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June 26th, 2017

The Very Earliest War Photography: Rare and Amazing Photographs of Crimean War by Roger Fenton, 1855

The Crimean War (1853-1856) stemmed from Russia’s threat to multiple European interests with its pressure of Turkey. After demanding Russian evacuation of the Danubian Principalities, British and French forces laid siege to the city of Sevastopol in 1

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Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland, and in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey.Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and

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June 25th, 2017

Born in New York to immigrant parents, Frank Eugene (1865 – 1936) was one of many young German-Americans to travel to Munich to study at the Royal Bavarian Academy of Arts. He was a founding member of the Photo-Secession and one of the first university-level professors of photography in the world.E

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A concert combined with Redentore, it was 15 July 1989 – the night was unforgettable, who can imagine a stage for a rock band in waters in front of San Marco and the festival of the Redentore together. The Venetians protest was largely unheard as the promotor Francesco (Fran) Tomasi, the Vice President of the Venetian Cou

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You probably think of the 1920s when you hear about Marcel waves, and rightly so; they reached their height of popularity during the '20s, about 15 years after the first electric curling iron was invented. François Marcel introduced his spring-clamp electric model in 1918, making heat styling safer and easier than ever.

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Photography is the result of combining several different technical discoveries. Long before the first photographs were made, Greek mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid described a pinhole camera in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE.The coining of the word "photography" is usually attributed to Sir John Herschel

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The Dolly Sisters – Scandalous Vaudeville Performers from the Jazz Age

Rose "Rosie" Dolly (1892 – 1970) and Jenny Dolly (1892 – 1941), known professionally as The Dolly Sisters, were Hungarian-American identical twin dancers and actresses.These Hungarian-American identical twins with little talent who danced their way to fame in the 1920s. They really loved the high life,

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Athletic club Montmartre, Paris, 1913

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June 24th, 2017

Family is one of favorite themes for photography. Ever since the invention of the camera, people have been taking pictures of their family. And photographs are a great way for us to remember the past and always cherish the memories we once shared with our families.These adorable photos that show people re-living the

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Dads are the Original Hipsters is a hilarious blog dedicated to resurrecting vintage photos of our fathers, in order to prove the simple fact that they were hip before hipsters even existed. If you’re a 20- or 30 something-year-old right now, you’ll probably rec

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So here are the facts: it happened during 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition at Novolazarevskaya Station. The patient was the only physician on station, so the assistant was a mechanic. It was on April 30, 1961. The operation took 2 hours. He positioned himself so that he could see his own body using a mirror when doing the su

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Summer is finally here! In 1952, that meant a trip down to the picturesque shores of Whitley Bay - where donkey rides, toffee apples and deck chairs await...(Courtesy of Yorkshire Film Archive & North East Film Archive)

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Why do men stare at women? Is it bad? Perhaps in some cases, the real men probably can't resist staring at women.

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A woman feeding a bear, Washington, 1927

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June 23rd, 2017

'The Man Who Fell to Earth' is a 1976 British science fiction drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drou

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Iva Ikuko Toguri d’Aquino, or “Tokyo Rose” as most people knew her was an American-born Japanese woman who famously hosted a Japanese radio program aimed at U.S. troops during World War II that was designed to broadcast propaganda.During World War II, American servicemen regularly huddled a

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Many people don't enjoy the prospect of getting old. Our youth-centric culture tends to emphasize trying to look and stay young for as long as possible. We often place more importance on youth rather than experience. These funny vintage snapshots capture people at play from between the 1930s and 1940s.

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Here is a charming photo collection of Hungarian teenage girls' portraits from Nóra Mészöly that were taken at Budapest studios from between the 1860s and 1890s.

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June 22nd, 2017

Joseph and Betty Hofman are an American couple who love traveling and documenting everyday life of people through their lenses. And theses wonderful Kodachrome slides they shot Alaska scenes when they were there in 1955.

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If, as Emerson said, language is the archive of history, then U.S. soldiers in Vietnam are writing history with words as well as weapons.So many slang terms, Vietnamese words and specialized usages are used by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam that language poses a bit of a problem to the new man coming over. Until he picks

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Redditor Clifwith1f posted this hilarious answer (to what we can only imagine is a Sunday school worksheet) from 2011, and we just had to share it with you.

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Do you know which sunglasses celebrities used to wear in the 1960s? Just check out these photos to see.

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June 21st, 2017

61 Adorable Photos of Young Girls in Their First Communion From Between the 1900s and 1910s

First Communion is a ceremony in some Christian traditions during which a person first receives the Eucharist. It is most common in the Latin Church tradition of the Catholic Church, as well as in many parts of the Lutheran Church and Anglican Communion. In churches that celebrate First Communion, it typically occurs betwee

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Great aviation meet, Los Angeles, 1910

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During the Vietnam War, life for soldiers changed an extreme amount. Not only did their lives change, but they became a significant amount more difficult.American soldiers were often young men who felt that they were serving their country and had never served in a war before. Because of this, they had no idea what t

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The harrowing photographs show the rundown asylum where patients were badly treated and often left for days on end without any attention. These images show how patients were badly treated and left abandoned inside the Cleveland State Hospital, Ohio in 1946.The pictures were taken by photographers Jer

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Donkey rides for workhouse kids on a away day and smartly dressed men in suits mingling with women in modest swimming costumes. Striking images show sun worshippers lounging on the beach from the early 1900s right through to the 1930s. These fascinating pictures reveal how swimsuit styles, animals and health and safety on b

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Here is a photo collection that shows women posing to take photographs near their TVs in the 1960s.

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June 20th, 2017

An amazing photo set from Beth Scupham that shows a funny camping trip to Pennsylvania around 1910.“Friends of my grandfather and grandmother (then just getting acquainted) 'camping'. Location: Pennsylvania. Th

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42nd Street, New York City, 1964

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A smiling face in such dismal surroundings, no one yet truly understood what had been done.The miracle survivors of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings have become known as the Hibakusha, meaning “explosion affected people” in Japanese. One survivor who was a little girl at the time, explained her experience

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From ankle to calf to thigh- a little look at some ladies' legs.

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They were known as the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz and subjected to sick genetic experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. But, miraculously, all seven members of the Jewish Ovitz family survived their horrifying ordeal at Hitler’s infamous death camp.

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The early 1970s fashion scene was quite similar to the late 1960s, just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970s.Check out these photos to see the female fashion styles during this era.

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June 19th, 2017

Not easy to take a photograph in the 1860s. The images in this era (and probably few decades late) were mostly portraits of people in the studios. So these pictures of American life in the 1860s are really rare and worth to see.

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Womens styles were elegant and even contemporary. As more and more women bobbed their hair, hats were tighter to the head and the most popular style was the cloche hat. Accessories included beads and necklaces.

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The 1960s began with the highly formal up-sweep big hair styles from the late 1950s, but as the women's movement, protest groups and hippies got into full swing toward the end of that decade, hair styles reflected the changes and became more casual and easier to maintain.The bouffant, or bubble, a formal big-hai

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Father's Day is right around the corner so here are a few pics of dear old dad (and a grandpa or two).

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