Tag: black and white

Jan 6, 2014

Team Discovers Lost Set of Photos from 100-year-old Antarctic Expedition

Team Discovers Lost Set of Photos from 100-year-old Antarctic Expedition

Photograph via Antarctic Heritage Trust nzaht.org | Press Release | Facebook Photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. The negatives were found in expedition photographer Herbert Ponting’s darkroom and have been painstakingly conserved revealing never…

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Dec 31, 2013

Someone Found a High School Yearbook from 1913 and Put it Online

Someone Found a High School Yearbook from 1913 and Put it Online

Earlier this year, reddit user averagedekutree was browsing through a book store in Milwaukee when she came across a century-old high school yearbook from 1913. The high school was called Texarkana in Arkansas, and flipping through the pages is like taking a step through time. What’s fascinating is to observe both the differences and…

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Dec 27, 2013

One Couple’s Christmas Card Portraits from 1900 – 1942

One Couple’s Christmas Card Portraits from 1900 – 1942

Just like many families today, Richard and Anna Wagner took annual holiday portraits, sending out the photos as Christmas cards to friends and family. From 1900 (when the couple first married) until 1942, the couple took portraits in front of their Christmas tree (sadly Richard passed the following year). It’s fascinating to see not…

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Dec 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Old Men and the Sea

Picture of the Day: The Old Men and the Sea

THE OLD MEN AND THE SEA Photograph by Hai Thinh In this beautiful shot by Hai Thinh, we see what looks to be two fisherman heading out to sea. The weather looks ominous and the water appears choppy but it’s not enough to deter these two from their mission. The photo was…

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Dec 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

WORKPLACE SAFETY, 1926 Photographer Unknown via Ovadia & Sons on Tumblr Seen here are painters atop the Woolworth Building in New York City in 1926. Just looking at this photo makes my stomach churn and palms sweat. How is that guy just standing on that spire like that? The Woolworth Building at…

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Oct 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Storm’s A-Brewin’

Picture of the Day: Storm’s A-Brewin’

STORM’S A-BREWIN’ Photograph by Robert Edmonds / StormChaseGuide.com Storm chaser and NASA Fellow Robert Edmonds captured this jaw-dropping photo of a tornado in Loreburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Edmonds says the storm produced multiple funnels, including the unique horizontal roll vortex at the top right, before finally producing a tornado. If you’re interested in…

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Oct 16, 2013

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

Between 1910 and 1930, a series of 2500 ‘special photographs’ were taken by the New South Wales Police Department. As curator Peter Doyle of the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney explains: These ‘special photographs’ were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station in Sydney and are of men and women…

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