Daguerreotype Portraits of Blind People From the Mid-19th Century

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre invented the daguerreotype process in France. The invention was announced to the public on August 19, 1839 at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris. American photographers quickly capitalized on this new invention, which was capable of capturing a “truthful likeness.” Daguerreotypists in major cities invited celebrities and political figuresContinue reading “Daguerreotype Portraits of Blind People From the Mid-19th Century”

21 Wonderful Photos of Berlin in 1957

Willy Pragher (born Wilhelm Alexander Pragher) was a German photographer and photojournalist. He studied and trained at the Reimann School of Art and Design, a private art school in Berlin. From 1932, he worked as a freelance press photographer for Ullstein, Berliner Illustrierte and Badische Zeitung. In 1944, Pragher was drafted into the Volkssturm, aContinue reading “21 Wonderful Photos of Berlin in 1957”

35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Record Life in Wyoming From Between the 1900s and 1910s

Laura Webb Nichols (1883–1962) got her first camera on her 16th birthday, October 28, 1899, as a gift from Bert Oldman, a miner who would become her first husband the following year and the subject of many of her early photographs. The earliest photographs are of her immediate family, self-portraits, and landscape images of theContinue reading “35 Amazing Vintage Photographs Record Life in Wyoming From Between the 1900s and 1910s”

30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits

It wasn’t until the 18th century when manners changed and modesty suddenly took hold that we get the first true swimsuit, with European ladies wading into the water in long dresses, known as “bathing costumes,” which were often made from wool and frequently featured sleeves—sometimes even being worn with long socks. In the Victorian eraContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos Capture Victorian and Edwardian People in Bathing Suits”

Stunning Vintage Photos of a Vanished London’s East End in Color

In 2017, photographer Chris Dorley-Brown stumbled across thousands of extraordinary color slides, which belonged to local, East End photographer David Granick, when he was invited to examine the Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. Born in 1912, Granick lived in Stepney until his death in 1980. A brilliant photographer and member of the EastContinue reading “Stunning Vintage Photos of a Vanished London’s East End in Color”

100 Interesting Color Photographs That Show Everyday Life in the United States During the 1950s

The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the “Fifties” or the ” ’50s”) (among other variants) was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959. Throughout the decade, the world continued its recovery from World War II, aided by the post-World War II economic expansion. The period also sawContinue reading “100 Interesting Color Photographs That Show Everyday Life in the United States During the 1950s”

Vinification: Wonderful Color Photographs Capture the Process of Turning the Grapes Into Wine in Burgundy, 1958

Burgundy is home to some of the most expensive wines in the world, including those of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Leroy, Henri Jayer, Domaine Leflaive and Domaine Armand Rousseau. Its renown goes back many centuries; in 1522 Erasmus wrote: “O happy Burgundy which merits being called the mother of men since she furnishes fromContinue reading “Vinification: Wonderful Color Photographs Capture the Process of Turning the Grapes Into Wine in Burgundy, 1958”

Swinging London: A Look Back at Carnaby Street in the Sixties

Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in Soho in the City of Westminster, Central London. It is home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, including many independent fashion boutiques. By the 1960s, Carnaby Street was popular with followers of the mod and hippie styles. Many independent fashion designers, such as Mary Quant, Marion Foale andContinue reading “Swinging London: A Look Back at Carnaby Street in the Sixties”

50 Amazing Portraits of Swedish People Taken by John Alinder From the 1910s to the Early 1930s

The people depicted in John Alinder’s portraits are often looking straight into the camera. As if they can see us. As if their gaze can travel the hundred years or so that lie between their time and ours. As if they were saying, “You are alive now, but we were once alive.” John Alinder, sonContinue reading “50 Amazing Portraits of Swedish People Taken by John Alinder From the 1910s to the Early 1930s”

37 Amazing Photos of Strangers Along Hollywood Boulevard During the Late 1960s to Early 1970s

For three years, between 1969 and 1972, Los Angeles photographer Dennis Feldman started documenting people walking up and down Hollywood Boulevard, where the rich and famous are immortalised with bronze stars embedded in the pavement. Visitors to this iconic street might have imagined glamour and glitz but instead found a seedy, rubbish-strewn and dangerous area.Continue reading “37 Amazing Photos of Strangers Along Hollywood Boulevard During the Late 1960s to Early 1970s”