Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In the 19th century, there was one sure sign summer had arrived: the circus pulled into town, unpacking its canvas tents and wild animals from the trains that carried it around the country. Here's a collection of 20 interesting vintage circus photos from between the 1930s and 1950s.
|Circa 1930: Under the spotlight in a circus ring two elephants balance on their hind legs. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)|
|April 1938: Dixie riding on the wall of death at Southend. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)|
|A woman circus performer, dressed in a leopard skin gladiator costume, places her head in a lion's mouth. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)|
|An elephant from Earl's Court Circus with a man in its mouth. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)|
|Circa 1955: A fakir performing the bed of nails trick. (Peter Purdy/BIPs/Getty Images)|
As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance.
In May 1982, Bruce Thomas and his wife stopped over for a week in Srinagar while en route from Australia to Norway. Thomas took wonderful color photos of daily life in vale of Kashmir by using two Nikon F Photomic FTn cameras on Kodachrome 25 and Ektachrome 200 film.
Monday, April 21, 2014
|Photograph - Keystone-Getty Images|
Taken on April 19th and first published on April 21st, 1934, it was a photograph that spawned a multi-million-pound industry, bringing monster hunters from across the world flocking to Scotland. It may be a fake, but 80 years on Scotland has made millions thanks to this Nessie snapshot.
In 1934, Colonel Robert Wilson, a highly respectable British surgeon, said that he noticed something moving in the water and took a picture of it. He happened to be urinating at the time, according to one version of what he shared later. The resulting image showed the slender neck of what some felt was a “sea=serpent” rising out of the Loch. The photo came to be known simply as “The Surgeon’s Photo” and for decades it was considered to be the best evidence of the Monster.