Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New York City in the 80s by Steven Siegel

Monday, January 30, 2012

B&W Photographs of Cheerleaders in 1960s - 70s

Stunning Color Photos of Beijing in the 1940s

These amazing vintage pictures show everyday life of Beijing in the 1940s.

Soviet Photos 1960-70-ies

On the construction of the oxygen-converter shop Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, 1973 - ALEXANDER Abaza team. 

Winter evening with the music, 1960 - Andriy 

It is not my goddamned business, 1965 - Vladimir Bogdanov


Winter, 1965 - IVAN Lunkov

Sunday, January 29, 2012

County Fair, 1936

A Blast from the Past

These Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Pictures

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thisbe, 1900

Circa 1900. "Thisbe." Who was quite the Babylonian. View full size.

Funny Retro Kid Photographs

A collection of funny vintage photos of kids from the past...

Famous People Then and Now

Friday, January 27, 2012

37 Fascinating Photographs Taken With Kodak’s First Commercial Camera from the 1890s

These days, cameras range from the incredibly user-friendly (point and shoots, smartphone cameras) to the complex and multi-featured (high-end DSLRs and the like). But one thing’s for sure: we wouldn’t have any of them if it weren’t for the Kodak.

Before Kodak came along, photography just wasn’t feasible for the average person, given how costly it was and how bulky the cameras could be. With the creation of the Kodak No. 1, with its pre-loaded film and relatively attractive price, regular folks could take their own photographs for the first time.

From the National Media Museum:
The Kodak camera was the invention of an American, George Eastman (1854-1932). It was a simple, leather-covered wooden box – small and light enough to be held in the hands. Taking a photograph with the Kodak was very easy, requiring only three simple actions; turning the key (to wind on the film); pulling the string (to set the shutter); and pressing the button (to take the photograph). There wasn’t even a viewfinder – the camera was simply pointed in the direction of the subject to be photographed. The Kodak produced circular snapshots, two and a half inches in diameter.
Here are 37 fascinating photos, dating from around the 1890s, taken with Kodak No. 1s. Are these amazing or what?