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1800's - 1930's

1940's - 1990's. Recent Photography (2000 - 2015) Then & Now Photography. Rare Historical Images. 20 Rare Historical Photos. Cracked: 15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos. As we've reminded you before, people in the past just didn't give a shit.

Cracked: 15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos

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. A famous explosion. 30 Unique And Must-See Photos From Our Past. Things that happened a while ago that someone caught on camera. The Photographs Behind Norman Rockwells Iconic Paintings. Here is a selection of the photographs behind Norman Rockwells iconic paintings… Norman Rockwell Museum Voici une sélection de photographies derrière les peintures emblématiques de Norman Rockwells…

The Photographs Behind Norman Rockwells Iconic Paintings

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 New York City Lower East Side Flat bldgs. Photographs Renewed. Photography These iconic photographs were originally black and white but now you can finally see the colour of Abe Lincolns bowtie!

Photographs Renewed

Historical photos superimposed on the same spot. A 2010 campaign for The History Channel by photographer Seth Taras … Normandy, 1944/2004 Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1937/2004 Berlin Wall, 1989/2004. 25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time. News Photography is all about capturing the decisive moment in an aesthetic way.

25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time

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. Some may be grainy; some may even have a marginal amount of camera shake…as long as they tell the story right, its all right! The Great Depression This image of Florence Thompson from the 1930s came to be associated with the great depression, for years to come. Abe Smith and Tom Shipp Abe Smith and Tom Shipp were convicted of robbery and rape in 1930.

50 Years of Nat Geo Covers. 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. 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! Accidental photo of a man falling to his death. Boy's pet fawn watches him leave for school (1960) Old-timey Kids Who Are Way Tougher Than Modern Adults. #3.

Old-timey Kids Who Are Way Tougher Than Modern Adults

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. Amazing Mystery Photographer Comes To Fame After Her Death. The photo of Lincoln used to make the penny, restored (1862) Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World. It has often been said throughout time that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World

Any picture may be worth a thousand words, but only a few rare photos tell more than a thousand words. They tell a powerful story, a story poignant enough to change the world and galvanize each of us. Over and over again… Mythical pictures in black and white, digitally colored. The History of the Bikini. Rare and very interesting photos. Interesting and very rare photographs, you may never see.

Rare and very interesting photos

The first McDonald’s. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Capital of Brazil, on the beginning. Pius XII and Hitler. The King. Rare Beatles photos. Osama bin Laden and his family. 9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real. In the old days, concepts like safety, animal rights and sanity weren't as well-defined as they are now.

9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real

And while there's no question that we treat animals better today than we did a few decades ago, sometimes what's good for the animals is bad for the field of insanely badass photography. So, we'll just have to fill that void with old-timey photos like these. #9. Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Albert Camus, Paris, 1944. Coney Island, New York, 1946. Otto Frank returns to the attic he hid in during WWII.