During the early twentieth century, Howard Carter, a British Egyptologist, excavated for many years in the Valley of the Kings—a royal burial ground located on the west bank of the ancient city of Thebes, Egypt. When Carter arrived in Egypt in 1891, he became convinced there was at least one undiscovered tomb–that of the little […]
These 10 vintage photos of old London Pubs show this important public institution at its quintessential best. A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider. It is a relaxed, social drinking establishment and a prominent part of British, Irish, New Zealand, […]
As a filmmaker, Paul Ratner is drawn to old color photos of Native Americans. His first love of film came from old black and white movies by world cinema auteurs like the jarring works of Bergman, Eisenstein, Bunuel, Lang, Dreyer, Ozu and other great masters. For a while in college, he felt it was almost like cheating […]
These beautiful abandoned places and ghost towns were photographed by American photographer Charles W. Cushman whose thousands of photographs are now held by the Indiana University Archives. Most of these photos of abandoned builds and American ghosts towns were taken by him in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They provided a living legacy of […]
These 19 old photos of women and guns show that American’s have a long and bizarre obsession with this instrument of death. There is something quite disturbing about a women or anyone for that matter, who cracks a big smile for the camera as they pose with their favourite rifle. Guns are known to blow […]
Rare presidential inaugurations photos starting with 1869 and the inauguration of U.S. president Grant.
Old vintage baseball cards were first issued during the 1880s when tobacco companies used them to promote sales. Although they also served periodically to stiffen soft cigarette packages, advertising was their primary function, for as early as 1887 cards and cigarettes were packed in more rigid “slide and shell” boxes which had no need for […]
Vintage circus posters from the turn-of-century were colourful pieces of artwork one could easily hang on their wall today.
These rare vintage pictures of Brooklyn Bridge show it being built and it’s final stage. For it’s time it was a feat of engineering marvel and because of it’s complexity almost never reached completion.The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the […]