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Hipster or Your Dad in the ’70s?

Dads are the Original Hipsters is a hilarious blog dedicated to resurrecting vintage photos of our fathers, in order to prove the simple fact that they were hip before hipsters even existed. If you’re a 20- or 30 something-year-old right...Show More Summary

His Own Devices: 1900

Circa 1900. "A.W. McCurdy machine." The inventor Arthur Williams McCurdy (1856-1923), a contemporary of Alexander Graham Bell. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

That Self-Appendectomy: The Story of Dr. Leonid Rogozov Who Cut Out His Appendix and Shared the Chilling Tale in 1961

So here are the facts: it happened during 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition at Novolazarevskaya Station. The patient was the only physician on station, so the assistant was a mechanic. It was on April 30, 1961. The operation took 2 hours. Show More Summary

Ready to Roamer: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Roamer roadster." Today's entry on the Shorpy Chart of Chilly Chariots. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Rare Color Footage Capture Daily Life at Whitley Bay in 1952

Summer is finally here! In 1952, that meant a trip down to the picturesque shores of Whitley Bay - where donkey rides, toffee apples and deck chairs await...(Courtesy of Yorkshire Film Archive & North East Film Archive)

49 Old Photos of Men Staring at Women in the Past

Why do men stare at women? Is it bad? Perhaps in some cases, the real men probably can't resist staring at women. See more »

Taking photos at Florida’s amazing springs – Swimming in a natural lazy river

The last time the family and I were in Florida I was less than impressed with the photo opportunities available (see Florida – Worst Place In The World To Take Good Photos). Several readers suggested that I needed to get away from Florida’s...Show More Summary

48 Behind-the-Scenes Photos of David Bowie Filming 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' in 1975

'The Man Who Fell to Earth' is a 1976 British science fiction drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on EarthShow More Summary

The Fascinating Story of 'Tokyo Rose' Iva Toguri D'Aquino, And How She Became Known As a Traitor

Iva Ikuko Toguri d’Aquino, or “Tokyo Rose” as most people knew her was an American-born Japanese woman who famously hosted a Japanese radio program aimed at U.S. troops during World War II that was designed to broadcast propaganda. During...Show More Summary

The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming

In a galaxy not so far away, the actors from Star Wars appear all together for a group shot.No blasters or stormtroopers, this is the famous cast of Star Wars in street clothes. The faces of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher...Show More Summary

10 things I wish someone had told me about becoming a freelancer

When I started shooting several years ago, I never imagined I would be able to make my hobby an actual career…however, this career choice did not come without its obstacles. Here are a few things I wish I had known about before I became a freelancer. Show More Summary

This is how they shoot those epic air-to-air photos of a 787 Dreamliner

About every 10 years or so, large airliners need a repaint. Many airlines take the opportunity to come up with new livery for their fleet. Modernise the look a bit, add some flashy new graphics, etc. Air Canada recently put their new livery on a 787 Dreamliner. Show More Summary

Photographer shares how she turned the feeling of anxiety into an enchanting photo

Butterflies in your stomach – such a familiar feeling, isn’t it? Ukrainian photographer Anya Anti was inspired by this feeling, and turned it into a gorgeous image she named “Butterflies in My Stomach“. It took quite some time to shoot and post-process the images, but the result is an interesting composite well worth the effort. Show More Summary

Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948

(Image: Ralph Morse - Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Flabbergasted by the screen – not the screen size – just the screen.It was the year that Beethoven’s No. 9 was played on television in its entirety for the first time. It was the...Show More Summary

Hats and Caps: 1905

Utica, N.Y., circa 1905. "Utica City National Bank, Genesee Street." Partners in commerce with purveyors of hats, caps and "mattings." View full size.

Hotel Nicollet: 1905

Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1905. "Hotel Nicollet, Nicollet & Washington Avenues." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

Carr Fork Canyon: 1942

November 1942. "Bingham Copper Mine, Utah. Carr Fork Canyon as seen from the 'G' Bridge." Kodachrome transparency by Andreas Feininger. View full size.

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