October 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Hospital stewards of 2d Division, 9th Corps, in front of tents."

Civil War Happy Hour

This photo shows a few men enjoying, what appears to be, a bottle of wine. Source: Shorpy

BAYWATCH, Nicole Eggert, David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul, David Charvet, Pamela Anderson, (Season 3, 1992), 1989-2001

Original Baywatch 1989 Cast

If you’re over 30 years old and a pop culture fan, you know you watched this show more than you should have. You’re looking at the original cast of Baywatch, which began in 1989. This isn’t the Zac Efron one,...

DIFF'RENT STROKES -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, Dana Plato as Kimberly Drummond, Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson (Photo by Herb Ball/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Different Strokes Cast in 1979

See the Different Strokes Cast in in 1979 - the second season. Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, and Todd Bridges. All three fell on hard times over the years.


Boston Bird’s-Eye View in the 1890s

Back in the 1890s, this is what the city of Boston looked like. Source: Shorpy Circa 1890s Boston, Massachusetts. “Birdseye view of Charlestown & Bunker Hill Monument.” Note the number and variety of fenced “roof yards.” 8×10 inch glass negative,...


Elvis Presley in 1956

Check out this photo of the King, Elvis Presley, in concert back in 1956.  Source: Shorpy


1917 U.S. Naval Academy Graduation in Annapolis

This great old photo shows graduation festivities at the Naval Academy back in 1917. What a stunning photo. Source: Shorpy This was also cross-posted on our sister-site, Ghosts of Baltimore.


The Vanderbilt Mansion at Fifth Avenue and 57th St.

You’re looking at the stunning Vanderbilt Mansion in New York, which once stood at 57th St. and Fifth Ave., the base of what is now Central Park. This was the home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, built in 1883 and stood...

Flinders Street railway station

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station Around 1910

Check out what the railway station looked like back over 100 years ago. The photo below shows the Flinders Street Station as it looked right around when it opened in 1909. Source: Pieces of Victoria An interesting bit of trivia...

Portland, Oregon 1890

Portland, Oregon in 1890

This wonderful old map shows Portland back in 1890. Click on it for an incredible view with details. Source: Library of Congress


View of Adelaide, Australia in the 1930s

This cool old photo shows the city of Adelaide some time in the 1930s. Image Description from historic lecture booklet: “Adelaide is a prosperous city of more than 200,000 people and is the capital city of South Australia. Immediately north...


1860s Market Square Outside Dallas, Texas

This photo shows Cleburne, Texas some time in the 1860s. You have to click on it to see amazing details. Market Square, Cleburne, Texas Source: Library of Congress


Historic Palo Alto Gas Station

This series of photos from the 1980s shows an old gas station, originally built in 1929. It’s still located at 799 Alma St. in Palo Alto, California. Violet Ray Gasoline Station, 799 Alma Street, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA...

1884 Map of Camden, Maine

We love these old fire maps. Here’s a Sanborn Fire Insurance map of Camden, Maine from 1884.

The Old Country Store in Gordonton, North Carolina

Great old photo from 1939 in Gordonton, North Carolina. We’re looking at an old country store on a Sunday afternoon. A little Googling shows the building still standing today, which is just fascinating. Take a look at this image we...

Utah State University in 1892

It’s been quite some time since we uncovered great old photos. Here’s a cool one from the Utah, showing Utah State University in 1892. Source: Wikipedia