Tag: vintage

Feb 28, 2012

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Photograph by Ansel Adams via The Library of Congress Manzanar (which means ‘apple orchard’ in Spanish), is the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine…

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Jan 16, 2012

Hiding Air Bases, Factories and Plants in WWII

Hiding Air Bases, Factories and Plants in WWII

It’s February, 1942. US Navy Monitors have just tracked a Japanese submarine skulking just outside of San Francisco. A few nights later, a Japanese submarine surfaces off the coast of Santa Barbara and fires a few shells at an oil storage facility. With the memories of Pearl Harbor from last December still fresh,…

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Dec 5, 2011

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of New York Life in the 40s

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of New York Life in the 40s

Before he was a Hollywood icon, Kubrick was a staff photographer (the youngest ever) for Look Magazine

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Nov 28, 2011

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Sphinx & Pyramids of Chefren and Mankaura, Giza – Photograph via NYPL Digital Gallery The New York Public Library has shared an incredible gallery of over 9,000 photographs and illustrations of the Middle East from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These include, books, albums and archival compilations. Monuments…

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Nov 15, 2011

Historic Color Photos of U.S. Life in the 1940s

Historic Color Photos of U.S. Life in the 1940s

Photograph courtesy of The Library of Congress These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1940 and 1944. The…

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Sep 6, 2011

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

These intriguing shots were taken at the turn of the 20th century in New South Wales, Australia. These women were photographed right after their respective charges were levied on them, their crimes can be found underneath each mug shot.

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May 31, 2011

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

William Stanley Moore – Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed. For example, the image…

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