40 Must-See Photos From The Past

40 Must-See Photos From The Past
The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Perhaps the wars, poverty, fights for freedom and little miracles of the past have lessons for us that we can use today? (via sobadsogood) Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885 Elvis in the Army, 1958 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923 Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916 Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937 Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924

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Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine As hard as things might seem right now for high school or university students entering the job market, it’s probably nothing compared to what these kids had to go through in early 1900s America. This photo series, archived by the Library of Congress, shows what conditions were like for child laborers before child labor was largely eliminated in 1938. The photo series, taken by photographer Lewis Hine on behalf of the National Child Labor Committee, illustrates the dangers and hardships working children were subject to, especially in dangerous work where the modern safety equipment we’re used to was not yet available. The kids, some as young as 4, worked in factories, mines, plantations and textile mills. Children in coal mines inhaled damaging dust daily, while those working in canneries or textile mills could lose fingers.

Traer fotos históricas de la vida by AoiroStudio Mon, 09/02/2013 - 03:20 Going through history is such a beautiful learning experience and also very fascinating. We've found some old black and white photos going through some bequtiful treatment, all of them are done by artists that use a mix of historical reference and of course some really good judgement for the colours. Hope you will enjoy them! London 1945 | Original Photograph by Toni Frissell & Colorized by HansLucifer Witness to war: five photographers discuss their images from Syria GORAN TOMASEVIC A Free Syrian Army sniper fires from a house in Aleppo, August 14 2012 ’To me, the picture shows that in war personal belongings don’t exist. There is destruction, and with the sniper looking out of the window there is no mercy. I don’t know who had lived there, although I did think a lot about that. I tried to imagine a family inside the house and what they were doing.

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence. The 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the World 1. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy Via: en.www.lensart.ru 2. Kolmanskop, Namib Desert Via: photography.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Found – 42 trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic National Geographic Found – 42 trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic Explorez les trésors cachés des archives de National Geographic grâce à ”National Geographic Found“, un excellent tumblr qui creuse parmi les milliers de photographies afin d’exhumer les perles rares et oubliées. Plongée fascinante dans le passé avec une petite sélection… (thx Alex!) Dummy pilot and seat soar, as engineers test a catapult escape system in Arizona, March 1963. – PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT SISSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Comfortably Numb Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 "In The Mood For Love." Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Photos: Everyday objects that look like solar system planets. Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system. The results are pretty cool: Image credit: Simon Wright If you go to his Facebook page where he has those shots, you can see them in more detail. Click on each one to get an explanation of what it is and which planet it is.

31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some real-life monuments that speak of the past in their own ways. While some of these monuments are well taken care of and protected, those that are partially or even completely run-down often are the most interesting. Here’s a selection of some of the most ghostly abandoned places around the world, every single one of which has its own special charm. Beneath all the dust, rust and cracks, there are stories of people who used to live, pray, or take their daily train rides there, and when you try to imagine these people and their lives, each picture gets a special aura of nostalgia.

THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. There is something so fascinating and mysterious about coloured clouds, planets and stars... Galaxy print clothes have gained phenomenal popularity over the last three years, but oddly enough, they never made it to the racks of affordable chain stores. This afternoon, I found a pair of old washed out black jeans I wore in high school and I decided to make my own non-pricey galaxy-inspired jeans!

Historical photos (part 3) Historical photos (part 3) ‘Powder Monkey’ on the USS New Hampshire (1864) ‘The moment a dragon is slain’ Puppet Show (Paris 1963) (COLORIZED) Lt. Emanuele Ferrari on Behance Italian Photographer based in Milan Emanuele spent his childhood in the Roman hills, his passions divided between football and other hobbies. Now he is a web developer by profession and photographer by choice and passion. He has attended numerous seminars to improve his craft.

The Amazing Photo Manipulation Art of Erik Johansson Here’s an awesome TED lecture in which digital artist Erik Johansson discusses creating realistic “photographs” of impossible scenes. Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. Here’s a sampling of his work:

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