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October 15th, 2017

Darius Kinsey was a pioneer artist active as a photographer in the Northwest from the late 19th century to 1940. He was born in Missouri in 1869. Arriving in Snoqualmie, Washington at the age of 20, he went into the hotel and mercantile business, but soon after became intrigued with the art of photography. After learning th

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The 1980s were a time of turmoil and upheaval for Liverpool. Unemployment and economic instability led to widespread disquiet, culminating in public shows of resistance such as the 1981 Toxteth Riots. Liverpool also elected its first Labour council in 1983, who promised to stand up for what they saw as unjust cuts under the

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17-year-old Bryn Owen from Leicester showing off his Vespa 100 Special 100cc scooter, which has 34 mirrors and 81 lights on the front and back, all bought with his pocket money. These photographs were taken in July 1983.His humble Vespa 50 Special (apparently fitted with a 100cc engine, presumably to carry the e

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First appeared during the 1830s, the Welsh hat worn by women as part of Welsh national costume is a tall stovepipe-style hat, similar to a top hat, or the capotain. It is still worn by women, and particularly schoolgirls, in Wales on St David's Day, but rarely on other occasions.

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October 14th, 2017

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign.It was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War t

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Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell has created a wonderfully unique family album by recreating a series of portraits of different generations of her female relatives, spanning 200 years.Her photo project called “Seven Generations of American Wom

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The manufacturing of tanks was a particular priority, as the German army had by far outpaced its adversaries in this area. In the late 1930s, the U.S. Army was not using tanks in any combat capacity. There were no facilities in the United States to manufacture tanks—not even in small quantities. As late as 1939, the U.S.

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Up to 40,000 people lived in the notorious Glasgow slum of the Gorbals in the late 1940s. They live four, six, eight to a room, often 30 to a lavatory, 40 to a tap.At first sight, of an early morning, the Gorbals looks like any other poor area. Its flat, wide streets are lined with flat-faced tenements. There is a p

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam by population. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75.On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Provin

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October 13th, 2017

A lot of us are obsessed with vintage stuff nowadays, from clothes to music to generally wishing we had grown up in the 60s. We often forget, however, that our dear old parents were the ones who started all those trends we now admire.

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Hengameh Golestan is a pioneer among Iranian women photographers. She has been documenting live in Iran for twenty-eight years. She has photographed vast numbers of women and children, instances of family life, traditional wedding and everyday life in Iran.During the revolution, she captured moments of rebellion on

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Photographer Cornel Lucas was a pioneer of film portraiture. He made his name shooting studio portraits of film stars of the 1940s and 1950s and was said to have done more for the images of many of those he photographed than their performances on celluloid.His big break came in 1948 when he was asked to photogra

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Operation Dynamo, as the rescue operation was called, began on May 27, 1940, after a German pincer advance forced the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) into retreat and cut off all ports except for Dunkirk. Under heavy shelling and air attack from the German Luf

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Probably because of anger, unhappiness, or discomfort while posing for photographing, portraits of these Victorian children are so awful.

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October 12th, 2017

That's what Boston looked like in the 1960s.

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The First Lesbian Lover Selfies Ever Taken, ca. 1900

The 'photobooth' has been a fad for a long time now. You'll be surprised to know that the first self portrait vending machine or photobooth have been in existence since 1883, which was introduced by Percival Everett.It seems photobooth selfies have been a craze since the early Edwardian era. They were commonly f

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Halloween is not exactly a typical holiday. Other holidays, like Christmas and Shavuot, celebrate an event. Halloween celebrates a lot of things, including the lives of people who aren't with us anymore.Halloween in the 1950s was a far different holiday than today; no big box stores, just the five and dime and W

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Here is a hilarious photo collection that shows groups of Edwardian women from between the 1900s and 1910s.

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October 11th, 2017

The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was an era of radio programming during which radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. It began with the birth of commercial radio broadcasting in the early 1920s and lasted until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the m

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Florence Lawrence was one of the most recognizable women in America in the early 1900s—although nobody knew her name. A leading lady in nearly 300 silent films at the dawn of American cinema, Lawrence remained un-credited on screen until a maverick studio owner used her name to promote his films and turn her into the firs

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The term ‘Selfie’ was added to Oxford dictionary in 2013, but it doesn’t mean that this style of taking pictures is recent. In fact, selfies have been popular throughout the history.

