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Photos of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran, 1976

In 1976 Elizabeth Taylor visited Iran for the first and only time. Accompanying her was Firooz Zahedi, a recent art school graduate just learning his craft, who has since gone on to become a successful Hollywood photographer.

Elizabeth Taylor takes a tourist’s snapshot in Persepolis
The actress beams upward at the sunlight in the city of Shiraz at the tomb of Hafez, the controversial 14th-century poet
In profile in front of dazzling mosaic and tile work, Taylor stands by the tomb of the poet Sa’di

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Old Photos of The Barclays Center Area in The Early 1900s

Here’s a look back at that bygone era long before Barclays Center took over the area around Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush. These photos from the early 1900s show the Brooklyn neighborhood as a hub of activity, with the subway lines being constructed and the area getting built from the ground up. Click through for a look at the Barclays intersection before Barclays existed, in the early 1900s.

Atlantic Avenue, construction of Long Island Railroad Depot. ca. 1900
View of subway construction site at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. Image includes a large, commercial or office building, located at 124 Flatbush Avenue, with a large sign, ‘Painless Parker,’ in the backgound. 1907.
View of subway construction site at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue. Image includes three trolley cars at an elevated station in the background. 1907.

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Cycling in Toronto

A selection of images of cycling in Toronto, from the City of Toronto Archives collection.

High wheel bike, 1930
Double high wheel bicycle, 1934
Trick cyclists at CNE Grandstand, 1920

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Marlon Brando with His Cat at Home, circa 1950s

Marlon Brando with His Cat at Home, circa 1950s

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Old Photos of Life in Austria in The 1920s – 1930s

A collection of old photos of life in Austria in the 1920s – 1930s

01 Oct 1932 — Group of girls pose on holiday in one of Styria’s mountain villages — Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis
01 Oct 1932 — Group of girls pose on holiday in one of Styria’s mountain villages — Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis
ca. January 1929, Austria — Field and forest guards of Pongau stand in a field with their guns — Image by © Hans Hildenbrand/National Geographic Society/Corbis

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Photos From The ’70s Gay Rights Protests

In 1969, the New York Stonewall riots ignited a fire under the LGBT rights movement. Not only were LGBT citizens now demanding a more open and public position in society, but that visibility also led to a lot of backlash from the conservative side.

That being said, the 1970s saw a lot of traction, momentum, and gains in the fight for equality. For example, the work of Evelyn Hooker forced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from their list of mental disorders in 1973. And in 1977 Harvey Milk, an openly gay activist, was elected to the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco. Those are just a few examples, and the below photos represent moments from those protests that helped pave the road to equality.

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Motobikes On The Street of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand in 1972

This set continues the documentation of Nick DeWolf’s journey through South / Southeast Asia; in this set Nick travels on a Honda 125 motorcycle through rural villages around Chiang Mai.

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Eastern Front in Color Photos, 1942

The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of World War II between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland, and some other Allies which encompassed Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. It was known by many different names depending on the nation, notably the Great Patriotic War in the former Soviet Union, while known in Germany as the Eastern Front, the Eastern Campaign or the Russian Campaign.

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Creepy & Funny Vintage Easter Cards

Creepy & Funny Vintage Easter Cards

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Amazing Smash Hits Covers From The ’80s

Quite clearly the greatest magazine of our time.

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Women Bowling, ca. 1900

Old Photos of women playing bowling, ca. 1900

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Old Photos of Life in Kyoto of The 19th Century

An interesting collection of old photos of life in Kyoto of the 19th century.

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Fashion Hats circa 1900 -1920

A collection of old photos of fashion of hats circa 1900 -1920

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Moscow Beauty ’88

The first Soviet beauty contest was the contest “Moscow Beauty-88,” and the first officially recognized by the national beauty became grader Masha Kalinina.

Final of “Moscow Beauty-88” was held in the Palace of Sports in the Luzhniki Stadium. The competition was held for three days.

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Vintage Photographs of Tourists on the Overhanging Rock, Yosemite National Park

Overhanging Rock was a popular location in the early years at Yosemite. Perched 3200 feet over the valley floor, it has been a focal point of trips to Glacier Point ever since the first trails were built to Glacier Point in 1857. The nearby cliff was the site of the original Fire Fall started by James McCauley, who in 1871 had Four Mile Trail built from McCauley’s home in the Valley to Glacier Point, where he built the Glacier Point Mountain House in 1872. He started the tradition of pushing coals over the cliff to a ledge far below, which lasted until 1897 when the Washburn Brothers bought him out. They did not continue the tradition.

When David Curry established Camp Curry in 1899, he heard about the Fire Fall and beginning in 1900 he re-established the tradition. The Fire Fall was a major nightly attraction in the summer months until 1968, when the National Park Service ended it.

Overhanging Rock itself was used as a site for photographs of the “I was there” variety from the early days. The first automobile to enter Yosemite Valley was a 1900 Locomobile steam car driven by Oliver Lippincott. It was driven up the steep, winding road to Glacier Point, and the next morning it was hauled out onto Overhanging Rock by ropes for a famous photograph. This photograph was duplicated by many people after that, and many early automobile manufacturers had advertising photos done there with their cars. Some of the earliest images were done by Yosemite’s first resident photographer, George Fiske, in the 1880s and 1890s. After Fiske died in 1918, the young Ansel Adams made prints from his negatives. During the early years (and later), many people used Overhanging Rock as a location for group shots (sometimes with horses or cars), but there were also many people who performed numerous antics on the rock, perched 3200 feet over the valley. High kicks and handstands were made into early postcards, and there is even one with a worried-looking riderless horse peeking over the edge.

Below are some vintage photographs from the early days.

A 1916 Publicity shot of a Studebaker Roadster.
Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston were waitresses in Yosemite’s Sentinel Hotel in the 1890s. They danced atop Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point for George Fiske’s famous photograph.
Unidentified photographer, Overhanging Rock, Yosemite Valley.

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