Category: 1940s

China dates: Lovely photos of a beautiful girl taken by her boyfriend in Shanghai from the late 1940s.

20 baby car seats from the mid-20th century moms wouldn’t buy today.

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII, 1943. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt-LIFE.

Couple kissing in the sunshine from a window at Michigan Central Station in Detroit, December 1944. Photo from Bettmann Archive.

A girl on her bike in Norway, July 1946. Photographed by Ivan Dmitri.

Dancers work the floor to the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton and his New Orleans-style jazz band at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London, November 1949. Photographed by Charles Hewitt.

Teenage boys hangout on stoop of local store front, 1949. Photographed by Gordon Parks-LIFE.

Wartime Terminus, Paddington Station, London, 1942. Photographed by Bert Hardy.

A jazz jam session takes place at photographer Gjon Mili’s studio loft in New York City, 1943. Photographed by Gjon Mili-LIFE.

Extraordinary promotional movie art by Jacques Kapralik from between the 1930s and 1950s.