Category: HISTORY

Jul 13, 2012

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

For Bob Egan, it all started with the album cover for Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. After some impressive detective work and even a note to the original photographer, Bob was able to track down the exact corner in New York City where the album cover was shot. So off he went, with…

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Jul 2, 2012

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

African Kings: Portraits of a Disappearing Era by Daniel Lane From 1988 to 1991, French photographer Daniel Laine photographed 70 African monarchs, “whose dynasties marked the history of Africa until the middle of the twentieth century.” With hundreds of monarchs to choose from, Laine focused on those who continued to “retain a traditional…

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Jun 28, 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, we promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at the end of every…

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Jun 26, 2012

Strangely Awesome Baseball Photos from the 1800s

Strangely Awesome Baseball Photos from the 1800s

The incredible photographs below are from the wonderful Albert. G. Spalding Collection of Early Baseball Photographs entitled, “America’s National Game“. I went through the fascinating collection last night and was instantly drawn to these quirky and peculiar portraits of baseball players from the late 1800s. From the simulated plays sliding into second, to the…

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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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Jun 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: Giant Pyramid of German Helmets from WWI in New York, 1918

Picture of the Day: Giant Pyramid of German Helmets from WWI in New York, 1918

Giant Pyramid of Captured German Helmets from WWI Grand Central Terminal, New York, 1918 Photograph by New York Central Railroad Pyramid of German helmets near Grand Central Terminal: black-and-white photoprint, ca. 1918: View of the employees of the New York Central Railroad, assembled in Victory Way, showing the pyramid of captured German…

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Jun 13, 2012

The Bigger Picture: Uncropped Versions of Iconic Photos

The Bigger Picture: Uncropped Versions of Iconic Photos

A recent post on MetaFilter (that was subsequently picked up by PetaPixel), shows a handful of uncropped versions of iconic images from the last century. From politics and war to sports and music, this small collection of images are a fascinating look back in history. Many thanks to Bora Horza Gobuchul on Metafiler and…

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Jun 6, 2012

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

In this chilling WMD retrospective by photographer Martin Miller, we are confronted with beautifully shot images of menacing doomsday devices. These haunting black and white photographs will stir the emotions of many, as the incredible composition and tones contrast the stark reality of the subject matter. In Martin’s own words: Although the term, WMD,…

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Jun 5, 2012

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

Last month, Reddit user VampireElf started an amazing thread asking users to submit their favourite little known Easter Eggs on websites around the globe. Some 4406 comments later, and a treasure trove of Internet nuggets were left for others to discover. Below you will find a list of 10 glorious easter eggs that pleased…

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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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