Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spooky Vintage Ads

Vintage Rally Cars

Old Color Landscape Photography of Wales

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Old pictures of Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

The 1960's Needlecraft

Friday, July 29, 2011

Amazing Vintage Photographs of Paris Through Roger-Viollet's Lens

These photos are from collection of the very famous French documentation photo-agency Roger-Viollet and show some extraordinary sights.

Stark 100-Year-Old Photos of Destitute East End Children

Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

MS-DOS Turned 30 Years Old

The first MS-DOS system was introduced by Microsoft on July 27, 1981, after they purchased the rights to QDOS, which was created by Seattle Computer Products.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cool Inventions from the Past

The fast pace of technology change in the 20′s brought us the lie detector, traffic signal, bubble gum and Penicillin. An all-electronic moving-image television system somewhat similar to that used today was invented and demonstrated in 1929. The 30′s were not less invention-intensive bringing us the jet engine, helicopter, tea bags, sticky tape, ballpoint pen and the first photocopier.

However, somewhere between these great world-changing inventions there were some fun and sometimes even hilarious inventions the world has forgotten.

All terrain car able to descend slopes up to 65 degrees (England, 1936)

The Cyclomer, a bicycle on land and water can ride with a load of 120 pounds (Paris 1932)

Hamblin glasses. A pair of spectacles especially designed for reading in bed (England 1936)

Bulletproof glass, demonstration by the best rifle man of the New York police, 1931

Kind of shovel on a car. Purpose: reducing the number of casualties among pedestrians (Paris 1924)