Category: HISTORY

Jan 24, 2015

Artists Recreates Six Generations of Family Portraits Dating Back 200 Years

Artists Recreates Six Generations of Family Portraits Dating Back 200 Years

Artist, photographer and baker extraordinaire Christine McConnell (christinehmcconnell.com) has recreated six generations of her ancestors portraits, following her maternal line back nearly two hundred years to hear Great-great-great-grandmother Martha, who was born in 1821. The attention to detail in this photo series is fantastic as McConnell successfully recreates the look, feel and wardrobe of…

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Jan 21, 2015

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Repairing a $12 Million Monet After It Has Been Punched

Photograph via @MetroUK on Twitter On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through a Monet painting from 1874, valued at nearly $12 million. While Shannon was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison, the painstaking process of restoring the prized artwork took an arduous 18…

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Jan 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Photograph by Jack Delano Seen above are steam locomotives of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards. The photograph was taken in December of 1942 and now resides at the Library of Congress. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track…

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Jan 13, 2015

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

In celebration of David Bowie’s 68th birthday (8 January 1947), artist Helen Green created the glorious animated gif above to show the style icon’s transformations over the years. The gif is made up of 29 individual images from Davie Jones (during 1964, when he released his first single ‘Liza Jane’ with the King Bees)…

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Jan 13, 2015

Side by Side Photos of Parents and their Kids at the Same Age

Side by Side Photos of Parents and their Kids at the Same Age

You can often find features and likenesses between parents and their children but sometimes the resemblance is so similar it’s downright uncanny. The Huffington Post recently asked members of their HuffPost Parents Facebook page to share side by side photos of them and their children. The call for photos drew hundreds of submissions and…

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Jan 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Photograph via shanbuscus on reddit In this vintage photo from 1983, we see crew members of the HMAS Onslow barbecuing a healthy amount of sausages on top of the submarine while it is still moving! The photo was scanned and posted to reddit by shanbuscus, whose father took the photo. HMAS Onslow was one…

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Dec 31, 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

Thank you fellow sifters, without you there would be no website. I hope you have learned, laughed and been inspired. The world is an amazing place and the Sifter strives to provide a glimpse into the amazing people, places and animals that inhabit our beautiful planet. Here’s a look back at our 10 most…

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