Category: HISTORY

Sep 23, 2013

Vintage Photos of New York Superimposed onto Present Day

Vintage Photos of New York Superimposed onto Present Day

Marc Hermann (@MHermannPhoto) is a professional news photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is an official historian and interim trustee of the New York Press Photographers Association. As of November 2012, Hermann has been a staff photographer with the Corporate Communications department of MTA New York City Transit. In a fascinating…

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Sep 10, 2013

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen in the animation below. When the book is closed, you don’t see the image because it is hidden by the gilding (i.e., the gold…

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Sep 5, 2013

Artist Uses Modern Techniques to Preserve a Traditional Chinese Art Form

Artist Uses Modern Techniques to Preserve a Traditional Chinese Art Form

Yang Yongliang is a Chinese artist and photographer from Shanghai. Born in 1980, he studied calligraphy and traditional Chinese landscape painting from an early age until graduating from the China Academy of Fine Art where he now teaches. His bio on White Rabbit summarizes Yongliang’s thoughts adeptly: A longtime student and devotee of shanshui,…

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Aug 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Seen here is an aerial black and white photo of the famous Cologne Cathedral during WWII. Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) said he found the photo along with 19 others tucked inside a book that he bought for $1…

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Aug 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

UNREAL CEILING FRESCO IN GERMANY Photograph by Berthold Werner Painted on the nave of St. Paulinus’ Church in Trier, Germany, is this incredible fresco by Rococo artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756). The fresco portrays scenes from the life of St Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion. A Baroque…

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Aug 15, 2013

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

When we see old black and white photos we sometimes forget the actual moments were experienced the same way we do today.

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Aug 12, 2013

The 388-Year-Old Bonsai that Survived Hiroshima

The 388-Year-Old Bonsai that Survived Hiroshima

Photograph by rcbryson on Flikr On display at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the United States National Arboretum is this remarkable Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora ‘Miyajima’) bonsai sometimes known as Hiroshima Survivor. According to the tree’s display placard, it has been in training since 1625 making it 388-years-old. Oh and it…

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Jul 30, 2013

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings (like The Starry Night) are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing…

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Jul 23, 2013

Celebrating 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

Celebrating 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has brought the people and places of our immense planet into the homes – and imaginations – of millions of readers. Printed in 37 languages, and instantly recognizable by the yellow-bordered cover, the magazine is revered for its world-class imagery, showcasing the talents of its intrepid photographers. In an…

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Jul 17, 2013

Old Photos of Budapest Spliced Into Present Day

Old Photos of Budapest Spliced Into Present Day

Kerényi Zoltán is an architect and photographer from Budapest, Hungary. In an ongoing series entitled, Ablak a múltra / Window to the past, Zoltán splices old photos of Budapest into present day photos of the exact same location, carefully getting the perfect angle and vantage point. In the 300+ photo album on Flickr, Zoltán…

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