Category: travel

50 amazing found snaps show European trips of three ladies in…

50 amazing found snaps show European trips of three ladies in the mid-1930s.

An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine,…

An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine, Texas, 1938. Photographed by Luis Marden.

Inside the Wanderer, the world’s oldest leisure caravan in…

Inside the Wanderer, the world’s oldest leisure caravan in existence.

The Dulong people are a minority group in Chin…

The Dulong people are a minority group in China who live in a historically inaccessible area in the Yunnan Province. (A highway built in late 1999 now makes it reachable to the outside world.) It was a tradition for Dulong girls to get a face tattoo when they began puberty, a tradition called “Hua Lian” (“painting the face”) or “Wen Mian” (“tattooing the face").

In the areas along the upper and middle reaches of the Dulong River, the tattoos were a complex pattern of connecting diamonds down the bridge of the nose and across the cheeks and mouth. In the lower reaches, the designs were much simpler. All tattoos were butterfly shaped as they believed that the dead turned into butterflies when they passed.

How the Dulong tradition began is unknown. Some speculate that it was so that Dulong women were less attractive as slaves, as Tibetan landlords used to demand families who could not pay taxes would pay in daughters instead.

Unfortunately, the tradition is dying. It almost completely ended after 1949 and the founding of the communist state. Today, there are fewer than 30 women alive with traditional Dulong tattoos.

20 best moments of celebrities with amazing airport styles in…

20 best moments of celebrities with amazing airport styles in the 1990s.

14 amazing stories of famous people who cancelled or missed the…

14 amazing stories of famous people who cancelled or missed the Titanic.

Food is everything we are. It’s an exten…

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.

The Royal Scot, Glasgow, Scotland, 1949.

The Royal Scot, Glasgow, Scotland, 1949.

Travels with Bill: A wonderful photo collection that document…

Travels with Bill: A wonderful photo collection that document the 1963 USA Tour of an American couple.

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Refugees traveling with United States troops

Photographer: R.J. Farnsworth
Date: 1916?
Negative Number 005840