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100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1921. First Photograph Ever to Oldest Photograph of the Moon, A Look at History. This still life, shot in 1837, is the world’s earliest reliably dated daguerreotype.

First Photograph Ever to Oldest Photograph of the Moon, A Look at History

While the term photography was coined in the early 19th-century, Greek mathematicians had been making pinhole cameras since the 4th century BCE. The history of photography has always been filled with innovation, as imagery has continued to develop along with the technology photographers have on hand. With such a long history, it’s no surprise that photography is full of important firsts, from the world’s oldest photograph to the first photo uploaded to Instagram. Most early photos used the daguerreotype process invented by Louis Daguerre, but technical inventions have created endless possibilities for photographers. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to learn about some of the famous first photographs that have changed how we view the world. First Photograph Ever. Photos of the Decade: 2010–19. The past 10 years have been eventful ones, beginning with Iceland’s erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, through the violent rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the refugee crisis in Europe, the U.S. presidential election of 2016, the first close-up images of Pluto, the #MeToo movement, an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and so much more.

Photos of the Decade: 2010–19

Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content. The Man Who Documented Native American Cultures. Edward Sheriff Curtis The Man Who Documented Native American Cultures by Chris Nelson Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis became fascinated with photography early on, building his own camera at the age 10.

The Man Who Documented Native American Cultures

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Photos From 50 Years Ago. On July 20, 1969, the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Photos From 50 Years Ago

After months of preparation, preceded by years of development and testing, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida on July 16, arriving at the moon on July 19. While Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the surface and spent two and a half hours on the moon, setting up experiments, taking photos, and gathering samples. After their safe return home, the crew were celebrated by politicians and the public as they embarked on a 45-day goodwill tour, visiting a total of 27 cities in 24 countries. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) Memory of the Camps (1985) The Mohawks Who Built Manhattan (Photos) For generations, Mohawk Indians have left their reservations in or near Canada to raise skyscrapers in the heart of New York City.

The Mohawks Who Built Manhattan (Photos)

High atop a New York University building one bright September day, Mohawk ironworkers were just setting some steel when the head of the crew heard a big rumble to the north. Suddenly a jet roared overhead, barely 50 feet from the crane they were using to set the steel girders in place. “I looked up and I could see the rivets on the plane, I could read the serial numbers it was so low, and I thought ‘What is he doing going down Broadway?’” Recalls the crew’s leader, Dick Oddo.

Crew members watched in disbelief as the plane crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center, just 10 blocks away. At first, Oddo says, he thought it was pilot error. The burning monk, 1963. Thousand-yard stare. Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen. Update | 12:05 p.m., Thursday, June 4. In response to this post, a fifth photographer, Terril Jones, has shared with Lens his picture of the impending confrontation, from street level.

It has never before been published. Update | 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 3. File:Tankman new longshot StuartFranklin.jpg. Tank Man. The last Jew in Vinnitsa. Imgur: The magic of the Internet. NASA - Hubble Views the Star That Changed the Universe. Hubble's Famous M31 VAR! plate. On the night of October 5-6, 1923, Carnegie astronomer Edwin P.

Hubble's Famous M31 VAR! plate

Hubble took a plate of the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) with the Hooker 100-inch telescope of the Mount Wilson Observatory. This plate, with identification number H335H ("Hooker plate 335 by Hubble"), is famous for having led to his discovery of the first Cepheid variable star in M31, which established beyond any doubt that M31 was a separate galaxy from our own. Shown here are three images of Plate H335H as well as three images of a similar plate, H331H, which Hubble took the night before. The letters N on Plate H335H mark Novae, stars marked by Hubble as new when compared with earlier plates. The first Cepheid variable discovered has its letter N crossed out and is marked "VAR!

" World’s oldest photograph of a human being click 2x. Solvay conference (1927) colorized. imagine if all of these brains has been used to invent only 1 machine ! Omagh bombing. The Blue Marble. A mother and her daughter falling from a fire escape, 1975. Night Will Fall. The 1945 documentary, based on the work of combat cameramen serving with the armed forces and newsreel footage, was produced by Sidney Bernstein, then a British government official, with participation by Alfred Hitchcock.

