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Early color pictures of the American lifestyle in the 1920s

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The special value of these 1920s pictures is that they are real color shots, not colorized. The photographers of the National Geographic…
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TOP 50 legendary LIFE magazine photographs

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The LIFE magazine archive counts millions of excellent pictures. Oldpics attempted to select the best 50 of them. LIFE magazine always managed…
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Lee Miller in the bathroom of Adolf Hitler

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Somehow this photo of former-model Lee Miller in Hitler’s bathroom is one of the best-known WW2 photography. Its story is noteworthy, though….
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Adolf Hitler trains body language - unique historical photos

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The infamous Adolf Hitler was an inspiring speaker and turned out to train his body language for this. Gestures accompany a good…
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Hiroshima aftermath pictures right after the bombing

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These pictures are the only aftermath documentary taken on the day of the Hiroshima bombing. Japanese photojournalist Yoshito Matsushige was lucky twice…
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Rare photos and facts about Sting

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At first glance, Sting does not look like a person about whom you can tell something unusual or show some unseen photos….
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The Reindeer operation: a story behind WW2 photo, 1941

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The name of this photo is Reindeer, called after the German operation during the WW2. This offensive aimed to capture Petsamo (an…
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Gandhi and spinning wheel: a story behind the iconic photo

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American photographer Margaret Bourke-White took her legendary Mahatma Gandhi and spinning wheel photo in 1946. It became a symbol of the “nonviolent…
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Winston Churchill as an artist and his other leisure pictures

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Everybody remembers Winston Churchill as an iron prime-minister from the picture of Yusuf Karsh. This photo is undoubtfully the best-known Prime minister’s…
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Eyes of hate: story behind iconic photo by  Alfred Eisenstaedt

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‘Eyes of hate’ is one of the iconic photos of the outstanding Germany-born photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oldpics published his 64 of his…
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The death of Ernest Hemingway: rare archive pictures

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THE LAST YEARS of Ernest Hemingway and his tragic death have left many questions and secrets. Even today, it is not completely…
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15 best LIFE magazine covers

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Oldpics continues to be of the view that almost all pictures from LIFE Magazine covers are iconic. Here’s why we selected photos…
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Vintage Las Vegas: amazing historical pictures of the Sin City

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These stunning vintage Las Vegas pictures shed light on the pre- and an early neon era of the city. Nowadays, Las Vegas…
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Outstanding WW2 pictures (Part3: Emmanuil Evzerikhin)

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Oldpics continues to publish the most amazing WW2 pictures made by the Soviet photographers. It’s the third volume of this series.  Here…
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64 Amazing photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Alfred Eisenstaedt photos are an integral part of the history of photojournalism. He captured informal portraits of kings, dictators, scientists, athletes, and…
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US soldiers shotgunning weed in pictures, 1970

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You may have watched the weed shotgunning scene in Oliver Stone’s Platoon movie. Believe it or not, it was a common practice…
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Nazi Rally in Madison Square Garden in pictures, 1939

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Could you ever believe that American Nazi followers organized a huge rally event in New York, in Madison Square Garden, just several…
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American settlers’ lifestyle through the lens of Solomon Butcher

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Solomon Butcher photography is an important visual source for understanding the routine of the American settlers’ lives. Solomon Butcher preserved her history…
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1950s Paris Nightlife in pictures by Frank Horvat

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The frivolous nightlife of Paris of the 1950s (and other decades) always attracted brilliant photographers. Frank Horvat was one of them. In…
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Outstanding Soviet WWII pictures (Part 2: Dmitri Baltermants) 

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Oldpics continues its series of the noteworthy WWII pictures by the soviet photographers. Outstanding Soviet WW2 pictures (Part I: Max Alpert) Outstanding…
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Rare celebrity pictures in Venice in the 1960s

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Many famous people fell in love with Venice, and we publish some amazing pictures of this romance. Jane Fonda, Sean Connery, Sophia…
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50 amazing and bizarre photos 

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Old bizarre photos publication is always a special thing for an Oldpics editor. It’s not that easy to select and categorize properly…
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Outstanding Soviet WW2 pictures (Part I: Max Alpert)

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You could find a lot of excellent historical WW2 pictures on the pages of Oldpics. We’ve covered WW2 Pacific Battles, iconic photos…
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Vintage pictures of US Navy sailors spending free time, Hawaii, 1945

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Wayne Miller traveled to Hawaii under cover to take pictures of the leisure of American Navy sailors. The pictures had to be…
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Vintage pictures of samurai women, 19th century

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While many people think of women samurai as a legend, they did exist. Japanese called female warriors as onna-bugeisha.  Empress Jingu was…
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44 amazing Vancouver pictures of the 1950s and 60s by Fred Herzog

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Fred Herzog started taking pictures of Vancouver in the late 1950s when he moved to the city. He defined a key to…
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Texas City explosion, 1947: Shocking pictures and video of the accident

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The Texas City explosion shocked the world 73 years before the cataclysm in Beirut. Both accidents are actually very similar. Read more: 100…
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Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II, 1905

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In this photo German and Russian Emporors, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II, wearing each others’ uniform. They met on the…
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Rock bands photos before they became popular (updated)

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(Last update: 22 September 2020. 20 new photos added) Rock music history starts with these photos. All these rock bands became popular…
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Vienna in 1945: Noteworthy pictures from soviet archives

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Soviet troops captured Vienna in 1945 after the bloody and exhausting battle. Allies signed two related documents in July, and these agreements…
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Rosemary Kennedy: tragedy of JFK’s sister lobotomy in pictures

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Rosemary Kennedy was born to be a part of the high society, but her mental problems led to a failed lobotomy that…
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Vintage photos of Paris in the 1890s by Emile Zola

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It looks like Emile Zola knew how to hold in his hands, not only a pen but also a camera. Also, we…
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Flying baby photography, California, 1991

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Stay cool, the Flying baby is safe and sound; now she is about 30 years old. It’s amazing how some photos become…
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Amazing Russia of the 1990s in 23 pictures

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We publish some interesting pictures of Russia from time to time, and this publication covers the 1990s. As usual, Oldpics selected some…
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10 most expensive photographs in history

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The most expensive photographs list is very different from The most important pictures, or even from Pulitzer Prize photos. Almost all of…
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30 poignant pictorial photos by Leonard Misonne

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Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne became the founder of the pictorial photography. This genre was popular in the late 19th and early 20th…
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Bizarre pictures of the soviet parade of the 1920s and 1930s

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The parade was an integral part of the soviet culture during the 1920s and 1930s. After WWII the Soviet government limited the…
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Falkland island minefield penguins, 1984

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If the Falkland island penguins read the Minefield sign, they wouldn’t start this party here. Yes, it seems like PETA activists don’t…
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The 1964 confrontation of rockers and mods in 30 pictures

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The clashed of mods and rockers in the UK is an integral part of Rock music history. Oldpics published a noteworthy picture…
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Tennis Girl: the story behind the iconic poster photo, 1976

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We believe that the ‘Tennis Girl’ photo increased the number of those wishing to become tennis players in 1976. Later this image…
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Early color pictures of the American lifestyle in the 1920s

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The special value of these 1920s pictures is that they are real color shots, not colorized. The photographers of the National Geographic…
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TOP 50 legendary LIFE magazine photographs

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The LIFE magazine archive counts millions of excellent pictures. Oldpics attempted to select the best 50 of them. LIFE magazine always managed…
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Lee Miller in the bathroom of Adolf Hitler

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Somehow this photo of former-model Lee Miller in Hitler’s bathroom is one of the best-known WW2 photography. Its story is noteworthy, though….