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The Nearly Lost 1950s Street Photos of NYC And Chicago by Vivian Maier Were Discovered Only After Her Death

By • Apr 7th, 2014 • Category: History, Latest Posts, Photography

Vivian Maier, an excellent New York street photographer who took thousand of photos in the 1950s and 60s, was left woefully unacknowledged during her time. It was only in 2011, two years after her death, that her photos were recognized for their raw beauty in a collection published by historian and collector John Maloof.

Rare Historical Photos Show 1910s Imperial Russia In Glorious Color

By • Feb 27th, 2014 • Category: History, Latest Posts, Photography

Given how many historical photos are video are shot in black and white, many of us can forget that the past was also in full color – we just don’t get to see it. However, these photos of Russia in the beginning of the 20th century by photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky give us a rare glimpse into the past in full and glorious color. Color photography, in the way that we understand it, was not possible at the time, but it was possible to create a color image for the viewer by completing three separate photographs.

Hidden Mothers: Spooky Photographs of Victorian Babies Held by Their Mothers

By • Dec 4th, 2013 • Category: Funny, Latest Posts, Photography, Weird

Have you ever had difficulties trying to get a baby to sit down and pose for a picture? It’s a huge headache now, but it was even harder for mothers in the Victorian era, when camera technology made posing for photographs difficult. These weird photos will show you how these mothers got their kids to calm down to get their pictures taken. Babies had to be held by their mothers who, with the best of intentions, hid themselves in quite peculiar and creepy ways so they could calm their child and also stay out of the shot.

Artist Uses Perspective, Miniature Car Models And A $250 Camera To Create Realistic Historical Photos

By • Oct 17th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Photography

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

Heart-Breaking Pictures of Child Labour In USA by Lewis Hine

By • Oct 8th, 2013 • Category: History, Latest Posts, Photography

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.

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

By • Sep 24th, 2013 • Category: History, Latest Posts, Photography

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.