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William Morris Grundy was a British visual artist who was born in 1806. He took up photography in 1855 and made dozens of stereoscopic photos, primarily posed genre scenes of rustic pursuits such as hunting, fishing, and farming.These amazing photographs below were shot by Grundy, captured rural life in England duri

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Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. It is the biggest metropolitan area in Croatia, and the only one with a p

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October 10th, 2017

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Gertrude Kasebier took on photography after having studied at the Pratt Institute in New York. A rare female practitioner, she was eager to become a professional photographer. "I earnestly advise women of artistic tastes to train for the unworked field of modern photography. It seems to be especially adapted to them, a

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This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. An extremely lean man and an extremely fat man are engaged in a wrestling match.The film was directed by Georges Méliès. It starts off with a fat woman and a lean woman wrestling but then they morph into a fa

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39 Interesting Photos That Capture Women in Witch Costumes From the Early 20th Century

These interesting photos that captured women dressed up as witches in Halloween festivals from the early 20th century.

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October 9th, 2017

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) east of Lake Michigan, and is the county seat of Kent County.Take a look at these color photos from creed_400 to see h

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Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-'83 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s; far fewer were daguerreotyped; many, probably most, of such daguerreotypes never carried identification; and finally, the ravages of time have

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The series of stunning photographs show a young couple dressed in opulent clothing, teenage girls with their hair in ringlets and children all with a solemn look on their faces. Other breathtaking shots show a heavily bearded man and a young man casually leaning for his photo opportunity.

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Interesting vintage photographs captured a mysterious troupe of spooks march across the empty fields in Halloween 1931.

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That's what Paris looked like from between the 1850s and the late 1860s.

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October 8th, 2017

Color photography was attempted beginning in the 1840s. But widely known with the Autochrome Lumière, an early color photography process that patented in 1903 by the Lumière brothers in France and first marketed in 1907.

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Nathan Straus was one of the greatest retail merchants in American history, a co-owner of the Macy’s and Abraham & Straus department store chains. He used his fortune to help the poor in New York City, fund Jewish causes at home and abroad, and provide safe milk to children throughout the country. One of the most succ

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It was 100 years ago this year that the United States officially entered World War I, when Congress voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917.After more than two years of trying to remain neutral, the U.S. under President Woodrow Wilson joined Allied Powers Britain, France, Italy and Russia against the Centra

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When thinking about capturing smell it seems impossible, it’s possible through memory, which gives us phantom smells from certain images, like an aged photo, when it’s in your hand you can’t help but smell a musty old smell, even if it isn’t there. But these believe it or not are images are the first photographs of

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October 7th, 2017

This set of fascinating color photos from Steve Mays that documented Halloween parties in Kennett, Missouri from the 1970s.

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In the 1830s, the railroad boom started a new era in the building of railroad bridges pushing engineers to build towering wooden bridges that have become synonymous with the era.Timber trestles were one of the few railroad bridge forms that did not develop in Europe. The reason was that in the United States and Cana

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These colorized photos were brought to life by French bank technician, Frédéric Duriez. The images were provided by the Valois collection which belongs to the BDIC.“By colorizing these photos, I reduce the time that separates us today from this conflict,” said Frédéric. “A black and white photo does not at

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These amazing photos from m20wc51 taken by Private Jack Tobin that show activities of the Too Far East Club in Seoul, Korea in 1956. It was probably the place where American troops often went out when they were in Seoul.

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October 6th, 2017

Every generation has its own cultural icons that grow into collectibles over time. Yet the 1970s were a stranger time than most, and some of the artifacts of that decade are indeed bizarre.Amid the sexual revolution and a growing gay rights movement, advertising executive Harvey Rosenberg brought America Gay Bob

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As an American in 1990s Cuba, Tria Giovan risked being branded a traitor. But the photographer continued to visit and, from the dance hall to the hair salon, she captured the resilient spirit of the Cuban people.“I had this preconceived romantic notion that someh

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Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday more fascinating.Some people view Halloween

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Here is an amazing collection of color pictures from doveson2002 that captured daily life of Glasgow from the 1960s, most of them were taken in 1961.

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October 5th, 2017

Born Doris Bernice Jensen in Staplehurst, Nebraska, Coleen Gray (1922-2015) was an American actress, best known for her roles in the films Nightmare Alley (1947), Red River (1948), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956).Although known for playing wholesome young women in crime films from between 1940s and 1950

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Simon Fowler is an English photographer/director, known for his work with many singers and bands. As principal photographer for Smash Hits at the height of its reign as the standard bearer for all things fashionably pop in the UK throughout the eighties, his signature work represents bespoke visual signposts for some

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Burlesque tableaux of well-known historical or legendary incidents will be found a capital form of amusement. Although they should be thought out, they need not necessarily be rehearsed in advance. This entertainment should come as a complete surprise to the larger portion of the guests that is, to all but those who take pa

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George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) was a Dutch painter and photographer. An important figure in Amsterdam Impressionism, he is noted especially for his paintings of street scenes and harbours in a realistic style. He painted en plein air, and became interested in photography as a means of documenting street life and atmosp

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