The idea of a spectacle that exploits people with severe physical deformities and abnormalities, better known as a “freak show,” has existed for centuries. However,
An Italian-American immigrant is held down and forced to watch in horror as pineapple is added to a pizza for the first time in Brooklyn,
A masked reveler with a jack-o’-lantern at a Halloween party in 1956.
Hustle into the 1970s with these eye-popping pictures from when the disco era took over clubs around the world. Andy Warhol (left) on Studio
Somewhere between the greatest scientific breakthroughs and technological advances that transformed the world were some fun and sometimes even hilarious inventions that history has forgotten…
The American Mafia started in the 1920s when the mob bosses ran the bootlegging industry during Prohibition. From there, the Mafia became a national organization dealing with prostitution,
History is full of the unknown, and for some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts.
True life is often far stranger than fiction. History, alternatively known as humanity’s trial-and-error period, is chock-full of scenarios bizarre enough to render your favorite
Photography is a form of art that can freeze the emotions of the moment in time. The development of art has influenced the world in
A new book by Los Angeles Times journalist Annie Jacobsen, “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” (Little Brown), tells the
Evelyn Mchale leapt to her death from the Empire State Building, 1947.
Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.
An exotic dancer demonstrates that her underwear was too large to have exposed herself, after undercover police officers arrested her in Florida.
The 20th century was full of inventions that shaped the modern world: television, computers, airplanes, to name just a few. However, for every revolutionary discovery there were countless
Do you know who we have to thank for the expiration dates on Milk bottles? Surprisingly enough, it was the Notorious American Gangster, Al Capone.
Circa 1920s, a picnic at Los Angeles’ California Alligator Farm, where patrons were allowed to mingle freely among trained alligators from 1907 to 1953.