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Then & Now Photography. Rare Historical Images. Easter in WWII. 20 Rare Historical Photos. Powerful. 1964: The World 50 Years Ago. 1964 was an eventful year -- a half-century ago, humans were making strides toward space travel beyond the Earth's orbit, and Tokyo hosted the 18th Summer Olympics.

1964: The World 50 Years Ago

The Beatles took America by storm, as Race Riots gripped big cities -- and the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Boxer Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and the heavyweight champion of the world. 15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real. As we've reminded you before, people in the past just didn't give a shit.

15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real

They were too busy being crazy and taking pictures of it to be bothered with how those pictures would make them look in 80 or 90 years. It's like they're daring us to make sense of them, and once again, we've risen boldly to the challenge. #15. Japan in the 1950s. After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes.

Japan in the 1950s

Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of reconstruction were required to recover from thousands of air raids, including the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the 1950s, a former enemy became a Western ally, parts of American culture became part of the Japanese landscape -- and Japan began to find its economic footing as a manufacturer consumer devices and electronics. [39 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:

The Great Depression in Colored Photographs. Color presents an entirely different image.

The Great Depression in Colored Photographs

This is a photograph of Faro and Doris Caudill, farmers in Pietown, New Mexico. They lived in a dugout and struggled to survive on Resettlement Administration land. As the 1930s came to a close, Kodak came out with Kodachrome film – the first commercially viable color film available to the general public. In 1937 and 1938, the colors were still not stable and accurate, but by 1939 Kodachrome was producing color images of remarkable precision. Now, not just anybody could buy this film. Moonshiners hide their tracks. 20 Photographs From The 30's. I love old photos because this is the only way I can really see our history.

20 Photographs From The 30's

I like to check out the details such as clothing, decorations or food products because is not only interesting to see their habits but also how these evolved during decades or centuries. The images below were taken in the ’30s in various circumstances from an ice-skating scene and all the way to a legendary image with Stalin fooling around. Adolf Hitler [far left] with fellow WWI German soldiers. A famous explosion. 30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past. 1.

30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885 Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments - birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these next 30 photographs go beyond the norm - they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will. From landmarks in history, strange feats of physical endurance through to peculiar devices & oddball characters we hope this series of images will astound, confound and enthrall you. German soldiers discover what Hitler has done. America 1870-1920. Old New York in Colour - Lower East Side. New York, NY - Franny Wentzel - Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 : goo Browsing articles link - [previous] :: [next] From the Charles W.

Old New York in Colour - Lower East Side

Cushman collection of colour photographs - This set taken in 1942. Solider and a pet kangaroo joey, 1942. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography, black and white photography, people photography Tags:

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The Photographs Behind Norman Rockwells Iconic Paintings. 25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time. News Photography is all about capturing the decisive moment in an aesthetic way. It is about telling the world a story, through one or more images. Many times, news images come to be remembered as symbolically associated with a certain event, remembered for decades thanks to that special news image. Let us look at 25 such images. Remember, news images need NOT always be technically sound. Charlie Chaplin gets a boost in NYC (1918) Things that happened a while ago that someone caught on camera. The People of the United States. Photographs Renewed. Captured man-eating tiger of Calcutta (1903) High school fashions, 1969. 50 Years of Nat Geo Covers. Color Photos of New York from the 1940s.

A set of rare images captures the city's classic buildings along with its timeless spirit All photos courtesy of the Charles W.

Color Photos of New York from the 1940s

Cushman collection at Indiana University. Historical photos superimposed on the same spot. Gunnar Kaasen & Balto (1925) All the Best WTF Retro Pics in One Page. These pics are old, they are black and white, but they are very WTF.

All the Best WTF Retro Pics in One Page

If someone can explain what is going on here, he is very welcome. Voici une série de photos rétro en noir et blanc complètement incompréhensible et très WTF. Si vous avez des explications sur cette série de photos, merci de les soumettre en commentaire. Want more ? Watch also : Charging Rhino (1910) Amazing Mystery Photographer Comes To Fame After Her Death. Old-timey Kids Who Are Way Tougher Than Modern Adults. #3. Sick Kids Had to Go to School Outside, in Winter Behold the magnificent installations of the St.

James' Park Open-Air School in London, one of the many educational establishments from a hundred years ago that intentionally exposed kids to the elements, all year long, due to a tragic misunderstanding of how medicine works. Before the discovery of antibiotics, doctors pretty much took their best guess and made shit up about how to cure disease. To treat tuberculosis, for example, the thinking was that plenty of fresh air, all the time, would fix those lungs right up. 25 Amazing Vintage Photos. We are big fans of good old photos, so this series has been created with fascination and pure joy. We hope you’ll love these great photos and also show your opinions in the comments!

US Letter Carriers on Motorized Scooters Streetcar Named Desire. Oldest Known Tornado Photograph (1884) John F. Kennedy out with the family. Mythical pictures in black and white, digitally colored. The History of the Bikini. Lincoln photo (penny) restored. Troops recreate the countenance of W. Wilson. Early 1900s in Colour. All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an 'Archive of the Planet'.

Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography. Rare and very interesting photos. Interesting and very rare photographs, you may never see. The first McDonald’s. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Capital of Brazil, on the beginning. Pius XII and Hitler. The King. A proud mother (1916) Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World. 9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real. Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Mongolian woman condemned to starve (1913) 1930's Circus photos. Woman photographed in 1938.

The Extinct Barbary Lion (1897) Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy. Newly freed POWs in Vietnam. Otto Frank returns to the attic he hid in during WWII. Unknown Woman (c.1907) The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings. Accidental photo of a man falling to his death.