34 Fascinating Photos of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied engineering and physics in the 1870s without receiving a degree,Continue reading “34 Fascinating Photos of Nikola Tesla”

31 Incredible Photos From World War 1

World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War, the World War, and “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more thanContinue reading “31 Incredible Photos From World War 1”

53 Amazing Portrait Photos of North Carolina Soldiers in World War I

Nearly 100 years ago, thousands of North Carolina men shipped out to Europe to serve in the Great War. The photographs in this album are from the collection Warren County Compiled Individual Military Service Records (WWI 92) in the WWI Papers of the Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina. The collection isContinue reading “53 Amazing Portrait Photos of North Carolina Soldiers in World War I”

The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide

In the seven decades since the Holocaust, thunderstruck scholars and laypeople alike have consistently asked themselves how it could have happened. What far too few realize, however, is that just two and half decades before, something like it already had. The Lead Up To The Armenian Genocide Between 1915 and 1923, the Ottoman and TurkishContinue reading “The Forgotten Holocaust: 47 Heartbreaking Photos From The Armenian Genocide”

36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras

At first glance these photos from the First World War appear to have had digitally colorised, but in fact these rare images were taken using some of the world’s first colour cameras. The stunning pictures show French soldiers reading newspapers, pausing for lunch in ruined towns and cities and clearing the rubble after devastating GermanContinue reading “36 Incredible Photographs of World War I Taken By Some of the First Color Cameras”

100-Year-Ago Studio Photography – 41 Vintage Photos of Paper Moon Portraits From the 1900s and 1910s

Long before Instagram, photo booths or even the common ownership of a camera, you could get your photograph taken sitting on the moon. Often a fixture at fairs, parties and carnivals, people sat in the crescent of a smiling “paper moon,” as if lifted to the stars. A photographic phenomena primarily of the early halfContinue reading “100-Year-Ago Studio Photography – 41 Vintage Photos of Paper Moon Portraits From the 1900s and 1910s”

58 Rare Color Photos of Life in Paris in 1914

Tired of the endless series of black and white photos that were popular in the day, French banker Albert Kahn decided to do something about it. In 1909, he commissioned four photographers to take their cameras all around the world, and using Autochrome Lumière, to document in color what they saw. One of the citiesContinue reading “58 Rare Color Photos of Life in Paris in 1914”