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Posts tagged "history"

Hundreds Of Climbers Scaled The Swiss Alps For Epic Photoshoot

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut collaborated with hundreds of fearless mountaineers and professional photographer Robert Bösch to create a majestic photoshoot in the Swiss Alps.

Rare Photos Of Iconic Actress Audrey Hepburn Off Of The Silver Screen

Anyone who has even a passing interest in cinema and popular culture history knows the name of iconic British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (born in 1929). Hepburn’s image is widely recognized as a perfect representation of Hollywood in the 60s and 70s, and she also is considered a fashion icon of the era.

21 New Colorized Historic Photos

Old black and white photographs, with their mysterious historical contexts, engage our fascination and curiosity far more than a black and white photo without history ever could. And thanks to modern technologies and passionate people, we can travel back in time and see how these historical photos might have actually looked in color.

Abandoned 160-Year-Old Parisian Railway Documented By Photographer Pierre Folk

French photographer Pierre Folk has been working on his latest project, “By the Silent Line,” since 2011, documenting the remnants of the grand Parisian railway that was abandoned more than 80 years ago. The 160-year-old, 32 km long railway, called “The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture,” encircled Paris during the Industrial Revolution and was...

The Old Town Walls Of This Moroccan City Are Covered In Heavenly Blue

This is not a street art performance or part of a city festival - this is what the old town sector (or medina) in Chefchaouen, Morocco, has looked like every day of the year for quite a few decades. The vivid blue paint covers most of the medina's walls.

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.