Tag: vintage

Feb 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Times Square, D-Day, 1944

Picture of the Day: Times Square, D-Day, 1944

Photograph by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie In this poignant photograph, people at Times Square in New York City are seen reading a news ticker about D-Day (Normandy landings), the largest seaborne invasion in history. D-Day occurred on 6 June 1944 when Allied forces targeted a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of Normandy, France…

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Jan 22, 2015

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

The Library of Congress has a fascinating series of vintage movie theatre “etiquette” posters from 1912. At the time, films were silent as movies with sound didn’t become prevalent until the late 1920s. Sadly, a September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent…

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Jan 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Photograph by Jack Delano Seen above are steam locomotives of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards. The photograph was taken in December of 1942 and now resides at the Library of Congress. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track…

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Jan 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Picture of the Day: Barbecuing On Top of a Moving Submarine

Photograph via shanbuscus on reddit In this vintage photo from 1983, we see crew members of the HMAS Onslow barbecuing a healthy amount of sausages on top of the submarine while it is still moving! The photo was scanned and posted to reddit by shanbuscus, whose father took the photo. HMAS Onslow was one…

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Dec 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

Photograph via Norfolk Record Office Seen here is the Norwich City Council’s first computer, being delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in Bethel Street, Norwich in 1957. The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and…

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Dec 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Director is Possum

Picture of the Day: This Director is Possum

Photograph via Australian War Memorial In this awesome vintage photo from 1943, a ringtail possum examines an Australian Department of Information movie camera somewhere in north Australia. The curious critter even assumes the operators’ stance! What a candid and perfectly timed capture. That’s what I call an awesome possum! (Louis C.K. reference anyone?) …

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Dec 9, 2014

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before he became one of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick was a photojournalist for Look magazine from 1940 – 1950. The decade was widely considered to be formative for Kubrick’s iconic filmmaking style and narrative. After selling one of his photographs to Look of a broken-hearted news vendor reacting to the death of…

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Nov 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Photograph by New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers’ Project, Jack Rosenzwieg / AP In this beautiful black and white photo from 22 December 1936, a man looks across the Hudson River towards Manhattan from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. The photo is one of over 900,000 that are…

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Nov 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Smartest People in the Room

Picture of the Day: The Smartest People in the Room

Back to front, left to right: Back: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, JE Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Fowler, Léon Brillouin Middle: Peter Debye, Martin Knudsen, William Lawrence Bragg, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr Front: Irving Langmuir,…

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Nov 6, 2014

Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

Unique Flooring Made from Old Leather Belts

Inghua Ting found a creative way to reuse old leather belts, turning them into bespoke flooring, rugs and interior accents including walls, stairs and doors. The vintage and reclaimed belts used for each creation ensure that no two pieces are ever the same. Available by the square foot, the belts are stripped of their…

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