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You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures like the ones in the collection here have a lot of stories to tell. These photographs give an insight into what life was like in such disparate eras as the 18th century and the 1970s. You'll see what life was like for a child in America during the Baby Boom, and how Native Americans lived long before the modern metropolis existed. These rare historical finds are not only informative, but they also offer a fun look at a time long gone, and probably a time you wish you could go back to. Be prepared to be surprised and read on!
As the United States expanded westward in the early 1800s, the trade in American bison fur, skin, and meat began to flourish across the Great Plains. By the 1860s, these iconic animals had roamed the plains for millennia, their herds numbering in the millions, a sight so awe-inspiring that it was dubbed "the thunder of the plains." For generations, they have been the lifeblood of Native American tribes, providing not only food and clothing but also shelter and spiritual significance. But the scenario began to change after the Civil War.

 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines. From modern day spies to outer space adventures, the small screen was a canvas of limitless creativity and imagination. In an era filled with innovation, classic TV shows of the 60s continue to fascinate audiences with their vintage charm and timeless appeal.


 

In the 19th century, access to medicine was like opening Pandora's Box – it brought both blessings and strange, sometimes dangerous, tricks. Some "cures" were harmless frauds, but many others were downright dangerous, often containing addictive and life-threatening ingredients. The most notorious example of this era was the promotion of arsenic-containing soaps and cosmetics.
In 1966, a small Welsh village is forever changed by a devastating event that shocks the nation. The Aberfan disaster, caused by the collapse of a colliery spoil tip, tragically resulted in the loss of 144 lives, the majority of whom were children. This heartbreaking incident not only highlighted the dangers of coal mining, but also showed a profound display of resilience and community spirit. A group of young schoolchildren had just begun mathematics lessons at Pantglass Junior School when a terrible rumble filled the air. Within moments, tons of liquefied coal waste tumbled down the hill

 Few things are as gratifying as a trip down memory lane – and it's even better when you find something you hadn't noticed before. Because as Ferris Bueller said – life moves too fast. There are dozens of photographs of celebrities and notable people of yesteryear in all their beautiful, pristine glory. The glamour, the fashion, the hair – whether classically elegant, effortlessly cool, or intriguingly sticky, we'll never see the likes of them again.

More than a century ago, in the middle of bustling Hollywood Boulevard, a man with a dream and a passion for shoes opened a small, unassuming shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's journey began here, but his story soon took on a mythological tone. Located directly opposite the iconic Egyptian Theatre, Ferragamo's store soon became synonymous with Hollywood glamour, earning him the coveted title of "shoemaker to the stars". Ferragamo shoes were not just shoes; They were works of art that graced the finest stages of the silver screen. Their innovative designs and impeccable craftsmanship set them apar
The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th century, with men opting for simpler, more natural looks. Short, neatly cut hair became fashionable, often with sideburns and clean-shaven faces. This clean style was influenced by military trends and remained popular throughout Europe and North America. As the 19th century progressed, hairstyles became more diverse and expressive. Long hair for men emerged in the mid-19th century, influenced by
Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its hearty cuisine, charming villages and distinctive traditions. One such tradition is the Schlupfkapp, a bright headdress that was once a hallmark of Alsatian women's attire. Literally translating to "slip cap" in German, the Schluffcap is anything but subtle – a voluminous bow that has taken over both fashion and social identity in the region.
Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era.