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Rest Stop: 1904

Circa 1904. "Track straightening near Coal City, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Remembering What a Buck Could Buy in the 1950s and 1960s

A dollar really went far in the 1950s and 1960s — much farther than it does today. Before you get too nostalgic, remember that the average home was worth $7,354, a new Volkswagen Beetle could be yours for $1,280, and tuition at the University...Show More Summary

The Glory Days of Train Travel: Inside the Pullman Train Cars, the Epitome of Luxury Palace Cars and Superliners from the Late 19th Century

The Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States. Its workers initially...Show More Summary

This triple lens holder hangs from your waist so that you “Never miss a shot”

You do see some strange things popping up on Kickstarter. This one doesn’t launch for another 17 days or so, but I think it definitely qualifies as a little strange. It’s the TriLens Holder from a company called Frii. On first glance, it might seem quite useful. Show More Summary

Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together

Bursts of energy from a black hole, lava on Mars, and Jupiter's cloud tops. The post Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together appeared first on WIRED.

Holiday Inn: 1960

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. "Holiday Inn." In the Garden Spot of the South. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

This Is How People Used To Test Bullet Proof Glass in the 1930s

Shot in the early 1930s, a man with a rifle tests an early version of bullet proof glass by having his wife hold the glass to her face while he shoots at her.

The Girl With a Job: 1953

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1953. "Kayser-Lilienthal window display." Tied to the fall issue of Glamour and its focus on "The Girl With a Job," who if she was really kicking it as a career woman might be working as a switchboard operator or even a secretary. 4x5 negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

No location? Create it in Photoshop!

One of the main issues of being a creative, I would say, is being a problem solver. You have an idea of what you want to create in your head. To get to that final image you have to solve a series of problems. How will I light it? Where will I get costumes from? Where […] The post No location? Create it in Photoshop! appeared first on DIY Photography.

How to never approach a photograper if you’re an influencer or media personality

I really dislike it when photographers aren’t treated with respect for their time and talent. It happens way too often sadly. Justin Rosenberg recently fell into this situation. He was recently approached by a media personality that wanted to take advantage of her position. Show More Summary

American Beauty: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. A girl." Medium format nitrate negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

'30s American Hollywood Actors: The Classic Film Stars That Make You Fall in Love

The 1930s was part of the Golden Age of Hollywood, when 'actors' were movie stars, and 'films' were genre-based masterpieces. This era contains some of the best actors of all time, many of whom are Academy Award winners, as well as classic film stars. These American famous movie stars were the very definition of glitz and glamour in the 1930s. Show More Summary

03: Product Image Review

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An Enormous Hunk of Ice Gets Stuck in Iceberg Alley

Tourists gawk at the glorious iceberg that appeared in Ferryland, Canada. The mayor remains unimpressed. The post An Enormous Hunk of Ice Gets Stuck in Iceberg Alley appeared first on WIRED.

Artwork as Far as the Eye Can See! Artexpo, Solo and Photo Solo Shows at Pier 94, New York City, 4/21-24, 2017

If you like looking at art (and/or if you are a collector looking for something to add to your walls or collection), I think you will love Artexpo and the two other shows being hosted under the same roof from 4/21-24, 2017 at Pier 94 in New York City. The other two shows I just […]

I converted a Rodenstock 50mm f/1.1 X-Ray lens to fit my Micro Four Thirds camera

One of the shortcomings of smaller image sensors is obtaining adequate exposure in dim lighting situations. Anyone used to sub full-frame cameras or just dull kit lenses has felt this pain. To gain appropriate exposure you’ll eitherShow More Summary

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