Tag: vintage

Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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Feb 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Picture of the Day: Pablo Escobar Visits the White House

Pablo Escobar Visits the White House Photograph via Sebastian Marroquin for ‘Sins of My Father’ HBO Documentary In this rare photograph (c 1978 – 1982) we see notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar standing in front of the White House in Washington, DC. The boy standing beside Escobar is his only son,…

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Feb 19, 2013

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Last year, Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21,…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Jan 17, 2013

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Since her ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has met all U.S. Presidents with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. She actually would have met President Johnson during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy but was pregnant with her third son, Edward, and was unable to make the…

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Jan 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

TIMES SQUARE, 1943 Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available In this vintage black and white photo, we see the famous Times Square in New York City on a rainy day in March of 1943. The photograph was taken by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. Times Square is a…

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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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