Tag: vintage

Aug 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Day at the Beach, 1905

Picture of the Day: A Day at the Beach, 1905

Colorized by SANNA DULLAWAY Website | Facebook | Prints available In this colorized photo by Sanna Dullaway, we see beach goers in Atlantic City, New Jersey circa 1905. Check out the swimming attire where people had to be covered and wear navy blue. Can you imagine being a woman and swimming in the water…

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Aug 21, 2014

Rediscovering the First Color Photographs of the United States

Rediscovering the First Color Photographs of the United States

An American Odyssey is a new 612 page book published by Taschen that revisits photochrom and photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter. Originally produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924, these images were created using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, offering…

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Aug 6, 2014

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

From 1887 – 1913 this incredible Telephone Tower served as one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm, Sweden. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire. In this…

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Jun 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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Mar 26, 2014

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached…

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Mar 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Recreating a Classic

Picture of the Day: Recreating a Classic

RECREATING A CLASSIC Photograph by Press Association via Anders_65 on reddit Workers at the Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK; celebrated the completion of a new $30 million dollar roller coaster called The Smiler by recreating the iconic Lunch atop a Skyscraper photo from over 80 years ago. While it’s not…

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Mar 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Colin Powell’s 60-Year-Old Selfie

Picture of the Day: Colin Powell’s 60-Year-Old Selfie

COLIN POWELL’S 60-YEAR-OLD SELFIE Photograph via Colin Powell on Facebook For Throwback Thursday, Colin Powell shared a self-proclaimed 60-year-old selfie on his Facebook page. He even called out Ellen DeGeneres! “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!” The picture quickly…

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