I was visiting my grandmother tonight and told her about my dog Gypsy Rose. She thought it was hilarious and of course I wondered why. Turns out there was a famous burlesque stripper who was most famous in the late 20s through the early 40s. I had not a clue of this woman’s existence before tonight. I swear history follows me!

1943.


Newsboy hands out papers delivering the news of the Titanic.

April 15, 1912.

Timestamp: 1397585965

Newsboy hands out papers delivering the news of the Titanic.

April 15, 1912.

Propellers of the Titanic.

1912.

Timestamp: 1397585754

Propellers of the Titanic.

1912.

Parking her horse.

1939.

Timestamp: 1396885136

Parking her horse.

1939.

predecessors:

A soldier carries the head of an Adolf Hitler statue.

Berlin.

1945.

(via somehistoriancalledmike)

Timestamp: 1396760375

predecessors:

A soldier carries the head of an Adolf Hitler statue.

Berlin.

1945.

(via somehistoriancalledmike)

Mother and child in Harlem tenement.

1962.

Timestamp: 1396146450

Mother and child in Harlem tenement.

1962.

Celebrating Capt. Kenneth Curry’s 100th mission.

1972.

Timestamp: 1396146157

Celebrating Capt. Kenneth Curry’s 100th mission.

1972.

America’s first female traffic officer, Leona King.

1918.

Timestamp: 1396146028

America’s first female traffic officer, Leona King.

1918.

Anonymous:
Isn't 'history porn' a bit of a crass name for a blog that features often images of the brutalisation of others? lynchings, executions, cannibalism... I'm not meaning to be antagonistic, just, 'porn' is an odd term to use about what is often the absolute worst of history - seems fetishising.

”___porn” is used for a collection of different images in internet culture. 
Foodporn, carporn, artporn, historyporn. I understand what you mean. I wont be changing the name, though.

Much to my relief, Gypsy Rose is back at home safe and sound after two days gone. I got an unexpected and almost overwhelming amount of support and messages. Thanks to all. 

Timestamp: 1396063027

Much to my relief, Gypsy Rose is back at home safe and sound after two days gone. I got an unexpected and almost overwhelming amount of support and messages. Thanks to all.