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Funny Vintage Photos

Here is a small collection of funny vintage photos

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Old Photos of Tibetans

Old black and white photos of Tibetans

A Tibetan grandfather begs for alms or food for his family in a scene from an unknown film. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925
Monks using woodwind instruments to sound midday on a rooftop at the Potala Palace, Lhasa, official residence of the Dalai Lama. (Photo by Obrazove Zpravobajstvi/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955
A young member of the Tibetan aristocracy dressed from head to toe in ornate jewellery and ceremonial clothing. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1925

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Shops and Stores in Japan in The 19th Century

An interesting collection of Japanese’s shops and stores in the 19th century

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Interesting Vintage Photos of Cats

A small interesting collection of old photos of cats

A little girl hangs three Siamese kittens on a washing line in a garden in Croydon, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 14th July 1931
A cat wearing headphones to listen to a radio. (Photo by Monty Fresco/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). January 1926
A cat watches two mice in a goldfish bowl. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950

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Color Photos of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1964

Color photos of Kuala Lumpur in 1964

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Amazing Photos of Burmese Women in The Past

Amazing photos of Burmese women in the past

A Burmese woman, with traditional neck-extending rings, celebrates her twenty-first birthday with a cake in Folkestone with her friend. They are both part of Bertram Mills Circus, where they are billed as the “giraffe-necked Burmese ladies”. 25th August 1936. (Photo by A. J. O’Brien)
A policeman in London directing three giraffe necked women from Burma along Elgin Avenue, London, 1935. (Photo by General Photographic Agency)
A Padaung, or Kayan woman. Originally a Mongolian tribe, the Padaung have been assimilated into the Karen group native to Mayanmar (Burma), circa 1950. The most stiking feature of these people are the brass rings fitted to the necks and limbs of women born on Wednesdays. The first neck ring is fitted when they are five or six, with successive rings fitted every two years, denoting the status of their family. (Photo by Three Lions)

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Old Photos of City Churches in London A Century Ago

Here are old photos of City churches (and a few nearby), taken for the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society a century ago.

St Clement Danes, c. 1900
St Augustine, Watling St, 1921 – now part of St Paul’s School
St Mary Abchurch, c. 1910

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1990s NYC Graffiti

Pictures of 1990s NYC graffiti

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A Look Back at Rolls Royce

A look back at Rolls Royce

A Rolls Royce car which is being used by the Prince of Wales on a tour of Margate and Ramsgate, Kent. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 24th November 1926
Entertainer Elsa McFarlane stands on the bonnet of a Rolls Royce car, mimicking the Silver Lady figurine, in a production of “The Co-Optimists”, at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 1929
Mae Murray, the radiant Hollywood film star and actress signed by MGM. Seen about to board her Rolls Royce. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1929

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Advertising of Domestic Tourism in the USSR

A vintage collection advertising of domestic tourism in the USSR

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Vintage Photos of Cutie Baby Animals

A collection of vintage photos of cutie baby animals

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Old Portraits of Anna May Wong – The First Chinese American Movie Star

Anna May Wong (1905 – 1961) was the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.

Born near the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles to second-generation Chinese-American parents, Wong became infatuated with the movies and began acting in films at an early age. During the silent film era, she acted in The Toll of the Sea (1922), one of the first movies made in color and Douglas Fairbanks’ The Thief of Bagdad (1924).

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Photos of Marilyn Monroe in Four Days in New York, 1955 by Ed Feingersh

1955 was a year of change for Marilyn Monroe. After leaving Hollywood for New York, and abandoning her contract with Twentieth Century Fox, Marilyn was no longer ‘just a dumb blonde’, but a true renegade. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene, and moved into a suite at the Ambassador Hotel.

Despite frenzied speculation, Marilyn largely evaded publicity. Dressed down in casual clothes and no make-up, she wandered the city unnoticed, and learned about ‘the Method’, a deeper, more challenging approach to drama, with Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio. And Marilyn also began the long, difficult journey of psychoanalysis at this time.

By March of 1955, however, both Greene and Marilyn agreed that her image needed a boost. Her wish to prove herself a ‘serious actress’ had been roundly mocked by the press, many of whom predicted that the erstwhile sex goddess was destroying her own career.

In his introduction to the 1990 book, Marilyn 55, Bob LaBrasca stated that it was Milton Greene who arranged for a cover spread in Redbook. But Robert Stein, magazine editor at the time, has claimed that it was another of  Marilyn’s photographers, Sam Shaw, who arranged the initial contact, and one of Shaw’s portraits of Marilyn graces the resulting July 1955 cover story, ‘The Marilyn Monroe You’ve Never Seen’.

However, neither Shaw nor Greene worked on the story directly. Over a hectic week, photojournalist Ed Feingersh followed Marilyn, along with Stein, and Marilyn’s small coterie of business associates. Whether shopping, dining, or dressing up, Marilyn’s daily life was captured on film.

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Vintage Photos of Animal Astronauts

Old photos of animal astronauts:

Sam, a 7-lb rhesus monkey is prepared for his flight into space by being secured in a 100-lb biopack drum. Sam then rode a Project Mercury-type capsule to a height of 55 miles and landed 200 miles out in the Atlantic. The “Little Joe” experiment to test the capsule’s escape rocket system was a success. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 4th December 1959
A life-size replica of the original Sputnik satellite which carried two dogs into orbit, on display at a Moscow exhibition of space travel. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 18th February 1959
A captain at the School of Aviation Medicine, Texas demonstrating how space monkey “Sam Soacem” is strapped into special padding and seat when sent up in rockets. Sam’s name was formed from the school’s acronym. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 6th February 1959

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Old Photos of Japanese 130 Years Ago

A small collection of old photos of Japanese 130 years ago

Three samurai warriors in armour, circa 1880. (Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei)
A Japanese general, circa 1865. (Photo by Hulton Archive)
A group of officers in the service of a prince from the north of Japan, circa 1865. (Photo by Felice Beato/Spencer Arnold)

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