Tag: vintage

Mar 20, 2013

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) is known as one of the most influential photographers of Modern architecture. Stoller was born in Chicago, grew up in New York and graduated from NYU in 1938 with a BFA in industrial design. During his prosperous career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading…

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Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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Feb 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Pablo Escobar Visits the White House Photograph via Sebastian Marroquin for ‘Sins of My Father’ HBO Documentary In this rare photograph (c 1978 – 1982) we see notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar standing in front of the White House in Washington, DC. The boy standing beside Escobar is his only son,…

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Feb 19, 2013

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Last year, Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21,…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Jan 17, 2013

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Since her ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has met all U.S. Presidents with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. She actually would have met President Johnson during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy but was pregnant with her third son, Edward, and was unable to make the…

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Jan 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

TIMES SQUARE, 1943 Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available In this vintage black and white photo, we see the famous Times Square in New York City on a rainy day in March of 1943. The photograph was taken by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. Times Square is a…

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