History

What first class looked like on cruise ships before the era of airplanes

16-12-2021

What first class looked like on cruise ships before the era ...

Before airplane travel became commonplace, cruise ships were the only way to travel vast distances. And if you had money, then ...

Moscow 1958 in photographs by Erich Lessing

16-12-2021

Moscow 1958 in photographs by Erich Lessing

Erich Lessing was born in Vienna, but in 1939, fleeing from the Nazi regime, he emigrated. His father had already died by that ...

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

15-12-2021

Awkward moment: 10 failures in history

Did you fall, were you doused with water? The cat wrote to your shoes, did you buy expired milk? Do not get upset and do not ...

The success story of Ida Rosenthal - the woman who gave the world a bra

15-12-2021

The success story of Ida Rosenthal - the woman who gave the ...

The story of Ida Rosenthal is a clear example of the fact that anyone can succeed, regardless of who he was born. Thanks to the ...

Tovarozameschenie on-old Russian

15-12-2021

Tovarozameschenie on-old Russian

Our life consists of wireless technologies. It's hard to imagine that the ancestors had not that light bulb over my head, but even ...

Snow glasses of the Northern peoples, known for several thousand years

15-12-2021

Snow glasses of the Northern peoples, known for several ...

Sunglasses for us are a fashion accessory from the 20th century. But in fact, glasses that protect the eyes from bright light ...

Fabulous outfits of Norwegian brides of the 1870s‑1920s

15-12-2021

Fabulous outfits of Norwegian brides of the 1870s‑1920s

The photographs from the Norsk Folkemuseum collection taken during the 1870s-1920s show girls in wedding costumes and magnificent ...

Antique treasures: ancient Egyptian catacombs, full of amazing artifacts, open to the public

14-12-2021

Antique treasures: ancient Egyptian catacombs, full of ...

Antique legacy continues to hit amazing artifacts, opening new pages of history of human civilization. Ancient Egyptian catacombs, ...

The Last Witness of East Berlin: Faces of the passing era

14-12-2021

The Last Witness of East Berlin: Faces of the passing era

In 1981, German photographer Harf Zimmermann moved into a five-story building without an elevator in East Berlin on ...

"Black Cossacks" Ukrainian Cossacks who did not take prisoners

14-12-2021

"Black Cossacks" Ukrainian Cossacks who did not take prisoners

"Black Cossacks" was the most fearsome fighters of the Civil war in Ukraine. They were remembered not only for his military ...

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of the 80s

14-12-2021

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of ...

In 1979, 250 serious crimes per week were recorded in the New York subway. There were six murders in the first two months of that ...

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor operated on himself

14-12-2021

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor ...

Usually, when researchers go on long journeys, a doctor is with them to provide assistance if necessary. So, one of the ...

Courland peasant woman and executed tartan: a guide to the mistress of Peter I

14-12-2021

Courland peasant woman and executed tartan: a guide to the ...

The first Russian Emperor, Peter I was a big fan of not only the construction of ships and government reform, and women. ...

Memoirs of a geisha

14-12-2021

Memoirs of a geisha

Geisha is an ancient and honorable profession in Japan. Geisha are not just girls for entertaining guests, they are traditions, ...

Camilla Parker Bowles twice refused the Prince before marrying him

13-12-2021

Camilla Parker Bowles twice refused the Prince before ...

All girls dream to marry a Prince. Not only Camilla Parker Bowles. Wayward English woman twice refused the heir to the British ...

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

12-12-2021

Then and now: these photos of famous sights will surprise many

Man-made structures that are hundreds of years old often have an interesting fate in terms of going through many stages of ...

Singing breasts: musical topless groups of the second half of the XX century

12-12-2021

Singing breasts: musical topless groups of the second half of ...

Women sing on stage with bare breasts. It seems that this idea is so simple and so brilliant for a mass audience that it is ...

22 things that will easily carry on waves of nostalgia back to the past

12-12-2021

22 things that will easily carry on waves of nostalgia back ...

Do you dream of time travel to plunge back into the long-forgotten atmosphere of a carefree childhood? Fortunately, there are some ...

8 items of Soviet life that have left our homes without a trace

12-12-2021

8 items of Soviet life that have left our homes without a trace

Small-sized apartments are better than large ones. Wait to argue, let me say. Of course, if you have seven shops, then every square ...

Flight attendants of the 60s were supposed to be sexy and lonely

11-12-2021

Flight attendants of the 60s were supposed to be sexy and lonely

In the 1960s, working as a flight attendant in the USA was like serving a gentleman's club at a high altitude and implied mandatory ...

The death of Prince Svyatoslav: who really killed Alexander the great ancient history

11-12-2021

The death of Prince Svyatoslav: who really killed Alexander ...

According to the "tale of bygone years", the Kiev Prince Svyatoslav the conqueror died on the Dnieper rapids. Killed him the ...

The history of the portrait of Che Guevara: how the legendary picture enriched anyone but the author

11-12-2021

The history of the portrait of Che Guevara: how the legendary ...

Everyone has seen this photo: a fiery look, a beret on one side, fluttering hair ... The irony of fate: the photo of a fighter ...

The man with two heads: portraits of Pasqual Pinon, the beginning of the twentieth century

11-12-2021

The man with two heads: portraits of Pasqual Pinon, the ...

Pasqual Pinon (1889-1929), known as the two-Headed Mexican, was a circus performer MPEI cells-Vlotho in the early 1900-ies. Pignon ...

Terribly uncomfortable shoes of medieval women

11-12-2021

Terribly uncomfortable shoes of medieval women

In Europe in the XIV-XVII centuries, women's shoes with very thick soles were common — chopins, zoccoli or pianella. It is ...

December 9, 1961: the day when 18 people came to the Beatles concert

11-12-2021

December 9, 1961: the day when 18 people came to the Beatles ...

The Liverpool foursome had to play for an audience that barely outnumbered them. See also: The tragic life story of Stuart ...

How the animals of the XIX century were friends with people

11-12-2021

How the animals of the XIX century were friends with people

We are always fascinated by vintage pictures from the era of bulky cameras and elegant suits. It seems that people of that time did ...