History can be a heavy subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s an awesome collection of photographs from the 1920s-1940s covering something a little bit more light-hearted and everyday – women’s beauty products and procedures. People had regular everyday lives back then as well. They worried about many of the same things then that we worry about now. However, curling your hair or smoothing your wrinkles 60-70 years ago looked a lot different than it does now.
What if Isaac Newton had Instagram when he discovered gravity, or if DaVinci posted Instagram teasers while working on the Mona Lisa? This is the idea behind Histagrams, a site created by designers Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen that features instagrams posted by some of history’s biggest players. What if Isaac Newton had Instagram when he discovered gravity, or if DaVinci posted Instagram teasers while working on the Mona Lisa?
As hard as things might seem right now for high school or university students entering the job market, it’s probably nothing compared to what these kids had to go through in early 1900s America. This photo series, archived by the Library of Congress, shows what conditions were like for child laborers before child labor was largely eliminated in 1938.
British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, representing the Sand In Your Eye sand and ice sculpture gallery, created an unforgettable and thought-provoking work, entitled The Fallen 9000, to commemorate International Peace Day (Sept. 21st). Together with a group of volunteers, the artists covered the D-Day landing beach in Arromanche, France with the silhouettes of 9000 fallen soldiers.
These 40 photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. From historical landmarks and famous people to the basic daily routines of the past, these pictures portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand more intimately.
Powerful political leaders, be they pragmatic, heroic statesmen or abominable villains, have left permanent marks on the history of mankind. But what happens when these leaders take a break from painting human history to paint on a canvas? Below are some of the most prominent politicians in the world who took the time out of everything going on around them to put paint to canvas. What do you see in their works?
Art history has never been so easy! A redditor DontTacoBoutIt posted this series of famous paintings and gave short but hilariously accurate explanations on how to recognize their authors. Commenters on Reddit and Imgur also started sharing their own ideas for artist identification. Check out the following examples, and don’t hesitate to add your own!
While some monuments are well taken care of and protected, those that are partially or even completely run-down often are the most interesting. Here’s are some of the most ghostly abandoned places around the world. Beneath all the dust, rust and cracks, there are the stories of people who used to live there.
Even the greatest among us had humble beginnings. This is just as true for websites, however, as it is for people. Even online giants like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were once itty-bitty websites with monochrome homepages, poorly-thought-out logos and boring or stark turn-of-the-century designs.
Here’s a dating guide that might seem ridiculously outdated at first – given that the Parade Magazine published it back in 1938 – but don’t be too quick to judge! Sure, some of the advice might sound a bit sexist at times, but most of them could actually be regarded as universally acknowledged guidelines of good behavior.
Most often the color palette that we associate with history is limited to black and white only. But have you ever imagined what did people, their outfits and backgrounds look like in real life – in color? Members of this one group on reddit, called r/ColorizedHistory, sure have: they pick historic photos that we have only seen in black and white, and bring them back to life by digitally coloring them.