Fantastic Photographs Of Native Americans In Ceremonial Masks, 1905-1915

Haschogan (House God) – The Yebichai Hunchback. Photograph shows a Navajo man, half-length, seated, facing front, wearing a ceremonial mask with feathers and with fir or spruce branches forming a wreath around the shoulders.

Edward Curtis’ epic portraits of Native Americans are a joy. And so too are his pictures of North America’s indigenous peoples dressed in ceremonial masks. Continue reading »

Cool Pics Capture People Posing With Lancia Cars From Between The 1920s And ’60s

A company of four posing in an open-top Lancia Lambda in a city street on a rainy day, 1927

Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia as Lancia & C.. It became part of the Fiat Group in 1969; the current company, Lancia Automobiles, was established in 2007. The company has a strong rally heritage, and has often used letters of the Greek alphabet for its model names. Continue reading »

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Using cameras with 8-by-10-inch glass negatives,” the brothers “were assigned to record the progress of construction as well as every dislodged flagstone, every cracked brick, every odd building and anything that smelled like a possible lawsuit. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of Soviet People Took Posing With Their First TV Sets

Between the WWII and Perestroika periods Soviet people often treated a TV set like something to be proud of. They even made photos with a new home appliance. Continue reading »

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands: Vintage Handwashing Propaganda Posters Between The 1920s And 1940s

Dutch diligence: this poster from the Netherlands says, “Paper is good but hand washing is better.” Judgy sandwich etiquette, but good advice.

Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs. Continue reading »

Cool Snaps Capture Little Kids With Their Headphones In The 1970s

When Sony unveiled the Walkman in 1979, it transformed the way we see and experience the world as we move through it. The advent of portable music turned headphones from a stationary device for work or home to an ubiquitous accessory—the original wearable technology. Continue reading »

Long Before Digitalization And Smartphones, Cool Snaps Show Ladies Posing With Their Cameras In The Past

Back when cameras have been also considered as a beauty accessory, here below is a set of cool snaps that shows ladies posing with their cameras in the first half of the 20th century. Continue reading »

The Color Of Russian History: Beautiful Vintage Colorized Pictures Of The Imperial Russia By Olga Shirnina

William Carrick “The milk seller (Okhtenka)” St. Petersburg, 1860s

With an artist’s eye and a surgeon’s precision, Olga Shirnina – who works under the name Color By Klimbim (previously) – uses Photoshop to breathe new life into black-and-white photos from Russian history. Continue reading »

Man Develops 120-Year-Old Photos Of Cats Discovered Inside A Time Capsule

Mathieu Stern, a French photographer and YouTuber, recently found something interesting inside the basement of his old family home – a time capsule from the year 1900. Inside the hundred-year capsule, he found two sealed glass plate negatives and did what any curious photographer would do – he decided to develop them. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of 1954 Chevrolet Corvair, Which Was Touted As A New Aerodynamic Design

The Corvair dream car was an experimental two-passenger fastback. It was built with a fiberglass body and was touted as a “new aerodynamic design” for the closed sports car class. Continue reading »

Robots And Donuts: The Amazing Retro-Futuristic Art Of Eric Joyner

Eric Joyner is a contemporary American artist whose body of work has focused on robots and donuts.

Joyner grew up in San Mateo, California, and spent some time in Medford, Oregon, after his family moved there. He was always interested in art and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He began working as a commercial illustrator in 1984 and created the cover art for several video games, such as Tales of the Unknown, Volume I: The Bard’s Tale, Realm of Impossibility, and Archon II: Adept. Continue reading »

Firebird III: One Of The Most Intriguing And Influential Concept Cars Of General Motors

GM built the Firebird III in 1958 and debuted it at Motorama in 1959. It is another extravagant concept with a fiberglass body and no fewer than seven short wings and tail fins (which were tested extensively in a wind tunnel). Continue reading »

Incredible Photographs From The Construction Of The Forth Railway Bridge, A 19th Century Engineering Marvel

Spanning 541 meters over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh’s Forth Railway Bridge became the longest cantilever bridge in the world when the future King Edward VII drove its final “golden” rivet on March 4, 1890. Its length was surpassed a few decades later by the Quebec Bridge in Canada, completed in 1919, but the Forth Bridge still holds second place, and remains an incredible feat of engineering. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Badass Women Riding Their Choppers

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (“chopped”) or built from scratch. Continue reading »

Inside A 1947 Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, The Largest And Fastest Aircraft In Commercial Service

The Stratocruiser’s lower-deck lounge had a bar where passengers could buy a cocktail or soft drink.

After World War II, Boeing reentered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner, the Stratocruiser (Model 377). It was the first Boeing commercial transport since the Stratoliner, and like its military counterpart, the C-97, was based on the B-29 Bomber. It possessed all the speed and technical improvements available to bombers at the end of the war. Continue reading »