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Posts tagged "history"

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Releases Over 400,000 Images From Its Epic Collection To The Public Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the U.S. and one of the most important museums in the world, just digitally released a collection of almost 400,000 pictures of works in its collection online.

A Nickel-Sized Mini Book Sums Up Most Of The Major Events Of Life On Earth

Illustrator and designer Evan Lorenzen has an admirably relaxed outlook on the history of the world, which helped him put the most important events on Earth into a teeny tiny book called “The Mini Book of Major Events.”

16-Year-Old Shows How She Would Have Looked From The 1920s To 2010s

16-Year-Old Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub had a question that many of us have probably pondered at one point or another - what might she have looked like if she lived in some other decade of the past century?

20 More Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Colour

One of reddit’s subreddits, r/ColorizedHistory, hosts a community that shares a passion for colorizing black and white photography. Here’s a compilation of some of their wonderful work, which gives us a chance to glimpse at the colours of a world long gone.

Almost Lost 1950-60s Street Photos Of NYC And Chicago By Vivian Maier

In 2007, historian and collector John Maloof found a box with thousands of black and white photography and film negatives by Vivian Dorothea Maier. Only in 2011, two years after Maier’s death, was her forgotten talent acknowledged by the public, as her works started travelling through exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and a book...

40 Must-See Historical Photos

While some photographs capture our attention because of how the artist behind the picture has decided to compose the shot, others are fascinating simply because of the subjects that they depict. Below are some captivating photographs that tell stories about our past, depicting the people, places and events that have shaped the course of history....

Pictures of Women at Work During WW2 Restored in Color

Dave Hall materializes his passion for World War II history by coloring and bringing back to life old photos from that period. Dave selects the images from the Libraby of Congress and then uses Photoshop to colorize them.

Ghosts of WW2 Blended Into Present Day Pictures

Usually it's hard to relate to the stories we read in our history books - even if we know that these things happened where we now live. Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse attempts to show us how close the past actually is to us, by combining the World War II pictures with the present day...

Pictogram History Posters by H-57

If you like history, black humor and minimalism in design, then we have a perfect mix for you - pictogram history posters by H-57. The short stories made with pictograms were born from the idea of creating something funny and ironic, linked with the world of infographics.

The Real Heroes of the 20th Century

No matter how good you are at history, there will aways be a hidden side of it that you'll never find out. It is very hard to uncover the actual truth of the past, however there are some really talented guys who at least try to do that. I'm talking about Agan Hararap – a...

Looking Into the Past by Jason Powell

Do you remember "Pencil versus Camera" project by Ben Heine? Photographer Jason Powell does something really similar, however instead of drawings he uses old photographs allowing us to look into the past.