Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Never-before-seen Color Photos Inside Hitler's Private Home

Several never-before-seen photographs have emerged from Adolf Hitler’s personal photographer, giving a first time look at Hitler’s Berlin apartment and Bavarian estate.

Photographer Hugo Jaeger was one of the few photographers working with color photography at the time and was granted access to Hitler’s living and study quarters, showing artwork and furnishings estimated to be worth millions even in pre-adjusted dollars. The pictures were taken in the two years leading up to the beginning of World War II.

In 1945, when the Allies were making their final push toward Munich, Jaeger found himself face to face with six American soldiers in a small town west of the city. During a search of the house where Jaeger was staying, the Americans found a leather suitcase in which Jaeger had hidden thousands of color photo transparencies. He knew he would be arrested (or worse) if the Americans discovered his film and his close connection to Hitler. He could never have imagined what happened next.

Jaeger then allegedly buried some of the pictures in 12 twelve glass jars outside Munich, returning to retrieve them in 1955.

Hitler's huge office in the Chancellery, Berlin, Germany, in the late 1930s or early 1940s

Hitler's private apartment above the Chancellery, giving a rare look at what he saw each day, and how he lived

This room in Hitler's Berlin apartment in the 'New Chancellery' reflects the Fuhrer's baroque, often sentimental taste

Between 1936 and 1945, Hugo Jaeger served as one of Adolf Hitler's personal photographers and was granted unprecedented access to the Fuhrer's private moments

Hitler was obsessed with the grandiose, as can be seen from the doors to the Chancellery, yet in his private rooms above there was an air of eerie domesticity

New York City in the 80s by Steven Siegel

Monday, January 30, 2012

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

Beijing in Colors Photos, 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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Woodstock, August 1969

Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.

During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone called it one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. (Wikipedia)

Thisbe, 1900

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

Funny Retro Kid Photographs