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. 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. Many photographs only become iconic shots years later, once we understand their importance and historical context.

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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.

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 How People React When Complete Strangers Fall Asleep On Them On The Subway Most of us are all about compassion towards our fellow man, but would you let a tired stranger rest their head on your shoulder for a quick snooze? New York-based artist George Ferrandi has put that to the test in her quirky and fun photo project “It felt like I knew you.” The premise of Ferrandi’s project is simple – she pretends to fall asleep on a total stranger on the NY subway system, and her associate Angela Gilland captured their reactions on her phone. Most people were, not surprisingly, surprised. Some commuters, however, let Ferrandi snooze, while others either woke her or moved their seats.

Why Some People Almost Always Take Awesome Photographs By Light Stalking on in Guides If you have ever spent serious time working or learning from a well-known professional photographer, then you will come to realise that some of them barely ever take a bad photo. While it can be a little disheartening to see the shots from an afternoon and know that their worst shot is better than your best, it also means there is a technique to the craft that can be emulated.

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. Historical photos Miss America 1924 Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs. Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley).

Historical pics Part2 (49 pics) The construction of the Hoover Dam American construction workers Last known picture of Samuel Clemens Shell-shocked WW1 soldier Rare Historical Photos Show 1910s Imperial Russia In Glorious Color Given how many historical photos are video are shot in black and white, many of us can forget that the past was also in full color – we just don’t get to see it. However, these photos of Russia in the beginning of the 20th century by photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky give us a rare glimpse into the past in full and glorious color. Color photography, in the way that we understand it, was not possible at the time, but it was possible to create a color image for the viewer by completing three separate photographs. Prokudin-Gorsky had to take three separate photographs of the same subject – once with a red filter over the lens, once with a green filter, and once with a blue filter (red, green, blue – RGB – is a set of color channels used by many digital images as well).

Seed Industry Structure - Dr. Phil Howard September 26th, 2013 Dr. Phil Howard, the creator of the popular Who Owns Organics infographic, has developed an updated set of compelling graphics detailing corporate consolidation in the global seed industry. Since the 2008 economic downturn, Dr. Howard notes that “there have been more than 70 seed company acquisitions by the top eight firms, as well as a number of biotech company acquisitions and joint ventures.” 20 Rare Historical Photos (history, rare, photos, war, past See the past from a different viewpoint in these 20 lesser-known photos of historic events. In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke embarked on a mission to the explore the moon's surface in a lunar roving vehicle. While there, he shot a picture of a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon's surface, where it remains to this day.

New York City’s Central Park from Above Russian photographer Sergey Semenov shows you the NYC Central Park the way you’ve never seen it before. The amazing picture that won Semenov the best amateur award from the International Pano Awards, is stitched together from a bunch of 360-degree panoramic pictures, taken from a helicopter. The interactive version below allows you to zoom in so much you can see every house around the park! sources: AirPano.com, dailymail, geekologie

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