Night Will Fall

About 12 minutes of footage in this 75-minute film is from the earlier documentary.[1][2] The title of the film was derived from a line of narration in the 1945 documentary: “Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall.”[3] Synopsis[edit] Father stares at the hand and foot of his five-year-old daughter, severed for failing to make the daily rubber quota, Belgian Congo, 1904. Photo of an atom: A scientist captured an incredible photograph. A student at the University of Oxford is being celebrated in the world of science photography for capturing a single, floating atom with an ordinary camera.

Photo of an atom: A scientist captured an incredible photograph

Using long exposure, PhD candidate David Nadlinger took a photo of a glowing atom in an intricate web of laboratory machinery. In it, the single strontium atom is illuminated by a laser while suspended in the air by two electrodes. For a sense of scale, those two electrodes on each side of the tiny dot are only two millimeters apart. The image won first prize in a science photo contest conducted by UK based Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). David Nadlinger/University of Oxford/EPSRC. Ww1 shell shock. Pillars of Creation. The Pillars of Creation quickly become one of the most iconic images of outer space after the photograph was taken in 1995.

Pillars of Creation

Now, to celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope in April, Hubble is taking a trip down memory lane — and back into the far corners of the Eagle Nebula. A new, high-definition photo recently unveiled at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle provides an even sharper, wider and colorful view of three massive gas columns and their surrounding celestial neighbors in near-infrared light. NASA said the frame “hints that they are also pillars of destruction.” “I’m impressed by how transitory these structures are,” Paul Scowen of Arizona State University, who worked on the initial Hubble observations of the Eagle Nebula, told NASA.

“They are actively being ablated away before our very eyes. 53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History. Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white.

53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History

Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular. Take a trip back in time through these photos below. 1. 2. Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time. Triangulum Galaxy Messier 33 (M33) About this image Triangulum Galaxy Shows Stunning Face in Detailed Hubble Portrait NASA's Hubble Space Telescope brings the vastness of space into perspective in this mosaic image of the Triangulum galaxy (M33), our neighbor in a collection of dozens of galaxies called the Local Group.

Lunch atop a Skyscraper. 1932 photograph of workers atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932 Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City, United States. Overview[edit] The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling 840 feet (260 meters)[1] above the New York City streets. The naked gunner, Rescue at Rabaul, 1944.

Lincoln death bed. Fear of Landing – The Story Behind an Unbelievable Photograph. A reader mailed me this amazing aviation photograph and I knew I wanted to know more. I was surprised at how much I discovered about the photo, which at first glance I thought might be a fake. 9,000 bodies etched into the Normandy sand to represent the dead on the first day of the landing. Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did.

Lucille Horn and her daughter Barbara on a recent visit to StoryCorps in Long Beach, N.Y. StoryCorps hide caption toggle caption StoryCorps. The Photo that Changed the Face of Aids. Omayra Sánchez. Omayra Sánchez Garzón (August 28, 1972 – November 16, 1985) was a 13-year-old Colombian girl killed in Armero, Tolima, by the 1985 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. Volcanic debris mixed with ice to form massive lahars (volcanically induced mudflows, landslides, and debris flows) that rushed into the river valleys below the mountain, killing nearly 23,000 people and destroying Armero and 13 other villages. A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh. Bosnian War Anniversary: Sarajevo's 'Romeo and Juliet' Still Resonate. NASA Remembers Astronaut Bruce McCandless II.

Immunologist kissing person w/ HIV 1991. Researchgate. The Death of an Iraqi soldier, Highway of Death, 1991. Saturn-Earth =tiny dot on left click 2x to magnify. Priest and dying soldier click 2x. Last week two engineers died when the windmill they were working on caught fire. This might be the last picture of them. Rare photographs that changed lives. Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. Ada Lovelace. Todd Webb's Photographs of Post-War New York on Exhibit. LaSalle at Amsterdam, 1946. World Leaders When Young. Barack Obama as a student. Elizabeth Blackwell – historical snapshots – Medium. Her acceptance to medical school was a near-accident. From the Women’s March: Hear them roar for their rights. Gloria Steinem greets protesters at the barricades before speaking at the Women's March on Washington.John Minchillo/AP. California Historical Society: San Francisco History: Earthquake!

55 Historic Photos Got Colorized. It Changes Everything. Travel - The empire the world forgot. Tsunami - Caught On Camera - P1. New York City, Oldest Footage In 1896. Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge. What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island. Unique pictures. Rare Historic Photos. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7.