Boxing has fallen a long way over the past 100 years. Back when men were men, boxing matches were among the most celebrated and attended sporting events across America. The Library of Congress has a jackpot of boxing photos from the early 1910s that perfectly capture the strangeness and simplistic beauty of the bygone sport. [...]
Like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider on steroids, the Superconducting Super Collider was to be a huge underground ring complex beneath the area near Waxahachie, Texas, that would have been the world’s most energetic particle accelerator. Construction on the site began in the early 1990s, but only got so far as 14 miles of tunnel being [...]
Rob Hann is fascinated with the desert states of America – which is a far cry from the town of Salisbury in the UK, where he grew up. Drawn to the sense of “silence, wonder and mystery,” his photo series ‘Desert States of America’ is a fascinating insight into the rugged, yet serene landscape of [...]
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was born. The next year, the agency began one of its most uniquely ambitious initiatives: Documerica, a photography project spanning from 1971 to 1977 that hired photographers across the U.S. to document environmental images from the 1970s, creating a baseline of what things looked like in the nation’s mines, [...]
A cracking new website has been scanning in old American patents that give us a glimpse of what the future looked like to people in the past. From an initial glance , it’s clear inventors from yesteryear were obsessed with man living under the sea, and also pacifying children. Click the pic to see more.
When photographer Mike Brodie was 17 years old, he had his first train hopping experience in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Over a number of days, that train would take him to Jacksonville, Florida and then back. It was as short trip, but sparked a lifelong passion for train hopping and exploration in Brodie. Brodie [...]
During the 1960s, only small percentages of the large populations of eligible black voters in certain parts of the South could actually vote, even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1965, a voter registration campaign focused in Selma, Alabama, began – at the head of this revived effort was Martin [...]
One of our favourite new illustrative projects. The Windows of New York is a weekly illustration project by Jose Guizar, an ode to architecture and personal challenge to never stop ‘looking’. Beautiful. Click the pic to see more.
The Super Bowl ring is one of the most ostentatious items a sports man can win. But it’s also one of the most fascinating. The rings almost always include the team’s name, logo, and Super Bowl number (usually in Roman numerals), the final game score and the names of the particular player. Several include inscriptions [...]
Google announced today that it has gotten into the hiking game… and they’re making it a lot easier for those who would rather go there by armchair. Today they released an extensive trail based tour the majestic Grand Canyon. Just like Google Street View, you can now cruise down over 75 miles of trails including [...]