This spooky house befitting a member of the Addams Family or the Munsters is a part of the long standing tradition of the Gothic Revival architecture, a movement that started way back in 1740. People have always been obsessed with Gothic architecture so it’s no surprise that the design aesthetic continued into the 19th century.
Inspired by medieval design, the Gothic Revival style was most often used for country homes, or small town houses. These houses are incredibly sturdy, which is why so many of them are still standing today.
The height on many of these houses is such that ivy and vines creep up their walls, making them look more haunted than they actually are. Still, it would be pretty cool to live in a house like this.
In the 1960s no one was cooler than the guys in the Rat Pack. Not only were they epitome of what has happening, but they managed to make bad behavior look good in their well tailored suits.
More of a gang than a group of performers, these hard living and hell raising guys were the number one reason many people traveled to Las Vegas. After all, where else could you catch a Sinatra show and a Sammy Davis Jr. drop in? Nowhere, baby.
The Rat Pack created such an air of cool about themselves that people still look to them for style choices and even for sounds. It’s going to be a long time before these guys go out of fashion.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at a party together, 1970s. ??
After meeting at a high school party in 1966, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were inseparable. By ’68 they were singing together in their own band, and were opening for rock legends like Jimi Hendrix. When Mick Fleetwood came calling, it was the answer to their rock n roll prayers.
Even though Fleetwood Mac doesn’t seem to be as hard partying as their peers, Fleetwood Mac was known to be a swirling tornado of sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
The band fought, they hooked up, they fought some more, and through all of that pain they created 1977’s Rumours, easily one of the greatest rock records of the ‘70s if not all time.
Coal miners coming up after a long day of work in Belgium. (1920s) ?
Be they in West Virginia or Belgium, coal miners have always had to face terrifying conditions. The men who you see packed like sardines in a tin are Italian and Belgian workers who traveled to Western Europe in search of work at the turn of the century.
At the time, coal miners were treated with complete disdain. They were treated like second class citizens, without a worry or care for their health or well being.
Even today, coal mining is a dangerous profession, but in 1900 there were hardly any laws protecting the workers who put themselves into deadly situations every day to make sure the flow of energy didn’t stop.
Mary Wallace was the first female bus driver for Chicago Transit Authority in 1974. ??
It’s wild to think that it’s only been about 40 years since e the first female bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority. Shouldn’t the CTA have hired a woman before that? It’s so crazy to think about misogynist hiring practices occurring in the late 20th century.
Wallace says that in order to get the job she had to constantly bombard the CTA with job applications, but they continued to make excuses. She explained: