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. 1. Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885
Color presents an entirely different image. This is a photograph of Faro and Doris Caudill, farmers in Pietown, New Mexico.
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.
I love old photos because this is the only way I can really see our history. 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.
An Alternative Perspective (1989)
You might have to stare at this one for a few seconds.
solider and a pet kangaroo joey, 1942
New York, NY - Franny Wentzel - Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 : goo
Old New York in Colour - Lower East Side
News Photography is all about capturing the decisive moment in an aesthetic way.
The Photographs Behind Norman Rockwells Iconic Paintings
Captured man-eating tiger of Calcutta (1903)
50 Years of Nat Geo Covers
A set of rare images captures the city's classic buildings along with its timeless spirit
Color Photos of New York from the 1940s
These pics are old, they are black and white, but they are very WTF . If someone can explain what is going on here, he is very welcome.
All the Best WTF Retro Pics in One Page
Gunnar Kaasen & Balto (1925)
Historical photos superimposed on the same spot
Charging Rhino (1910)
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.
John F. Kennedy out with the family
The History of the Bikini
Oldest Known Tornado Photograph (1884)
25 Amazing Vintage Photos
Reminds me of this strange book I found at a garage sale . It has hundreds of pages of photos from 1930's? That are tribes around the world . No record of who made the book ! No record of photograhpers almost no information is known about the book except it was advertised in the back of magazines in the 40s . Really strange ! Must have costed thousands to produce ! by Jul 21
9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real
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
Recent Photography (2000 - 2013)