1900s

Vintage: Pushcart Markets in New York (Early 20th Century)

Vintage: Pushcart Markets in New York (Early 20th Century)

Pushcart vendors were initially not required to have a license to peddle their wares (“Pushcarts”). This quickly changed, however, and they were required to pay a small fee to ply their trade. The fee would change over the years, but one thing was certain, the license was never strictly enforced. Many pushcart vendors bribed the local police in order to…
Vintage: Texan Portraits by Julius Born (Early 20th Century)

Vintage: Texan Portraits by Julius Born (Early 20th Century)

Photographer Julius Born (1879-1962) took thousands of photographs of the people, land and community in Hemphill county located in the Texas panhandle. In thousands of portrait photographs taken during the first half of the twentieth century, Born forever documented Texas’ past, heritage, and humanity. In his images of cowboys and businessmen, well-composed ladies, and fidgety children, Born shows us the…
Vintage: Panama Canal Construction (1904-1914)

Vintage: Panama Canal Construction (1904-1914)

By the late nineteenth century, technological advances and commercial pressure allowed construction to begin in earnest. An initial attempt by France to build a sea-level canal failed after a great deal of excavation. This enabled the United States to complete the present canal in 1913 and open it to shipping the following year. The state of Panama was created with…
Vintage Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s)

Vintage Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s)

Photo collection of early XX century Vintage Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s). Maude Fealy (1883 – 1971) was an American stage and silent film actress who survived into the talkie era. At the age of three, she performed on stage with her mother and went on to make her Broadway debut in the 1900 production of Quo Vadis,…
Vintage: postcards of People from Britain (early XX century)

Vintage: postcards of People from Britain (early XX century)

Millions of postcards were produced in Britain between 1903 and the 1914-1918 war, providing some of the most vivid documents in social history available. The majority here are by anonymous photographers. Among other themes, they depict work, leisure, amateur theatre, transport from a century ago. Postcards from the collection of John Toohey @ flickr.
Vintage: Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs (early 20th century)

Vintage: Russian Peasants and Their Craft Jobs (early 20th century)

Sometimes now you might hear the word “artisan” which often said to make things look skillfully  made and good. However hundred something years ago all over the world things mainly were “artisan” – made by local craftsman. If we know some traditional craftsmen of the West and their craft survived till our days (this is what they sell as “artisan” now) the…
Vintage: Texan Portraits by Julius Born (Early XX Century)

Vintage: Texan Portraits by Julius Born (Early XX Century)

Photographer Julius Born (1879-1962) took thousands of photographs of the people, land and community in Hemphill county located in the Texas panhandle. In thousands of portrait photographs taken during the first half of the twentieth century, Born forever documented Texas’ past, heritage, and humanity. In his images of cowboys and businessmen, well-composed ladies, and fidgety children, Born shows us the…
Vintage Glass Plate negatives of workers and the machinery they manufactured (1900s)

Vintage Glass Plate negatives of workers and the machinery they manufactured (1900s)

Almost all of the glass plate negatives in the Clyde photograph collection were taken at the Clyde works in Granville, and depict both the workers and the machinery they manufactured. Subjects covered include: railway locomotives and rolling stock; agricultural equipment; large engineering projects funded by Australian State and Federal governments; airplane maintenance and construction and Clyde’s contribution to the first…
Vintage Retro Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s)

Vintage Retro Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s)

Photo collection of early XX century Vintage Postcards of actress Miss Maude Fealy (1900s). Maude Fealy (1883 – 1971) was an American stage and silent film actress who survived into the talkie era. At the age of three, she performed on stage with her mother and went on to make her Broadway debut in the 1900 production of Quo Vadis,…