Here’s the Earliest Mug Shot Still in Existence, ca. 1843

When photography was invented in the first half of the 19th century, it seemed to be the solution to problems with criminal identification that police around the world had been waiting for: finally, they did not have to rely on their memories and written descriptions of prisoners to recognize criminals. As early as 1841 theContinue reading “Here’s the Earliest Mug Shot Still in Existence, ca. 1843”

54 Poignant Photos of the Battle Of The Bulge, 1944-1945

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. It was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, towards the end of World War II. The furthest westContinue reading “54 Poignant Photos of the Battle Of The Bulge, 1944-1945”

27 Rare Dufaycolor Photos That Shows Life in Belgium During the Mid-1930s

Dufaycolor is an early British additive colour photographic film process, introduced for motion picture use in 1932 and for still photography in 1935. It was derived from Louis Dufay’s Dioptichrome plates, a glass-based product for colour still photography introduced in France in 1909. Both Dioptichrome and Dufaycolor worked on the same principles as the AutochromeContinue reading “27 Rare Dufaycolor Photos That Shows Life in Belgium During the Mid-1930s”