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Lauren Bacall : Hollywood’s most beautiful face

Lauren Bacall, original name Betty Joan Perske, (born September 16, 1924, in New York City, U.S. – died August 12, 2014, New York), American actress known for her portrayals of provocative women who hid their soft core underneath a layer… Continue Reading

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Jacob Riis, New York City 1800s pictures (7 pics)

Late 19th-century New York City was a magnet for the world’s immigrants, and the vast majority of them found not streets paved with gold but nearly subhuman squalor. While polite society turned a blind eye, brave reporters like the Danish-born… Continue Reading