr. Universe competition in London.He would come in second in the Mr. Universe competition, not having the muscle definition of American winner Chester Yorton.Charles "Wag" Bennett, one of the judges at the 1966 competition, was impressed with Schwarzenegger and he offered to coach him. As Schwarzenegger had little money, Bennett invited him to stay in his crowded family home above one of his two gyms in Forest Gate, London. Yorton's leg definition had been judged superior, and Schwarzenegger, under a training program devised by Bennett, concentrated on improving the muscle definition and power in his legs. Staying in the East End of London helped Schwarzenegger improve his rudimentary grasp of the English language. Living with the Bennetts also changed him as a person: "Being with them made me so much more sophisticated. When you're the age I was then, you're always looking for approval, for love, for attention and also for guidance. At the time, I wasn't really aware of that. But now, looking back, I see that the Bennett family fulfilled all those needs. Especially my need to be the best in the world. To be recognized and to feel unique and special. They saw that I needed that care and attention and love.”(via -https://www.reddit.com)


47.Young Couple dancing Rock'n'Roll on the quays of Paris, 50s
Description -Vintage Parisian Teens – Black and White Photos Documented the Life of Street Youth in Paris.(via - https://www.reddit.com)




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