Tag Archives: 1910s

THE AMERICAN INVASION OF 1914 THROUGH THE CAMERA OF PONCIANO FLORES PÉREZ

THE AMERICAN INVASION OF 1914 THROUGH THE CAMERA OF PONCIANO FLORES PÉREZ Mexican photographers began recording views of the US fleet, the “Yankee squadron in Veracruz” at the port since April 21. This action takes place in a context of civil war between the government of General Victoriano Huerta and the revolutionary armies, led by Venustiano Carranza, […]

19 Bizarre Old Photos of Women and Guns

These 19 old photos of women and guns show that American’s have a long and bizarre obsession with this instrument of death. There is something quite disturbing about a women or anyone for that matter, who cracks a big smile for the camera as they pose with their favourite rifle. Guns are known to blow […]

Telegraph Messenger Boys and Their Shocking Stories

These photos of telegraph messenger boys taken at the turn of the 19th century seem innocent and almost charming on the surface. However, most of the children led troubled lives that involved drugs and alcohol. Lewis Wick Hine, an American sociologist and photographer joined the National Child Labour Committee in 1908. He spent ten years […]

Old Photos of Elevated Trains in New York City

These old photos of elevated trains in New York City show how vital there were and are to a densely populated city where it wasn’t practical to have a lot of automobiles. The earliest elevated railway was the London and Greenwich Railway on a brick viaduct of 878 arches, built between 1836 and 1838. The […]