Category: HISTORY

Jul 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Vintage Tour de France, 1934

Picture of the Day: Vintage Tour de France, 1934

In this vintage Tour de France photo from 10 July 1934, we see Federico Ezquerra during Stage 7’s 228 km mountain trek.

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Jul 13, 2015

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 “Pictures of the Day“, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the Top 100 POTDs for 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what the rest…

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Jul 1, 2015

The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif

The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif

What a difference 20 years can make

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Jun 24, 2015

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

In 1919, a smooth-talking businessman swindled investors into buying a skyscraper that was designed in inches, not feet.

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Jun 18, 2015

Historic Photos of Detroit and their Modern Day Equivalent

Historic Photos of Detroit and their Modern Day Equivalent

“Detroit: Evolution of a City” is an incredible study of the growth, decline and revival of the city of Detroit through historic and present-day pictures.

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May 28, 2015

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history (starting in 2000 B.C) into one glorious chart.

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May 21, 2015

40 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago

40 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago

An amazing collection of vintage life hacks from 100 years ago that are surprisingly, still useful today!

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