Midsummer Night Celebrations in Kirunavaara, Sweden, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set During Summer, 1901

In Kiruna, the sun doesn’t set for 47 days during the summer. This phenomenon, known as midnight sun, is at it’s hight around midsummer, which is always celebrated near the summer solstice. Kirunavaara is the name of the mountain that the crowd is standing on. Kirunavaara means “mountain of the ptarmigans” in the Sámi languageContinue reading “Midsummer Night Celebrations in Kirunavaara, Sweden, Where the Sun Doesn’t Set During Summer, 1901”

Winter, Fifth Avenue (1893)

Winter, Fifth Avenue is a black and white photograph taken by Alfred Stieglitz in 1893. The photograph was made at the corner of the Fifth Avenue and the 35th Street in New York. It was one of the first pictures that Stieglitz took using a more practical hand camera after his return from Europe. StieglitzContinue reading “Winter, Fifth Avenue (1893)”

Horse Found in a Tree After Storm in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937

When you hear about Louisville’s Great Flood, people are talking about the devastating flood of 1937. It rained almost every day that January — nearly 20 inches — putting 70 percent of the city under water. It was the widest and most destructive flood in U.S history at the time. The photo here shows theContinue reading “Horse Found in a Tree After Storm in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937”

30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The CityContinue reading “30 Impressive Photos that Show 1980s Street Scenes of London in the Snow”

27 Incredible Vintage Photos of Blizzards and Snowfalls in New York City’s Past

Whether they’re facing flurries of snowflakes or all-out blizzards, New Yorkers are all too familiar with old man winter! See how the Big Apple has weathered the cold…