Life and Love on the New York City Subway Captured by a Young Stanley Kubrick During the 1940s

Before Stanley Kubrick went down as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time in history, he was just a teenager looking for a job in New York City. In 1946, Kubrick set out as a staff photographer for Look magazine to depict the New York City subway, which is well known as the lifelineContinue reading “Life and Love on the New York City Subway Captured by a Young Stanley Kubrick During the 1940s”

Stunning Black and White Photos of a New Seoul From 1956 to 1963

During his lifetime, Han Youngsoo (1933–1999) was little known outside of Korea. Born to a well-to-do family in Gaesung, Korea, Youngsoo took drawing and painting lessons as a young man and pursued photography as a hobby. After taking part in bitter frontline fighting as a young South Korean soldier during the Korean War (1950–53), heContinue reading “Stunning Black and White Photos of a New Seoul From 1956 to 1963”

A Norwegian University Student’s Secret Street Photography From 1890s Oslo

Known mostly as an accomplished mathematician and physicist from Norway, Carl Størmer (Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer) also enjoyed a very unusual side hobby at the time. With a bulky camera hidden in his clothes, Størmer walked around Oslo, Norway and secretly capture candid moments of passersby. As his subjects were always caught in their naturalContinue reading “A Norwegian University Student’s Secret Street Photography From 1890s Oslo”

Incredible Photos of the Siege of Sarajevo

The people of Sarajevo endured the longest siege Europe has witnessed since the end of the Second World War. For 47 months families were held hostage in their own city without food, medicine, electricity or running water, by Bosnian Serb gunmen who had been their neighbors until this civil war erupted in the spring ofContinue reading “Incredible Photos of the Siege of Sarajevo”

22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975

Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city’s population was estimated at 987,311 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour and Pétion-Ville. The city of Port-au-Prince isContinue reading “22 Wonderful Photos of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1975”

Philadelphia in 1971

Philadelphia is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the second-most populous city in the Northeastern United States, behind New York City. The city is also the economic andContinue reading “Philadelphia in 1971”

30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling

The Daguerreotype, the first widely used photographic process, was invented in 1839. The exposure time in those early days was really long, sometimes lasting up to 15 minutes or so. Way too long to hold a smile. Grinning exercises far too many muscles. People would tire out, change their expression, and ruin the daguerreotype. NoContinue reading “30 Rarely Seen Daguerreotype Portraits of People Smiling”

Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when elaborate bathing costumes and parasols constituted standard beachwear, visitors and residents descended upon beachfront resorts and boardwalk amusement parks. Most of those attractions had vanished by the 1960s, but people didn’t stop going to the beach, and new activities like surfing and beach volleyball had emergedContinue reading “Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s”

30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s

Victorian decorating was the polar opposite of today’s modern styles. It was a time of heavy, ornate furnishings, oversized everything, and a penchant for knickknacks. The resulting style is romantic, complex, warm, and dramatic, dripping with opulence and excess; basically, enough to make any minimalist shudder. Victorian furniture is often revivalist in style, in thatContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of People at Home During the Late 1800s”

One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue

Today, Parisians and tourists from around the world flock to visit the dozens of magnificent monuments and museums housed by the capital, in search of the legend of the Eiffel Tower, the richness of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, or the art of living of covered passages. But there are more than a century,Continue reading “One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Paris in the 19th Century was The Paris Morgue”