Tag: vintage

Nov 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

VINTAGE NEW YORK, 1935 Photograph by Berenice Abbott In this historic gem we see the Manhattan skyline from the Fulton Street Dock (which I believe is Pier 17 or close nearby). The photograph was taken by Bernice Abbot on November 26, 1935. This is one of the hundreds of black and white…

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Oct 30, 2012

25 Vintage Mustaches

25 Vintage Mustaches

With over 17,000 historic photos on Flickr, the Library of Congress is a treasure trove for vintage awesomeness. Not only do the fine people at the LOC share an amazing archive for the world to enjoy, but they also categorize and tag many of the images, helping others sort through their extensive collections. One…

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Aug 17, 2012

Pictures from the 80s of Malls Across America

Pictures from the 80s of Malls Across America

In 1989, following in the footsteps of Robert Frank’s The Americans, Michael Galinksy of Rumur.com drove across the country and documented malls across America. Armed with a cheap Nikon FG-20 and an even cheaper lens. Galinsky shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota to Seattle. The…

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Jul 24, 2012

20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston

20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that…

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Jun 20, 2012

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. At 102 floors and…

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May 30, 2012

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

The History of Pigeon Camera Photography

In 1907, German apothecary Julius Neubronner invented an aerial photography technique known as pigeon photography. By affixing a lightweight time-delayed miniature camera to an aluminium breast harness, Neubronner attached his design to homing pigeons who would then be able to capture aerial photographs during their flight. Below you will find a brief history…

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Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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