British Hussar during the Crimean War (1855) The 1st photographed presidential pet (1861) 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia [colorized] (1862/3) Photo of Lincoln used to make the penny [colorized] (1862) A Group of Samurai in front of Egypt's Sphinx (1864) Vintage photographs depict daily life in 19th century Japan. Courtesans, geisha, samurai warriors, women playing instruments and traditional games are among the subjects portrayed in the most unique photography series of Edo-era Japan displayed at the London Photograph Fair.
The images, dated back to 1865, were taken by Felice Beato and are hand-tinted albumen prints (black and white photos hand painted to appear 'colour'). Beato, who was living in Yokohama at the time, documented Japanese everyday life over the years. He is often considered as one of the world's first photojournalists, who gained his fame as a war photographer. A woman washing herself by Felice Beato, 1865 © : Galerie Verdeau, Paris/The London Photograph Fair An elegant geisha in a garden by Felice Beato, 1865 © : Galerie Verdeau, Paris/The London Photograph Fair.
Photographs of America (1870-1920) NetHugs.com – Inspirational eCards 19Jul/1246 source: shorpy.com Tagged as: America, nostalgia, old photographsLeave a comment Comments comments.
A Russian Soldier Looking Over Istanbul (1878) Oldest Known Tornado Photograph (1884) Theodore Roosevelt's diary the day his wife and mother died, 1884. Theodore Roosevelt simply wrote an “X” above one striking sentence: “The light has gone out of my life”, 1884.
On February 14, 1884, Theodore Roosevelt received a terrible news, his wife and mother died within hours of one another in the Roosevelt house in New York City. His mother, age 50, succumbed to typhus, and his wife Alice died at the age of 22 giving birth to her namesake. The following diary entries lovingly describe his courtship, wedding, happiness in marriage, and his grief over the death of his wife Alice. In his ever-present pocket diary on February 14, 1884, Theodore Roosevelt simply wrote an “X” above one striking sentence: “The light has gone out of my life“. Roosevelt had been called by telegram back to New York City from Albany where he was a New York State Assemblyman.
And so it seemed. 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Winston Churchill (1895) The Extinct Barbary Lion (1897) New York City's Little Italy in 1900. A day at the beach [colorized] (1900) Portraits from Ellis Island c1900s, in Color. "Where Santa Claus Lives" [colorized] (1900) Captured man-eating tiger of Calcutta (1903) Photograph of an unknown woman taken by F. Holland Day (1907) Chicago Cubs team with mascot, Chicago, IL (1908) Charging Rhino (1910) Girl Scout Troop (1912) A veteran of the Union Army shakes hands with a Confederate veteran at the Gettysburg celebration, PA  Mongolian woman condemned to starve (1913) Brigadier of the 1st regiment of French Chasseurs d'Afrique (1914)
National Geographic's Antique Autochromes of Women. In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière developed the first commercially viable form of color photography.
Their process, called autochrome, used glass plates coated with millions of microscopic color filters, each one consisting of—believe it or not—a dyed, powdered grain of potato starch. The starch grains essentially transformed the plate into a stained-glass window made of red, green, and blue dots, which filtered the light shining onto a light-sensitive emulsion. Up close, the resulting photographs looked like dots of various shades of red, blue, and green. But from a distance, viewers’ eyes blended the colors into muted, dreamlike tones—making autochromes look like pointillist paintings. "That's one thing that's unique about the autochromes that you don't see with modern photos—that beautiful painterly look," says Bill Bonner, image collection archivist at National Geographic. Photographers of the time gushed over autochromes. Becky Little contributed reporting. German soldier on a pony in zebra camouflage in German East Africa (1915) A proud mother (1916)
Adolf Hitler [far left] with fellow WWI soldiers (1916) Pyramid of WWI captured German helmets at Grand Central, NYC (1918) Charlie Chaplin gets a boost in NYC (1918) Living Photos by Arthur Mole and John Thomas. Taken at the beginning of the 20th century, by English photographer Arthur S.
Mole and his American colleague John D. Thomas, these living photographs show thousands of American soldiers posing as symbols of American history. I’ve seen a few of these living photos on the internet before, but it’s nice to finally find some real info about them, like what they represent and how many people were needed to create them. via Telegraph.co.uk. Luritja man with boomerang and shield in Central Australia (1920) 'Cow shoes' worn by moonshiners during Prohibition (1922) Gunnar Kaasen & Balto (1925) Bostock and Wombwell's Royal National Menagerie (early 1900's)
Human map of the US (1925) The Powerful Implications of the Stock Market Crash (1929) Adolf Hitler greeting a blinded WWI veteran (1931) Portrait of Amrita Sher-Gil (1935) Brooklyn Supreme, worlds largest stallion (1934) Children leaving for school in Kansas during the Dust Bowl (1935) Drought refugees from OK camping by the roadside in Blythe, CA (8/17/1936) The Great Depression in Colored Photographs. Color presents an entirely different image.
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. Urban America New York City was the metropolis of America.
Times Square was the happening place. Washington was a city of contrasts – the New Deal having extended its influence across the nation. But it was still very much a Southern city – especially if you were African American. Chicago was the transportation, food, and manufacturing center of the country. And the Southside was still an industrial neighborhood of steel mills and packing houses. Rural America Having Fun. Goliath the elephant seal and his keeper at Vincennes Zoo, Paris (1936) Woman photographed in 1938. 20 Photographs From The 1930's. 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. I hope that you like them as much as I do. Young skater with safety cushion Dutch boy with a pillow strapped on his backside in order to soften the falling on ice while skating. Cabaret Dancers Cabaret dancers wearing fake mustaches. Einstein with Einstein Puppet The photo was taken by Harry Burnett at Cal Tech in Pasadena where Albert Einstein was teaching.
Public Call. The Grand Galerie in the Louvre Museum after being looted (1939)