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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.

Self-Taught Artist Creates Fairytale Flora And Fauna From Vintage Fabrics

By • Jan 16th, 2014 • Category: Art, Cute, Latest Posts, Recycling

Mr. Finch, a reserved artist in England who goes only by this name, creates beautiful woodland creatures and plants that seem to have come right out of old English fables. Hares, spiders and mushrooms are recurring characters in his dream-like pieces, which are also inspired by British folklore and fairytales. They are all sewn out of vintage textiles, each of which has a story to tell.

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.

How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s

By • Nov 22nd, 2013 • Category: Creative Products, Funny, History, Latest Posts

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.

10 Striking Gifs Show The Effects Of Aging

By • Oct 14th, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Photography

Aging and death fascinate and terrify many because they are natural and unavoidable forces that we are all subject to. These 10 gifs, taken from a video uploaded on Dogva.com, show what perhaps as much as half a century of aging can look like in just a few seconds. The pictures feature portraits of older people along with portraits from their youth that have been overlaid on each other, switching back and forth between the two.

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.

Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood (1961)

By • Apr 4th, 2012 • Category: Animals, Latest Posts, Photography

These wonderful photos were taken in 1961 by Ralph Crane documenting “Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood.” A shot of Vincent Price suggests that this audition must have been for Tales of Terror (1962) by Roger Corman.

Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

By • Mar 29th, 2011 • Category: History, Latest Posts, Science

People were always fascinated about the future, so they’ve tried to picture all those cool inventions the future is about to bring. Every generation has it’s own image of the future world, and the best part is of course seeing it come true. That’s why we want to show you a collection of future predicting postcards made around 1900 by Hildebrands company, and see how accurate they were.

20 Odd Vintage Products You Won’t Find Today

By • Oct 4th, 2010 • Category: Creative Products, Latest Posts, Weird

Of course, some of you may argue that you can actually get the inflatable life-size doll from this list, but hey – you’ll never find the free 10-day home trial period with it! Oh, the good old days!